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Celebrating Where Asia Meets America

The Freer|Sackler is closed as we completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. We will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two museums, one destination.

You can still encounter the art and culture of Afghanistan in the exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan. It remains open to the public through October 29 in the International Gallery, accessible through the S. Dillion Ripley Center. In addition, we will cohost special events throughout the summer in venues around town.

On October 14 and 15, we will mark our reopening with a free weekend-long celebration: IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures. Our grounds will be transformed into a vibrant night market, complete with food stalls, live music, and performances. Inside the museums, experience the newly reimagined galleries and a series of new temporary exhibitions, as well as specially programmed in-gallery experiences.

Keep the Connection

Continue to explore the Freer|Sackler collections through our digital offerings:

  • Open F|S, a searchable database of our world-class holdings (more than 40,000 objects)
  • The Google Art Project, a virtual replication of the Freer featuring masterpieces in stunning detail
  • Free apps on the Peacock Room and our Korean collection
  • The Freer|Sackler Bookshelf, stocked with dozens of our digitized publications on Asian and American art
  • Jades for Life and Death, a new online catalogue showcasing our collection of Chinese jades
  • Videos of docent-led Freer in Focus talks

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The Freer|Sackler is currently closed for renovations, updates, and gallery reinstallation. The popular exhibition Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan is still on view in the International Gallery. (Enter through the Ripley Center.) Please join us for our weekend-long reopening celebration on October 14 and 15, 2017.