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Debra Diamond leading a Friends tour in India.

Debra Diamond leads a Friends tour in India.

Become a Member

Discover new ways to enjoy the Freer and Sackler Galleries through exclusive privileges reserved for members only.

As a patron of the arts, you already belong to an extraordinary group of people. We invite you to join others who share your love of Asian art through membership in the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries—our most distinguished group of contributors. As a member of the Friends, you will receive insider access to the museums and exclusive benefits in appreciation of your generous gift. Qualifying contributions confer membership for one calendar year and entitle two people to participate in all events.

Travel around the world with curators, enjoy private lectures or tours each month, receive discounts at museum stores and on scholarly publications, reserve the best seats in the house for any Meyer Auditorium program ... and more! Join the Friends today.

Friends make all the difference!

Most people don't realize that donations from individuals like you comprise the single largest source of the Galleries' contributed income. With declining Federal funds providing only one-third of our budget, we rely on Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries for support to fund our acclaimed exhibitions, inspiring concerts and films, innovative outreach programs, and ImaginAsia family workshops, all free to the public 364 days a year!

Your support will enable the Freer and Sackler Galleries to share their collections and programs with millions of visitors from around the world each year.

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Join the Friends today or renew your membership online.

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Membership Benefits

By joining the Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, you'll receive special insider access, exclusive tour opportunities, and much more.
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Contact the Friends Office

Questions about your membership or becoming a member? Please contact Jane Kestner at KestnerJ@si.edu or 202.633.0417.

Upcoming Friends Events

friends travel As a Friend of the Freer and Sackler Galleries, enjoy unique tours, travel, and other special events.
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The Friends Council

Nancy K. Mannes, Co-Chair
Penny Yao, Co-Chair

Robin Berrington
Ronald Costell
Christine Freidel
Lisa Jorgenson
Eugene Lawson
Stephanie Lawson
Jane Lieberthal
Kenneth Lieberthal
Gale Awaya McCallum
Dickinson Miller 
Iris Miller
Larry Miller
David Rehfuss
Hedy Rehfuss
Dorothy Robins-Mowry
Marsha Swiss
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
Gail Yano 
David Yao


Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »