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Host Your Special Event at the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are premier venues for showcasing the arts of Asia and America. The museums have a long history of acclaimed exhibitions and significant holdings of Asian and American art, which make them exceptional backdrops for special events.

Prominently placed on the National Mall in Washington, DC—just steps from the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Castle—the FreerlSackler is located near some of the country’s most iconic landmarks. Its secluded spaces seem to exist worlds away from the busy city. Enjoy exclusive access to the collections and inspirational experiences with vivid world cultures by hosting an event in the Freer or Sackler.

The Freer Gallery of Art

Palatial Elegance at the Freer

During an event in the Freer Gallery, guests can sip cocktails in the graceful central courtyard, enjoy a fine meal in the grand marble corridors, or simply admire the museum’s exquisite collections. A model of classical architecture and refinement, the Freer Gallery is an Italian Renaissance palazzo with galleries arranged around four soaring arched corridors.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

Dynamic Modernism at the Sackler

The Sackler Gallery is home to Dr. Arthur M. Sackler’s exceptional collection of Asian art. A subterranean museum with a contemporary ambience and sleek architecture, the Sackler features granite walls and angular skylights. A grand staircase descends to an open event space and galleries that host special exhibitions of Asian art. With a wide array of aesthetic offerings, serene spaces for reflection and conversation, and majestic modern design, the Sackler provides access to Asian masterworks within a distinctive venue.


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To learn more, please download the Freer and Sackler Special Events Brochure (PDF, 2.18 MB).

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