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Free of charge and open 364 days a year, our museums, with their world-renowned collections, exhibitions, and public programs, offer inspiring encounters with Asian art and cultures for diverse audiences. The Freer|Sackler is more than just the nation’s museums of Asia art: it’s where Asia meets America.

Your gift to the Freer|Sackler promotes the diverse arts of Asia. While the federal government provides 30 percent of our annual budget for basic operating expenses, your donation directly supports our exhibitions, public programs, and art conservation initiatives. Gifts at every level are vital. Please make a gift today to support the Freer|Sackler.

Whatever you value most—quiet time for looking in our galleries or opportunities to explore new perspectives through exhibitions, music, and film—we offer transformative experiences of Asian and American art. Direct your gift to the programs that mean the most to you.

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Get involved in the F|S community by joining the Friends of the Freer|Sackler or the Silk Road Society for young professionals. Members enjoy special museum experiences and form connections through art and culture.


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Promote your company’s philanthropic presence in the nation’s capital with a co-sponsored event at the Freer|Sackler.



Other Ways to Give

Matching Gifts

If your employer participates in a matching program, you can double your gift by requesting a matching gift from your employer and have up to twice the impact. Ask your employer if your company participates.

Legacy and Endowments

Secure the future of Asian art scholarship and programming through a gift to help sustain the Freer|Sackler’s work in perpetuity. Please contact Jessica Duby (202.633.0418 or or Elisa Glazer (202.633.0449 or for more information on Legacy and Endowment Gifts.

Gifts of Art

Help expand our collections. Objects that curators deem significant to the museums’ collections can be donated. Please contact Amelia Meyer (202.633.0416 or for more information.

Corporate Sponsorships

We actively seek corporate support for exhibitions and programs that are funded exclusively by private donations. Please contact Alice Tracy (202.633.0451 or for more information.

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