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Support The Freer And Sackler Galleries

Our world-renowned collections, exhibitions, and public programs offer inspiring encounters with Asian art and culture for diverse audiences, free of charge, 364 days a year. As part of the Smithsonian museums, the Galleries lead the world in education, research and conservation.

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Your donation supports an ambitious scope of work— from groundbreaking exhibitions, education and curriculum development to scholarship and conservation at the highest level. Only 30% of our funding derives from government sources. Your gift helps bring Asian art alive for our global audience! Learn More »

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Friends of the Freer and Sackler Galleries

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. Friends receive insider access to the museums and exclusive benefits in appreciation of your generous gift.

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Silk Road Society

The Silk Road Society is the premier membership in Washington, D.C., for young professionals (21–40) interested in Asian art. Members receive exclusive access to world-class exhibitions, programs featuring top museum scholars, and social events throughout the year.


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Volunteers are an essential link between the public and the museum and work to carry out the museum's educational mission. Volunteers include docents, who guide school and adult tours of the museum's exhibitions and collections, and Volunteer Information Specialists, who provide information services to museum visitors.

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Directed Giving

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Host Your Special Event

Co-sponsor a special event at the Freer and Sackler Galleries. Learn more »

Corporate Sponsorships

In return for valuable benefits, the Freer and Sackler Galleries are actively seeking corporate support for exhibitions and programs, which are funded exclusively by private donations. Please contact Laura Willumsen at or 202.633.0549 for more information.

Planned Giving

Help support the future of the Freer and Sackler Galleries with a planned gift. Please contact George Rogers at or 202.633.5050 to learn more about planned giving at the Galleries.

Donate Art

Over the last century, the collections of the Freer and Sackler Galleries have grown through generous gifts and bequests of artwork. Please contact Lizzie Stein at or 202.633.0500 to learn more about making a gift of art.