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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 Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are more than just the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asia Art: it’s where Asia meets America.

Your gift to the museum 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 and 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 our community by joining the Friends of the Freer and Sackler. Members enjoy special museum experiences and form connections through art and culture.


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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 Hannah Trumbull (202-633-0418 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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