The reopening of the Freer Gallery of Art in July marked a special midyear homecoming for us all. At long last, first-time visitors had the opportunity to discover our collections, and loyal museum supporters like you returned to enjoy the objects you most cherish. Now, with the entire museum open to the public, there is a new energy in the air. Opening our doors at exactly 10:00 a.m.—a daily ritual once taken for granted—has become a profound gesture of hope.
As we look to the new year with anticipation, we know our work is only possible thanks to the generosity of our closest supporters—supporters like you.
You have made it possible for us to educate thousands of students about the wonders of Asian art through virtual K–12 field trips and object-focused education programs. Virtual docent-led tours—nearly 350 of them in 2021 alone!—brought more than 7,500 learners of all ages closer to our collections. Innovations in our digital resources this year were made possible by your optimism—your belief in our vision for a more accessible museum—and there is so much more we can do with your continued partnership.
While federal funding maintains the facilities and core operations of Smithsonian museums like ours, we depend on private philanthropy to curate new exhibitions, conduct new research projects, expand our collections, and share our stories with visitors wherever they are. Your gift of any amount will safeguard our collections and support the far-reaching public programs, innovative education initiatives, and groundbreaking research on the horizon.
Get involved in our community by joining the Friends of the National Museum of Asian Art. Members enjoy special museum experiences and form connections through art and culture.
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Other Ways to Give
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Legacy and Endowments
Secure the future of Asian art scholarship and programming through a gift to help sustain the museum’s work in perpetuity. Please click here to learn more.
Gifts of Art
Help expand our collections. Objects that curators deem significant to the museums’ collections can be donated. Please contact Kelsey Taylor (202.633.0447 or TaylorK2@si.edu) for more information.
We actively seek corporate support for exhibitions and programs that are funded exclusively by private donations. Please contact Alice Tracy (202.633.0451 or TracyA@si.edu) for more information.