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Friends of the Freer|Sackler

Enjoy the Freer and Sackler Galleries through exclusive privileges reserved for Friends.

Join other Asian art lovers by becoming a member of the Friends of the Freer|Sackler, our distinguished group of contributors. As a Friend, you receive insider access to the museums as well as other special benefits to show our appreciation of your generous support. Qualifying contributions include membership for one calendar year and entitle two people to participate in all Friends events.

The federal government provides only 30 percent of the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ annual budget. We rely on Friends like you to support the museums.

Each level of membership includes:

  • Subscription to the Friends monthly e-newsletter
  • Discounts in the Smithsonian’s museum shops and on a subscription to Orientations magazine
  • Priority reserved seating (if available) at concerts and films
  • An invitation to exhibition opening receptions for Friends only
  • Monthly insider opportunities, such as curator-led tours of exhibitions
  • An invitation to the Annual Friends Day and Dinner
  • An invitation to the Annual Gala

Learn about the various levels and benefits of Friends membership.


Join the Friends today or renew your membership online.

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Contact the Friends office

Please contact Jane Kestner at KestnerJ@si.edu or 202.633.0417 with your questions about Friends membership.

Silk Road Society

Learn more about the Silk Road Society, a membership group for young professionals interested in Asian art.

The Friends Council

This dedicated group of Friends serves on the Freer|Sackler’s only fundraising advisory board.
Lisa Jorgenson, Co-Chair
Robin Berrington, Co-Chair
Ronald Costell
Christine Freidel
Eugene Lawson
Stephanie Lawson
Jane Lieberthal
Kenneth Lieberthal
Gale Awaya McCallum
Nancy Mannes
Dickinson Miller
Iris Miller
Larry Miller
David Rehfuss
Hedy Rehfuss
Dorothy Robin-Mowry
Marsha Swiss
Heidi Werntz
Sidelle Wertheimer
David Yao
Penny Yao

Please note: The Freer Gallery of Art will be closed to the public from January 2016 until summer 2017. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Library, and Archives will remain open for the duration of the renovation. Learn more »