Host Your Special Event at the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

Thank you for your interest in hosting an event at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art!

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Smithsonian Institution facilities are currently closed. The Freer and Sackler Galleries’ reopening timeline remains fluid. A gradual, phased reopening will be based on safety, resource availability, local conditions related to COVID-19, and other factors both internal and external.

The Freer and Sackler Galleries will permit external parties to book the museum rental spaces on and after January 1, 2021 with a “soft hold,” which will not require a deposit or executed contract but will be subject to any social distancing or other criteria that may be in place at that time and which may be cancelled by the Smithsonian Institution for any reason.

Until further notice, the Freer and Sackler Galleries will be accepting third-party rentals for future events with less than twenty-five guests before June 1, 2021. Third-party rentals with more than twenty-five guests can be booked after June 1, 2021.

We look forward to working with you on your event in the near future!


Host Your Special Event at the Smithsonian’s Museums of Asian Art

The Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery are premier venues for showcasing the arts of Asia and America. The museums have a long history of acclaimed exhibitions and significant holdings of Asian and American art, which make them exceptional backdrops for special events. Located just steps from the Washington Monument and the Smithsonian Castle, the Freer and Sackler are ideal for your special event.


Available Spaces

Centrally located on the National Mall, the Freer and Sackler offer striking event spaces featuring magnificent architecture and extraordinary works of art. Events in these spaces offer guests an unforgettable evening and support the museums’ exhibitions, conservation efforts, and public programs. To inquire about space availability, please complete an event inquiry form.


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Contact Us

  • To inquire about space availability, please complete an event inquiry form.
  • For more information about hosting an event at the museum, please contact the Office of Special Events at FSevents@si.edu.
  • Special Events Staff

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