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 recent increase in positive COVID-19 cases, the Smithsonian Institution facilities are currently closed. The Freer and Sackler Galleries’ reopening will be based on public safety, resource availability, local conditions related to COVID-19, and other factors both internal and external.
The Freer and Sackler Galleries will not book any third-party rental events until after August 31, 2021. External parties may book Smithsonian rental spaces from September 1, 2021–November 30, 2021 with a “soft hold,” which will not require a deposit or executed contract, but will be limited to groups of 50 or fewer (including SI staff). External parties will be required to adhere to any social distancing or other criteria that may be in place at that time, and the hold may be cancelled by the Smithsonian for any reason.
Due to planned construction projects at the Freer and Sackler Galleries, events and rental bookings may be impacted through spring of 2022.
We look forward to working with you on your event soon!
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.
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.
- 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
- Julianne Levin, special events manager, LevinJ@si.edu