The National Museum of Asian Art is now open to the public. As we continue a gradual, phased reopening of the museum, we’re putting safety first with enhanced measures in place to ensure the well-being of visitors, volunteers, and staff. Visitors must follow the safety requirements listed on this page.
Timed-entry passes are not required.
Jefferson Drive at 12th Street SW
Friday–Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
1050 Independence Ave. SW
Friday–Tuesday, 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Available During Your Visit
The list below specifies the exhibitions and other areas of the museum that are currently open as well as those that are closed during this phase of reopening for the museum. View the floor plan.
Afterlife: Ancient Chinese Jades
Art and Industry: China’s Ancient Houma Foundry
Center of the World
Dewing’s Poetic World
Encountering the Buddha: Art and Practice Across Asia
Engaging the Senses
Feast Your Eyes: A Taste for Luxury in Ancient Iran
Hokusai: Mad about Painting
Looking Out, Looking In
The Peacock Room in Blue and White
A Perfect Harmony
The Power to See Beauty
Promise of Paradise
Rediscovering Korea’s Past
Setting the Bar
Museum gift shop (you can also shop online)
All food service
Plan Your Visit
- Before you come:
- Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to make your visit easier and more enjoyable.
- Pack your face covering, which is required for visitors 2 and older while visiting Smithsonian museums and indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status.
- Access or print out the floor plan of the museum.
- Prepare for the security screening that is required to enter the building by minimizing large bags. Bags larger than 17 × 26 inches (43 × 66 centimeters) are not permitted inside the museum. Nothing is permitted to be carried on one’s back. Lockers are available for bag storage.
- While you’re here:
- Wear a face covering, which is required for visitors 2 and older while visiting Smithsonian museums and indoor spaces, regardless of vaccination status. Face coverings should be worn over the nose and mouth.
- Practice social distancing, staying at least six feet from visitors who are not members of your party.
- Wash your hands and use our free hand sanitizer, available throughout the museum.
- If you need help during your visit, speak to a staff member near the front entrance.
- When you leave:
- Stay connected to museum resources with Asian Art at Home, and share photos of your visit on social media by using #SmithsonianAsianArt and tagging @freersackler on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.
COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that is believed to mainly spread from person-to-person contact. The Smithsonian is doing its part to mitigate transmission intensity, and we ask you—our visitors—to do the same and help us reduce the spread of COVID-19. You must follow all posted instructions while visiting the Smithsonian, including instructions about wearing face coverings and social distancing. Despite these measures, the risk of contracting COVID-19 could increase by visiting the Smithsonian. By visiting the Smithsonian, you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19.
The Smithsonian reserves the right to modify its hours of operations, capacity, and visitor guidelines as circumstances require and to deny entry or access to any person who fails to follow these guidelines or whose conduct puts Smithsonian staff, visitors, or property at risk.
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