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Freer|Sackler Celebrates Reopening With Two-Day Festival Oct. 14–15

IlluminAsia Festival Features Asian Art, Food and Cultures

2017-09-25 | Press Release

Art Conservation Goes Al Fresco

Sculptures Come Out of Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery To Receive Preservation Work in Public View

2017-07-07 | Press Release

Made in Hong Kong Film Festival Takes a Look at Movies Made After the Transfer to China

Freer and Sackler Galleries’ 22nd Annual Film Festival To Include U.S. Premiere of 4K Digital Restoration of Landmark 1997 Film “Made in Hong Kong”

2017-07-06 | Press Release

Sackler Gallery To Temporarily Close for Updates and Revitalization July 10

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Reopen Oct. 14 With Weekend Celebration

2017-03-06 | Press Release


Fall Film Series To Feature Third China Onscreen Biennial

Freer and Sackler Galleries’ Fall Films To Include New and Classic Chinese Films

2016-11-10 | Press Release

Afghan Artisans Coming to Washington, D.C., To Demonstrate Their Crafts and Creativity in Vibrant Exhibition

“Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan” Remains on View in Smithsonian’s Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Through Jan. 29, 2017

2016-09-19 | Press Release

“Performing Indonesia” Celebrates the Music, Dance, Theater and Fashion of the Island Nation Sept. 10–Nov. 19

Three-month Festival To Showcase the Many Manifestations of Culture in Indonesia

2016-08-25 | Press Release

International Screen Star Kara Wai To Headline 2016 Made in Hong Kong Film Festival

Freer and Sackler Galleries’ 21st Annual Film Festival To Include World Premiere and 3-D Screenings

2016-07-18 | Press Release


Freer Gallery’s Final Weekend Open Before Renovation Marked by Special Event Jan. 2–3, 2016

Exhibitions With Artistic Connections to Sackler Gallery Featured

2015-11-19 | Press Release

Smithsonian's Museums of Asian Art Celebrate Japanese Arts and Culture for the 2015 Cherry Blossom Festival

Highlights Include Free Daylong Event March 28, New Commemorative Book and Japanese Art Exhibitions

2015-02-18 | Press Release | Images

Free Winter and Spring Concerts at the Freer and Sackler Galleries

Feature Music from Japan, Korea, China, Iran and India

2015-02-04 | Press Release


Smithsonian Icon Will Be ‘Yarnbombed’ with 6 Miles of Red Yarn

One of the Smithsonian’s most iconic and photographed scenes will be blanketed with bright red yarn early in the morning of Friday, Aug. 29

2014-08-28 | Press Release | Images

Sackler Gallery Welcomes “An American in London: Whistler and the Thames” with Sneak Preview Open House May 2

Other Free Public Programs Include Film Series, Curator Tours and ImaginAsia “London Nights” Family Workshop

2014-04-08 | Press Release

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate Japanese Arts and Culture

Special Events and Exhibitions Commemorate the 2014 National Cherry Blossom Festival from March 20 to April 13

2014-02-26 | Press Release


Special Events Mark Final Weeks of Smithsonian’s “Yoga: The Art of Transformation”

Sackler Gallery Hosts Medical Yoga Symposium and Closing Weekend Celebration

2013-12-16 | Press Release | Images

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Host Major Indonesian Music Festival

Free Public Festival Features Music, Dance, Film, Workshops

2013-10-24 | Press Release

Alec Baldwin and Hilaria Thomas to Chair Smithsonian Gala in Honor of First Exhibition on the Art of Yoga

“Yoga: The Art of Transformation” Opens Oct. 19 at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery in Washington, D.C.

2013-06-14 | Press Release

Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Galleries Celebrate the Arts of Japan

Special Events Commemorate the 2013 National Cherry Blossom Festival

2013-04-13 | Press Release


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