After Hours

Experience the museums at night with programming combining art, film, music, food, and more. Each event may feature films, pop-up concerts, tours, art making, and food and drink from local vendors.


Fridays@Freer|Sackler: Smithsonian African American Film Festival Edition

Friday, October 26, 5–8 pm
Freer
Free; no tickets required

Celebrate the 2018 Smithsonian African American Film Festival at the Freer|Sackler with an evening of artistic and cultural intersections. At 7:45 pm, catch a screening of Gook, a 2017 hit exploring friendship across cultures in the tense atmosphere of the 1992 Los Angeles uprising. Before the film, we’ll kick off the evening with a K-pop dance party led by DC’s own Bae Bae, as well as beverages from Please Bring Chips and Korean small bites by Haenyo (all available for purchase). Also enjoy after-hours access to our exhibitions and activities and conversation led by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center.

Aeolus Quartet. Image by Deborah Feingold
Aeolus Quartet. Image by Deborah Feingold

Fridays@Freer|Sackler: Japan Modern Edition

Friday, November 30, 5–9 pm
Freer
Free; no tickets required

Celebrate our new Japan Modern exhibitions, Prints in the Age of Photography and Photography from the Gloria Katz and Willard Huyck Collection, at this special after-hours event. Get an unexpected view of Japanese culture through performances by Aeolus Quartet, fun photo ops, and exclusive curator tours. Check out the techniques behind the art as you make your own woodblock print with artists from Pyramid Atlantic Art Center. Plus, enjoy Japanese flavors by local chefs and unique cocktails by Please Bring Chips, all available for purchase throughout the evening.