Join us for the launch of the Freer|Sackler’s annual Korean Film Festival DC. Experience both traditional and contemporary Korean culture in this special after-hours event with music and exclusive curator tours of our newly installed gallery of Korean art. Enjoy Korean food and a cash bar featuring signature cocktails from Tortoise and Hare. At 7:30 pm, catch a special screening of Okja, Bong Joon-ho’s dystopian comedy about a race to engineer the perfect genetically modified pig, followed by a live video Q&A with the director.
Members of the Silk Road Society enjoy special access and benefits! The Silk Road Society offers young professionals in the DC area a chance to experience Asian art and culture in engaging and creative contexts. Members receive benefits such as special access to Freer|Sackler exhibitions and evening events, plus discounts in Smithsonian shops and at local hotspots.
- 5:30–9 pm: Freer Gallery remains open, featuring complimentary Korean bites from Esther’s Kitchen, a cash bar by Tortoise and Hare with a Korean-inspired signature cocktail, and a K-pop dance party with Bae Bae, courtesy of the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC
- 6–7 pm: Curator-led tour of Rediscovering Korea’s Past
- 7:30 pm: Screening of Okja followed by video Q&A with director Bong Joon-ho