Become a Member

Become a Friend, make a difference

Discover and celebrate the arts of Asia and experience cross-cultural connections. Join the Friends of the Freer|Sackler.

As a Friend, you receive insider access to the museums through curator tours, members-only events, reserved seating at performances, young professional opportunities, domestic and international travel invitations, gift shop discounts, and more.

Your contribution provides crucial support for:

  • World-class exhibitions
  • Acclaimed Asian films and outstanding music and dance performances
  • Engaging ImaginAsia family programs
  • Exciting annual festivals celebrating Asian holidays and traditions
  • Innovative art conservation and scientific research laboratories
  • Critical art acquisitions

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All memberships include

Member newletters

10% select shop discounts

Advance notice for special events

Reserved seating at performances

Discount tickets for special events

Members-only access

Global connections

Young Professional opportunities

 

Young Professionals

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(Add-on to any level at no additional charge) Special opportunities curated for our under-40 professional Friends are available as a complimentary add-on at any membership level.

Opportunities include networking events, embassy receptions, happy hours, and domestic travel to Asia Week in New York City $ extra charge.

 

Membership levels and benefit highlights

Individual

$150

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  • Standard benefits for one individual
All memberships beginning with Contributors entitle two people to receive additional membership benefits at the selected membership level.

Contributors

$250

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Enjoy all privileges of the Individual level for two people, plus:

  • One art publication
  • An invitation to embassy receptions, as available Reservation required

Supporters

$500

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Enjoy all privileges of the Contributors level, plus:

  • An invitation to one exhibition opening reception Reservation required
  • An invitation to one curator-led exhibition tour Reservation required

Patrons’ Circle

$1,500

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Enjoy all privileges of the Supporters level, plus:

  • Monthly insider opportunities
  • An invitation to two exhibition opening receptions Reservation required
  • An invitation to the annual F|S Friends Day $ extra charge
  • An invitation to travel on curator-led tours of American museums and collections $ extra charge

Director’s Circle

$3,000

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Enjoy all privileges of the Patrons’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to the annual F|S Friends Day
  • One additional art publication
  • An invitation to participate in curator-led international travel $ extra charge
  • An invitation to a Friends weekend in New York City during Asia Week $ extra charge

Founders’ Circle

$5,000

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Enjoy all privileges of the Director’s Circle, plus:

  • Listing on donor panels displayed in the Freer and Sackler museums
  • Discounted accommodations and dining at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Washington, D.C.
  • Priority booking of event space $ extra charge

Sponsors’ Circle

$10,000

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Enjoy all privileges of the Founders’ Circle, plus:

  • A personalized tour of the collection and cocktails for you and four guests (upon request)

Leadership Circle

$20,000 and above

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Members of the Leadership Circle provide crucial funding for special projects.

Enjoy all privileges of the Sponsors’ Circle, plus:

  • An invitation to an intimate salon-style dinner with the director and museum experts

The value of benefits per level: Individual–fully tax-deductible, Contributors $36, Supporters $236, Patrons’ Circle $436, Directors’ Circle $792, Founders’ Circle $792, Sponsors’ Circle $852, Leadership Circle $1,052; Young Professionals add-on $25 per member. Remainders are tax-deductible.

 

Friends Council

  • Gale Awaya McCallum, Co-chair
  • Christina Carr, Co-chair
  • Robin Berrington
  • Lucy Conboy
  • Ronald Costell and Marsha Swiss
  • Christine Freidel
  • Helen Hsing
  • Lisa Jorgenson
  • Nancy K. Mannes
  • Iris and Larry Miller
  • Susan Papadopoulos
  • Hedy and David Rehfuss
  • Gretchen Welch
  • Heidi Werntz
  • Sidelle Wertheimer
  • Penny and David Yao

Young Professional Advisory Board

  • Holly Barzyk
  • Minh Dang
  • Erum Jilani
  • Kristin Kittredge
  • Ceren Ozer
  • Erdal Sarper
  • Albert Ting
  • Adam Wallwork

 

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Contact Us

For more information, please contact our membership team at 202.633.0520 or FSFriends@si.edu.