Welcome to the Freer|Sackler.
Asia meets America at the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Located on the National Mall in Washington, DC, our museums serve as an international crossroads and a global destination. We care for one of the world’s most important collections of Asian art, with more than forty thousand objects—and counting—dating from the Neolithic period to today. Masterpieces from China, Japan, Korea, South and Southeast Asia, the ancient Near East, and the Islamic world are complemented by a significant group of American artworks of the Aesthetic movement, including the famed Peacock Room. Drawing on its groundbreaking scholarship and rich collections, as well as significant loans, the Freer|Sackler creates innovative exhibitions that celebrate differences, transform perceptions, and spark connections.
We invite you to travel from America to Asia with our exquisite artworks, foundational research, and dynamic programs. Through both quiet contemplation and joyous celebration, experience the Freer|Sackler’s unique ability to generate empathy across cultures.