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

IlluminAsia Festival Features Asian Art, Food and Cultures    An extraordinary nighttime video projection on the façade of the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, music by the Grammy Award-winning Silkroad Ensemble and an outdoor Asian food market are a few highlights of the weekend that marks the opening of the Freer following an 18-month renovation….

Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art to Close January 2016 for Major Renovations

The Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art, one of the two national museums of Asian art, will undergo major renovations beginning this month to bring its technology and infrastructure into the 21st century and revitalize gallery spaces. Work behind the scenes will continue throughout 2015, and following a slate of special celebratory events, the museum will…