Areas of Support

Your gift to the Freer|Sackler sparks connections through the power of art.

Where It Is Needed Most

By making a gift of unrestricted funds, you help the Freer|Sackler meet immediate needs and maximize the impact of our current programs.

ImaginAsia Studio

Children and their families enjoy creative opportunities to explore the arts and cultures of Asia in the welcoming, creative environment of the ImaginAsia Studio. Our popular art programs serve more than 5,000 children and their adult companions each year through engaging hands-on learning activities that explore calligraphy, poetry, kite- and puppet-making, anime, origami, textiles, book arts, block printing, and more.

Exhibitions and Collections

Your donation supports the development of groundbreaking exhibitions and innovative scholarly research—from explorations of enduring traditional art forms to new media and digital technology—on the arts of Asia and the American Aesthetic Movement.

Education and Public Programs

School group visits, art-making workshops, and family festivals spark curiosity about Asian art among children and adults alike. Your support of education and public programs fosters understanding across cultures.

Docent Program

Help visitors enjoy our permanent collections and special exhibitions by supporting the docent program. Our dedicated, volunteer docents engage students of all ages, families, and adult groups in discovering Asian art and culture.

Music and Performance

We present a wide range of performing arts from Asia and the diaspora, from classical, religious, and folk music to new music inspired by Asian traditions. Your gift keeps F|S performances open to all at no cost.

Conservation and Scientific Research

Recognized internationally for its high standards and scientific research since 1932, the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research safeguards the museums’ collections, trains scientists and conservators, and publishes research on Asian art. Your support preserves Asian art treasures for the future.

Asian Film

From masterworks to fresh indie releases, our full offering of Asian filmmaking is available to all free of charge.