Uplifting Asian and Asian American Voices in Arts and Culture

The museum stands against the rising violence and hatred directed at Asians and Asian Americans in the United States. We’re sharing with you an array of museum resources including conversations, learning activities, and personal stories that feature inspiring Asian and Asian American artists, performers, and filmmakers.

Asian Art at Home

Discover the arts of Asia online. Stay connected to the Freer and Sackler through our website, sign up for our email updates, and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and YouTube.

Explore our online tours through Google Arts & Culture. Book a live, interactive, docent-led Online Tour.

Recent Highlights

icon of a figure and a bookDiscover the richness of one of the world’s oldest civilizations through Teaching China with the Smithsonian.
icon of a figure with a graduation capTake a closer look at more of our educator and caregiver resources below and through the Smithsonian Learning Lab.
icon of a microscope Researchers, conservators, and conservation scientists can now contribute to the East Asian Textile Database we created in collaboration with MFA Boston, available on CAMEO.
Learn about Hinduism, Islam, and Buddhism through The Arts of Devotion, a five-year initiative at the National Museum of Asian Art that furthers civic discourse and understanding of religion.

We draw on cultural traditions from across Asia in festivals and events that bring the museums to life for visitors of all ages. Immerse yourself in celebrations featuring art, music, theater, dance, and food that highlight local and international artists and communities.