Become a Friend

Begin your advocacy for the arts and cultures of Asia with a Friends membership. Your gift will support the work of the museum while giving you access to select members-only programming to explore our collections and the global connections they represent.

Friends memberships at this level are fully tax deductible.


Friends at the Individual level enjoy:

  • Discounts in select Smithsonian shops and restaurants
  • Monthly Friends e-newsletter and NMAA communications
  • Invitations to “can’t miss” virtual and on-site museum programs
  • Invitation to annual donor appreciation event
  • Invitations to select Friends programming, online and in the galleries


Enjoy the privileges of an Individual membership for two Friends.


Enjoy the privileges of a Contributor membership, plus an invitation to one additional on-site members-only program or event.

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Are you ready to make a deeper commitment to the arts and cultures of Asia and the United States?

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*In response to public health protocols, the Smithsonian may opt for virtual programs to replace on-site or in-person events.