Smithsonian’s Freer and Sackler Reopen Oct. 14 With Weekend Celebration
The Freer Gallery of Art is undergoing renovations and upgrades to its galleries and infrastructure and has been closed for the past year. The Arthur M. Sackler Gallery will also temporarily close its doors starting Monday, July 10, to allow for reinstallation of the exhibition galleries and to refresh elements of the facility in order to improve the museumgoer’s experience.
The exhibition “Turquoise Mountain: Artists Transforming Afghanistan” will remain open to the public through Oct. 29 in the International Gallery. It is accessible through the S. Dillion Ripley Center, located on Jefferson Drive.
The Freer and Sackler galleries will reopen Saturday, Oct. 14, with a weekend of events and activities for all ages.
Details on renovations and updates on the Freer|Sackler reopening can be found at atasia.si.edu/future/.
Administrative offices will remain open while the museums are closed to the public and the library and archives will remain open for research. Although the library will continue standard operating hours, scheduled appointments are recommended. The archives will maintain existing operating hours and will be accessible by appointment only.