Reopening of Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian's museums of Asian art

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Reopening of Freer|Sackler, Smithsonian's museums of Asian art

by Zeynep Simavi

IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures
Saturday, October 14, 5 pm–12 am
Sunday, October 15, 11 am–5 pm

Dear Colleagues,

We are delighted to invite you to a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler, the Smithsonian’s museums of Asian art. Free and open to the public, the IlluminAsia festival will transform the museums’ grounds with an Asian food market, interactive cooking and art demonstrations, live music by members of the Silkroad Ensemble, and creations by local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.

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IlluminAsia is copresented with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

We look forward to welcoming you back to the Freer|Sackler this October.

With best wishes,

Zeynep Simavi
Public and Scholarly Engagement
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery