Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler

Media only:  Erick Hoffman     (202) 633-0447 hoffmane@si.edu Megan Krefting (202) 633-0271kreftingm@si.edu Media website   http://www.asia.si.edu/press What:  Press preview for the grand reopening of Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler Date:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017 – 9:00am When:  Wednesday, Oct. 11 9–10 a.m.: Reception and remarks 10 a.m.–2 p.m.: Galleries opened to tour; curators and staff …

Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler IlluminAsia Festival To Host First-ever Asian Food Market on National Mall

Reopening Festival Features Local Asian Restaurateurs October 5, 2017 “IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures,” will celebrate the reopening of the Smithsonian’s Freer|Sackler galleries Oct. 14 and 15 with an exciting “first.” Building on the museum’s legacy of fostering empathy for other cultures, the reopening will unite …