IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures

IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures


IlluminAsia: A Festival of Asian Art, Food, and Cultures

Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries

Saturday, 14 October 2017, 17:00


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Join us for a festival of Asian art, food, and cultures on the National Mall to celebrate the grand reopening of the Freer|Sackler. 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 performances by members of the Silk Road Ensemble, and dozens of local and international artists. Inside, visitors can experience the reimagined galleries and innovative exhibitions, as well as performances, conversations, and other immersive activities.

IlluminAsia kicks off at 5 pm on Saturday, October 14, with the museums reopening at 6 pm. The evening program will light up the night with a sea of lanterns and light displays, stunning video projections on the Freer Gallery facade, and a night market featuring Asian food stalls, hosted in partnership with Asian American community organizations. In addition, visitors can experience video installations and DJ soundscapes. The activities and museums will be open through midnight.

For more details, visit our website at: http://www.asia.si.edu/reopening/illuminasia.asp

This event is co-presented with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival!



Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler Galleries

1050 Independence Ave SW, 20560 Washington, United States


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