“National Gallery Nights returns to East Building this fall”


photos courtesy National Gallery of Art

From the National Gallery of Art:

“National Gallery Nights returns this fall, bringing lively, multisensory, themed programs to the East Building after hours on the second Thursday of September, October, and November.

The program runs from 6:00 to 9:00 pm and offers the myriad experiences that define National Gallery Nights, including live performances, artmaking, music, and pop-up talks. As with all National Gallery programs, the event is free; light fare and drinks are available for purchase.

Registration is required and opens one week in advance at noon via nga.gov/nights. For the first time, a limited number of passes will become available online at 10:00 am the morning of each event, and a few additional passes will be available at the door–first-come, first-served–starting at 5:30 p.m

Anyone interested in attending National Gallery Nights can sign up to receive email notifications when registration opens for each event.

Program Descriptions

September 8
Homecoming

Registration opens September 1 at noon

National Gallery Nights returns to where it all began–the East Building! Get reacquainted with our unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art, and enjoy performances celebrating the exhibitions The Double: Identity and Difference in Art since 1900 spirit The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler. DJ Heat provides the soundtrack for the evening, spinning a selection of pop and hip-hop hits.

October 13
Trick or Treat

Registration opens October 6 at noon

Join us for a night of thrills and chills. Wear your best art-inspired costume, do the “Monster Mash” with DJ RBI, and try not to shriek during a film screening with a live score presented by SHAOLIN JAZZ’s Can I Kick It? series. This ode to Halloween also includes astonishing pop-up performances and spooky in-gallery talks.

November 10
Americana

Registration opens November 3 at noon

Discover how artists capture the charm, nostalgia, and complexities of the American experience. Enjoy pop-up talks examining the rich diversity of America and its people, dance to hits from Motown to contemporary pop, and challenge your friends to classic board and card games.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

Program performances and experiences are subject to change.”

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