112. Portraits after 5 Happy Hour at the National Portrait Gallery
The Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery is probably my favorite museum in DC. From “American Origins, 1600-1900” to “Twentieth-Century Americans,” the exhibitions evoke a sense of the individuals who helped to craft the country and create the American story.
As the dog days of summer come to a close, the Portrait Gallery is putting together an after-hours soiree that includes a send-off for one of its exhibitions “Capital Portraits: Treasures from Washington Private Collections,” an exhibition culled together from private Washington, DC collections.
The collection enters its final weekend on display, and includes works that have never before been seen by the public.
Portraits After 5 is highlighted by after-hours access to the Capital Portraits collection, as well as drinks, food, music and dance in the Kogod Courtyard, named by Conde Nast Traveler as one of seven architectural wonders.
Grab a Rickey (the official cocktail of D.C) and listen to the beats of DJ Natty Boom, while enjoying a performance art piece by local artist Chajana denHarder and hip hop dance troupe Culture Shock DC.
An evening drinking under the stars, surrounded by art, dance, and interesting people at one of the best cultural experiences D.C has to offer? Sounds like the perfect way to start the long weekend.
Portraits after 5 is a free event at the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery on Friday, September 2, 6 – 9 pm. A cash bar and food are available in the Courtyard Café.
Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery Courtyard
Eighth and F Streets NW,
Washington, D.C. 20001