“National Gallery Nights Return to the East Building This Fall”


photos courtesy of the National Gallery of Art

From the National Gallery of Art:

“National Gallery Nights return this fall, offering lively, multi-sensory and themed programs in the East Building after hours on the second Thursday of September, October and November.

The program runs from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and features the myriad experiences that define National Gallery nights, including live performances, artistic creations, music, and contextual lectures. As with all National Gallery programs, the event is free; light meals 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 be available online at 10:00 a.m. on the morning of each event, and a few additional passes will be available at the door – first come, first served – from 5:30 a.m. pm

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

Program Descriptions

September 8
Back home

Registration opens September 1 at noon

National Gallery evenings return to where it all began: the East Building! Rediscover our unparalleled collection of modern and contemporary art and attend performances celebrating the exhibitions The Double: identity and difference in art since 1900 and The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler. DJ Heat provides the evening’s soundtrack, spinning a selection of pop and hip-hop hits.

October 13
charity please

Registration opens on 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 scream at a movie screening with a live score presented by SHAOLIN JAZZ’s Can I Kick It? series. This ode to Halloween also includes amazing pop-up performances and spooky gallery talk.

November 10

Opening of registrations on November 3 at noon

Discover how artists capture the charm, nostalgia and complexity of the American experience. Enjoy contextual lectures 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 performance and experiences are subject to change.


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