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Join DC’s creative communities for the outdoor art party you’ve been waiting for.
Gather in the Hirshhorn’s outdoor Sculpture Garden for a night of art and fashion, this year in celebration of pop art and generations of boundary-pushing artists. Enjoy imaginative performances, art activations, an outdoor dancefloor, and an open bar with creative cocktails and light bites.
DRESS THE PART
Walk the red carpet in your creative pop art-inspired getup for the chance to win the fashion contest. See terms and conditions.
REUNITE WITH US…AND MEET OUR COOLEST FRIENDS
The evening will honor artist KAWS (@kaws) and will be hosted by Pussy Noir.
DANCE WITH DC
Come together with moonlit dancing and a performance by musician and composer Dan Deacon (@dandeacon), known for turning live concerts into highly communal experiences. Watch Deacon transform NPR’s offices into a dance floor.
Sara Azani and Arash Shirazi
Brooke Fierce Bronner
Peter Chang and Ally Mumm
Michael R. Dumlao
Violeta Edelman and Robb Duncan
Jessica Powers Volz
Elissa Rubin and Robert Sanchez
Dvon Williams and Gary Williams Jr.
ABOUT POP ART
This year’s Hirshhorn Ball theme honors the legacy of pop art and artists who have turned popular and commercial culture on its head to highlight the ubiquity of art in our lives. Strikingly vibrant, witty, subversive, and innovative, artworks of the pop art movement first emerged in the 1950s and 60s, when America experienced a boom in advertising and consumption. Artists like Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, and Claes Oldenburg drew from popular imagery and used methods of mass production to disrupt tradition and question popular ideals. Since then, generations of artists including Yoshitomo Nara, Katherine Bernhardt, and Alex Da Corte have continued to reclaim symbols and technologies we see and use all the time to find art in the everyday.
ABOUT THE ANNUAL HIRSHHORN BALL
Described as “a new kind of DC party” by The Washington Post, the annual Hirshhorn Ball is a one-of-a-kind themed fundraiser held each spring that invites creative communities and supporters of the national museum of modern and contemporary art to celebrate art and fashion through creative costume.