FYIDC: Make it An Arty Summer

by Editorial

Our top picks for fun art events to check out this summer!

By Roshan Farazad

Photo provided by ArtJamz.

Photo provided by ArtJamz.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

ColorForms: a gallery where its darkness is penetrated by red, green, and blue florescent light; it explores how color acts as an essential tool for artists, regardless of the medium, as a means of emotional and symbolic expression which dates back to the post-war era. For more information click here.

Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui: Fui’s award winning short film, “BLOCK  B,” is a documentary in which a motionless camera watches day and night the dramas of a large apartment complex in Malaysia. It allows viewers to focus on the details of an urban lifestyle through the imaginary voice-overs. For more information click here.

Hirshhorn After Hours: Come enjoy extended museum hours, curator led gallery tours, music from great DJs, and special performances. Friday July 23, 8pm – midnight. For more information click here.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

Free Summer Saturdays: Free gallery tours, demonstrations, exhibitions, workshops, and performances.  Special programs include celebrations of the exhibits and collections, “Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change” andChuck Close Prints: Process and Collaboration.” For Complete schedule click here.

ArtJamz: A highly anticipated event taking place for four days at the end of June at Gallery 31. Looking for a change to your “going out” routine? Grab a few friends and head over to the Corcoran for a night of painting, food, drinks, and music! Each participant at ArtJamz will be provided with paintbrushes, acrylic paint, and a blank canvas in which they can unleash their creativity, while chatting with fellow ArtJammers. Hurry, tickets are going fast! For more information on the event click here.

National Portrait Gallery

After Five, Talks and Tours, Galleries and Discussion: Every Thursday night stop by the National Portrait Gallery to get “face-to-face” with a selected portrait, offer insight, and listen to a guest speaker. For more info here.

The Phillips Collection

Art Infusion: Come enjoy complimentary cocktails and music by DJ Adrian Loving and recognized musician, Sandy Cameron. Cameron, a violinist, is known for her ability to make classical music fun and exciting and has been called “brilliant” by the Washington Post. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to see Cameron, a YoungArtsWinner in Music and Presidential Scholar in the Arts. RSVP required: 202-387-2151 x259 or

ColorForms Exhibition at the Hirshhorn. Photo Provided by the Hirshhorn.

ColorForms Exhibition at the Hirshhorn. Photo Provided by the Hirshhorn.

Film still from Chris Chong Chang Fui's "BLOCK B." Photo provided by the Hirshhorn.

Film still from Chris Chong Chan Fui's "BLOCK B." Photo provided by the Hirshhorn.

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