Corcoran’s annual NOW at Night features great art in a hip and social atmosphere.
Now this is what we call an exhibition – partygoers sauntering through the atrium looking at art and looking super fashionable. We spotted colorful African beads, neon-fur caplets and colors that contrasted brilliantly with the translucent glow of the lighting in the gallery’s Now at Night event which fetes its younger followers. In the corner, the bar looked like an ice hotel with signature Corcoran Cosmos perched just so on top of it in frosted martini glasses. Even the catering was creative – the artful crowd munched on bits of cured salmon with crème-fraiche and sugar cookies iced with images from Chris Martin’s Painting Big. Meanwhile on the plexi-glass dance floor, guests grooved to DJ Spooky‘s techno beats. If life is art, then the painting at NOW at night is the dolce vita.
Of course, NOW at Night would not be complete without art. On the second floor of the gallery, guests mingled as they viewed the Corcoran’s fall exhibition, 30 Americans – a wide-ranging view some of the most important and influential African American artists of the last three decades. The works range from better-known artists like Jean-Michel Basquiat and David Hammons to emerging, young artists such as Kehinde Wiley and Shinique Smith. The exhibition runs until February 12th. Click HERE for more information.