On October 21st, the Corcoran Gallery of Art opened its doors for the second annual NOW At Night. Organized by the museum’s Contemporaries committee to support emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, many of the most bold-face names of Washington’s art and culture worlds were in attendance.
Entertainment was provided by DJ Spooky, an internationally-renowned performer who introduced himself to the crowd as a native Washingtonian who had grown up only a short distance from where guests stood. His performance integrated turntables, a custom-designed iPad app, and a string trio all into elaborate compositions.
All the galleries of the museum were open for exploring as well. They remained calm and quiet, even as partying in the main spaces picked up, which made for an interesting juxtaposition. A sitting area upstairs was set up with iconic mid-centrury modern designed furniture from Design Within Reach giving guests a spot to sit and chat.
In all, the event was lovely and something to look forward to next autumn. Until then, the Corcoran is always hosting programs and events which are well worth checking out.