Highlights from Asia After Dark. Videography by Hutomo Wicaksono.
Asia After Dark
Experience Asian art like never before at the Freer and Sackler Galleries’ most popular afterhours events. Explore the galleries, dance to world music mixed by top DJs, watch dynamic performances, create works of art, join curator-led tours, taste Asian cuisine, and sip on Asian-inspired cocktails. In short: Art, Drink, and Be Happy!
"…hold on…"--Erykah Badu, 2009
By iona rozeal brown
Mixed media on framed panel
60 x 48 inches
Courtesy of Robert Goff Gallery
Asia After Dark: Afro-Asiatic Mash-Up
Featuring iona rozeal brown and Monstah Black
Saturday, June 2, 8 pm–midnight
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Enid A. Haupt’s Moongate Garden
Enid A. Haupt’s meditative Moongate Garden (adjacent to the Sackler Gallery) transforms into a Japanese playhouse for the first Asia After Dark of 2012. The evening features a mash-up performance of Japanese vogue dance, theater, storytelling, and hip-hop music choreographed by visual artist iona rozeal brown and performed by soloist dancer Monstah Black. Guests can create an expressive mask using Asian botanical symbols and Ashanti adinkra symbols from West Africa, make fun photo booth memories, and enjoy delicious Japanese fusion bites, specialty cocktails, dancing, and more.
All ticket sales are final. No refunds or exchanges.
Asia After Dark tickets are presale only and are available on this webpage beginning one month prior to the event date. Each ticket includes one free drink.
Up to five tickets can be ordered at a time online. Tickets can be picked up at the will-call tables 15 minutes before the event starts and until one hour before it ends. There is no admittance after this time. All tickets in each order will be distributed together (not individually). Any member of the party can pick up tickets with the transaction number on the email receipt. The person who placed the order can pick up tickets with either the email receipt or a photo ID. A photo ID is required to enter the museums.
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery: Enid A. Haupt Garden, 1050 Independence Ave. SW Freer Gallery of Art: 1150 Independence Ave. SW; rain: 12th Street and Jefferson Drive SW
Check-in for the Freer Gallery of Art is on the National Mall side, located at Jefferson Drive and 12th Street, SW. The handicapped entrance is at the south side of the museum, on Independence Avenue. In the event of inclement weather, check-in will begin at the south entrance of the Freer (1150 Independence Avenue SW). Check-in for the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery is located in the Enid A. Haupt Garden, at 1050 Independence Avenue.
We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.