Asia After Dark: Asian Soundscape
Friday, September 28, 7–11 pm
Arthur M. Sackler Gallery (Due to inclement weather on Friday, the entire event will be held in the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.)
Detail, Fragments; Ai Weiwei (China, b. 1957); 2005; Iron wood (tieli), tables, chairs, parts of beams and pillars from dismantled temples of the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911); Courtesy of the Sigg Collection; Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, 2012
Just before the night breaks into an Asian electronica dance party, take exhibition tours led by Carol Huh, assistant curator of contemporary art, and Alex Nagel, associate curator of the ancient Near East. Have your face painted with Asian–inspired designs and make fun photobooth memories with our friends from onomonoMedia. Throughout the night, pay homage to the Asia After Dark tagline—"Art, Drink, and Be Happy"—by tasting specialty cocktails at the three pop-up bars by Ping Pong Dim Sum, who will supply the award-winning libations for the evening.
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Must be 21 years old with valid photo ID to attend.
Note: The original Asia After Dark scheduled for September 28—a collaboration with the National Museum of African Art themed "Global Rhythms"—has been replaced with Asia After Dark: Asian Soundscape. The original event will not be rescheduled. We apologize for any inconvenience or miscommunication.
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.
As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.