Asia After Dark: Past Event
Saturday, May 14, 6:30–10:30 PM
Freer Gallery of Art
A Tribute to Japanese Art and Fashion
The Freer and Sackler Galleries present the first Asia After Dark of 2011 with a deep awareness of the tragic events that have unfolded in Japan and offer fervent wishes for the safety, recovery, and well-being of our Japanese friends.
Join us for an evening of tribute to the magnificent art and fashion of Japan. View Japanese art in the galleries, then create and send messages of hope to friends and family in Japan. Enjoy dance beats by the legendary DJ Steve Aoki and DJ Cassidy Karakorn, as well as sake cocktails and sushi bites. Interact with models wearing Harajuku fashions. Contribute wishes of well-being to a group poetry project and watch as it transforms throughout the night.
Asia After Dark will host a give-by-text rally to benefit Japanese earthquake victims.
Suggested attire: Harajuku fashions or kimonos
Must be 21 years old with a valid photo ID to attend.
The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.