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Graffiti exhibit coming to the Corcoran, Henry Rollins to guest DJ opening party!

Philippa P.B. HughesBy Philippa P.B. Hughes on Jan 15, 2013 | Add a Comment Add a Comment (352)

Graffiti exhibit coming to the Corcoran, Henry Rollins to guest DJ opening party!

I haven't been this excited about an exhibit in a long time! The Corcoran will be showing "Pump Me Up D.C. Subculture of the 1980s" starting February 23. Curated by D.C. graffiti documentarian Roger Gastman explores, this exhibit explores "the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene." I love today's D.C. graffiti and street art scene and am so curious about where it all came from. To better appreciate it, you have to understand the roots to see how the art evolved and where the influences came from.

There's going to be tons of awesome programming around this show so keep an eye out for panel discussions and other unusual ways to explore this art form. And come to the kick off party on February 22, which will be guest DJ'd by Henry Rollins. WOW!

Buy tickets to the opening party here starting January 24. (I bet it will sell out so act fast.)

The exhibit opens February 23. More info about the exhibit here.

UPDATE:
For a little more insight into the show, come to a talk with the show's curator Roger Gastman on Febrary 27

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