SMITHSONIAN at 8 presents Invoke Your Pride: A Night at the African Art Museum
WHEN: Friday, June 1, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. (7 p.m. to 11 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders)
WHERE: National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC
Kick-off the annual Capital Pride Festival at this exclusive after-hours event at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Get special access to spectacular exhibitions, including Jim Chuchu’s stunning Invocations, and enjoy curators’ talks, music, dancing, cocktails, and more.
In his deeply personal and visually mesmerizing videos Invocation: The Severance of Ties and Invocation: Release, versatile Nairobi-based artist Jim Chuchu draws on the language of rituals and the divine imagery of world religions to commemorate his journey to self-definition as an adult and as a gay man, while envisioning a more inclusive African future.
Chuchu’s torso creates powerful graphic patterns as it spins, splits, multiplies, and morphs to the track of house beats composed by the artist. A singer, songwriter, and music producer, Chuchu has created a special playlist for the event.
General admission $30
VIP admission $50
At the door (if available):
General Admission $35
VIP Admission $60