Wednesday, September 22, 2010

NOW at the Corcoran Museum of Art

When |
October 1, 8:00 pm - October 2, 2010
Where |
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth Street NW
Washington, DC

NOW at Night, a cocktail fundraising event hosted by the Corcoran Contemporaries, is the launch celebration of the Corcoran’s new contemporary art space, NOW at the Corcoran. NOW at the Corcoran opened September 11 with work by Brooklyn-based artist Spencer Finch. For NOW at Night Friday, October 1, NOW artist Chris Martin (whose show opens June 2011) will celebrate with local contemporary art lovers, collectors and philanthropists.

NOW at the Corcoran is a series of one-and two-artist exhibitions that present new work addressing issues central to the local, national, and global communities of Washington, D.C., and that respond to the collection, history, and architecture of the Corcoran.

Guests will enjoy a private viewing of NOW at the Corcoran’s inaugural exhibition, Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud as well as the Corcoran’s newly reinstalled permanent collection of modern and contemporary art since 1945. The celebration continues with a cocktail and dessert buffet, beer, wine, specialty drinks, and dancing with entertainment provided by Bluebrain and ESL Music’s Thunderball. The evening ends with a preview of Salon Corcoran – the museum’s lounge at NADA Art Fair Miami Beach - and an after-party at the W Hotel’s Living Room Bar.

TICKETS: Tickets cost $150; VIP tickets cost $500. VIP ticket includes an invitation to an intimate pre-reception from 7-8 p.m. in the Director’s Office, during which Chris Martin will discuss the concepts for his upcoming NOW at the Corcoran exhibition; a luxury gift bag, and recognition on the NOW at Night Web site. Tickets on sale Thursday, August 19 through Saturday, August 28, or until sold out. All proceeds support NOW at the Corcoran. Tickets available online at

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