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National Gallery Nights is the perfect place to let loose while enjoying art after hours.

Block Party

National Gallery Nights

  • Thursday, September 14, 2023
  • 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
  • East Building
  • After Hours
  • In-person
  • Registration Required

Outdoor activities on the 4th Street Plaza are open to all, but registration is required to enter the East Building. Lottery for registration closes Thursday, September 7, at noon.  

Ladies of Hip Hop Dance Collective, photo by Loreto Jamling

Our museum block party celebrates the 50th anniversary of hip hop with a sound and dance adventure. The Missing Element bring world-champion beatboxers and street dancers outdoors to our 4th Street Plaza. Chalk Riot! and other local artists create street art and murals both inside and outside our buildings. Head into the museum for pop-up talks and artmaking. Enjoy performances by the Ladies of Hip Hop Dance Collective, which is illuminating the strength, power, and diversity of women in hip-hop during its Kennedy Center Office Hours residency. DJ Bizzy and DJ Little Bacon Bear set the beats for this museum dance party. 

The Missing Element and Ladies of Hip-Hop Dance Collective have been commissioned by and are presented in partnership with Works & Process.

Program performances and experiences are subject to change.