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Evenings at the Edge


After Hours at the National Gallery of Art

East Building | 6:00–9:00 | Pre-Registration Required
Fall 2018: September 13 | October 11 | November 8
Spring 2019: March 14 | April 11 | May 9

Explore the Gallery after hours! Enjoy works of art, live music and dance performances, dozens of pop-up talks from engaging Gallery educators, hands-on art-making, and other activities throughout the iconic East Building, free of charge. Light fare and drinks are available for purchase. Registration is free but required and opens one month prior to each event; check below for the link to register.

This program is made possible by a generous grant from The Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.

September 13 | British Invasion
Take a trip across the pond with an evening of Brit-inspired pop-up talks, live performances, and an exclusive first look at the... more

October 11 | East Building 40th Birthday Party
I. M. Pei’s iconic East Building opened in 1978. The Gallery is celebrating 40 years of this landmark building and modern art collection with... more

November 8 | From Light to Dark
It’s time to fall back. Evenings at the Edge will mark the change in seasons with... more

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