As one of the newest members of the Steering Committee for the Corcoran’s 1869 Societya special interest group for young professionals who are interested in the arts, I am pleased to announce the Corcoran will be hosting a new exhibition entitled “Pump Me Up“.

The exhibition will explore DC’s punk and Go-Go subcultures from the ’80s.  To celebrate the opening, there will be a party featuring DJ Henry Rollins, dancing and drinks on Friday, February 22, 2013 the night before the opening.

Here’s more information about the exhibit from The Washington City Paper… “Pump Me Up” will take a look at the two music scenes that occasionally overlapped during that tumultuous decade in D.C.’s history, bringing together Globe go-go posters, show flyers, photographs, clothing, and other artifacts to tell a story about two communities that thrived—often, it seemed, despite deep social stratification, corruption, and mounting violence in the District.

Tickets: $35, go on sale 1/24 @ 10 AM
Purchase yours here:

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street NW
Washington, DC 20006