With barely a cloud in the sky and a fiery waxing crescent moon perched above the city, the Art Museum of the Americas
' (AMA) annual ‘Art After Dark’ celebration couldn’t have asked for a more perfect summer evening.
A crowded outdoor landscape.
Now in its second year, the sold-out event drew hundreds to the Paul Cret
-designed historic museum (commissioned by the Organization of American States
) just a few blocks from the National Mall, for a night of libations, conversation, and culture.
Matthew Hemerlein performing.
Guests were treated to live performances by Matthew Hemerlein
, Screen Vinyl Image
, and DJ Smudge
throughout the event, while enjoying a scattering of open bars spread out across the venue’s picturesque outdoor garden and patio areas.
Artist Philip Hodges.
Inside the museum, a diverse display of art had been curated, featuring the work of Kristina Bilonick
, Carlos Florez
, Billy Frieble
, Philip Hodges
, Melissa Krodman
, Carolina Mayorga
, and Wilmer Wilson
Screen Vinyl Image.
For those looking for a bite to eat, a trio of food trucks (including the always affable Doug the Food Dude
) sat parked outside the front of the building and each ticket also ensured admission to a swank after party at Georgetown’s private L2 Lounge
Proceeds from the evening will be used to support exhibitions, education, and public programs spearheaded by the AMA.
Lights out; culture in!