Pump Me Up: DC Subculture of the 1980s & After Party @ The Bistro at Courtyard

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene. Ephemera, photos, flyers, posters, records, newspaper clippings, stage clothes, instruments, video loops, and much more, all made largely between 1980 and 1992, will fill the Corcoran’s Atrium and Rotunda, bringing the era to life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also on view: Shooting Stars: Publicity Stills from Early Hollywood and Portraits by Andy Warhol.

Admission: $10; 62+ $8

AFTER PARTY DETAILS

We will go to the brand new The Bistro at Courtyard, Foggy Bottom. The hotel opened on Monday, Feb. 18 and we will be the first ever large group at The Bistro. It is a three-block, 10-minute walk along E Street from the Corcoran to The Bistro at[masked]th Street, NW. Our group will be seated at several tables. There will be one check per table. I suggest that you bring cash to pay easily for your share. View menu here.

DAY'S ITINERARY

If you are new to this group, I recommend that you arrive early or on time for the best possible experience. Thank you.

2 PM - Meet in Corcoran Gallery of Art Lobby, to the right of the Info Desk. Please note: This is not a Corcoran Gallery of Art docent-led tour.

2:15 PM - Proceed to "Pump Me Up." If there is time, some attendees may want also to check out "Shooting Stars."

3:15-3:30 PM - Reconvene in Lobby.

3:30 PM - Leave for After Party @ The Bistro at Courtyard, 515 20th Street, NW.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Street parking on Sunday is free.

Closest Metros to the Corcoran are Farragut West (Orange & Blue Lines) & Farragut North (Red Line). Closest Metro to The Bistro is Farragut West or Foggy Bottom (Orange & Blue Lines).


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  • Allan

    Jeryl, Thank you for organizing this Meetup. I'm glad that my earlier event ended in time to attend. Pump Me Up was interesting, but I also enjoyed exploring the Corcoran's permanent collection. I grew up here, but had neglected this gallery. Regret I had to miss the after party.

    February 26, 2013

  • Tricia

    Thank you for organizing this Meetup. The exhibit was interesting. I'm glad I went. Jeryl, you do a great job leading this group. The Bistro was extremely welcoming which was a very nice surprise.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Jeryl

      Thank you, Tricia. I will let The Bistro know! As you know, they opened only one week ago. I agree that they were very welcoming and happy that we were there.

      February 25, 2013

  • Scott D.

    Thanks Jeryl, that was a very nice afternoon. You always have your finger on the DC museum pulse!! I appreciate your leadership and generosity.

    February 25, 2013

    • Jeryl

      Thank you, Scott!

      February 25, 2013

  • Roseanna M.

    Corcoran nice for first time visit but feel it doesn't offer much compared to the other Museums.
    Good choice for After Party--fun to converse with some new people.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Jeryl

      I think we are a little spoiled, living in DC with so many world-class museums that are free! $10 for museum & all special exhibitions is probably the least one can expect to pay at museums elsewhere in the US. Very glad that the Corcoran decided to stay in Washington! I became a member yesterday.

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Scott D.

      Definitely, the free museums spoil us. Was in NYC a couple of weeks ago, and even the International Center for Photography was $15.

      February 25, 2013

  • Kenneth S. Goodwin I.

    First, "Thanks, Jeryl!" for putting together this meetup. Being an original Washingtonian, I totally enjoyed reliving my youth through Go-Go and Punk Rock scene. Finally, I met several great people, too.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Jeryl

      Thank you, Ken! Wish I had known in advance about your knowledge. You could have given a tour!

      1 · February 25, 2013

    • Scott D.

      Ken, it was great to meet you and talk 007! Really enjoyed hearing you talk about your experiences growing up in DC during the '80s.

      February 25, 2013

  • Chris

    I have always had a secret admiration for the "artistic graffiti" all along Metro's Red Line. Now I have learned the history behind it and some information about the artist(s). Good event! I'm sorry I could not join you for the after party.

    1 · February 25, 2013

    • Jeryl

      We missed you @ the After Party, Chris! Hope you enjoyed your potluck.

      February 25, 2013

  • michael k.

    Nice exhibit, nice lunch afterwards. Hadn't ever been to the corcoran so this was a goood reason to be there. Nice collection beyond this exhibit.

    February 24, 2013

  • MicheleK

    The exhibit was excellent..an interesting glimpse into a subculture at a moment in time

    February 24, 2013

  • Tom F.

    I learned a lot about how DC used to be (before I moved here).

    1 · February 24, 2013

  • Jim

    Nice event Jeryl! Thank you for planning it for us.

    February 24, 2013

    • Jeryl

      Thank you for coming, Jim!

      February 24, 2013

  • isaura

    I am sorry Jeryl. For unexpected reason I will not be able to join you! Hope to see you next time

    February 24, 2013

  • Tim M.

    Looking forward to meeting new people and having fun doing it.

    February 23, 2013

  • Kenny

    I'm looking forward to many like minded people and expanding my social circles for fun and adventures.

    February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I am an Artist and so glad to be going with a group. I also hope to see the Warhol exhibit. This is purrrfect for me plus afterwards going to The Bisto. Thanks Jeryl!

    February 22, 2013

  • Asha

    Looking forward to it! ;)

    February 21, 2013

  • MicheleK

    this event definitely has my name written all over it. I was lucky enough to see Chuck "go go" Brown performing live in a free event at the Kennedy Center the first or second summer I moved to DC - 2008 or 2009, sorry can't remember which year it was - it was a fantastic show. I am looking forward to see at last least some of that reprised :)

    February 20, 2013

  • Stan

    I believe this has my name written all over it.

    February 20, 2013

  • M M

    Am going out of town! Thank you, Jeryl for all of the meetups you organize... they are fabulous!

    February 18, 2013

    • Jeryl

      Thank you!

      February 18, 2013

  • Lynn

    Missed the National Gallery due to car trouble. I'm looking forward to the corcoran.

    1 · February 18, 2013

  • Allan

    I plan to attend- am hosting an earlier event that should end in time.

    February 18, 2013

  • Kathy L.

    I studied painting at the Corocran and have very fond and sentimental feelings about it.

    February 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking for Kool disco dan. . .

    February 10, 2013

  • Brian

    this sounds like a fun event.

    February 5, 2013

  • Roseanna M.

    Yeah, always loved Go-Go Music--

    1 · January 22, 2013

  • Steve

    I miss DC Space

    January 16, 2013

  • Andy

    As far as I'm concerned, the Corcoran always rocks!!

    1 · January 15, 2013

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