portraits after 5: identities in motion, may 18

Here's something for you, D.C. On Friday, May 18, the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery presents "Portraits After 5: Identities in Motion," which is all part of the Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter exhibition. Come to the Kogod Courtyard to see a presentation of the KYOPO Project, an art project that mixes dance, new media, and visual projections to explore identity and immigration. More info:
Identities in Motion

Friday, May 18, 2012
8 p.m. — 11 p.m

Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery
Kogod Courtyard
8th and F Streets NW
Washington, DC 20001
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Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown

Free and open to the public

Food and drink on sale
in the Courtyard Café

Gather in the Kogod Courtyard to see how dance, new media, language, and visual projections work together to explore identity and cultural influence.

"Portraiture Now: Asian American Portraits of Encounter" - organized as a collaboration between the National Portrait Gallery and the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Program - is the Smithsonian’s first major showcase of contemporary Asian American portraiture. It features the groundbreaking work of seven artists.

KYOPO: Multiplicity is an exploration of how culture and Asian traditions survive, expand, and evolve abroad. The performance piece is a collaboration between the artist CYJO—whose work is in “Asian American Portraits of Encounter”—modern dance choreographer Dana Tai Soon Burgess, French composer Benoit Granier, and composer Anthony Paul De Ritis.
The event is free and open to the public. For more information about the event, go here. If you haven't heard about the National Portrait Gallery's Portraiture Now exhibition, click here to learn more.

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