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Monday, August 16, 2010

THE CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART AND COLLEAGE OF ART + DESIGN LAUNCHES NEW CONTEMPORARY ART PROGRAM WITH NOW AT NIGHT

NOW at Night, a fundraising event presented by the Corcoran Contemporaries to celebrate the launch of NOW at the Corcoran, opening September 11. NOW at the Corcoran is a series of one-and two-artist exhibitions that presents new work addressing issues central to the local, national, and global communities of Washington, D.C., and that responds to the collection, history, and architecture of the Corcoran.

Artist and Honorary Chair Chris Martin and contemporary art lovers, collector and philanthropists.
Guests will enjoy a private viewing of NOW at the Corcoran’s inaugural exhibition, Spencer Finch: My Business, with the Cloud as well as the newly reinstalled permanent collection of modern and contemporary art since 1945. celebration continues with a cocktail and dessert buffet, beer, wine, specialty drinks, and dancing with entertainment provided by Bluebrain and ESL Music. The evening ends with a preview of Salon Corcoran – the museum’s lounge NADA Art Fair Miami Beach - and an after-party in downtown Washington.

Friday, October 1, 2010; 8:00 p.m. - midnight
Tickets cost $150; VIP tickets cost $500. VIP ticket includes an invitation to an intimate pre-reception from 7-8 p.m. in the Director’s Office, during which Chris

Martin will discuss the concepts for his upcoming NOW at the Corcoran exhibition; a luxury gift bag, and recognition on the NOW at Night Web site.

Tickets on sale Thursday, August 19 through Saturday, August 28, or until sold out. All proceeds support NOW at the Corcoran. Tickets available online at
www.corcoran.org/nowatnight.

Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 Seventeenth St. NW

Washington, D.C. 20006

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