8th and F Streets, NW
Washington, District of Columbia 20001

The National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition “RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture” demonstrates the influence of hip hop in portraiture. These programs are planned to celebrate both the exhibition and the broad-reaching cultural impact of hip hop. Admission is free; no reservations required.

Live Broadcast: EZ Street, WKYS-FM
2 p.m.–6 p.m.
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
EZ Street is back at NPG! Visitors are welcome to listen in on a live broadcast with EZ Street, WKYS-FM (93.9) in the Kogod Courtyard.

Hip Hop Happy Hour
5 p.m.–6:45 pm
Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard
While listening to EZ’s live broadcast, enjoy the hip hop and R&B beats with a cool drink in hand. A wine and beer cash bar will be open from 5 to 6:45 p.m.

Face-to-Face Portrait Talk
6 p.m.–6:30 pm
Meet at F Street
After the live broadcast, learn more about Kehinde Wiley’s portrait of Ice T in the exhibition with guest curator Jobyl A. Boone.

Reel Portraits
Paul D. Miller (DJ Spooky) and New York Is Now
7 p.m.; doors open 6:30 p.m.
Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium
Paul D. Miller is a conceptual artist, writer and musician working in New York. Using archival footage and early avant-garde cinema mixed with his own music, Miller composes New York Is Now as an exploration of memory through the interplay of images and sounds, creating a digital multimedia opera about a city made of improvisations, disjunctions, overlapping histories and multiple rhythms. A conversation with Miller follows the screening.

Official Website: http://www.npg.si.edu/

Added by npg on June 30, 2008

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