Corcoran Showcasing DC Art And Visuals From The 80's

by Sophie Pyle · November 28, 2012

    [COOL “DISCO” DAN at Good Hope Road, Southeast Washington, 2008. Photo by Regina Teri Memolo. Collection of Roger Gastman.]

    In late February, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s becomes the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of DC during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, the world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

    The exhibit will feature ephemera, photos, flyers, posters, records, newspaper clippings, stage cloths, instruments, video loops, and much more, all largely made between 1980 and 1992, according to a press release the museum sent out earlier this week. Go-go music by Chuck Brown and graffiti by Disco Dan will be among the features.

    There will also be a book released along with the exhibition, entitled, Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s.

    Where: The Corcoran, 500 17th Street NW.

    When: February 23-April 7, 2013

    Hours: Weds, Fri, Sat and Sun 10am-5pm, Thurs 10am-9pm, closed Mon & Tues

    Admission: Wednesday through Friday and Sunday: $10 Adults; $8 full-time students (with ID) and seniors (62+); children under 12 free; Corcoran Members free.