As of 2:00 p.m. on Friday, June 1, advanced sales will close for Invoke Your Pride. Tickets will be available for sale at the door (credit card only).
Invoke Your Pride: A Night at the African Art Museum
Friday, June 1, 8–11 p.m. (7–11 p.m. for VIP ticket-holders)
National Museum of African Art, 950 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC
Must be 21 years old with valid photo ID to attend.
Invocations, and enjoy curators’ talks,
music, dancing, cocktails, and more.
Kick-off the annual Capital Pride Festival at this exclusive after-hours event
at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African Art. Get special access to spectacular
exhibitions, including Jim Chuchu’s stunning
In his deeply personal and visually mesmerizing videos Invocation: The Severance of Ties
and Invocation: Release, versatile Nairobi-based artist Jim Chuchu draws on the language
of rituals and the divine imagery of world religions to commemorate his journey to
self-definition as an adult and as a gay man, while envisioning a more inclusive African future.
Chuchu’s torso creates powerful graphic patterns as it spins, splits, multiplies, and
morphs to the track of house beats composed by the artist. A singer, songwriter, and
music producer, Chuchu has created a special playlist for the event.
Jim Chuchu's playlist:
Listen on Spotify or iTunes
The full museum is open to guests during the evening, including the museum store.
Event highlights include:
- Cash/credit bar provided by Tortoise and Hare
- Dancing to music by DJ Alkimist
- GIF photo booth by OM Digital
Special features for VIP ticket-holders:
Exclusive early access to the event beginning at 7 p.m., with small bites and an open
bar featuring beer, wine, and specialty cocktails. Please note these VIP benefits are only
available between 7 and 8 p.m.