A Night of Hip Hop at the National Portrait Gallery

These programs are planned to celebrate both "RECOGNIZE! Hip Hop and Contemporary Portraiture," and the broad-reaching cultural impact of hip hop.
Admission is free; no reservations required.

Thursday, July 24, 2008
2:00pm - 7:00pm
National Portrait Gallery
Live Broadcast: EZ Street, WKYS-FM2 p.m.–6 p.m.Robert and Arlene Kogod CourtyardEZ 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 StreetAfter 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. Seating is limited. First come, first served.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.

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