The Phillips Collection and Brightest Young Things present: "UnStill Life: a party worth losing your head over"
Odd angles, elements of surprise, and total deconstruction rule this cubism-inspired Bastille Day fête. French painter Georges Braque’s revolutionary approach to art is the point of departure for musical interventions, a let-them-eat-cake dessert bar, cubist cocktails, photo booth by Onomonomedia, and much more. Sets by DJ Tommy Cornelis bring down the Maison (that’s “house” in French) and live performances feature electric cellist Wytold, guitarist Jonny Grave, and vocalist Margot MacDonald. For guests 21 and over with valid ID, tickets include a complimentary welcome cocktail courtesy of Cîroc and Pernod Absinthe. In collaboration with Brightest Young Things.
6 & 7 pm
Playful Inventions: Repetition and Rhyme in Braque’s Still Lifes
Discover how Braque dramatized and harmonized his still lifes through the playful handling of shape, color, and line.
Magali Bufferne of the Alliance Française leads a tour in French of the Braque exhibition.
9 PM-2 AM
UnStill Life continues at Malmaison (3401 K Street, NW) in Georgetown with sets by Caroline Polachek (of synthpop duo Chairlift fame) and DJ LXSX FRXNK. Guests must be 21 and over with valid ID.