Phillips After 5 Celebrates Artist Anthony Gormley with Music, Fashion, and Monty Python
If you couldn’t swing a trip across the pond for the Queen’s Jubilee or the London Olympics, now’s your
chance to clip on that fascinator. All things great about Great Britain invade Phillips after 5 in honor of the museum’s current exhibition of drawings and sculpture by British art star Antony Gormley.
In the galleries, models from Neiman Marcus Mazza Gallerie interpret Gormley’s career-long exploration of “bodies in space” in ready-to-wear fall fashions by contemporary UK designers while guests sample fragrances in the shop. Learn about Gormley’s work in gallery talks at 6 and 7, and see two riotous, top-rated 1969 sketches from the BBC comedy show “Monty Python’s Flying Circus” at 6:30 and 7:30 in the auditorium.
All evening, DJ Danny Harris spins a British Invasion set. In Tryst at the Phillips café, enjoy D.C.-based Chocolate City Beer’s 1814 ESB, a British-style brew named for the year British troops ignited D.C.
WHEN: Thurs., July 5, 5–8:30 p.m.
TICKETS: Reservations strongly advised for this popular event: www.phillipscollection.org/calendar. $12; $10 for visitors 62 and over and students. Members always admitted free, no reservation needed.
WHERE: The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st St., NW. Metro: Dupont Circle (Q St.)