The Smithsonian museums on the mall are typically only open during peak tourist hours: 10 to 5 on the weekdays and the weekends. This is not so convenient for locals with day jobs, so we've been regulars at the Hirshhorn after hours events. We love getting in to the museum on a Friday night to...
see the exhibitions, listen to music and enjoy a cocktail or two. Currently on view at the Hirshhorn is a fantastic exhibition of Amy Sillman's recent ink drawing studies and abstract paintings of couples. We think it's one of the best exhibitions on in DC now. The next Hirshhorn after hours event is on June 20, and we recommend getting tickets early because it always sells out.
- Rachael Grad
[photos from the Hirshhorn website]