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Third Thursday After-Hours Open House featuring Museum Hack

Experience both our latest special exhibition, Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston’s Filthy Lucre, and its inspiration, Whistler’s famous Peacock Room. Take advantage of this rare chance to see the Peacock Room with its shutters open while enjoying art-making activities and curator-led tours. Plus, uncover hidden stories about the installations through a renegade performance by Museum Hack. Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Performances. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer and Sackler. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Peacock Room REMIX: Darren Waterston's Filthy Lucre. Thursday, June 18, 2015, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky: "Electric Imaginary: Compositions Inspired by Nam June Paik"

Artist Nam June Paik (1932–2006) once said, “The future is now.” This performance pays homage to Paik with digital media compositions that reflect the complex connections between contemporary art and music. Composer, multimedia artist, and writer Paul D. Miller, aka DJ Spooky, and guest artists perform Electric Imaginary, a virtual cello quartet and installation. Commissioned by Asia Society in 2014, the work is based on cellist Charlotte Moorman’s collaborations with Paik on his early multimedia experiments. The evening also features selections from Seoul Counterpoint, a composition commissioned by the Seoul Institute of the Arts in 2014 that juxtaposes the new urban landscape of Seoul with that of New York City. Equally inspired by Nam June Paik in this work, Miller collages his own landscape in sound and image. Seoul Counterpoint was originally produced by La MaMa in association with CultureHub, and created with the support of the Seoul Institute of the Arts. Electric Imaginary was originally… Categories: Films. Performances. Co-sponsor: This event is cosponsored by the Korean Cultural Center, Washington, DC. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 21, 2015, 5:00 PM.