Pump Me Up Party

Friday, February 22 from 8-11 p.m.

The Pump Me Up party is SOLD OUT.

At this special event presented by Washington City Paper and the Corcoran Contemporaries, celebrate Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 80s with exhibition curator Roger Gastman and DJ Henry Rollins. Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is the first exhibition to explore the thriving underground of Washington, D.C., during the 1980s, giving visual form to the raucous energy of graffiti, Go-Go music, and a world-renowned punk and hardcore scene.

Must be 21+ to attend. Please drink responsibly; over-intoxication will not be tolerated.

Although the Pump Me Up party is sold out, you can still register for these public programs:

Curator's Talk: Roger Gastman, February 27, 7 p.m.
The Legacy of Globe, March 6, 6:30 p.m.
Bustin' Loose: Stories from D.C.'s Underground Music Scenes, March 12, 7 p.m.
Go-Go Music: The History and Evolution of DC's Legendary Beat, March 18, 7 p.m.
DIY DC, March 28, 7 p.m.

Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s is organized by Roger Gastman and the Corcoran Gallery of Art and made possible through the support of Scion and the 9:30 Club. Washington City Paper is the official media sponsor. Curatorial assistance provided by Iley Brown, Caleb Neelon, Joseph Pattisall.

The Pump Me Up Party is supported by Todd Gray's Muse at the Corcoran, Port City Brewing Company, and Chandon.

City Paper  Muse logo

Chandon   Port City



Trouble Funk, 1985. Photo by Derek Ridgers.


Corcoran Gallery and College of Art + Design
500 Seventeenth Street NW Washington, DC 20006
Gallery:  (202) 639-1700
College: (202) 639-1800