Rebirth of the Cool

Friday, September 30, 6-9 p.m.
Capitol Skyline Hotel
10 I Street SW

Hosted by 30 Americans artist Kehinde Wiley

Rebirth of the Cool represents a new incarnation of Kehinde Wiley’s popular annual fish fry from Art Basel Miami Beach. Both extravagant and casually hip, it offers guests the opportunity to experience the city and the artistic subculture in a way that Wiley describes as “a truer example of my lived life.” The event’s title refers to Birth of the Cool, an exhibition of works by Barkley Hendricks, an artist in 30 Americans, and is symbolic of the exciting programming coming up at the Corcoran.

Prior to the official opening of 30 Americans on October 1, please join us for a fabulous evening of poolside music, drinks, food, and special surprises with the event’s host, Kehinde Wiley. Featuring:

  • Music by DJ Jahsonic and DJ Keenan
  • Live performance by Howard University's Showtime Marching Band and Ooh-La-La Dancers
  • Ticket includes BBQ and two drink tickets.

Online registration is now closed. A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.


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