Don’t miss out. There are just a few days left to check out Pump Me Up: D.C. Subculture of the 1980s.

The exhibition is on view through Sunday, April 7. As a thank-you to our community, the Corcoran welcomes everyone to visit for FREE on Saturday, April 6, all museum hours (10 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

On Sunday at 2 p.m., Pretty Boy (below, with some of his 80s memorabilia on display) performs one of his legendary breakdancing and popping routines  in the north Atrium.

Pretty Boy


The Pump Me Up-inspired exhibition Ill Street Blues is currently on view in Gallery 31:

Organized by the Corcoran College of Art + Design, this exhibition displays painted and pasted murals executed directly on the walls. Artists include HKS181, PORE, MASPAZ, EXIST, TUC, REI21, ADAPT, QUILL, ZECO, FAME, EXPO, KOHEI, Mensa Kondo, Arthur K. Lee, Ignacio Joseph Orzal, Jeanette Sawyer, Alexandra Bubb, and Jordan Sanders. Gallery 31 is free to the public everyday during regular museum hours.

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Opening this Friday at 906 H Street NE: MUMBO SAUCE, a gallery exhibition jointly organized by Pump Me Up curator Roger Gastman and the Contemporary Wing’s Lauren Gentile.

The exhibition explores how such factors as Go-Go, graffiti, punk, hardcore, graphic design and fine art have shaped and influenced the work of these artists. Participating artists include BORF, Richard Colman, Cynthia Connolly, Tim Conlon, COOL “DISCO” DAN, Clark Fox, Mark Jenkins, Rosina Teri Memolo, Mingering Mike, and Robin Rose. Authentic Globe Posters will be available for sale.



Here’s to a weekend of art, graffiti, Globe Posters, and breakdancing. Thank you to everyone who was there in the 1980s—and to everyone today making the D.C. cultural scene.