Weekend Events: Hirshhorn After Hours, Special Exhibitions and a Historic Sorority Girl

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Friday, July 24: Hirshhorn After Hours: A Special Evening of Art, Music, and Cocktails

Come unwind from a busy week by enjoying an evening of art, music and libations at the Hirshhorn. From 8:00 PM to midnight, DJs izzy-b and Nyko Skyye will be spinning their unique blend of music and at 9:00 PM, curator Kristen Hileman will lead a tour of the Strange Bodies exhibition. Tickets are required. Rates are: $18. Free to Annual Circle members. Tickets must be purchased in advance. Hirshhorn, 8:00 PM-12:00 AM.

Saturday, July 25: She Became a Pearl

Nellie Quander descended from slaves and worked with nineteen other women—collectively known as "The Twenty Pearls"—to turn Alpha Kappa Alpha, the first African American Sorority, into a national organization. Come hear Rohulamin Quander discuss Nellie's remarkable life and achievements and afterwards, he will be available to sign copies of his book Nellie Quander, An Alpha Kappa Alpha Pearl: The Story of the Woman Who Saved an International Organization. Free, but seating is limited. Call 202-633-4844 if you would like to make a reservation. Anacostia Museum, 10:30 AM

Sunday, July 26: Special Exhibitions Sampler Tour

Let's face it, museums are sometimes so big that it's hard for a visitor to know where to start. If that's the boat you're in, come and partake of this sampler tour, a docent-led journey through the highlights of the special exhibitions currently on display at the American Art Museum. On your tour you will see pieces from Jean Shin: Common Threads1934: A New Deal for Artists and Graphic Masters II. Free. American Art Museum, 4:00 PM

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