Are you so cool it hurts? Are you so uncool it burns? Are you somewhere in between?


Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum & BYT for Unseensters, an after-hours celebration of the new exhibition Trevor Paglen: Sites Unseen

Friday, July 13th 2018
Smithsonian American Art Museum
800 G St NW, Washington, DC 20004

Stare into the spiraling shape until you go insane, get into that Friday the 13th mood, and purchase discount tickets NOW
https://unseensters.eventbrite.com

Trevor Paglen, STSS-1 And Two Unidentified Spacecraft Over Carson City (Space Tracking And Surveillance System, USA 205), 2010, C-Print. Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of Mike Wilkins And Sheila Duignan. Image Courtesy Of The Artist; Metro Pictures, New York; Altman Siegel Gallery, San Francisco. © 2010, Trevor Paglen. Photo By: Gene Young

Featuring hot jams from:

Yeasayer (DJ set)
& more TBA!

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Ticket includes open bar, featuring Pabst Blue Ribbon beer (in TRUE unseensters style) & specialty cocktails from some of the best bars in D.C., including:

Service Bar / Ocean Prime / Archipelago / Beuchert’s Saloon / District Winery / Rare Steakhouse & Tavern / Bar Deco / Entyse Bar & Lounge at Ritz Carlton Tysons Corner

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Who is Trevor Paglen?
Trevor Paglen is a conceptual artist with activist intentions. His work blurs the lines between art, science, and investigative journalism to construct unfamiliar and at times unsettling ways to see and interpret the world around us. Paglen’s photographs and installations expose things we are not meant to see, whose concealment he regards as symptomatic of the historical moment we inhabit and invite us to envision alternative futures. Check out more of his work here.

+PLUS+
Gallery tours! Photobooths! THINGS UNSEEN scavenger hunt! More fun TBA!

& more music / performances / Djing from:


IMKA (fka Flash Frequency)

Aquatic Gardener


Twin Jude


YANJU


A Sifu Experiment of Sociorelations


DJ Diaspora


Foots (FootsXColes)


Lundaze

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Bonus! We’ve got first come first serve limited qty lite bites from:

Pow Pow / Killa Cakes / Mezeh / Rich Bar / South Block / Sasya

With photogenic magic happening in this very instagrammable courtyard:Early bird tickets SOLD OUT!
Regular tickets on sale now!
The Price WILL GO UP!
https://unseensters.eventbrite.com
This is a 21+ event

As always, there is no dress code, but we recommend:
Glasses (worn ironically) / Glasses (worn unironically) / deck beards / mustache made of keffiyehs / Wes Anderson (the human) / Wes Anderson (films) / Keep Portlandia Weird / inappropriate layering and headwear for July / an air of superiority / Resting Hipster Face / crossed arms / Kindle loaded up with Jack Kerouac / cloak of invisibility

We are your friends:

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Brought to you by:

BYT Productions     

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Look at all these f—ing hipsters last time we partied at SAAM:


Full Paglan featured image credit:
TREVOR PAGLEN, PROTOTYPE FOR A NONFUNCTIONAL SATELLITE (DESIGN 4; BUILD 4), 2013, MIXED MEDIA.VIEW OF AN INSTALLATION TEST AT A HANGAR IN NEVADA. COURTESY OF THE ARTIST; METRO PICTURES, NEW YORK; ALTMAN SIEGEL, SAN FRANCISCO. IMAGE COURTESY OF THE ARTIST AND NEVADA MUSEUM OF ART. © AND PHOTO BY TREVOR PAGLEN
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