‘Come Rock at Peacock Shock’ event draws big crowds to the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington

Sara Rouhi, Ashley Walley and Jennifer Huynh

Sara Rouhi, Ashley Walley and Jennifer Huynh

ASIA AFTER DARK – “Peacock Shock!” – an event to indulge your senses in Asia and enjoy an evening of art, dance and creative fun – in the Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C., drew big crowds on Thursday night. Guests were urged to dress in their favorite peacock colors and be “prepared to be ‘shocked’ by the beauty of Freer’s crown jewel, Whistler’s Peacock Room, which according to the National Endowment for the Humanities is a “masterpiece of American art.”

Philippa Hughes, Jonathan Sousa and Amanda Williams

Philippa Hughes, The Pink Line Project; Jonathan Sousa, Sousa Consulting; and Amanda Williams, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Ms. Williams was instrumental in arranging the Asia After Dark event.

THE GUESTS were able to learn more about the gallery’s history, and take part in a text-message scavenger hunt hosted by The Pink Line Project, sip the specialty drink, “The Golden Peacock” and sample delicious food from Asia Nine in Chinatown, and Bangkok Joe’s and Mie N Yu in Georgetown.

Myron and Rachel Belkind

Myron and Rachel Belkind

IN THE BEAUTIFUL courtyard Boogie Bots performed new wave dance, and guests could watch contestants from MTV’s America’s Best Dance Crew, and could dance the night away to DJs Yellow Fever.

Marisha Tare and Laura Tierney

Marisha Tare and Laura Tierney

Vanessa and Doug

Vanessa and Doug

The Peacock Room at Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

The Peacock Room at Freer Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C.

Asia After Dark event

Asia After Dark event

Asia After Dark event
Asia After Dark event
Asia After Dark event
Asia After Dark event

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