Jun 09 2019


11:30 am - 7:00 pm



Pride @ SAAM

Celebrate Pride at SAAM’s pop-up exhibition that showcases artists using performance, music, media art, and traditional painting to explore LGBTQ+ histories and futures.

Stop by the Feminist Pride Media Art Gallery to see films by women and femme identifying artists from SAAM’s collection and play “zinester” video games that imagine queer relations in outer space and other places.

Participate in a Collection Highlights Gallery Talk, where every hour from noon – 3 p.m. visitors can take a close look at a specific artwork by an LGBTQ+ artist.

Be sure to check out American University’s “DC Humanities” truck that will be parked in the F Street Plaza from 2 – 7 p.m. to collect and share stories from people who identify as LGBTQ+.

From 3 – 6 p.m., SAAM hosts a live performance by internationally recognized artist Brendan Fernandes, whose performance of Free Fall 49 takes over the massive Kogod Courtyard. This dance-based performance responds to the 2016 Pulse Nightclub shooting in Orlando through a choreographed call and response between a live DJ and dancers. As the music suddenly stops and then slowly resumes forty-nine times, the performers’ synchronized collapsing and rising commemorate the forty-nine lost lives while asserting the community’s resilience under fire.


8th and G Streets, NW, Washington, DC, 20004
Smithsonian American Art Museum