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Live music, video art in a garden at Art After Dark

Projecting video art on to the Organization of American States\' main building is an \'iconic\' feature of Art After Dark. (WTOP/Rachel Nania)

WASHINGTON – The scene looks something like this: An outdoor garden under a starry sky, glasses filled with bubbling beverages, live music working its way down Constitution Avenue and modern video art projecting off an international government building.

It’s not a page out of the next Gatsby-esque novel; it’s Art After Dark, an annual event hosted by Art Museum of the Americas.

What serves as the museum’s largest fundraiser for its educational and outreach programs includes all the elements of an urban soiree: a live performance and video premier by Dangerous Muse, music from D.C.’s DJ Shea Van Horn, drinks (included in the ticket price) and after-hours access to the museum’s current exhibit, “Fusion: Tracing Asian Migration to the Americas.”

“It’s actually really cool art


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