2018 contemporaries bash

The Phillips Collection and the Embassy of Australia invite you to the 2018 Contemporaries Bash: Bondi Beach.

Inspired by Sydney’s world-famous beach, the 2018 Contemporaries Bash brings the Australian waterfront city’s surf culture to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing. Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s dynamic community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists.

May 4, 2018
8:30 pm-1 am

Dock 5 at Union Market
1309 5th Street, NE, Washington, DC


Premium open bar 
Savory and sweet bites 
DJ, Photo booths, art-installations, and more 

Must be 21 or older · Black tie or cocktail attire · Free parking



Members-Only Early Bird Tickets (available March 1-15): $100
Discount applied at check-out

Regular tickets: $125 Members / $175 General

Purchase Tickets

Pro tip: Buy an individual membership for $60 which gives you access to the early bird Bash ticket of $100then you still get $15 off a regular priced Bash ticket AND a full year of art at the Phillips (including free admission to Phillips after 5, special exhibition previews, and more). Learn more about membership

Bash tickets are tax deductible: $125 member ticket is $45 tax deductible, $175 general ticket is $95 tax deductible.

Fostering Learning through Art

The Annual Gala and Contemporaries Bash raise critical resources for the museum’s award-winning education programs that inspire creativity, foster a greater understanding of our world, and provide lifelong learning experiences for art-lovers of all ages in the Washington, DC, community and across the country.

Lockheed Martin
University of Maryland
Total Wine & More

Download the Contemporaries Bash Sponsorship Brochure

Join the Contemporaries

Created exclusively for young professionals (25-40), the Contemporaries Membership provides a unique opportunity for younger members to infuse their lives with art and connect with the Phillips.

Learn more about Contemporaries Membership and Benefits