2019 contemporaries bash

The Phillips Collection and the Embassy of Mexico invite you to the 2019 Contemporaries Bash: Maravillas de México (Wonders of Mexico).

Inspired by Mexico’s vibrancy and bold spirit, the 2019 Contemporaries Bash brings together the wonderful art and culture of Mexico, stunning in its unique diversity, in one sensational night of creative cocktails, fantastic food, magnetizing music, and dazzling dancing. 

This year we will also pay homage to the extraordinary Mexican women who, with a deep connection to their remarkable culture, history, and tradition, are innovative and daring in their artistic endeavors. What a cause for celebration here and beyond!

  • Dance to beats by DJ Soyo
  • Sip on mezcal and margarita cocktails from the full bar
  • Snack on savory antojitos and refreshing agua frescas
  • Savor desserts from the ice cream taco and churro stations
  • Strike a pose with friends in the photobooth
  • Enjoy the captivating artwork of Victoria Villasana
  • Revel in a mural inspired by the first female Mexican muralist Aurora Reyes Flores
  • Chill out in the colorful balloon lounge

Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s dynamic community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists.

May 10, 2019
8:30 pm-1 am

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

Purchase Tickets

$125 Members  ǀ  $165 General

Pro tip: Buy an individual membership for $60 to get access to Member ticket of $125 and receive a full year of art at the Phillips (including free admission to Phillips after 5, invitations to special exhibition previews, and much more). Learn more about membership

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


Fostering Learning through Art

The 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.

You can also support the Phillips's education initiatives through our Annual Gala: Mexico: A Land of Beauty and Annual Raffle: Pati's Mexican Table at the Phillips.

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