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Contemporaries Bash

Contemporaries Bash

Dock 5 at Union Market

$125 for museum members | $175 for non-members 

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Event Details

Inspired by Doha’s vibrant Souq Waqif, the 2016 Contemporaries Bash celebrates the rich culture of Qatar and the Middle East in one dazzling night of dancing, music, fashion, and more! 

This event takes place at Dock 5 at Union Market 
1309 Fifth Street, NE, Washington, DC

DJ Ben Chang
Art Installation by Daniel Wurtzel
Gaming Stations
Arabic Calligrapher
Henna Station
Open Bar
Sweet and Savory Bites
Photo Booth
Must be 21 or older  ·  Black tie or cocktail attire  ·  Free parking


Embassy of the State of Qatar
Lockheed Martin Corporation
University of Maryland
Entertainment Software Association
Total Wine & More
Vinson and Elkins, LLC

bash co-chairS

Ben Chang
Elaine Maslamani 

bash host committee 

Natasha Akda
Lauren Bresnahan
Jay Cohen
Camilla Peterson
Brenna Williams

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.

Download the Contemporaries Bash Sponsorship Brochure

Join the Contemporaries

Learn more about Contemporaries membership and benefits


View and bid on exclusive experiences, luxurious getaways, art treasures, fine dining, DC power lunches, and more to support the Phillips’s educational progams.