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Berlin Underground

Contemporaries Bash

May 19, 2017

Dock 5 at Union Market

The event is sold out. Tickets will not be available at the door.

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Event Details

The Phillips Collection invites you to the 2017 Contemporaries Bash: Berlin Underground.Inspired by Berlin’s pulsing underground nightlife, the Bash brings the German capital’s decadent club scene to Dock 5 in one sensational night of cocktails, music, food, fashion, and dancing.

The Bash is a sell-out event that attracts the city’s most dynamic young professionals. Come connect with The Phillips Collection’s community of art-lovers, creative thinkers, and philanthropists. Proceeds benefit the museum’s award-winning education programs.

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


Premium open bar and outdoor biergarten by Denizens Brewing, Co.
Savory and sweet bites inspired by Berlin’s street food scene
DJ, photo booths, art installations, and more!

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

RSVP to the Contemporaries Facebook event here and share with your friends. Further engage on social media with #Bash2017 or #BerlinUnderground. 

For more information, please contact

Special Thanks

University of Maryland
Lockheed Martin
Total Wine & More

CityCenter DC

Creative support from Art Soiree
Biergarten by Denizens Brewing Co. 


Camilla Peterson
Jen Richer


Natasha Akda
Carmiel Arbit
Kate Bartosik
Tiffany Chen
Jay Cohen
Ben Droz
Melissa Farnum
Stephanie Fischer
Laura Galaida
Todd Galaida
Tessa Glenn
Jane Kestner
Sery Kim
Shannon Lewthwaite
Stephanie Linehan
Elaine Maslamani
Dana Morgan
Ornella Nicolacci
Taylor Parker
Chris Rotella
Michael Schiffer
Laura-Gail Smith
Lindsey Vaala
Aaron Wodin-Schwartz
Eliza Notides Young
Michael Zingali

Join the Contemporaries

Created exclusively for young professional (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

2017 Steering Committee
Carmiel Arbit · Tiffany Chen · Laura Galaida · Todd Galaida · Elaine Maslamani · Lindsey Vaala

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.

2016 Contemporaries Bash: Dreaming of Doha

Guests at the 2016 Contemporaries Bash: Dreaming of Doha were treated to an immersive cultural experience highlighting Doha’s vibrant colors and the rich culture of Qatar and the Middle East. The dazzling night featured falconry, gaming stations, an Arabic calligrapher, henna stations, and an unforgettable art installation by Daniel Wurtzel. See images of the event in Facebook album here.