Event Location:
Center for Contemporary Political Art
916 G Street NW
Washington DC

Metro Accessible: Gallery Place & Metro Center

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Political Art from the 18th Century to 21st

Opening reception
Thursday, December 6, 2018

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM

ON VIEW Dec 6- Jan 15, 2019

Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPART)
916 G Street NW in Washington DC 20001

#ARTOFINJUSTICE Ending Stop & Frisk

Monday, November 19, 2018
6 PM – 8 PM

Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPART)
916 G Street NW in Washington DC 20001

Reception and Gallery Talk
Eugene Puryear, Stop Police Terror Project
Jean Patrick Icart-Pierre, Gallery Artist
411 Collective, Washington DC Artist Collective

Free Open Mic: The Art of Literary Protest

Friday, November 9, 2018
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPART)
916 G Street NW in Washington DC 20001

Join Poets Sarah Browning (Co-Founder, Split the Rock), Katherine E. Young (inaugural Poet Laureate of Arlington) and Tara Campbell (DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities award-winner) for a reading and open mic. Writers and poets will interact with Jonathan Talbot's "Spin & Win," spinning the wheel and reading a poem or micro-fiction that responds to the call to "resist," "cry," "witness," "rage," etc.

Drink Trump’s Kool-Aid and celebrate delusional thinking!

Sunday, October 28, 2018
2:00 pm – 4:30 pm: Trump's Kool-Aid Tasting, a mobile art event
5:00 pm - 7:00 pm: ART OF THE PRANK movie screening and Q&A with Joey Skaggs

Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPART)
916 G Street NW in Washington DC 20005

Leaving from the Center for Contemporary Political Art (CCPART) at 2:00 pm, the artist and a band of Donald Trump look-alikes wearing Trump masks will take Joey Skaggs’ mobile Trump Kool-Aid Stand to the streets, bringing Trump’s Kool-Aid to the people.

Everyone is invited to participate! Print your own Trump mask here or pick one up from Joey Skaggs at the event.

Trump’s Kool-Aid Tasting is a faux Pro-Trump parade, illustrating and satirizing what Trump represents to the American people. The performance aims to counter voter apathy and motivate people to turn out for the 2018 midterm election.

Check out two previous Joey Skaggs Trump-related actions from 2017 and 2018:
Trump’s Golden Throne and Trump’s Military Parade.


Later that day, on Sunday, October 28, 2018, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm, come watch ART OF THE PRANK, the 85-minute award-winning feature documentary by Andrea Marini, chronicling the unique journey of Joey Skaggs, a pioneering American artist and activist who created his own form of guerrilla marketing using the media as his medium. Since the 1960s he has made searing and often hilarious social commentary.

Joey Skaggs will do a Q&A after the film.

Guest speaker, Peter Hart
The Art of the Mid Term Elections: How the Visual Impacts Public Opinion

Saturday, October 27
3:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Peter D. Hart is regarded as one of the top analysts of public opinion in the United States. He is a leading shaper of national trends and political messages. Peter is the chairman of Peter D. Hart Research Associates since 1971, and is a senior counselor to TMG Strategies. Together with Robert Teeter or Bill McInturff, Hart and his company have provided NBC News and The Wall Street Journal with polls since 1989.

Artist Talk with Professor David Estlund
On Making and Finding the Political in Art

Friday, October 26
6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

When not working as an artist, David is the Lombardo Family professor of philosophy at Brown University and author of Democratic Authority (Princeton University Press).

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