Illustration by Jimmy Simpson

Friday Remix

Friday, January 31,
6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Throughout our galleries, artists have created performances and participatory experiences inspired by the exhibition Designs for Different Futures. View the future through their eyes and imagine your own possible futures.

On January 31, the main building closes at 5:00 p.m., reopening at 6:00 p.m. for Friday Remix ticket holders only.


Program Schedule

All programs last 30 minutes unless otherwise noted.


6:00–10:00 p.m.
Meet at the North Entrance
Representatives from the future offer a glimpse of Tomorrowland, using their shared identity and telekinetic mind to usher you through your Remix experience. Explore how humans evolve as technology advances, from carapace clothing and predictive movements to extra cell-phone fingers and psychic umbilical cords. The future is now—explore what’s in store.
Featuring performers Molly Hanulec, Andrew Whitenight, Zach Decker, Shannon Fahey & Rose Luardo

Free Water with Shelley Spector

6:00–9:00 p.m.
Resnick Rotunda 261
In a choreographed performance, artist Shelley Spector creates a machinelike, yet very human, system in which the museum’s tap water is bottled in collected containers and given to visitors. Free Water counters the convenience of waste and proposes an inefficient future in which the human hand is placed back into the process.

DIY Art: Makeup Tutorial with Ariel Versace

6:30–8:30 p.m.
Great Stair Hall Balcony
YouTube makeup-tutorial sensation Ariel Versace gives tips on perfecting your look while maintaining your digital anonymity. This program is inspired by CV Dazzle, which uses highly stylized face makeup and hairstyling to protect the wearer against CV (computer vision) face-detection technology. CV Dazzle is featured in Designs for Different Futures.

Sound Workshop with Madam Data

6:45 & 7:45 p.m.
Chinese Reception Hall, gallery 326
Join sound artist Ada Adhiyatma (aka Madam Data) for an interactive workshop on digital-interface design for audio instruments and its intersections with spirituality, bodily autonomy, and higher dimensional geometry.

Bone, Fascia, Blood, and Breath with Nicole Bindler

6:45 & 7:45 p.m.
Meet at entrance to Dorrance Galleries
Take an experiential, interactive walk/wheel/dance through Designs for Different Futures with performing artist Nicole Bindler. Explore and celebrate the ways the human body’s gifts and needs have inspired works in this exhibition. All people, bodies, and abilities are welcome to participate.

Detour with Mary Maggic

7:00 & 7:45 p.m.
Meet in gallery 364
How are bodies represented to fulfill gender norms? How do art and science shape our perceptions of gender? Mary Maggic explores representations of the body in the art of the past and speculates on possibilities for the future. Be sure to find Mary Maggic’s speculative video Housewives Making Drugs in the exhibition.

AndroMeda by Zornitsa Stoyanova

7:15 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
A journey through a futuristic dystopian psyche, AndroMeda comments on the lust for the new and shiny and the cost and gain of technology to our humanness. Choreographed by Stoyanova, this performance features Megan Bridge, Elba Hevia y Vaca, and Rhonda Moore.

What Had Happened Was . . . : Narratives for Different Pasts with Wit López

7:30 p.m.
Meet in gallery 219
Ever looked at a work of art and wondered what stories aren’t being told? Wit López & TheyFolk lead an alternate journey through the American art galleries in this original performance of music, storytelling, and dance.

Space Sounds with Sun Ra Arkestra

8:15–9:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Journey through chronos and cosmos with the legendary Arkestra, directed by Marshall Allen.

Dance Party with DJ AriCiano

9:00–10:00 p.m.
Great Stair Hall
Designer and sonic artist AriCiano spins throughout the evening and caps off the night with tunes to make you move.


Things to Know
  • Tickets required; limited availability.
  • Recommended for ages 18+.
  • Craft beer and cocktails plus light bites available for purchase.
  • $5 parking in our garage when you visit the museum after 5:00 p.m. on Friday nights.


Ticket Prices
  • Public: $28 
  • Members: $22
  • Student members & Young Friends: $14
This event is part of the Friday Remix program series.

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