Views From Phillips after 5

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A visitor interacts with artist Dan Steinhilber’s Interface artworks. Photo: Instagram/heidinotklum

Last week’s All That Jazz Phillips after 5 was action-packed! Here are some of our favorite visitor photos from the activities all over the museum, including craft cocktails, tours, jazz from The Pete Muldoon Sextet, and a one-night-only interactive exhibition by DC-based artist Dan Steinhilber.

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Visitors interact with Dan Steinhilber’s Interface artworks. (Left) Photo: Instagram/etxeco (right) Photo: Instagram/conniepaik

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A beautiful evening to enjoy the Phillips’s courtyard. (Left) Photo: Instagram/rebleber (right) Photo: Instagram/ksnahyun

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Instagrammer @nataliemueller3 on Dan Steinhilber’s participatory work at Phillips after 5: “A fun, interactive take on the disconnect from the talking heads of DC and the digital world and the moving body”

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(Left) @cocktailsandcraft shares the view from The Jazzy Mule: scotch, elderflower liqueur, bitters, ginger beer, lime (right) Instagrammer @dnl340 captures The Pete Muldoon Sextet in action

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The view from inside Dan Steinhilber’s interactive artworks. (Left) Photo: Instagram/hprlhoda (right) Photo: Instagram/christine60605

Making Music and Maracas

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Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, 2016. Photo: Josh Navarro

Last weekend, we welcomed over 4,000 visitors for Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days to try out instruments, make artwork and crafts from recycled materials, hear stories in our library, and of course listen to some live jazz! Thanks to the DC Jazz Festival, all of the participating DKMC Walk Weekend museums, and everyone who attended.

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Making maracas from recycle materials at Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, 2016. Photo: Josh Navarro

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Jazz-inpsired artwork at Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, 2016. Photo: Josh Navarro

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Storytime at Jazz ‘n Families Fun Days, 2016. Photo: Josh Navarro

Inflating a Chat Room: Dan Steinhilber’s Interactive Artwork

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Artist Dan Steinhilber sets up interactive work “Interface” for Phillips after 5 on June 2. Photos: Amy Wike

In preparation for tonight’s Phillips after 5, DC-based artist Dan Steinhilber visited the museum yesterday to test out his interactive Interface artwork in the galleries. Steinhilber’s work, which was recently featured at G Fine Art, invites visitors to enter into the piece and create a unique experience for themselves and other participants. Comprising five inflatable, bag-like sculptures (made from plastic stretch wrap, wood, and computer fans), Interface is a riff on our addiction to the Internet, instant yet remote communication, and virtual reality. The wearable aspect of these works­—visitors insert their “talking-heads” inside the sculptures while their hands remain outside—offers an estranged and disembodied experience.

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Artist Dan Steinhilber sets up interactive work “Interface” for Phillips after 5 on June 2

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Steinhilber placed works around the gallery before inflating and adjusting

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Artist Dan Steinhilber sets up interactive work “Interface” for Phillips after 5 on June 2

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“Untitled Mobile Interface Site (Conversation Pillow),” 2016, rests against a gallery wall

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Steinhilber inside “Untitled Mobile Interface Site (Chat Room),” 2016

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Artist Dan Steinhilber sets up interactive work “Interface” for Phillips after 5 on June 2