Ceiling Collapses at Gala

August 19, 2013

Part of a ceiling in an art gallery run by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities collapsed during a gala opening for “Go-Go Swing,” an exhibit focused on the legacy of D.C.’s signature post-funk sound. Several people were injured and transported to a hospital. The incident occurred about an hour and half into the event during a set by the band Black Alley. The ceiling collapse took place about 10 feet from the stage, but the audience couldn’t hear it because of the volume of the music. The event took place inside the arts commission’s 200 I Gallery space, inside the agency’s 200 I Street SE headquarters. (dcist)

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