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Gallery: Hasse Persson’s “Studio 54 Forever”

House of Sweden exhibits photos from the glory days of Studio 54, captured by Swedish photographer Hasse Persson

Photo: Hasse Persson / Courtesy Embassy of Sweden

Right now, you can get a glimpse into the world’s most iconic disco by taking a stroll down to the Swedish Embassy on the Georgetown Waterfront. Within the House of Sweden resides an exhibit featuring photos from the glory days of Studio 54 captured by Swedish photographer Hasse Persson, who snapped images in the U.S. from 1967 to 1990, covering race relations, American presidents Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan, and iconic figures such as Andy Warhol. Persson was one of a handful of photographers granted permission to photograph inside the world’s most celebrated and notorious nightclub.

On display to Dec. 16, with public access limited to Saturdays and Sundays from 12 to 5 p.m. 2900 K St. NW. Free. Call 202-467-2600 or visit swedenabroad.com/washington.

Photo: Hasse Persson / Courtesy Embassy of Sweden

Photo: Hasse Persson / Courtesy Embassy of Sweden


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Doug Rule covers the arts, theater, music, food, nightlife and culture as contributing editor for Metro Weekly.

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