Just announced: “Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn” opens this summer!
A solo project by Ai Weiwei, this presentation marks the East Coast debut of “Trace,” one of the artist’s most significant U.S. installations in recent years, and features the addition of two graphic wallpapers to accompany the work, one never before seen. Together, the massive installation will span 700 feet around the... View details ⇨
Installation view of "Masterworks from the Hirshhorn Collection"
Left to right:
Peter Doig “Spearfishing” 2013
Sergio Camargo “Column” 1967-1968
Clyfford Still “1962-D“ 1962
Jean-Paul Riopelle “Large Triptych” 1964
Sunrises and sunsets are among the few moments in the day when we are reminded that the universe is vast and its measure of time infinite. This perspective, when viewed within a landscape, allows viewers a retreat from the comparatively trivial motions of daily life. By creating a new monumental mural comprised of such landscapes—some borrowed from the genre's historical repertoire, others... View details ⇨
“It seems pumpkins do not inspire much respect. But I was enchanted by their charming and winsome form. What appealed to me most was the pumpkin’s generous unpretentiousness. That and its solid spiritual base.” ~Yayoi Kusama
Join us tomorrow evening: New York–based critic and curator Bob Nickas presents a selection of 100 paintings. Choosing one from each year in order from 1915–2015, Nickas will present a unique perspective on art history and modern art.
Green probably isn't the first color that comes to mind when one thinks of blooming flowers. Yet it is wide-spread throughout the flowering plant kingdom. Check out the green blossoms of Dendrobium Genting Royal in our exhibition "Orchids: A Moment" at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
Only one week left to enjoy the show!
Brazilian artist Vik Muniz, best known for creating what he terms “photographic delusions,” began his career as a sculptor but eventually turned his attention exclusively to photography. Working with a variety of unconventional materials—such as chocolate, diamonds, dust, and sugar—the artist forms three-dimensional narratives before recording the final images with his camera. Foregrounding... View details ⇨
Welcome summer with Shadow/Casters, an after-hours performance art event, hosted by the Hirshhorn in partnership with local arts organization Transformer. Coinciding with the approaching summer solstice, the event features one-night-only performances by Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, Kunj, and Hoesy Corona as they creatively explore concepts of abundance, transition and... View details ⇨
The ARTLAB+ Studio Assistants Program is a twelve-week internship for teens that provides highly specialized tech skills, leadership opportunities, and the chance to be involved directly with events and exhibitions happening at the museum. This showcase will feature artworks that engage this session’s theme of artistic identity and are inspired by works in the Hirshhorn collection.
Filmed over nearly three years, Waste Land (2010) follows renowned Brazilian artist Vik Muniz as he journeys from his home base in Brooklyn to the world’s largest landfill, Jardim Gramacho, located on the outskirts of Rio de Janeiro. While there, Muniz works with an eclectic band of catadores—self-designated pickers of recyclable materials. Initially, his objective is to “paint” them with... View details ⇨
Previously head of the acclaimed Dusseldorf Art Academy, German artist Markus Lüpertz is internationally recognized as one of the most renowned figures of Neo-Expressionist painting. Working across a variety of media for more than fifty years, he has earned a reputation for probing the expressive possibilities of figuration and imbuing his subjects with both personal and historical resonances.... View details ⇨
Recently commissioned to create a unique work for the Dolcezza pop-up coffee shop on the Hirshhorn plaza, DC-based artist Kelly Towles discuss his work and POW! WOW! DC, an international art movement that celebrates culture, music, and art, while enriching and beautifying the neighborhoods in which it takes place. He will be joined for this special morning discussion by artist, illustrator,... View details ⇨