"Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" opens today!

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"Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" opens today

Ai Weiwei brings his Lego portraits of political dissidents to the Hirshhorn

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Segmation - The Art of Pieceful Imaging
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STORYTIME+ invites the youngest artists (newborn – preschool) and their caregivers to explore contemporary art through stories and movement. In celebration of summer, join us for an adventure! We will look at the painting "Spearfishing" by Peter Doig before taking a seaside journey with David Wiesner’s book "Flotsam." Following the read-aloud, participants will create their own adventure...
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Storytime: Spearfishing

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STORYTIME+ invites the youngest artists (newborn–preschool) and their caregivers to explore contemporary art through stories and movement. Explore kinetic art and the story of artist Alexander Calder through a read-aloud of Tanya Lee Stone’s "Sandy’s Circus," followed by a close look at Calder’s work and a hands-on experimentation in movement and balance.

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Storytime: Sandy’s Circus

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STORYTIME+ invites the youngest artists (newborn – preschool) and their caregivers to explore contemporary art through stories and movement. Join us at Yoko Ono’s "Wish Tree for Washington, DC." We will tie our wishes to the tree and read aloud "The Lorax" by Dr. Seuss. Following the story, participants will create their own Truffula Wish trees. Nursing moms are welcome.

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STORYTIME invites the youngest artists newborn preschool and their caregivers to explore

Storytime: The Lorax and the Wish Tree

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Suzanne Pender
Samuel Russell
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Ai Weiwei is China's most famous international artist and its most outspoken domestic critic. Against a backdrop of strict censorship and an unresponsive legal system, Ai expresses himself and organizes people through art and social media. In response, Chinese authorities have shut down his blog, beat him up, bulldozed his newly built studio, and held him in secret detention.

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Ai Weiwei is Chinas most famous international artist and its most outspoken

Film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

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We're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Yoko Ono's "Wish Tree" this summer!

Did you know that we've collected more than 80,000 wishes since it joined the sculpture garden? Learn more:
We're celebrating the 10th Anniversary of Yoko Ono's "Wish Tree" this summer

#SummerOfYoko kicks off at @hirshhorn + you need to go this weekend! | Toby Knapp | HOT 99.5

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In anticipation of "Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" opening next week, take a look back at some of his important works from our 2012 exhibition, "Ai Weiwei: According to What?" #ThrowbackThursday
In anticipation of Ai Weiwei Trace at Hirshhorn opening next week take

Ai Weiwei’s key works, according to Philip Kennicott

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Only one week away, "Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" opens on June 28!
Only one week away "Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn" opens on June 28

Ai Weiwei: Trace at Hirshhorn - Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden | Smithsonian

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Happy Summer Solstice!

Celebrate with Nicolas Party's mural, "sunrise, sunset," which stretches around the entire inner-ring gallery on our third floor. Party uses dawn and dusk as a metaphorical connector between the past, present and future of humanity. Explore more: [ S.si.edu Link ]
Happy Summer Solstice Celebrate with Nicolas Partys mural sunrise sunset which stretches
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“There are those artists who are among the canon, who change the culture, who continually decade on decade, year on year, have something to say about the world and to the world and Yoko is clearly one of those.” ~Curator Mark Beasley
There are those artists who are among the canon who change the

The Long and Winding Road of Yoko Ono’s Art

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Shadow/Casters, June 10, 2017 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, curated by Victoria Reis, Transformer.

The event featured one-night-only performances by Jason Barnes (Pussy Noir), Alexandra ‘Rex’ Delafkaran, Kunj, and Hoesy Corona as they creatively explored concepts of abundance, transition and community through contemporary storytelling, visual archetypes and ritual.

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ShadowCasters June 10 2017 at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden curated
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Installation view, detail, Nicolas Party "sunrise, sunset" 2017
Installation view detail Nicolas Party "sunrise sunset" 2017
Opening day for "Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington and the World"!

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Ono's "Wish Tree" in our sculpture garden, share your memories with "My Mommy Is Beautiful," and view "Sky TV for Washington, DC." On view through Sept. 17, 2017. #SummerofYoko

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Opening day for "Yoko Ono: Four Works for Washington and the World"
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Happy #FathersDay!

We're celebrating fathers, father figures, and families today!

Henry Moore "Family Group" (1946, bronze)
Happy FathersDay Were celebrating fathers father figures and families today Henry Moore
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Sound Scene X, organized by local sound collective DC Listening Lounge, unites audio artists and contributors from across the globe to transform the Hirshhorn into a sonic wonderland highlighting the unique sounds of D.C. This year’s event focuses on the theme of "dissonance."

Throughout the day, visitors will have the rare opportunity to listen to the solar system in real time, play a...
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Sound Scene X organized by local sound collective DC Listening Lounge unites

Sound Scene X: Dissonance

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"For those not familiar with Yoko Ono’s work, this summer is a generous introduction, and for those familiar with it – a great opportunity to reconnect with the artist.”

Brightest Young Things spoke with Curator Mark Beasley about our #SummerofYoko!
For those not familiar with Yoko Onos work this summer is a

Summer of Yoko Ono at Hirshhorn - BrightestYoungThings - DC

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Laura DiCurcio
Tamara Blake