Our museum is open today, Jan. 20, from 10am-5:30pm but the sculpture garden will be closed. Please use the entrance on Independence Ave.

See what's on view:

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Happy Birthday to Janine Antoni, born on this day in 1964!

An artwork that blurs the line between sculpture and performance art, Antoni cast two busts of herself for "Lick and Lather." Antoni sculpted the unique piece by licking the chocolate bust and bathing with the soap bust. The piece highlights the relationship that we have with our own appearance. “Both acts [licking and washing] are...
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We're excited to collaborate with The Phillips Collection on the first U.S. museum survey of Markus Lüpertz!

With Help From a Cross-Institutional Collaboration, Markus Lüpertz Gets First U.S. Retrospective | ARTnews

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Celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with photographs from across the Smithsonian:

Photos: Remembering Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Happy opening day to Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden, we are excited to host "Orchids: A Moment"!

Explore their new website to see specimens on view:

Smithsonian Gardens | orchids: A MOMENT

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Yayoi Kusama, "Pumpkin," 2016, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Courtesy of Ota Fine Arts, Tokyo/Singapore. © Yayoi Kusama.
"Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors" opens on Feb. 23!

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Explore our new website for "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"!

#InfiniteKusama opens on Feb. 23, click below to plan your visit:

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Just announced: new details about how to plan your visit to experience "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors"

Learn about our timed passes and sign up for our e-news! #InfiniteKusama

Hirshhorn debuts free passes for the large crowds anticipated for Kusama exhibit

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Reminder: join us tomorrow night for a conversation about cultural diplomacy through the visual arts with Art in Embassies, US Department of State!

Nick Cave, Imran Qureshi, and Pat Steir: Meet the Artists

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"Carving is interrelated masses conveying an emotion; a perfect relationship between the mind and the color, light and weight which is the stone, made by the hand which feels."

Happy Birthday to British sculptor Barbara Hepworth, born on this day in 1903!

Hepworth took inspiration from organic forms and her compositions mimic the rhythm and flow of water-smoothed rocks, caves, and ancient...
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OPENING January 14th! Orchids: A Moment, the 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden, showcases hundreds of fragrant orchids against the backdrop of the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture. Selected from the collections of both Smithsonian Gardens and the U.S. Botanic Garden, these stunning blooms are presented as colorful time-based...
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Director Melissa Chiu discusses our upcoming Yayoi Kusama exhibition (#InfiniteKusama opens Feb. 23!) and building community through social media:

Art Shows That Shine in Selfies

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"It’s as if you were walking through a movie, and scene after scene, they all add up to this amazing moment, which is 'The Visitors,' in the final corridor."

LAST CHANCE! Don't miss the musical world of Ragnar Kjartansson, at the Hirshhorn through Sunday:

Why a Woman Is Playing the Same Guitar Chord Over and Over Again at the Hirshhorn

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"It’s been a remarkable experience to be forced to be with my own thoughts, to decompress, to let my mind wander and think deeply about things happening in my life and in the world.”

~Gina Sobel describes her experience of the "Woman in E" endurance performance, click to hear from more of Ragnar Kjartansson's musicians:

For ‘Women in E,’ the reverberation fades

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The musicians in Ragnar Kjartansson’s Hirshhorn exhibition return to their creative lives.

After three months of performance art, what happens to the Women in E?

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"Scenes of absurdity are laced with unexpected warmth and melancholy. You may laugh and then, without knowing why, wipe away a tear."

This is the last weekend to step into the performance work of Ragnar Kjartansson:

‘Ragnar Kjartansson’ Review: An Emotional Balancing Act

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Happy Birthday to Marsden Hartley, born on this day 1877!

Hartley, a painter and writer, was a leader of the American avant-garde during the first half of this century. From 1912 to 1916, he studied abroad in Paris and Berlin, where he learned about Cubism, with its new way of ordering space, and about German Expressionism, with its emphasis on emotion and forceful color. "Painting No. 47,...
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This is the last week to explore #RagnarKjartansson!

Don't miss Ragnaröck: A Hirshhorn Late Night with Brightest Young Things this Saturday, details: [ S.si.edu Link ]

Lawrence Halprin, Rineke Djikstra Works Are On The January Arts Agenda

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Cheers to 2016, we've had a wonderful year of art with you!

Now we're counting down the days until "Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors," opening Feb. 23!

The museum, classical music, dance and theater events you shouldn’t miss in 2017

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