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Friday Gallery Talks

Friday Gallery Talks meet on Fridays at 12:30 pm at the Information Desk in the Hirshhorn lobby
From top to bottom: Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn, 1995/2009; Colored Vases, 2007-2010. Installation view of Ai Weiwei: According to What? at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington D.C., 2012. Photo: Cathy Carver.

Hirshhorn staff and outside experts discuss selections from current and upcoming exhibitions, including At The Hub Of Things: New Views Of The Collection and Days of Endless Time, as well as works from the permanent collection. Groups meet at the Information Desk in the Hirshhorn Lobby. Talks are typically recorded for podcast and made available on iTunes U


Friday Gallery Talk: Melissa Ho on Shirin Neshat: Facing HistoryShirin Neshat, Roja (The Book of Kings), 2012
Friday, May 22, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk: Carol Huh on Shirin Neshat: Facing HistoryShirin Neshat, Roja (The Book of Kings) and Ibrahim (The Book of Kings), 2012
Friday, May 29, 2015



Michael Vetter on Jeff Koons’ Kiepenkerl
Friday, April 17, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk: Michael Vetter on Lucian FreudMichael Vetter on Lucian Freud
Friday, March 6, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk: Kenjiro OkazakiKenjiro Okazaki with Katsuyoshi Tsujita
Friday, March 13, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk: Kelly Gordon on Days Of Endless Time - MobileKelly Gordon on Days Of Endless Time
Friday, March 27, 2015

Installation view of At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2014. Left to right: Jan Dibbets, Tide, 1969; Richard Long, Norfolk Flint Circle, 1992; Brice Marden, Cold Mountain 2, 1989–91. Photo: Cathy CarverAssistant curator Melissa Ho on At The Hub Of Things: New Views Of The Collection
Friday, February 27, 2015

Dan Flavin installation viewCurator Evelyn Hankins on American artist Dan Flavin
Friday, February 13, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk: Evelyn Hankins on Lawrence Weiner - MobileCurator Evelyn Hankins discusses Lawrence Weiner
Friday, January 30, 2015

Friday Gallery Talk Jae Ko discusses her sculpture "Untitled (JK103)"Artist Jae Ko discusses her sculpture Untitled (JK 103)
Friday, November 7, 2014  

Salvatore Scarpitta, Snowshoe Sled, 1974Assistant curator Melissa Ho gives a tour of Salvatore Scarpitta: Traveler
Friday, October 24, 2014  

Guido van der Werve, Still from Nummer Negen (#9) The Day I Didn’t Turn with the World, 2007Assistant curator Mika Yoshitake and artists discuss Days of Endless Time
Friday, October 17, 2014  

Salvatore Scarpitta, Sal Cragar, 1969. Photo: Cathy CarverSculptor and writer Theodore Prescott on helping Scarpitta create Sal Cragar and other racecars in the 1960s
Friday, September 12, 2014  

Friday Gallery Talk: Mike Osborne discusses Sitebound - MobileMike Osborne discusses Sitebound: Photography from the Collection
Friday, August 22, 2014  

Installation view of Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2014. Left to right: works by Paul Jenkins, Lynda Benglis, Anne Truitt, Sam Francis, and Morris Louis. Photo: Cathy CarverAssistant curator Mika Yoshitake gives a tour of Gravity’s Edge
Friday, March 28, 2014

Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York, 1960Art historian and Corcoran faculty Stephen Petersen on Jean Tinguely’s Homage to New York and Study for an End of the World, No. 2 in Damage Control
Friday, December 6, 2013

Still from Gerco de Ruijter’s CROPS, 2012. Courtesy of the artistArtist Gerco de Ruijter on his video work CROPS
Friday, November 22, 2013 

Auguste Rodin, "Walking Man," 1900, enlarged 1905, cast 1962Sculptor and Corcoran College of Art & Design adjunct faculty Peter Bottger on Auguste Rodin’s Walking Man
Friday, November 15, 2013

Alexander Calder, Two Discs, 1965Joyce Bedi, NMAH Senior Historian at the Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, on engineering in Alexander Calder’s work
Friday, November 8, 2013

Jean Tinguely, Homage to New York, 1960Art historian and Corcoran faculty Stephen Petersen on Jean Tinguely’s Homage to New York and Study for an End of the World, No. 2 in Damage Control
Friday, November 1, 2013 – POSTPONED

Ellsworth Kelly, "Red Yellow Blue V," 1968Artist and Corcoran adjunct faculty Mark Cameron Boyd on Ellsworth Kelly’s Red, Yellow, Blue V
Friday, October 25, 2013 

Dan Graham: "For Gordon Bunshaft"Artist, educator, and founding director of Civilian Art Projects, Jayme McLellan, discusses Dan Graham’s For Gordon Bunshaft
Friday, October 18, 2013 – POSTPONED

Henry Moore, "Three-Way Piece No. 3: Vertebrae (Working Model)," 1968, cast early 1969Conservation fellow Steven O’Banion on the sculptures of Henry Moore
Friday, September 27, 2013

Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter MobileMichel Banabila, sound composer for Gerco de Ruijter’s CROPS, performs an ambient music set
Friday, September 20, 2013 

Jennie C. Jones MobileLibrary of Congress curator of recorded sound Matthew Barton discusses Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance
Friday, September 13, 2013

Still from Bruce Conner's "Report," 1967. Courtesy of the artistLibrary of Congress Executive Director, National Audiovisual Center, Patrick Loughney, on Bruce Conner’s Report in Over, Under, Next
Friday, September 06, 2013

Screening of Artist Interview: Ann Hamilton’s palimpsest
Friday, August 30, 2013

Sol LeWitt, "Wall Drawing #1113 On a wall, a triangle within a rectangle, each with broken bands of color," 2003Curatorial intern Deirdre Smith discusses Sol LeWitt
Friday, August 23, 2013 

Arnaldo Pomodoro, "Sphere No. 6 (Sphere within a Sphere)," 1963-1965Hirshhorn conservation staff discuss challenges in the upkeep of outdoor sculpture
Friday, August 16, 2013 

Robert Rauschenberg, "Dam," 1959Oberlin College visiting professor Katherine Markoski on Robert Rauschenberg’s Dam in Over, Under, Next
Friday, August 9, 2013

Damien Hirst, "The Asthmatic Escaped II," 1992Georgetown University Keyser Family Professor of Art History, Modern Art, Elizabeth Prelinger, on Damien Hirst in Over, Under, Next
Friday, July 26, 2013

Hirshhorn exhibits specialist Scott Larson discusses interpreting the installation artist’s intention in Over, Under, Next
Friday, July 19, 2013

Salvatore Scarpitta, "Snowshoe Sled," 1974Hirshhorn assistant curator Melissa Ho discusses Salvatore Scarpitta’s Snowshoe Sled in Over, Under, Next
Friday, July 12, 2013

Tomonori Toyofuku, "Caelum II (Sky)," 1963Hirshhorn assistant curator Mika Yoshitake discusses her new installation of permanent collection works on the second floor
Friday, June 28, 2013

Hirshhorn writer and editor Glenn Dixon on Stan Brakhage’s Mothlight in Over, Under, Next
Friday, June 21, 2013

Directions: Jennie C. Jones "Higher Resonance"WPFW 89.3 FM jazz host and Georgetown University adjunct professor Rusty Hassan on Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance
Friday, June 14, 2013

Directions: "Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance"Hirshhorn associate curator Evelyn Hankins on Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance
Friday, June 7, 2013

Joseph Cornell, "Shadow Box," c. 1954-1956Collector and Hirshhorn trustee Robert Lehrman on Joseph Cornell in Over, Under, Next
Friday, May 31, 2013

Hirshhorn director of public programs and education Milena Kalinovska discusses Jeff Koons’s Kiepenkerl in the Sculpture Garden
Friday, May 24, 2013

Ann Hamilton and Kathryn Clark's "palimpsest," 1989Hirshhorn’s Gwynne Ryan discusses conservation issues surrounding Ann Hamilton’s palimpsest in Over, Under, Next
Friday, May 17, 2013

Black Box: DEMOCRACIAAmerican Parkour founders M2 and Travis Graves discuss DEMOCRACIA’s Ser y Durar [To Be and To Last]
Friday, May 10, 2013

Dan Steinhilber, "Untitled," 2002Dan Steinhilber discusses his work Untitled in Over, Under, Next
Friday, May 3, 2013

"Over, Under, Next" Exhibition InstallationAssociate curator Evelyn Hankins on Over, Under, Next
Friday, April 26, 2013

Jirí Kolár's "Untitled," 1952Director of Public Programs and Education Milena Kalinovska discusses Jiri Kolar’s works in Over, Under, Next
Friday, April 19, 2013

George Tooker, "The Letter Box," 1953Georgetown University Gallery Director and Professor Evan Reed discusses  George Tooker’s The Letter Box in Out of the Ordinary
Friday, April 12, 2013

Friday Gallery Talk for "Out of the Ordinary"Elizabeth Prelinger, Keyser Family Professor of Art History at Georgetown University, discusses Display Stand with Madonnas in Out of the Ordinary
Friday, April 5, 2013

Jaime Davidovich, "Blue, Red, Yellow," 1974Collector Manuel de Santaren discusses Jaime Davidovich’s video work
Friday, March 29, 2013

Yasumasa Morimura, "Self Portrait (Actress)/After Marlene Dietrich 2"National Portrait Gallery historian David Ward discusses Yasumasa Morimura’s Self Portrait (Actress)/After Marlene Dietrich 2 in Out of the Ordinary
Friday, March 22, 2013

Richard Artschwager's "Two Indentations," 1967Hirshhorn’s Glenn Dixon on Richard Artschwager’s Two Indentations in Out of the Ordinary
Friday, March 15, 2013

Nikki S. Lee's "The Hispanic Project 2," 1998Tim Doud, American University Associate Professor of Studio Art, on Nikki S. Lee in Out of the Ordinary
Friday, March 8, 2013

Friday Gallery Talk for "Out of the Ordinary"Assistant curator Melissa Ho presents a walkthrough of Out of the Ordinary
Friday, March 1, 2013

Jean Dubuffet's "Limbour as a Crustacean"Curatorial Assistant Katherine Markoski discusses Jean Dubuffet’s Limbour as a Crustacean
Friday, February 22, 2013

Ai Weiwei, "He Xie," 2010–Hirshhorn registrar Melissa Front discusses logistical challenges surrounding three works in Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Friday, February 15, 2013

Ai Weiwei: According to What?Hirshhorn interpretive guide Janet Hong discusses Ai Weiwei’s photo installations Provisional Landscapes and Beijing’s 2008 Olympic Stadium
Friday, February 8, 2013

Namiko Kunimoto, assistant professor of art at American University, discusses a work from Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Friday, February 1, 2013

Ai Weiwei: According to What?Freer/Sackler associate curator Carol Huh discusses several wood works in Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Friday, January 18, 2013

Barbara Kruger: Belief+DoubtHirshhorn exhibition production coordinator Beth Skirkanich and assistant curator Melissa Ho discuss the installation of Barbara Kruger’s Belief+Doubt
Friday, January 25, 2013

Ai Weiwei's "Grapes," 2010; "New York Photographs," 1983-1993; "Tea House," 2009Hirshhorn exhibition coordinator Larissa Raddell discusses the installation process of Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Friday, January 11, 2013

Hirshhorn interpretive guide Janina Anderson discusses Ai Weiwei’s Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn
Friday, January 4, 2013

Installation view of Ai Weiwei's "Wenchaun Steel Rebar," 2008. Photo by Cathy CarverHirshhorn interpretive guide Remina Greenfield discusses Ai Weiwei’s Straight
Friday, December 28, 2012

Directions: Antonio RovaldiArtist, designer, and American University assistant professor Yana Sakellion on Antonio Rovaldi’s video work Opening Day
Friday, December 21, 2012

Ai Weiwei, "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995/2009; "Colored Vases," 2007-2010Michelle C. Wang, Assistant Professor at Georgetown University, on ceramic pieces in Ai Weiwei: According to What?
Friday, December 14, 2012

Black Box: DEMOCRACIADEMOCRACIA discuss their work Ser y Durar
Friday, December 7, 2012

Gerhard Richter "Sanctuary," 1988Associate curator of Modern Art Evelyn Hankins discusses Gerhard Richter’s Sanctuary
Friday, November 9. 2012

Ai Weiwei: According to What?Assistant curator Mika Yoshitake on Ai Weiwei’s Kippe, 2006
Friday, October 26, 2012

Ai Weiwei, "Cube Light," 2008Chief curator Kerry Brougher on Ai Weiwei’s Cube Light, 2008
Friday, October 19, 2012

Jeroen Eisinga: SpringtimeJeroen Eisinga
Friday, October 12, 2012

Hirshhorn assistant curator Mika Yoshitake on Ai Weiwei’s Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads, 2010
Friday, May 4, 2012

Assistant curator Melissa Ho on Morris Louis’s Charred Journal: Firewritten I, 1951
Friday, April 27, 2012

Amanda Jirón-Murphy, educator at the Phillips Collection and independent curator on Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space
Friday, March 2, 2012

Jacquelyn D. Serwer, chief curator at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, on Jacob Lawrence
Friday, February 17, 2012

Curators Melissa Ho and Mika Yoshitake on Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
Friday, February 3, 2012

Director of Public Programs and Education Milena Kalinovska on Constantin Brancusi
Friday, January 13, 2012

National Geographic travel writer Andrew Evans on Hamish Fulton
Friday, July 22, 2011

Assistant curator Melissa Ho on Frank Stella
Friday, May 5, 2011

Lee Talbot, Associate curator at the Textile Museum, on Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977
Friday, April 29, 2011

Artist/musician Robin Rose on Blinky Palermo
Friday, March 25, 2011

Artist Patrick McDonough on Blinky Palermo
Friday, March 18, 2011

Joshua Shannon, Assistant Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies in the Department of Art History and Archaeology at the University of Maryland, College Park, on Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977
Friday, March 11, 2011

Curatorial assistant Jessica Beck on Andy Warhol
Friday, March 4, 2011

Curatorial research assistant Javier Ortega-Alverez on the collection
Friday, February 11, 2011

Conservator Clarke Bedford on ColorForms
Friday, January 7, 2011

Merry A. Foresta on Directions: Cyprien Gaillard and Mario Garcia Torres
Friday, December 17, 2010

Christina Schepelmann on Guillermo Kuitca
Friday, December 10, 2010

Curator Evelyn Hankins on Fred Sandback
Tuesday, September 28 2010

Daniel Moquay on Yves Klein
Thursday, July 29 2010

Professor Jerrold Levinson on Yves Klein
Monday, June 21 2010

Glenn Dixon on Phoebe Greenberg
Monday, March 15 2010

Artist and Corcoran College professor Mark Cameron Boyd on Allen Ruppersberg
Monday, March 1 2010

Larry Bird, senior curator at National Museum of American History, on James Rosenquist
Thursday, November 19 2009

Tatiana Flores on Rafael Jesus Soto
Thursday, November 12 2009

Emory University art historian James Meyer on Anne Truitt
Friday, November 6 2009

Air and Space curator Dominic Pisano on Roszak’s Ascension
Thursday, October 29 2009

Artist David Page on Nick Cave’s Soundsuit
Monday, September 28 2009

DC-area artist Erik Sandberg on Yinka Shonibare
Tuesday, July 28 2009

Virginia Shore on Giacometti
Monday, July 13 2009

Video artist Kathryn Cornelius on Black Box: Guido van der Werve
Friday, June 5 2009

Colby Caldwell on Walead Beshty
Monday, June 1 2009

Robert Lehrman on Strange Bodies
Tuesday, March 31 2009

Grey Gundaker on Lucas Samaras
Monday, March 30 2009

Howard Singerman on Richard Nonas
Monday, December 29 2008

Artist and Professor Tim Spelios on Bruce Nauman
Tuesday, December 16 2008

Arts writer Kriston Capps on Ed Ruscha
Monday, September 22 2008

Arts writer Glenn Dixon on Bruce Nauman
Wednesday, September 17 2008

Curator Anne Ellegood on The Cinema Effect: Realisms
Tuesday, July 1 2008

Artist Bill Christenberry on Lee Friedlander
Tuesday, June 24 2008

National Gallery’s Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art Molly Donovan on Kimsooja
Thursday, May 22 2008

Artist Athena Tacha on Mona Hatoum’s Entrail Carpet
Tuesday, May 6 2008

Randall Packer on Gary Hill
Friday, March 21 2008

Noelle Tan
Tuesday, February 12 2008

Artist Alyson Shotz and curator Anne Ellegood
Tuesday, January 15 2008

In Conversation with Ghada Amer
Sunday, November 11 2007

In Conversation with Nene Humphrey
Thursday, November 1 2007

Anne Ellegood on Currents
Thursday, November 1 2007

Jeffrey Grove on Morris Louis
Monday, September 24 2007

Domonic Molon on Wolfgang Tillmans
Wednesday, May 23 2007

Russell Ferguson on Wolfgang Tillmans
Sunday, May 13 2007

Histories and Mysteries of the Hirshhorn
Tuesday, April 3 2007

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