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Upcoming Programs at the Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a variety of public programs that give visitors from all backgrounds and levels of interest the opportunity to experience, explore, and understand the art and artists of our time. It is our mission to create a learning community that brings art, artists, and audiences together in a lively, creative environment. From gallery tours and lectures to youth programs and late-night performances, the Hirshhorn shares the Smithsonian’s commitment to the diffusion of knowledge and lifelong learning.


Wednesday, May 4, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Irving Blum and The Cool School
Blum introduces the documentary The Cool School: How LA Learned to Love Modern Art and reflects on his time at Ferus, including his work with Robert Irwin, whose exhibition is currently on view at the Hirshhorn.


Friday, May 6, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk
ARTLAB+ mentor Cody Coltharp demonstrates 3-D scanning technology while discussing the technical aspects of moving-image works in Suspended Animation.


Friday, May 13, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk
DC-based artist Linn Meyers discusses Our View From Here, her new installation spanning the entire circumference of the inner-circle galleries on the Hirshhorn’s Second Level.


Tuesday, May 17, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Lawrence Weschler: Seeing is Remembering
The author of Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees: Over Thirty Years of Conversations with Robert Irwin explores the development of Irwin’s practice from the late 1950s through many of his later site-conditioned projects.


Friday, May 20, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at the Info Desk

Gallery Talk
Evelyn Hankins, curator of Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change, leads a close-looking exploration of Irwin’s dot paintings.


Wednesday, May 25, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Linn Meyers: Meet the Artist
Linn Meyers will discuss her unique process and her astonishing installation for a Meet the Artist lecture

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