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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, February 3, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Beyond Surrealist Sculpture
Senior curator Valerie Fletcher joins scholars Martica Sawin (author of Surrealism in Exile and the Beginning of the New York School) and Dr. Laurie Wilson (author of Alberto Giacometti: Myth, Magic, and the Man) to examine the diverse ways in which new generations of sculptors have drawn inspiration from the ideas and practices of Surrealism. More…

Friday, February 5, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk
Deeply engaged with the history and strategies of Surrealism, Shana Lutker explores the avant-garde milieu of Paris in the 1920s, a place and time in which radical artistic ideas occasionally met with physical violence and artists sometimes attacked one another to defend ideologies and honor. More…

Thursday, February 11, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Agnieszka Polska: Meet the Artist
Polish artist Agnieszka Polska creates immersive, hallucinatory animations that exploit ambiguities of understanding in visual imagery, verbal language, and science. More…

Friday, February 12, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Sue Frank
Phillips Collection curator Sue Frank discusses works in Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York. More…

Sunday, February 14, 2016
3:00 pm | Lerner Room
Final weekend! Marvelous Objects closes February 15.

Bewilder Sensation: Surrealism and Poetry Today
Local poets influenced by Surrealism present short readings and performances in conjunction with Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York. More…

Friday, February 19, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Betsy Johnson on Susan Philipsz’s Part File Score
Phillips Collection curator Sue Frank discusses works in Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York. More…

Friday, February 26, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Jonathan Monaghan on Suspended Animation
Computer animator and artist Jonathan Monaghan discusses the digital works in Suspended Animation. More…

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