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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.


Monday, August 22, 2016
5–8 pm | Sculpture Garden

pARTyLAB+ DJ Event

On Mondays this summer, teens are invited to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden to hang with the crew at ARTLAB+ for a party featuring sets from DC’s best DJs, art making activities, refreshments, and more!


Friday, August 26, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk: JD Talasek on Science and Robert Irwin

Organizer of DASER (DC Art Science Evening Rendezvous) and Director of Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences, JD Talasek brings art and science together for a discussion on Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change.


Monday, August 29, 2016
5–8 pm | Sculpture Garden

pARTyLAB+ DJ Event

On Mondays this summer, teens are invited to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden to hang with the crew at ARTLAB+ for a party featuring sets from DC’s best DJs, art making activities, refreshments, and more!


Friday, September 2, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk: Gwynne Ryan on Senga Nengudi

Hirshhorn sculpture conservator Gwynne Ryan discusses the ongoing conservation efforts to preserve and protect the unique materials used in Senga Nengudi’s RSVP X.


Saturday, September 10, 2016
2:00 pm | Ring Auditorium

Hamish Fulton: Meet the Artist

Special Live The Modern Art Notes Podcast with Tyler Green

Self-described “walking artist” Hamish Fulton will discuss his practice, which results from the experience of individual walks, with Tyler Green in a live Modern Art Notes Podcast recording of a Meet the Artist program.


Saturday, September 10, 2016
4:00 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk: Tadeusz Zawidzki with Linn Meyers

Tadeusz Zawidzki, George Washington University Chair of Philosophy, will explore impermanence and the role of the accidental in art and life with Our View From Here artist Linn Meyers.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016
5:30 PM | Third Floor

Processions: The Runners

Performance Series Organized by Theaster Gates

World-renowned artist Theaster Gates debuts the first of his curated Processions performance series, coinciding with the opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Space is limited, free tickets will be released in early September.


Thursday, September 29, 2016
6:30 PM | Ring Auditorium

Art + Science: Digital Doppelgängers

Artist Josh Kline and scientist Matthias Niessner discuss their different approaches to face substitution technology for the first in a series of “Art + Science” programs.


Friday, September 30, 2016
12:30 PM |Meet at Info Desk

Gallery Talk: Carlene Stephens

National Museum of American History curator of time Carlene Stephens leads a discussion on the history and nature of time in Bettina Pousttchi’s World Time Clock.

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