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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.

Friday, July 31, 2015
6:30 pm | Hirshhorn Lobby

Friday Gallery Talk: Kelly Gordon and Keijo Karjalainen on Black Box: Risto-Pekka Blom
Hirshhorn curator Kelly Gordon and Finnish Embassy cultural counselor Keijo Karjalainen examine the poetic dimensions of Kurdrjavka [Little Ball of Fur], 2013, by media artist Risto-Pekka Blom. More…

July – September 13, 2015

Abbas Kiarostami: Five Dedicated to Ozu
From July to September 2015, the Freer|Sackler features a series of programs highlighting contemporary moving-image works from Iran. The series opens with Five Dedicated to Ozu (2003, 74 minutes) by celebrated director Abbas Kiarostami. Presented as a single-screen projection, Five pays tribute to Yasujirō Ozu, the renowned Japanese filmmaker whose work has deeply influenced Kiarostami’s films. Through a characteristic attention to the power of simple mise-en-scène and sound, the inherent drama and subtle humor of nature unfurls before the viewer in five long shots taken near the sea. More…

September 9, 2015
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Portraying History: Gender and Politics in Iran
Shirin Neshat and Nazila Fathi

This program brings together artist Shirin Neshat and Nazila Fathi, author of The Lonely War: One Woman’s Account of the Struggle for Modern Iran, to discuss the role of women in Iranian society. More…

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