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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 1, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Stéphane Aquin on Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington

Hirshhorn Chief Curator Stéphane Aquin discusses Yoko Ono’s participatory Wish Tree on the occasion of its annual opening.


Friday, July 8, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Susan Lake on Robert Irwin

Hirshhorn Conservator Emeritus Susan Lake reveals new insights into Robert Irwin’s process based on her research on the physical materials of his artworks.


Saturday, July 9, 2016
11 am–5 pm

Sound Scene IX: Sculpting Sound

Local artistic collective DC Listening Lounge presents their annual Sound Scene, a museum-wide auditory project that turns the galleries into a playground for the ears as well as the eyes.


Monday, July 11, 2016
7 pm | Ring Auditorium

Film: The Congress (2013)

In the final film of the Bodies Without Organs series, “House of Cards” star Robin Wright plays an aging actress digitized by a movie studio so it can exploit her avatar indefinitely.


Monday, July 18, 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, July 22, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Tadeusz Zawidzki with Linn Meyers
A Conversation about Impermanence and the Role of the Accidental in Art and Life

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.


Monday, July 25, 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!


Monday, August 1, 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 5, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at Info Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Danielle O’Steen

University of Maryland Museum Fellow Danielle O’Steen will lead a discussion of Robert Irwin’s use of plastic materials in his acrylic discs and columns.


Monday, August 8, 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!


Monday, August 15, 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!


Sunday, August 21, 2016
3 pm | Ring Auditorium

Film: Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions

Directed by Leonard Feinstein, Robert Irwin: The Beauty of Questions provides an immersive and enlightening look into the life of light and space artist Robert Irwin.


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

Friday 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!

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