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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.

Thursday, October 20, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Art + Science: Computing Emotion
Antoine Catala with Fox Harrell

French artist Antoine Catala will be in conversation with Fox Harrell, an Associate Professor of Digital Media at MIT will reflect on their own projects before joining in conversation to discuss how technological representation helps or harms our understanding of emotions and the natural body.

Friday, October 21, 2016
12:30 pm | Meet at the Info Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Dr. Michael Austin

Dr. Michael Austin, Assistant Professor of Media, Journalism and Film at Howard University, provides insight into the musical and technological aspects of Ragnar Kjartansson’s work.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
11 am – 6 pm

Hirshhorn Fall Fest

Gather with friends and family for a museum-wide festival celebrating the return of fall, DC’s rocking music scene, and Hirshhorn’s immersive new exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson. 

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
10:00 am | Meet in lobby

STORYTIME+: “At the Same Moment Around the World Time Clock”

Set in the space of World Time Clock, children will explore the idea of time through a read-aloud, a close-look at work by artist Bettina Pousttchi, and a hands-on activity.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
6:30 pm | Ring Auditorium

Critics in Conversation: Holland Cotter

New York Times art critic and Pulitzer Prize winner Holland Cotter comes to the Hirshhorn to inaugurate the “Critics in Conversation” series by discussing various viewpoints on the current state of the art world and the future of art criticism.

Friday, October 28, 2016
8:30 am | Ring Auditorium

Creative Mornings: Linn Meyers

Linn Meyers joins Creative Mornings, an international lecture series for creative-types, to present a unique take on Transparency, highlighting the art-making process and her inclusion of the audience as integral her practice.

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