Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Horizontal [Vaakasuora], 2011
Current Exhibition
Days of Endless Time
Oct 16, 2014 to Apr 6, 2015
Second Level
Days of Endless Time

In a world conditioned by the frantic, 24/7 flow of information and the ephemerality of digital media, many moving-image artists are countering these tendencies with works that emphasize slower, more meditative forms of perception. Days of Endless Time presents fourteen installations that offer prismatic vantage points into the suspension and attenuation of time or that create a sense of timelessness. Themes include escape, solitude, enchantment, and the thrall of nature.


Days of Endless Time is organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC. The exhibition is made possible in part by generous support from Janine and J. Tomilson Hill, Kitty and Tom Stoner, and Ginny Williams in honor of Kerry Brougher. Additional funding is provided by the Holenia Trust and Shinola Detroit.


with Zola Jesus
Fri, Oct 17 | 8 pm to Midnight
Zola Jesus. Photo by Jeff Elstone

Zola Jesus performs live as part of a series of limited US tour dates marking the release of her new album, Taiga, on Mute Records. More…


Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 866.868.7774, or in person at any Smithsonian IMAX Box Office.

In Conversation
with Lapham’s Quarterly
Wed, Oct 22 | 7 pm
Lewis H. Lapham

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary exhibition Days of Endless Time, the Hirshhorn is pleased to collaborate with Lapham’s Quarterly on its Fall 2014 issue, Time. The magazine, which serves as the companion publication to the Hirshhorn’s exhibition, includes a broad range of writing related to the focus of the exhibition, as well as images from many of the time-based installations on view at the Museum. Join us for an engaging conversation moderated by Lapham’s Quarterly founder and editor Lewis H. Lapham, who will be joined by Jay Griffiths, author of A Sideways Look at Time, and Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story. More…

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