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This program is online only (via Zoom, YouTube, and Facebook Live). Advance registration is required for Zoom participation, including the chance to ask the artist a question (time permitting). After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk.

Artist Rachel Jones joins Hirshhorn head curator Evelyn Hankins to discuss how art can be used as an expression of oneself and offer a broader cultural critique.

Jones is a London-based painter who creates monumental paintings that employ vibrant colors and textures to propose new possibilities for exploring and understanding identity. According to the artist, “You can use colour and shape and form to speak to people in a way that isn’t about a spoken language, it’s about emotion and inciting feelings that don’t have to be explained or expressed. It’s responsive, it’s instinctive, and a core part of all of us.” Her electric paintings have been exhibited recently at Thaddaeus Ropac in London and at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa Texas.

Her painting SMIIILLLLEEEE (2021) is on view in Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection at the Museum through Fall 2023.



11:50 am EST | Zoom broadcast opens

Noon EST | Rachel Jones in conversation with Evelyn Hankins



ASL translation will be provided on Zoom, and CART (real-time captioning) will be provided across all platforms. If you have any questions about accessibility for this program, please email hirshhornexperience@si.edu.


Photo by Eva Herzog, 2023. Courtesy Thaddaeus Ropac gallery


June 7, 2023
12:00 pm–1:00 pm
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