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This fall, the Hirshhorn is your destination for dynamic art, after-work drinks, and thought-provoking conversation. For three consecutive Friday evenings, the Hirshhorn will open its doors late and invite you to grab some friends, revel in the autumn air out on the Plaza, and enjoy special programming around exciting exhibitions currently on view while celebrating the first weeks of the season. All ages welcome!

On Friday, October 11, explore new additions to Hirshhorn Collection on view in Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions.


Sweet Treats: Limited-Edition Gelato Flavor
5 pm | Plaza | For purchase, while supplies last
Enjoy Dolcezza’s new gelato flavor inspired by the exhibition Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions.

Hirshhorn/DRAW: Feel the Sun in Your Mouth
5–8 pm | Lower Level
Join our drop-in sketching session looking closely at installations by Alicja Kwade and Tatiana Trouvé.

Hirshhorn Eye
5–8 pm
Let the artist be your tour guide at hi.si.edu.

For Kids: STORYTIME: Iggy Peck Architect
5:30 pm | Meet in Lobby
Explore the Hirshhorn’s architecture through story and movement.

Film: Looking for Langston
Screenings at 5:30, 6:30, and 7:30 PM | Ring Auditorium
Looking for Langston is a lyrical exploration and recreation of the private world of poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and columnist Langston Hughes, who formed the Harlem Renaissance during the 1920s with his fellow black artists and writers.

Running Time: 45 minutes | Rated R

Curator Tour: Feel the Sun in Your Mouth
6 pm | Meet on the Lower Level at the exhibition entrance
Join Hirshhorn assistant curator Betsy Johnson for a tour through Feel the Sun in Your Mouth: Recent Acquisitions.


This event is made possible with generous support from Please Bring Chips and Ilegal Mezcal




October 11, 2019
5:00 pm–8:30 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Washington, DC 20560 United States
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