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Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve will walk visitors through the exhibition Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection, which unites almost a century of work by 49 women and nonbinary artists in a range of media, drawn exclusively from the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection. Approximately one quarter of the objects in the exhibition are new to the museum collection; another one quarter of the objects are works from the Collection that have never before been on view at the Hirshhorn.
About the Exhibition
Titled after a 1963 painting by American pop artist Rosalyn Drexler, whose work is featured in the first gallery, Put It This Way speaks to traditionally marginalized artists’ decisive and virtuosic achievements, and investigates a wide array of aesthetic, political and historical concerns. The full-floor presentation is intended to encourage conversations around the significance of gender in creating and perceiving an artwork, the effects of categorizing artists by gender as well as the museum’s role and responsibilities in stewarding the national collection of modern and contemporary art.
ASL Interpretation will be provided for this program. If you have questions or if there are other access services or accommodations that can make your experience more inclusive, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. 1-2 week’s advance notice is recommended but not required.