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Calling all museum lovers! Stop by the Hirshhorn for the 14th annual Museum Day, a nation-wide event celebrating boundless curiosity hosted by Smithsonian Magazine. All day, participating museums and cultural institutions around the country will open their doors to visitors, free of charge.

As the nation’s leading voice for contemporary art and culture, the Hirshhorn seeks to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art in which artists, audiences, and ideas converge. Help us celebrate our commitment to exploring new ways to create with compelling exhibitions and engaging programming for all ages throughout the day:

For kids

Check It Out: Hirshhorn | A Library + Art Pop-up 

10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

For all ages

Mid-day Art Break: Free Tour

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour

3:30 PM – 4:00 PM

Meet Hirshhorn Eye

Available on mobile devices

Hirshhorn Eye (Hi for short) is a revolutionary new, in-gallery instant art guide that brings visitors face-to-face with artists by delivering compelling original videos through any visitor’s smartphone. To get started, simply enter hi.si.edu in your phone’s browser. As you move through the galleries, Hi uses the latest in image recognition technology to scan the art on view—from 3D sculpture to installation, even the D.C. skyline—to instantly unlock exclusive artist interviews and insights

FINAL WEEKEND: The Message: New Media Works

Lower Level

The Message: New Media Works is a transformative journey through five contemporary film and video installations that use music, film and pop culture to reveal profound truths about life in the 21st century.

LIVE WORK: Tino Sehgal’s This You

Sculpture Garden

Tino Sehgal’s This You—the first exclusively live work acquired for the Museum’s permanent collection in its forty-four-year history—will feature a solo female singer who will connect with visitors to produce intimate and memorable experiences. Expanding on the work of Conceptual artists, Sehgal employs the body, voice, and movement to create his works rather than traditional art materials.

Learn more about Museum Day here.



September 22, 2018
10:00 am–5:30 pm
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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