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Stay up late for an artful take on the longest day of the year at the Hirshhorn’s free Solstice Saturday—part of a Smithsonian-wide night of performances, programs and parties. Participate in a global art project, In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth), by offering your definition of truth. Stop by D.C. favorite Dolcezza Gelato. Then, explore the Hirshhorn’s expansive galleries late into the night, and kick back with cocktails and music on the museum’s modernist, outdoor plaza with a special concert hosted by ARTLAB.
For a city-wide schedule, visit https://www.si.edu/solsticesaturday.
Manifesto: Art x Agency
10 am–10 pm | Level 2
Explore the just-opened special exhibition Manifesto: Art x Agency, a timely examination of the art historical impact of artist manifestos from the 20th century to present day.
SPEAK YOUR TRUTH
In Search of the Truth (The Truth Booth)
11 am–10 pm | Plaza
Join a global project collecting perspectives, confessions and thoughts on “the truth” by participating in CAUSE COLLECTIVE artists Ryan Alexiev, Jim Ricks and Hank Willis Thomas’ Truth Booth. Visitors are invited to enter and leave a video message in response to the statement, “The truth is…”
ARTLAB: DC Collide
1 pm | Plaza
Enjoy a teen-centered live music and art festival dedicated to celebrating the transformative power of art-based activities for youth. The event will showcase the talents of DC-area teen artists through a collision of live graffiti, DJ battles, hip-hop cypher challenges and musical performances.
Apichatpong Weerasethakul Selects
2 pm | Ring Auditorium
Total running time: approximately 111 minutes
Celebrated Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul curates a series of documentary shorts for the Hirshhorn’s dynamic exhibition Rirkrit Tiravanija: (who’s afraid of red, yellow, and green). The films selected offer a contemporary glimpse into Thailand’s culture, people, and history – from a memorial to victims of recent political turmoil to experimental ruminations on Thai TV melodramas of the 1980s.
ArtSounds: Solstice at the Hirshhorn
8 PM | Plaza
Violinist and composer David Schulman joins the Hirshhorn to interpret the Museum’s unique architecture and outdoor Plaza into music.