Louise Lawler, Sappho and Patriarch. Is It the Work, the Location, or the Stereotype That Is the Institution?, 1984. Lent courtesy of the artist and Metro Pictures, New York
July 17 to October 19, 1997
Organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
About the Directions Series
Since its opening in 1974, the Hirshhorn has been committed to providing a platform for the artists of today. Directions, established in 1979 as a group installation and transformed in 1987 to highlight the work of a single artist or paired artists, has been a longstanding hallmark of the Museum’s exhibition program and partnership with living artists. Bringing a diverse range of emerging and established artists from around the world to Washington, the series provides a prominent space on the National Mall for new work and new ideas.