Hirshhorn Plaza

The exhibition featured five sculptures (two of which were especially constructed for the Hirshhorn show) and 63 paintings, drawings, and mixed-media works in a midcareer retrospective of the work of Jim Dine (b. 1935). Five themes had occupied the artist since the 1960s: hearts, robes, tools, gates, and trees. Formerly a Pop artist and stager of “happenings,” he is now characterized as a turbulent Expressionist. Organized by the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis, the exhibition traveled to the Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, New York, prior to its showing at the Hirshhorn.