On stage are three speakers. Foreground is silhouette of the audience.

Artist x Artist Salons connect you with the most important artists of our moment. The Hirshhorn has invited leading artists for intimate conversations about artmaking, friendships, and influence. Taking place online between September 2020 and May 2021, each salon will feature contemporary artists in conversation with a Hirshhorn curator. We invite you to host an exclusive virtual salon with family and friends, much as you would a gala table, or attend the salons as a guest. Support for this series enables the Hirshhorn to keep artists at the center of the national conversation.

Artist x Artist Honorees

Michael Armitage x Julie Mehretu
Larry Bell x Robert Irwin
Dara Birnbaum x Matt Saunders
Vaginal Davis x Grayson Perry
Jeffrey Gibson x Rebecca Belmore
Byron Kim x Tomashi Jackson
Eddie Martinez x Walter Swennen
Paul McCarthy x Kaari Upson
Wangechi Mutu x Shirin Neshat
Senga Nengudi x Maren Hassinger
Aliza Nisenbaum x Susanna Coffey
Toyin Ojih Odutola x Tiona Nekkia McClodden
Nicolas Party x Billy Sullivan
Adam Pendleton x Martin Puryear
Howardena Pindell x Jaune Quick-to-See Smith
Christina Quarles x Nayland Blake
Pedro Reyes x Raphael Montañez Ortiz
Sterling Ruby x Huma Bhabha
Joel Shapiro x Judy Pfaff
Arlene Shechet x Leidy Churchman
Amy Sillman x Rodney McMillian
Vaughn Spann x Rashid Johnson x Judy Bernstein
Henry Taylor x Noah Davis (1983-2015)

Salon Hosts

Ami Aronson, The Bernstein Family Foundation
Burger Collection – TOY meets art
Jamshid and Mahshid Ehsani
Sako and Bill Fisher
Kukje Gallery and Tina Kim
Marian Goodman Gallery
Philippe and Deborah Peress
Jon and Kim Shirley
Iris and Adam Singer
Ellen Susman
Akio Tagawa

Salon Guests

Joshua Bernstein
Angela Chao
Benjamin Hunter
Victoria Miro
White Cube
Ann Soh Woods

Salons subject to honoree availability and virtual room capacity.

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Image: Morgan Bassichis, Rachel Feinstein, and John Currin at the 2018 Hirshhorn NY Gala. Photo: BFA.

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