Hirshhorn Plaza

Hirshhorn Event

An event at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo by Xuejun Bao

Hirshhorn Fall Fest
Saturday, October 22
11 am – 6 pm
Free, appropriate for all ages. 21+ in Bier Baron Tavern Biergarten. Dogs welcome outdoors. 

Gather with friends and family for a museum-wide festival celebrating the return of fall, DC’s rocking music scene, and Hirshhorn’s immersive new exhibition, Ragnar Kjartansson.  


  • Live outdoor music, highlighting local bands whose musicians are featured in Kjartansson’s live performance piece Woman in E
  • Hirshhorn’s very own Biergarten, featuring complimentary beer tastings from Bier Baron Tavern (21+, while supplies last)
  • Unconventional music-making tours of Ragnar Kjartansson
  • A special screening of Kjartansson’s A Lot of Sorrow, which documents an epic 6-hour live performance by the band The National.