The Exhibit
Finding The Next Great Artist

Welcome, artists!

We’re taking the next step in our art-for-all mission: TV. 

The Hirshhorn has partnered with MTV and Smithsonian Channel to share even more modern and contemporary art in a six-episode docuseries, The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist

This first-of-its-kind show highlights how seven rising artists create original paintings, sculptures, prints, mixed-media works in response to some of the most important ideas of our time. 

Watch artists Jamaal Barber, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Misha Kahn, Clare Kambhu, Baseera Khan, Jillian Mayer and Jennifer Warren translate their original visions into artworks for a rotating panels of art world experts and lead judge, Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. MTV News’ Dometi Pongo hosts. Come closer to treasures in our permanent collection, catch behind-the-scenes peeks and watch art making in real time. Who will win the final commission and exhibit an artwork at the Hirshhorn? Tune in.   

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The Exhibit: Finding the Next Great Artist streams on Paramount Plus.

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Meet The Artists

Meet The judges