Screen capture from Camille Henrot, Grosse Fatigue, 2013 IN THE BEGINNING
Media Art and History
Oct 1–Dec 31, 2020
Virtual Exhibition
Sculpture Garden in Spring 2016 Fresh air! Free art!
Sculpture Garden
Now open. Plan your visit.
Augmented reality artwork set against view of reflecting pool and the Washington Monument Nancy Baker Cahill’s Liberty Bell
Available to experience all summer
Talking To Our Time Free, live, and online. New Conversations, ideas and artists each week.

“We mourn the loss of James T. Demetrion, the Hirshhorn’s second and longest-serving director. Jim’s sixteen-year tenure focused on the excellence of the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection. He expanded and diversified our world class collection, curated landmark surveys, fostered talents, and reimagined our plaza. His legacy holds a mirror to our mission and Joseph Hirshhorn’s vision. Art is for everyone, so was Jim Demetrion. We thank his family for sharing him in life and we celebrate his generous legacy.”

Melissa Chiu
Hirshhorn Director
November 29, 2020

Our museum may be closed for the moment, but the power of art—to bring people together, to offer inspiration, to galvanize action, to respond to history in real time, to spark curiosity, or simply to occupy yourself—remains. #HirshhornInsideOut is a way for us to remain connected through artist- and curator-led insights, innovative digital artworks, online events, and Hirshhorn-inspired hands-on art activities for adults and kids of every age, all from your phone or computer.

Since March, we’ve roller-skated with Renée Stout, sneaked a peek at Shirin Neshat’s latest work, hosted an online marathon screening of Arthur Jafa’s prolific video work, taught you how to create a Yayoi Kusama-inspired pumpkin pinch pot, and discussed art and resilience with Kent Monkman.

And we’re just getting started. Check back in for more or, better yet, sign up for our weekly email newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Online events, workshops, and artist talks

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Global artists in conversation

Global artists in conversation at the Hirshhorn

Screen capture from Kiyan Williams, Meditation on the Making of America, 2019

Tour In the Beginning. Join Kiyan Williams (Nov. 18) and Kota Ezawa (Dec. 16).

Art is everywhere, including home.

Join us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter, where we’ll connect you to our curators, who will help you tour the collection through keen insights and observations. We’ll also issue creative challenges that will invite you to sketch, mold, look closely, and maybe even discover your inner artist, or that of your kids. Send pictures of your creations for us to share, and visit us online to see how your neighbors around the globe respond.

Orange pumpkin planter with a sprout.

Kids at Home

Are you home with kids? Keep kids of all ages engaged with unique projects inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn artworks. New projects are released every week.

Blue paint on hands making hand prints on canvas


Flex those creative muscles! We’re issuing creative challenges that invite adults and kids alike to sketch, mold, look closely, and maybe even discover their inner artist. Use #HirshhornInsideOut to share your creations with us!

Screenshot of Hirshhorn Instagram


Does art speak to you? Talk back! Get to know the Hirshhorn collection through the insights of our curators, collections, exhibition and education experts. Tour our artworks and archives. Follow us and ask questions.

Lee Ufan hunting for stones on Long Island, NY, for use in Lee Ufan: Open Dimension. Photography by Oresti Tsonopoulos

Tune in

Our brand-new videos will transport you to Pat Steir’s colorful studio, Lee Ufan’s rock quarries, and, of course, the Hirshhorn’s own galleries. Find them on our YouTube and subscribe. We’ve also unlocked exclusive content from our traditionally in-gallery tool, Hirshhorn Eye, which brings Museum visitors face to face with artists.

Let’s connect

Avoid FOMO; we’ll keep you in the know. Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest information about the Museum’s upcoming exhibitions, events, programs, and reopening.