“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.”
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.
Online events, workshops, and artist talks
December 2, 2020 | 7:00 pm
December 4, 2020 | 12:00 pm
December 9, 2020 | 7:00 pm
Global artists in conversation
Global artists in conversation at the Hirshhorn
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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