Guided Tour: John Akomfrah: Purple


30–60 Minutes 


Registration is not required  


Join us for a guided experience of the Hirshhorn’s unparalleled collections and groundbreaking exhibitions. Each tour offers an opportunity to engage with select works on view and the art and artists of our time through close looking, critical thinking, and conversation. Explore Hirshhorn exhibitions, encounter the most important artists of the 20th and 21st centuries, make connections, and learn new ways to create through common threads, ideas, and practices in artmaking today. 

Joining is easy! Meet your Gallery Guide in the Hirshhorn Lobby. 

Tours of outdoor sculpture are subject to weather conditions and will be moved indoors in the event of inclement weather. 

Group of 10 or more people? Request a guided experience for your community group using our online request form. 

The Hirshhorn’s campus, exhibitions, and public programs are accessible. Please let us know how we can tailor your experience to best accommodate you and your party. An ASL interpreter can be requested for this program; two weeks’ advance notice is appreciated. Email us at with requests and questions.