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HIRSHHORN MUSEUM HOSTS MAY 1 FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL AGES

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

WHEN: Sunday, May 1, from 2 to 7 p.m.

WHERE: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
7th Street and Independence Ave. S.W.

www.hirshhorn.si.edu

There is something for everyone at this fun-filled afternoon of art, dance and music! Explore the Hirshhorn’s collection and the special exhibition “Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor” through interactive gallery activities for all ages. From 2 to 6 p.m., kids can create their own Noguchi-inspired interlocking or lunar landscape sculpture to take home. Complimentary popcorn and lemonade will be offered on the Plaza.

At 3 p.m., discover the innovative artistry of Liz Lerman Dance Exchange when dancers perform choreography inspired by the Hirshhorn’s collection and the sculpture of Isamu Noguchi in the second floor galleries of the museum. The Liz Lerman Dance Exchange pursues a broad definition of dance that encompasses movement, music, imagery and the spoken word.

Finally at 6 p.m., kick off Asian Pacific American Heritage Month with jazz fusion from Grammy-nominated Hiroshima, featuring saxophonist Dan Kuramoto and Koto virtuoso June Kuramoto. This program is presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Center for Education and Museum Studies, the Smithsonian Heritage Months Steering Committee, and the Asian Pacific American Program. 

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