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Past Exhibitions

Installation view of Gravity’s Edge at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC, 2014. Left to right: works by Morris Louis, Helen Frankenthaler, Kenneth Noland, Morris Louis, and Morris Louis. Photo: Cathy CarverGravity’s Edge
February 7–June 15, 2014

Jeff Wall, The Destroyed RoomDamage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950
October 24, 2013 to May 26, 2014

Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo’s Los Encargados [Those in Charge], 2012Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo
February 14 to May 18, 2014

Still from Gerco de Ruijter’s CROPS, 2012. Courtesy of the artistBlack Box: Gerco de Ruijter
August 12, 2013 to January 2, 2014

Jennie C. Jones MobileDirections: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance
May 16 to October 27, 2013

Peter Coffin, "Untitled (Design for Colby Poster Company)," 2008Peter Coffin: Here and There
June 29 to October 6, 2013

"Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–Present"Over, Under, Next: Experiments in Mixed Media, 1913–Present
April 18 to September 8, 2013

Black Box: DEMOCRACIA
October 29, 2012 to August 4, 2013 

Robert Gober, "Three Parts of an X," 1985Out of the Ordinary
February 4 to May 27, 2013

Zodiac_Heads_MobileAi Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads
April 19, 2012 to March 17, 2013 

Ai Weiwei, "Dropping a Han Dynasty Urn," 1995/2009; "Colored Vases," 2007-2010Ai Weiwei: According to What?
October 7, 2012 to February 24, 2013 

Antonio Rovaldi MobileDirections: Antonio Rovaldi
July 6, 2012 to February 19, 2013

Ron Mueck's Big Man (detail)Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection
July 6, 2012 to January 6, 2013 

Jeroen Eisinga: SpringtimeBlack Box: Jeroen Eisinga
June 28 to October 14, 2012

Suprasensorial: Carlos Cruz-Diez Installation ShotSuprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space

February 23 to August 12, 2012  

Doug Aitken: SONG 1Doug Aitken: SONG 1
March 22 to May 20, 2012  

Black Box: Ali KazmaBlack Box: Ali Kazma
December 19, 2011 to May 13, 2012

Hirshhorn Presents “Directions: Empire3”Directions: Empire3
November 10, 2011 to March 25, 2012 

Andy Warhol: Shadows

Andy Warhol: Shadows
September 25, 2011 to January 15, 2012 

Black Box: Nira Pereg

Black Box: Nira Pereg
August 22 to December 4, 2011

Fragments in Time and SpaceFragments in Time and Space
June 23 to August 28, 2011

Directions: Grazia ToderiDirections: Grazia Toderi
April 21 to October 24, 2011

Black Box: Laurent Grasso

Black Box: Laurent Grasso
April 4 to August 14, 2011

Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977

Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977
February 24 to May 15, 2011

Black Box: Hans Op de Beeck

Black Box: Hans Op de Beeck
December 6, 2010 to March 27, 2011

Directions: Cyprien Gaillard and Mario Garcia Torres

Directions: Cyprien Gaillard and Mario Garcia Torres
November 10, 2010 to March 27, 2011

Guillermo Kuitca: Everything—Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008

Guillermo Kuitca: Everything—Paintings and Works on Paper, 1980–2008
October 21, 2010 to January 16, 2011

Directions: Pipilotti Rist

Directions: Pipilotti Rist
October 14 to October 28, 2010

Black Box: Superflex

Black Box: Superflex
August 9 to November 28, 2010

Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers

Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
May 20 to September 12, 2010

Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui

Black Box: Chris Chong Chan Fui
April 19 to August 1, 2010

ColorForms

ColorForms
March 11, 2010 to January 2, 2012

Josef Albers

Josef Albers: Innovation and Inspiration
February 13 to April 11, 2010

UP7TH

UP7TH
October 2, 2009 to September 17, 2010

Black Box: Phoebe Greenberg

Black Box: Phoebe Greenberg
November 30, 2009 to April 11, 2010

Directions: John Gerrard

Directions: John Gerrard
November 5, 2009 to May 31, 2010

Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection

Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection
October 8, 2009 to January 3, 2010

Sunset Song, 2003, a sound installation by Susan PhillipszSunset Song, 2003, a sound installation by Susan Phillipsz
July 1 to October 31, 2009

Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds

Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds
April 30 to September 13, 2009

Black Box: Guido van der Werve
April 20 to November 8, 2009

Louise Bourgeois

Louise Bourgeois
February 26 to May 17, 2009

Black Box: Ori Gersht

Black Box: Ori Gersht
December 22, 2008 to April 12, 2009

Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection

Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection
December 11, 2008 to November 15, 2009

Directions: Terence Gower: Public Spirit

Directions: Terence Gower: Public Spirit
November 5, 2008 to March 22, 2009

Ways of Seeing: Guiseppe and Giovanna Panza

Ways of Seeing: Guiseppe and Giovanna Panza
October 23, 2008 to January 7, 2009

The Panza Collection

The Panza Collection
October 23, 2008 to January 11, 2009

Black Box: Semiconductor

Black Box: Semiconductor
August 25 to December 14, 2008

The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image

The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image: Part 2
June 19 to September 7, 2008

Dan Graham: "For Gordon Bunshaft"

Dan Graham: “For Gordon Bunshaft”
May 30, 2008

Black Box: Kimsooja

Black Box: Kimsooja
April 28 to August 17, 2008

Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular

Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular
March 13 to July 6, 2008

The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image Part 1

The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality, and the Moving Image: Part 1
February 14 to May 11, 2008

Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander

Black Box: Rivane Neuenschwander
December 17, 2007 to April 20, 2008

Currents: Recent Acquisitions

Currents: Recent Acquisitions
October 9, 2007 to November 16, 2008

Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited

Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited
September 20, 2007 to January 6, 2008

Black Box: Mircea Cantor

Black Box: Mircea Cantor
September 17 to December 9, 2007

Black Box: Takeshi Murata

Black Box: Takeshi Murata
May 28 to September 9, 2007

Wolfgang Tillmans

Wolfgang Tillmans
May 10 to August 12, 2007

Directions: Virgil Marti and Pae White

Directions: Virgil Marti and Pae White
March 9 to July 29, 2007

Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection

Refract, Reflect, Project: Light Works from the Collection
February 15 to April 8, 2007

Black Box: Magnus Wallin

Black Box: Magnus Wallin
December 15, 2006 to May 20, 2007

The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture

The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture
October 26, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Collection in Context

Collection in Context
October 26, 2006 to January 7, 2007

Black Box: Jesper Just

Black Box: Jesper Just
August 23 to December 10, 2006

Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection

Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection
July 26, 2006 to September 23, 2007

Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth

Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth
June 22 to September 10, 2006

Directions: Jim Lambie

Directions: Jim Lambie
May 13 to October 4, 2006

Black Box: Francis Alÿs

Black Box: Francis Alÿs
April 17 to August 13, 2006

Directions: Oliver Herring

Directions: Oliver Herring
March 30 to July 2, 2006

Hiroshi Sugimoto

Hiroshi Sugimoto
February 16 to May 14, 2006

Black Box: Hiraki Sawa

Black Box: Hiraki Sawa
November 1, 2005 to March 30, 2006

Directions: Jim Hodges

Directions: Jim Hodges
August 19, 2005 to April 13, 2006

Janet Cardiff "Feedback"Directions: Janet Cardiff: Words Drawn In Water
August 3 to October 30, 2005

Visual MusicVisual Music
June 23 to September 11, 2005

Isamu Noguchi - CompositionIsamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor
February 10 to May 8, 2005

Cai Guo-Qiang "Tide-Watching on West Lake: Project for China Academy of Art, Hangzhou"Directions: Cai Guo-Qiang
October 30, 2004 to April 24, 2005

Ana Mendieta "Untitled (Body Tracks)"Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985
October 14, 2004 to January 2, 2005

Directions: Gabriel OrozcoDirections: Gabriel Orozco
June 10 to September 6, 2004

Douglas Gordon "Play Dead"Douglas Gordon
February 12 to May 9, 2004

Directions: Dan SteinhilberDirections: Dan Steinhilber
September 25, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenHow does museum staff care for modern and contemporary art?
July 25, 2003 to January 31, 2004

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenHow can an artwork exist in more than one place at once?
July 15, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenWhy do some artists use universal symbols?
July 3, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenHow are bronze sculptures made?
May 19, 2003 to January 4, 2004

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenWhy do many artists work without color?
May 19, 2003 to February 15, 2004

Directions: Cecily BrownDirections: Cecily Brown
November 14, 2002 to March 2, 2003

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenZero To Infinity: Arte Povera 1962–1972
October 24, 2002 to January 20, 2003

Untitled (Big Man)Directions: Ron Mueck
July 18 to October 27, 2002

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenOpen City: Street Photographs since 1950
June 20 to September 8, 2002

Directions InstallationDirections: Ernesto Neto
March 21 to June 23, 2002

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenMetropolis in the Machine Age
February 28 to September 2, 2002

H.C. Westermann "Brinkmanship"H.C. Westermann
February 14 to May 12, 2002

Directions: Marina AbramovićDirections: Marina Abramovic
November 15, 2001 to February 18, 2002

Juan Muñoz "Last Conversation Piece"Juan Muñoz
October 18, 2001 to January 13, 2002

Directions: Tacita DeanDirections: Tacita Dean
July 25 to October 23, 2001

Clyfford Still "Untitled"Clyfford Still: Paintings 1944–1960
June 20 to September 16, 2001

Directions: Tim HawkinsonDirections: Tim Hawkinson
March 15 to July 1, 2001

William Kentridge "Drawing from 'Stereoscope'"William Kentridge
February 28 to May 13, 2001

Directions: Dana HoeyDirections: Dana Hoey
November 16, 2000 to February 19, 2001

Wolfgang Laib "Rice House"Wolfgang Laib: A Retrospective
October 26, 2000 to January 22, 2001

Horace Pippin "Dog Fight over the Trenches"The Collection in Context: Horace Pippin’s Holy Mountain III
September 14, 2000 to March 14, 2001

Cathy de Monchaux, Fretting around on the brink of indolence, 1998Directions: Cathy de Monchaux
July 14 to October 26, 2000

Ed Ruscha: Five Past ElevenEd Ruscha
June 29 to September 17, 2000

Salvador Dalí "Skull of Zurbarán"Dali’s Optical Illusions
April 19 to June 18, 2000

Directions: Leonardo DrewDirections: Leonardo Drew
March 16 to June 20, 2000

Robert Gober "Untitled"Robert Gober: Sculpture and Drawing
February 24 to April 23, 2000

Directions: Shahzia SikanderDirections: Shahzia Sikander
November 17, 1999 to February 23, 2000

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenRegarding Beauty: A View of the Late 20th Century
October 17, 1999 to January 17, 2000

Directions: Sam Taylor WoodDirections: Sam Taylor Wood
July 15 to October 17, 1999

Brice Marden "Cold Mountain 2"Brice Marden, Works of the 1990s: Paintings, Drawings, and Prints
May 27 to September 6, 1999

Smithsonian Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture GardenFace of Friendship: The Art World Circle of Joseph and Olga Hirshhorn in Documentary Photographs
April 7 to May 10, 1999

Directions: Juliáo Sarmento: Fundamental AccuracyDirections: Julião Sarmento: Fundamental Accuracy
February 4 to June 20, 1999

Chuck Close "Roy II"Chuck Close
October 15, 1998 to January 1, 1999

Carlos Alfonzo "The Dark Night"Triumph of the Spirit: Carlos Alfonzo, A Survey 1975 – 1991
June 18 to September 13, 1998

Henry Moore "Family Group"Collection in Context: Henry Moore’s Stringed Figure No. 1
June 4 to September 21, 1998

Directions: Tony Oursler: Video Dolls with Tracy LeipoldDirections: Tony Oursler: Video Dolls with Tracy Leipold
April 2 to September 7, 1998

Directions: Kiki Smith: NightDirections: Kiki Smith: Night
March 19 to June 21, 1998

George Segal "Woman Brushing Her Hair"George Segal: A Retrospective: Sculptures, Paintings, Drawings
February 19 to May 17, 1998

Directions: Toba KhedooriDirections: Toba Khedoori
November 20, 1997 to February 22, 1998

Directions: Louise Lawler: MonochromeDirections: Louise Lawler: Monochrome
July 17 to October 19, 1997

Directions: Juan MuñozDirections: Juan Muñoz
March 6 to June 15, 1997

Directions: Rudolf SchwarzkoglerDirections: Rudolf Schwarzkogler
November 7, 1996 to January 20, 1997

Directions: Bryon Kim: Grey-GreenDirections: Byron Kim: Grey-Green
July 18 to October 20, 1996

Directions: Beverly SemmesDirections: Beverly Semmes
March 21 to June 23, 1996

Directions: Carmen Lomas GarzaDirections: Carmen Lomas Garza
November 18, 1995 to February 18, 1996

Directions: Martin Kippenberger: Works on PaperDirections: Martin Kippenberger: Works on Paper
July 20 to October 22, 1995

Directions: Cindy Sherman: Film StillsDirections: Cindy Sherman: Film Stills
March 15 to June 25, 1995

Directions: Gary SimmonsDirections: Gary Simmons
November 17, 1994 to February 12, 1995

Directions: Jeanne DunningDirections: Jeanne Dunning
July 21 to November 2, 1994

Directions: Sue CoeDirections: Sue Coe
March 17 to June 19, 1994

Directions: Glenn Ligon: To DisembarkDirections: Glenn Ligon: To Disembark
November 11, 1993 to February 20, 1994

Directions: Alison SaarDirections: Alison Saar
April 1 to June 27, 1993

Directions: Jac LeirnerDirections: Jac Leirner
December 17, 1992 to March 14, 1993

Directions: Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Animal FarmDirections: Tim Rollins and K.O.S. Animal Farm
September 17 to December 6, 1992

Directions: Thomas Struth Museum PhotographsDirections: Thomas Struth Museum Photographs
May 21 to August 16, 1992

Directions: Francesc Torres MemorialDirections: Francesc Torres Memorial
February 13 to May 3, 1992

Saint Clair Cemin, Amour, 1989. Collection Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Fineberg, Boston. Photo: Douglas M. Parker StudiosDirections: Saint Clair Cemin
October 17, 1991 to January 19, 1992

Adrian Piper, What It's Like, What It Is #2, 1991 (detail, drawing for wall panels). Courtesy the artist and John Weber Gallery, New York.Directions: Adrian Piper
June 19 to September 22, 1991

Directions: Boyd WebbDirections: Boyd Webb
November 1, 1990 to January 27, 1991

Directions: Christian MarclayDirections: Christian Marclay
June 26, 1990 to September 30, 1991

Mike Kelley, I Am, 1989. Private collection, Los AngelesDirections: Mike Kelley
February 20 to May 19, 1991  

Directions: Ilya Kabakov Ten CharactersDirections: Ilya Kabakov Ten Characters
March 7 to June 3, 1990

Directions: Susana SolanoDirections: Susana Solano
November 16, 1989 to February 11, 1990 

Directions: Keith Sonnier: NeonDirections: Keith Sonnier: Neon
August 2 to October 29, 1989

Directions: Ericka BeckmanDirections: Ericka Beckman
May 10 to July 23, 1989

Directions: Mel ChinDirections: Mel Chin
February 1 to April 23, 1989

Directions: Walter Pichler Works On PaperDirections: Walter Pichler Works On Paper
October 26, 1988 to January 22, 1989

Directions: Robert Cumming Intuitive InventionsDirections: Robert Cumming Intuitive Inventions
June 22 to October 10, 1988

Directions: Sherrie LevineDirections: Sherrie Levine
March 9 to May 30, 1988

Directions: Joel Shapiro: Painted WoodDirections: Joel Shapiro: Painted Wood
December 2, 1987 to February 28, 1988

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