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Press Releases

Below is a list of press releases available to the public.

Hirshhorn Announces Its First Google Art Talk
4/17/2014

Hirshhorn Announces DISASTERTHON!
3/31/2014

Hirshhorn Announces $1 Million Gift for Acquisitions
3/24/2014

Hirshhorn Announces Spring 2014 Film Schedule
3/13/2014

Hirshhorn Presents Special Screening for “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950” 
3/11/2014

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Presents March “Meet the Artist” Programs
3/5/2014

Hirshhorn Elects Two DC-Area Board Members
2/27/2014

Hirshhorn Presents “Black Box: Santiago Sierra and Jorge Galindo”
2/12/2014

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Presents “Directions: Jeremy Deller”
2/4/2014

Hirshhorn Presents “Gravity’s Edge”
1/31/2014

Hirshhorn Receives Gifts of Major Artworks
1/9/2014

Hirshhorn Presents “Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950”
10/1/2013

Hirshhorn Presents “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter”
8/9/2013

Hirshhorn Announces Board Officer Elections
7/25/2013

Hirshhorn Presents “Peter Coffin: Here & There”
6/26/2013

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum Presents “Directions: Jennie C. Jones: Higher Resonance” 
4/5/2013 

Hirshhorn Museum Offers March/April Public Programs
3/14/2013

“Over, Under, Next” Explores the Radical Use of Diverse Materials at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum
3/13/2013 

“Out of the Ordinary” Renders the Everyday Extraordinary at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum
2/19/2013

Media Advisory: Press Preview for “Ai Weiwei: According to What?”
9/26/2012

Hirshhorn Presents “Ai Weiwei: According to What?”
9/11/2012

Hirshhorn Museum Hosts Dialogue between Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek and Author Victoria Newhouse
9/5/2012 

Photos of “Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt” Now Available
7/26/2012

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum Announces “Directions: Antonio Rovaldi”
7/3/2012 

Hirshhorn Announces “Black Box: Jeroen Eisinga”
7/2/2012 

Premiere Screening, New Documentary Film, INTIMATTA 
6/12/2012 

Hirshhorn Presents “Barbara Kruger: Belief+Doubt”
6/1/2012 

“Doug Aitken: SONG 1” Held Over One Week at Hirshhorn
5/14/2012 

Hirshhorn Announces Full Lineup for “Doug Aitken: SONG 1” Performances
5/7/2012 

Hirshhorn Announces May 11 Symposium for “Doug Aitken: SONG 1”
5/7/2012 

Hirshhorn presents “Ai Weiwei: Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads”
4/11/2012

Spring 2012 Public Programs Schedule
2/27/2012

Spring 2012 Film Schedule
2/27/2012

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Presents “Doug Aitken: SONG 1”
2/22/2012

Hirshhorn Presents “Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection”
2/2/2012

Hirshhorn Presents “Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color, and Space”
1/19/2012

Hirshhorn’s ARTLAB+ Announces Winter/Spring 2012 Programs
1/10/2012

Hirshhorn Presents “Black Box: Ali Kazma” Opening Dec. 19
12/13/2011

Hirshhorn Presents “Directions: Empire3
11/1/2011

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum Announces Reading by Douglas Crimp
10/24/2011

Fall 2011 Film Schedule
10/10/2011

Hirshhorn Announces After Hours Performances for Oct. 14 Event
9/27/2011

Hirshhorn Presents Monumental Light Sculpture by Dan Flavin
9/23/2011

“Warhol On the Mall”: A Fall Celebration Hosted by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the National Gallery of Art
8/29/2011

Hirshhorn Presents Black Box: Nira Pereg
7/20/2011

Hirshhorn Presents “Fragments in Time and Space”
6/14/2011

Hirshhorn Presents “Andy Warhol: Shadows”
6/13/2011

Hirshhorn Launches “Dialogues” with a Live Twitter Q-and-A Session with Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel
5/5/2011

Hirshhorn Museum Presents Noted Artist and Filmmaker Julian Schnabel for Spring Programming Finale
4/28/2011

Hirshhorn Museum Presents “Directions: Grazia Toderi”
4/12/2011

Hirshhorn Presents 2011 James T. Demetrion Lecture: Guest Marina Abramovic Discusses How Performance Art is Entering the History of Art
3/9/2011

Media Advisory: TUNE IN: Hirshhorn Museum’s Mobile Learning Workshop for Teens featured in PBS program “Digital Media: New Learners of the 21st Century”
2/11/2011

Spring 2011 Programs & Films Schedule
2/7/2011

Hirshhorn Presents “Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964–1977”
1/27/2011

Hirshhorn Acquires Major Artworks by Dan Flavin, Bruce Conner, Michael Snow and Gabriel Orozco
1/3/2011

The Hirshhorn Receives Significant Funding for Digital Learning
12/17/2010

Hirshhorn and Library of Congress Co-Present a Reading by Renowned Author and Artist Maira Kalman
11/17/2010

Hirshhorn Presents “Directions: Cyprien Gaillard and Mario Garcia Torres”
11/1/2010

Hirshhorn Presents Major Guillermo Kuitca Retrospective
8/19/2010

Hirshhorn Celebrates the Fifth Anniversary of Black Box and Announces “Black Box: Superflex”
8/4/2010

Guido van der Werve and Hiroshi Sugimoto: Works from the Permanent Collection Create Quiet Synergy
7/13/2010

Programs Schedule: Summer 2010
4/23/2010

Summer Camp 2010: APEsPLOITATION
4/23/2010

Hirshhorn Museum Moves to Next Phase of Design For Seasonal Inflatable Pavilion
4/1/2010

Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers
3/19/2010

ColorForms
2/22/2010

Film Schedule: Spring 2010
2/4/2010

Programs Listings: February-May 2010
2/3/2010

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Announces Exhibitions and Special Projects through 2011
1/26/2010

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents Selection of Works by Josef Albers
1/7/2010

Fact Sheet: Temporary Inflatable Pavilion
12/17/2009

“Directions: John Gerrard”
11/3/2009

Programs Listings: October-December 2009
10/2/2009

Fall 2009 Film Schedule
10/2/2009

Advanced Exhibition Schedule through 2011
8/17/2009

Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection
6/29/2009

Calendar Listing: July-Sept. 09
6/19/2009

Media Advisory: Summer Camp film series featuring Godzilla
6/1/2009

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents “Directions: Walead Beshty, Legibility on Color Backgrounds”
3/16/2009

Richard Koshalek Named Director of the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
2/27/2009

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents Major Retrospective of Louise Bourgeois
1/5/2009

MEDIA ADVISORY
12/15/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents “Strange Bodies: Figurative Works from the Hirshhorn Collection”
11/26/2008

Directions: Terence Gower, Public Spirit
10/10/2008

Hirshhorn Announces Exhibitions in the Black Box Space for New Media
9/4/2008

The Panza Collection & Ways of Seeing
8/12/2008

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Acquires New Sculpture: “For Gordon Bunshaft” by Dan Graham
5/30/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image” Part II: “Realisms”
5/21/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Announces Exhibitions and Special Projects Through 2010
5/9/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Fact Sheet
2/12/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents “Directions: Amy Sillman, Third Person Singular”
2/7/2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents “The Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image”
1/7/2008

Hirshhorn Museum Acquires Major Works from Noted Collector Giuseppe Panza
10/18/2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Announces Exhibitions and Special Projects through 2010
8/29/2007

Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Presents “Morris Louis Now: An American Master Revisited”
8/10/2007

Hirshhorn Announces Upcoming Artists Featured in the Museum’s Black Box Space for New Media
6/12/2007

Hirshhorn Museum Presents “Wolfgang Tillmans” East Coast Debut of Major Survey
4/17/2007

The Hirshhorn’s “Directions” Series Presents Virgil Marti and Pae White in Their First Museum Collaboration
2/21/2007

Hirshhorn Museum Presents Light Works from the Collection
2/5/2007

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Announces Exhibitions through 2009
12/22/2006

Hirshhorn Museum’s Black Box Features Video Works by Magnus Wallin
12/11/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Appoint New Director of Communications and Marketing
12/6/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Acquires 24 Contemporary Works of Art
11/20/2006

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Fact Sheet
10/5/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Presents 2006–2008 Exhibitions and Special Projects
9/30/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Announces Black Box Presentation Featuring Danish Artist Jesper Just
9/7/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Presents “The Uncertainty of Objects and Ideas: Recent Sculpture” featuring Nine International Sculptors
8/30/2006

Artist John Baldessari Guest Curates Exhibition with Works from the Hirshhorn Museum’s Collection
6/20/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Offers Extended Hours, Art, Music and Films On Thursdays through July 20
6/8/2006

Calendar Listing
6/6/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Presents East Coast Debut of “Anselm Kiefer: Heaven and Earth”
5/19/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Announces 2006-2008 Exhibitions and Special Projects
5/9/2006

Hirshhorn Presents Video Works by Francis Alÿs
4/18/2006

New Hirshhorn “Directions” Projects Offer Opportunities to Engage with the Art and Artists of Our Time
4/13/2006

Hirshhorn AfterHours Celebrates Hiroshi Sugimoto
3/15/2006

Hirshhorn Joins National Cherry Blossom Festival in Celebrating Japanese Culture with the First Career Survey for Artist Hiroshi
Sugimoto
3/1/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Announces 2006-2007 Exhibitions and Special Projects
1/25/2006

The Hirshhorn Presents the First Career Survey for Hiroshi Sugimoto
1/12/2006

Meet the Artist: Lorna Simpson at the Hirshhorn Museum
1/6/2006

Hirshhorn Museum Acquires 15 Contemporary Works of Art
12/1/2005

Smithsonian Names José A. Ortiz Chief Administrator of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
11/30/2005

Four Major Works by John Baldessari Given to the Hirshhorn in Honor of Former Director Ned Rifkin
11/28/2005

EMERGING INTERNATIONAL WRITERS RESPOND TO “don’t be afraid” BILLBOARD AT THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
11/15/2005

DIRECTOR OF MOMA TO SPEAK AT HIRSHHORN
10/21/2005

The Hirshhorn Presents New “Gyroscope” Installations: “Sculptors and their Drawings” and “From Ordinary to Extraordinary”
10/20/2005

HIRSHHORN TO INSTALL JIM HODGES’S 35 X 75 FT BILLBOARD ON MUSEUM’S FAÇADE AS PART OF “DIRECTIONS” SERIES
8/16/2005

“don’t be afraid” Billboard by Jim Hodges Stretches more than 70 Feet on Façade of Hirshhorn
7/20/2005

HIRSHHORN APPOINTS DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT AND DIRECTOR OF COMMUNICATIONS AND MARKETING
7/14/2005

SMITHSONIAN NAMES OLGA VISO DIRECTOR OF THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
5/31/2005

HIRSHHORN COMMISSIONS JANET CARDIFF TO CREATE AUDIO WALK FOR NATIONAL MALL
5/31/2005

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM ACQUIRES MIGUEL ANGEL RIOS’S “A MORIR (‘til Death)”
5/4/2005

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM HOSTS MAY 1 FREE OPEN HOUSE FOR ALL AGES
4/27/2005

THE HIRSHHORN MUSEUM HOSTS “COSMIC DRIFT: LATE ACCESS/LIGHT SHOW/VISUAL MUSIC EXPERIENCE”
4/19/2005

THE HIRSHHORN PRESENTS EAST COAST PREMIERE OF “VISUAL MUSIC”
4/2/2005

HIRSHHORN DEPUTY DIRECTOR OLGA VISO TO BE HONORED AT ARTTABLE’S 25th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION
3/11/2005

HIRSHHORN APPOINTS NEW ASSOCIATE CURATOR ANNE ELLEGOOD
2/4/2005

HIRSHHORN PRESENTS “ISAMU NOGUCHI: MASTER SCULPTOR,” FEB. 10–MAY 8, 2005
1/12/2005

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SFMOMA ANNOUNCE JOINT ACQUISITION OF MAJOR WORK BY GARY HILL
10/20/2004

HIRSHHORN APPOINTS BETH TUTTLE AS DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
10/12/2004

ANA MENDIETA: EARTH BODY, SCULPTURE AND PERFORMANCE 1972-1985, OPENS AT HIRSHHORN OCT. 14, 2004
8/3/2004

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY AND HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN PRESENT “CAI GUO-QIANG: TRAVELER”
8/1/2004

“DIRECTIONS–GABRIEL OROZCO: EXTENSION OF REFLECTION” OPENS JUNE 10 AT HIRSHHORN MUSEUM
5/1/2004

HIRSHHORN HOSTS EAST COAST DEBUT OF “DOUGLAS GORDON” IN CONCLUSION OF INTERNATIONAL TOUR, FEB. 12 – MAY 9
1/12/2004

ADVANCE FACT SHEET: “DOUGLAS GORDON” SHOW AT HIRSHHORN FEB. 12- MAY 9, 2004
11/19/2003

HIRSHHORN ANNOUNCES AN INTERNATIONAL LINE-UP OF FREE TALKS AND EVENTS THIS FALL
9/2/2003

HIRSHHORN ACQUIRES MONUMENTAL WORK BY ROY LICHTENSTEIN
9/2/2003

“DIRECTIONS–DAN STEINHILBER” PRESENTS RADICAL TRANSFORMATIONS OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS AT THE HIRSHHORN, SEPT. 25, 2003 – JAN. 4, 2004
8/27/2003

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN LAUNCHES A NEW MUSEUM-WIDE PRESENTATION OF THE PERMANENT COLLECTION
8/1/2003

HIRSHHORN ADVANCE SCHEDULE: EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS 2003-2004
7/28/2003

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM APPOINTS OLGA VISO AS DEPUTY DIRECTOR
7/14/2003

HIRSHHORN MUSEUM TO PRESENT CONTEMPORARY ARTWORK AT SITES THROUGHOUT WASHINGTON AREA
7/14/2003

FREE MUSIC RETURNS TO THE MALL WITH HIRSHHORN’S SUMMER SERIES “JAZZ-O-SCOPE”
6/10/2003

HIRSHHORN’S SUMMER SEASON OF FREE INDEPENDENT FILMS OPENS JUNE 26
6/10/2003

SUMMER EVENTS AND INSTALLATIONS AT THE HIRSHHORN
5/23/2003

THE HIRSHHORN PRESENTS “SWING INTO SPRING,” A FREE FAMILY FESTIVAL, ON SATURDAY, MAY 10
4/21/2003

“GERHARD RICHTER: FORTY YEARS OF PAINTING” CONCLUDES NATIONAL TOUR AT HIRSHHORN FEB. 27 – MAY 18
1/31/2003

“HIRSHHORN HEARTFEST”–A CELEBRATION FOR ADULT ART LOVERS TAKES PLACE AT THE MUSEUM, FEB. 13
1/23/2003

ADVANCE FACT SHEET: GERHARD RICHTER FORTY YEARS OF PAINTING AT HIRSHHORN, FEB. 27 – MAY 18, 2003
11/20/2002

INTERNATIONAL “ART AND WRITING” PROGRAM AT HIRSHHORN TO INCLUDE READINGS AND A WORKSHOP NOV. 15 AND 16
10/22/2002

“DIRECTIONS–CECILY BROWN” PRESENTS SENSUAL BLEND OF ABSTRACT AND FIGURATIVE PAINTING AT THE HIRSHHORN, NOV. 14, 2002 – MARCH 2, 2003
10/22/2002

HIRSHHORN APPOINTS MARTHA WERTZ AS DIRECTOR OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS
10/9/2002

THE HIRSHHORN LOOKS AT THE ITALIAN AVANT-GARDE IN “ZERO TO INFINITY: ARTE POVERA 1962-1972″ — OCT. 24, 2002 – JAN. 20, 2003
9/27/2002

“DREAMS AND CONFLICTS,” A TALK BY VENICE BIENNALE VISUAL ARTS DIRECTOR FRANCESCO BONAMI, AT THE HIRSHHORN, OCT. 15 AT NOON
9/6/2002

ITALIAN ARTIST MICHELANGELO PISTOLETTO PRESENTS 2002 MORDES LECTURE AT THE HIRSHHORN SUNDAY, NOV. 10, AT 3 P.M.
9/5/2002

“DIRECTIONS–CECILY BROWN” OFFERS NEW TAKE ON OIL PAINTING AT THE HIRSHHORN, NOV. 14, 2002 – MARCH 2, 2003
8/20/2002

ADVANCE FACT SHEET: ZERO TO INFINITY: ARTE POVERA 1962-1972 AT HIRSHHORN, OCT. 24, 2002 – JAN. 20, 2003
7/3/2002

HIRSHHORN EXHIBITIONS 2002/2003 ADVANCE SCHEDULE AS OF JULY 2002
7/3/2002

“DIRECTIONS–RON MUECK” BRINGS REALISTIC, STRONGLY PSYCHOLOGICAL SCULPTURE TO HIRSHHORN, JULY 18–OCT. 27
7/3/2002

“OPEN CITY: STREET PHOTOGRAPHS SINCE 1950″ BRINGS INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY TO HIRSHHORN, JUNE 20–SEPT. 8
5/20/2002

CHANGE IN ITINERARY FOR THE JUAN MUÑOZ EXHIBITION
4/19/2002

THE HIRSHHORN PRESENTS A BRAZILIAN FAMILY DAY ON SATURDAY, MAY 11, 11 A.M. – 3 P.M.
4/12/2002

ENVELOPING SITE-SPECIFIC SCULPTURE FEATURED IN HIRSHHORN’S “DIRECTIONS—ERNESTO NETO” MARCH 21 – JUNE 23
3/8/2002

“METROPOLIS IN THE MACHINE AGE” REVISITS PAST OPTIMISM; SHOW OPENS FEB. 28, CONTINUES THROUGH THE SUMMER
2/15/2002

BLACK HISTORY MONTH CELEBRATED AT THE HIRSHHORN
2/1/2002

FILM SCHEDULE CHANGE, FEB. 7, 8 PM
1/31/2002

RETROSPECTIVE FOR AMERICAN SCULPTOR H.C. WESTERMANN AT HIRSHHORN FEB. 14 – MAY 12; ONLY EAST COAST VENUE
1/14/2002

BIENNIALS AND THE GLOBAL ART WORLD TO BE DISCUSSED AT THE SMITHSONIAN
12/7/2001

SMITHSONIAN NAMES NED RIFKIN DIRECTOR OF HIRSHHORN MUSEUM AND SCULPTURE GARDEN
11/9/2001

HIRSHHORN WRITERS’ WORKSHOP FOR JUAN MUÑOZ SHOW TO FOCUS ON PLAYWRITING OCTOBER 18, 2001-JANUARY 13, 2002
10/20/2001

“MINIMAL ART AND ITS LEGACY”: A NEW LOOK AT CONTEMPORARY ART IN THE HIRSHHORN’S PERMANENT COLLECTION
10/18/2001

JUAN MUÑOZ: EXHIBITION BEGINS NATIONAL TOUR THIS FALL AT HIRSHHORN OCTOBER 18, 2001-JANUARY 13, 2002
9/30/2001

TACITA DEAN FILM INSTALLATIONS IN HIRSHHORN “DIRECTIONS” SHOW
7/25/2001

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