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Upcoming Programs at the Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a variety of public programs that give visitors from all backgrounds and levels of interest the opportunity to experience, explore, and understand the art and artists of our time. It is our mission to create a learning community that brings art, artists, and audiences together in a lively, creative environment. From gallery tours and lectures to youth programs and late-night performances, the Hirshhorn shares the Smithsonian’s commitment to the diffusion of knowledge and lifelong learning.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
7 pm | Lerner Room

Meet the Artist: Spencer Finch
Spencer Finch works in a variety of media including painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. Often recreating the experience of natural phenomena through artificial constructions, Finch’s work raises questions about perception, memory, experience, and time. The artist is known for his light-based installations, including Cloud (H2O), 2006, on view in the Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary exhibition At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection. Mimicking the molecular structure of water through an arrangement of suspended light bulbs, the sculpture is a glowing representation of water vapor that hovers between representation and abstraction. Join us as Finch speaks about his work as part of the Museum’s ongoing Meet the Artist series. More…

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
7 pm | Ring Auditorium

Meet the Artist: Janine Antoni
Bahamian-born, New York-based artist Janine Antoni is known for creating powerful works through intimate and idiosyncratic means. Painting with her hair, carving with her teeth, and shaping with her tongue, Antoni blurs the line between sculpture and performance. Lick and Lather, 1993–94, one of the artist’s most well-known pieces, is on view in the Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary exhibition At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection. The work features two cast busts of the artist, one in chocolate and one in soap, which the artist wore down by licking and bathing. Join us as Antoni discusses the development of her sculpture, photography, and performance. More…

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