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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.

Friday, January 30, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Evelyn Hankins on Lawrence Weiner
Curator Evelyn Hankins discusses Lawrence Weiner’s A RUBBER BALL THROWN ON THE SEA, Cat. No. 146, 1969 on view in At the Hub of Things: New Views of the CollectionMore…

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…

Friday, February 13, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Evelyn Hankins on Dan Flavin
Hirshhorn curator Evelyn Hankins discusses the new installation of work by American artist Dan FlavinMore…

Friday, February 27, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Melissa Ho on At The Hub Of Things: New Views Of The Collection
Melissa Ho on At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection. The exhibition co-curator will discuss work by Jan DibbetsRichard LongBrice Marden, and Cia Guo-QiangMore…

Friday, March 6, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Michael Vetter on Lucian Freud
Curatorial research assistant and UMD doctoral candidate Michael Vetter discusses Lucian Freud’s Nude with Leg Up (Leigh Bowery), 1992, on view in At the Hub of Things: New Views of the CollectionMore…

Friday, March 13, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Kenjiro Okazaki and Mika Yoshitake
Smithsonian Artist Research Fellow Kenjiro Okazaki and Hirshhorn curator Mika Yoshitake discuss Okazaki’s research with robotics engineer, Katsuyoshi Tsujita. Okazaki has been researching the gestural movement of artist’s hands by examining drawings and archival records in the collections of the Archives of American Art, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Smithsonian Folkways, as well as through live-action studies. Using digital technology, Okazaki analyzes and reproduces the character of the artist based on these gestures. More…

Friday, March 27, 2015
12:30 pm | Meet at Information Desk

Friday Gallery Talk: Kelly Gordon on Days Of Endless Time
Curator Kelly Gordon leads a tour of Days of Endless TimeMore…

Saturday, May 16, 2015
6 pm | Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Shirin Neshat: Facing History Opening Gala
For more information about the Gala or to purchase tickets, please contact Laili Paksima at 212.916.1338 or PaksimaL@si.edu. More…

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