Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Horizontal [Vaakasuora], 2011
Upcoming Exhibition
Days of Endless Time
Oct 16, 2014
Second Level
Days of Endless Time

In a world conditioned by the frantic, technology-driven pace of life, many moving-image artists are countering this sensibility with works that suspend and attenuate time or that evoke a sense of timelessness. Days of Endless Time presents installations, many drawn from the Hirshhorn’s collection, that emphasize escape, solitude, the thrall of Nature, states of enchantment, meditation, and spirituality. The galleries will be transformed into a compelling refuge where visitors enter a poetic, drifting, reflective realm akin to Jorge Luis Borges’ evocations of mirrors, labyrinths and days of endless time...


with Zola Jesus
Fri, Oct 17 | 8 pm to Midnight
Zola Jesus. Photo by Jeff Elstone

Zola Jesus performs live as part of a series of limited US tour dates marking the release of her new album, Taiga, on Mute Records. More…


Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 866.868.7774, or in person at any Smithsonian IMAX Box Office.

In Conversation
with Lapham’s Quarterly
Wed, Oct 22 | 7 pm
Lewis H. Lapham

In conjunction with the 40th anniversary exhibition Days of Endless Time, the Hirshhorn is pleased to collaborate with Lapham’s Quarterly on its Fall 2014 issue, Time. The magazine, which serves as the companion publication to the Hirshhorn’s exhibition, includes a broad range of writing related to the focus of the exhibition, as well as images from many of the time-based installations on view at the Museum. Join us for an engaging conversation moderated by Lapham’s Quarterly founder and editor Lewis H. Lapham, who will be joined by Jay Griffiths, author of A Sideways Look at Time, and Jim Holt, author of Why Does the World Exist?: An Existential Detective Story. More…