About the Hirshhorn

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the Smithsonian Institution's museum of modern and contemporary art.

The Hirshhorn is located on the National Mall at the corner of 7th Street and Independence Avenue SW in Washington DC.

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Nika Roza Danilova returns to D.C. and the Hirshhorn Museum this Friday with her Zola Jesus project, nearly a year to the day since her appearance in support of Versions was a casualty of the government shutdown. A damn shame considering her palpable anticipation at the time: ”I’m so excited. This particular show I’m so excited for because the space itself represents a lot of what I’m interested in, as far as architecture I’m interested in.” Fortunately, what we may have lost in an interpretation of her stunning Guggenheim performance we’ve potentially gained in one of the first presentations of songs from her new and most excellent Taiga. A re-invention of sorts, or “true debut” in Danilova’s words, the lo-fi dark pop of Conatus has given way on Taiga to more pronounced pop sensibilities underpinned by one of the most enormous, gorgeous voices in indie rock today. Recorded on the stark confines of Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, live brass appears where synths may have filled in before and tracks like “Dangerous Days” edge closer and closer to that perfect dance record she’s been chasing for years.
Full article at http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/byt-interviews-zola-jesus-bonus-free-tickets.htm

Nika Roza Danilova returns to D.C. and the Hirshhorn Museum this Friday with her Zola Jesus project, nearly a year to the day since her appearance in support of Versions was a casualty of the government shutdown. A damn shame considering her palpable anticipation at the time: ”I’m so excited. This particular show I’m so excited for because the space itself represents a lot of what I’m interested in, as far as architecture I’m interested in.” Fortunately, what we may have lost in an interpretation of her stunning Guggenheim performance we’ve potentially gained in one of the first presentations of songs from her new and most excellent Taiga. A re-invention of sorts, or “true debut” in Danilova’s words, the lo-fi dark pop of Conatus has given way on Taiga to more pronounced pop sensibilities underpinned by one of the most enormous, gorgeous voices in indie rock today. Recorded on the stark confines of Vashon Island in the Puget Sound, live brass appears where synths may have filled in before and tracks like “Dangerous Days” edge closer and closer to that perfect dance record she’s been chasing for years.

Full article at http://brightestyoungthings.com/articles/byt-interviews-zola-jesus-bonus-free-tickets.htm

Posted on Thursday, October 16th 2014

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Guido van der Werve, Still from “Nummer Negen (#9) The Day I Didn’t Turn with the World,” 2007. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © Guido van der Werve
Featured in “Days of Endless Time,” on view October 16, 2014.

Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

hirshhorn-afterhours:

Guido van der Werve, Still from “Nummer Negen (#9) The Day I Didn’t Turn with the World,” 2007. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © Guido van der Werve

Featured in “Days of Endless Time,” on view October 16, 2014.

Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

Posted on Monday, October 6th 2014

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Reblogged from After Hours 

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Curator-led tour at 9:30 pm during After Hours on October 17th! 
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, including several from the Hirshhorn’s collection, that emphasize escape, solitude, the thrall of Nature, states of enchantment, meditation, and spirituality.
Image: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, “Horizontal,” 2011. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © 2011 Crystal Eye – Kristallisilmä Oy Photographed by John Berens.


Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

hirshhorn-afterhours:

Curator-led tour at 9:30 pm during After Hours on October 17th! 

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, including several from the Hirshhorn’s collection, that emphasize escape, solitude, the thrall of Nature, states of enchantment, meditation, and spirituality.

Image: Eija-Liisa Ahtila, “Horizontal,” 2011. Courtesy of Marian Goodman Gallery, New York and Paris. © 2011 Crystal Eye – Kristallisilmä Oy Photographed by John Berens.

Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

Posted on Sunday, October 5th 2014

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Curator-led tour at 8:30 pm during After Hours on October 17th! Be among the first to view the completely renovated third-floor “outer-ring” galleries which have been restored to architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original, spacious design. The debut exhibition, “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection,” offers a new presentation of works from the Museum’s collection that focuses on art of the past 75 years.
"At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection" is organized by associate curator Evelyn Hankins and assistant curator Melissa Ho. The exhibition is made possible in part through generous support from the American Art Renewal Fund of the Henry Luce Foundation and by the Estate of Frank B. Gettings in memory of Nancy Kirkpatrick and Frank Gettings.
Image: Ernesto Neto, “The Dangerous Logic of Wooing,” 2002. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © Ernesto Neto

Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

hirshhorn-afterhours:

Curator-led tour at 8:30 pm during After Hours on October 17th! 

Be among the first to view the completely renovated third-floor “outer-ring” galleries which have been restored to architect Gordon Bunshaft’s original, spacious design. The debut exhibition, “At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection,” offers a new presentation of works from the Museum’s collection that focuses on art of the past 75 years.

"At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection" is organized by associate curator Evelyn Hankins and assistant curator Melissa Ho. The exhibition is made possible in part through generous support from the American Art Renewal Fund of the Henry Luce Foundation and by the Estate of Frank B. Gettings in memory of Nancy Kirkpatrick and Frank Gettings.

Image: Ernesto Neto, “The Dangerous Logic of Wooing,” 2002. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © Ernesto Neto

Celebrate 40 years of the Hirshhorn at After Hours 10/17! For more information on After Hours, visit hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com

Posted on Saturday, October 4th 2014

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Happy Birthday, Hirshhorn!

40 years ago this Saturday, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum officially opened to the public, becoming the first contemporary and modern art museum on Washington, D.C.’s National Mall. The striking cylindrical building, designed by SOM’s Gordon Bunshaft, is supported by four massive sculptural columns that rise 14 feet above the plaza, allowing visitors to pass under the circular form.

Posted on Thursday, October 2nd 2014

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PURCHASE TICKETS
Join us on October 17th to mark the 40th anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum. Be among the first to see the completely renovated and reinstalled 3rd floor galleries and a new multimedia exhibition, Days of Endless Time. The evening includes late-night gallery hours, curator talks, and a special live performance by Zola Jesus. 
More information on the event can be found at http://hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com/
Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 866.868.7774, or in person at any Smithsonian IMAX Box Office. Check back here for more information on the upcoming After Hours event!

PURCHASE TICKETS

Join us on October 17th to mark the 40th anniversary of the Hirshhorn Museum. Be among the first to see the completely renovated and reinstalled 3rd floor galleries and a new multimedia exhibition, Days of Endless Time. The evening includes late-night gallery hours, curator talks, and a special live performance by Zola Jesus. 

More information on the event can be found at http://hirshhorn-afterhours.tumblr.com/

Tickets can be purchased online, by phone at 866.868.7774, or in person at any Smithsonian IMAX Box Office. Check back here for more information on the upcoming After Hours event!

Posted on Thursday, September 25th 2014

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Reblogged from After Hours 

Friday, August 22, 2014 

Photographer and Georgetown professor Mike Osborne discusses Sitebound: Photography from the Collection. The talk was introduced by Hirshhorn assistant curator Mika Yoshitake.  

Browse through the Hirshhorn’s selection of lectures and talks including Friday Gallery Talks, Meet the Artists, and Exhibition Walk-throughs at hirshhorn.si.edu.

Posted on Monday, September 8th 2014

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