Featured Partner: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
June 11, 2019
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the national museum of modern and contemporary art and one of the world’s leading voices for 21st-century art and culture, dedicated to exploring the art and artists of our time through groundbreaking exhibitions, performances, and a world-class collection of nearly 12,000 works. Located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., the Hirshhorn is one of 19 Smithsonian museums. Known for its striking Gordon Bunshaft-designed architecture, the museum has 60,000 square feet of exhibition space inside its elevated circular building and nearly four acres outside in its multilevel Sculpture Garden and Plaza.
The Hirshhorn’s permanent collection includes pieces by leading artists from the late 19th century to the present day and comprises paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed‑media installations, works on paper, and new media works. The museum has one of the most comprehensive collections of modern sculpture in the world, with many examples on view indoors and in the Sculpture Garden. An active acquisitions program continually adds work to the collection in all media, with an emphasis on new work and the work of artists exhibiting at and collaborating with the museum.
The Hirshhorn’s diverse range of year-round, free public programs invite today’s leading innovators in art, design, music, and technology to explore ideas that shape 21st-century culture. The museum’s signature Artist Talk series features internationally renowned artists for intimate public discussions.
With the support and partnership of Wunderbar Together: The Year of German-American Friendship 2018/19, the Hirshhorn has been able to bring contemporary art to the National Mall and provide a platform for some of the most impactful artists of our time. Manifesto: Art x Agency, the Hirshhorn exhibition that examines the art historical impact of artist manifestos from the 20th century to present day, is made possible with major support from the Wunderbar Together initiative. The exhibition features German artist Julian Rosefeldt’s Manifesto, which will be presented as a multichannel installation for the first time in Washington, D.C.
This successful partnership is also supporting the Hirshhorn-hosted Artist Talk with Rosefeldt on Friday, June 14 at 6:30 p.m., where the artist will join the Hirshhorn’s chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a discussion on the process behind his internationally renowned practice of making visually striking and politically changed video installations.
Learn more about the Hirshhorn at hirshhorn.si.edu.