Posts Tagged ‘bubble’

Hirshhorn Board Chair Constance Caplan Resigns

A lack of vision and transparency at the Hirshhorn has driven out another museum higher-up: This morning the Washington Post reported that Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees Chair Constance Caplan resigned on Monday. In her resignation letter, Caplan cites "the contentious manner and lack of inclusiveness with which a number of trustees and staff associated with the [...]

Hirshhorn Director Richard Koshalek Resigns; Bubble’s Fate Uncertain

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Director Richard Koshalek has resigned, effective at the end of this year, following an inconclusive vote by the Hirshhorn's Board of Trustees on his vision for an inflatable architectural pavilion for the museum, according to a source who attended the meeting. (Update, 4:11 p.m.: Smithsonian spokeswoman Linda St. Thomas confirms [...]

Plans for Hirshhorn Bubble Continue, Even as Delays Loom

Everything about the way the Hirshhorn pitched the Diller Scofidio + Renfro–designed bubble extension to the museum suggested that the project was as much a draft as a declaration. So it comes as little surprise that the implementation may be delayed passed its announced 2012 opening date, as Tyler Green reports.
Recall that news of the [...]

Agnes Bolt Is Smelling Ripe After Almost A Week In The Plexiglass Bubble

Agnes Bolt is smelling a little ripe. It’s hard not to notice the ripeness once you start crawling through the blue tube that gets you into the small plexiglass installation—sort of like a human-sized hamster cage, without the running wheel— in the middle of Philippa Hughes’ living room in her apartment just off U Street [...]

The Hirshhorn Bubble: Audacious, but Is It Art? Our Critics Weigh In

If Hirshhorn Museum Director Richard Koshalek gets his way—and it seems he will—then beginning in 2011 the National Mall will get a pretty striking makeover. Well, at least for two months a year.
News of the plan to install a giant bubble atop the Hirshhorn—the inflatable, removable, 145-foot structure would snake through the museum's central courtyard—broke [...]