Posts Tagged ‘Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden’

Local Arts Institutions Make Funnies for April Fools’ Day

But they can't fool us!

Tallying the D.C. Art Scene’s Recent Wins and Losses

Yays for Capital Fringe and the Monroe Street Arts Walk, nays for the Hirshhorn Bubble and the Corcoran

Zola Jesus On Why the Hirshhorn is the Perfect Music Venue

"I’m not trained in visual arts; I’m not trained in dance. I’m not trained in anything else but...music is the thing that comes most naturally to me. It’s the nucleus."

Robert Irwin’s Future Hirshhorn Scrim is Tested for Wind Resistance in California

On Sunday, San Luis Obispo, California's Tribune reported that artist Robert Irwin and his assistant, Jeff Jamieson, are preparing for a site-specific scrim installation at the Hirshhorn in 2015.
"Right now it is a proposed site-conditioned project," confirms Glenn Dixon, public information officer at the Hirshhorn (and former WCP staffer). The scrim is intended to be placed under the drum [...]

The Best D.C. Photography Exhibits of 2013

If you wanted to see good photography in D.C. in 2013, you had lots of options. Sweeping historical surveys? Sure. Tech-forward experiments? Yep. Landscapes, scientific images, personal explorations? Check, check, and check. Here, in descending order, are my picks for the best photographic exhibits in the Washington area this year.

1. “Black Box: Gerco de Ruijter” [...]

No Hirshhorn Bubble. Now What?

With some of its gallery space closed as a result of the sequester, its director on the way out, its ambitious project for a temporary architectural pavilion scrapped, and its staff and board suffering vacancies that will be difficult to fill, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is at low tide.
Now the Smithsonian begins the [...]

Arts Roundup: Sinking Balloon Edition

Another one bites the dust: While the Hirshhorn Museum continues to mull the future of the Bloomberg Ballon project, the chairman of the museum's board of trustees, J. Tomilson Hill, has stepped down. Hill's resignation comes less than a year after another board member, Barbara Levine, resigned. [Post]
The SUPAFRIK pop-up shop and gallery is coming [...]

This Week in WCP Arts: Robert Hosea Williams, Ai Weiwei, Chuck Brown

Ryan Little leads this week's arts section with his look at the career of Robert Hosea Williams, a recording engineer whose exquisite, long lost recordings of '70s D.C. soul have now seen the light of day. Kriston Capps reviews two installations by Ai Weiwei, the wry, political Chinese artist who spent part of 2011 detained [...]

“Song 1″ Extended at the Hirshhorn, and Geologist Added to Friday’s “Happening”

Is there more to say about Doug Aitken's "Song 1?" Briefly, there is: The 360-degree projection has been extended to May 20. It was originally set to end this weekend.
Also, this Friday's "Happening"—for which the museum will turn off the soundtrack to the massive installation and allow a handful of Pitchfork and Wired-approved acts to [...]

Hirshhorn Museum Staffs Up

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden just announced three new hires. Adam Budak, a curator from the Kunsthaus Graz am Landesmuseum Joanneum in Graz, Austria—an institution with a bubble even weirder than the Hirshhorn's—will serve as the museum's new curator of contemporary art. The museum also hired assistant curators Melissa Ho, an art historian from [...]

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