Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden,

Washington, D.C. Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the museum was designed by Gordon Bunshaft to house 6,000 pieces of the enormous art collection amassed by the industrialist Joseph H. Hirshhorn and presented by him to the nation in 1966. Opened in 1974, it is the capital city's first museum devoted exclusively to modern art. The building is a circular, windowless slab of concrete faced with pink granite. The sculpture garden extends from the glass-walled interior courtyard of the building; it contains a shallow pool and a fountain surrounded by masterworks of 19th- and 20th-century sculpture that are considered the chief strength of the collection. The painting collection is especially strong in works by Eakins and examples of pop art, op art, color-field painting, and the new realism. In addition to works from the collection and new acquisitions, temporary exhibitions organized in collaboration with other museums are presented. The museum's full name is the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the Smithsonian Institution's museum of international modern and contemporary art, has nearly 12,000 paintings, sculptures, mixed-media installations, works on paper and new media works in its collection.
Anne Truitt, from a lecture delivered in 1998, as quoted by Kristen Hileman, "Presence and Abstraction," in Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection (Washington, DC: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2009), 19.
Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection" is on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC, until January 3.
Dine's work is in numerous public collections worldwide including the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo; The Art Institute of Chicago; The Cleveland Museum of Art; the Hakone Open-Air Museum, Hakone-machi, Japan; the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.
Co-organized by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and the Mori Art Museum, Tokyo, "Hiroshi Sugimoto" was cocurated by Kerry Brougher, chief curator of the Hirshhorn, and David Elliott, director of the Mori.
No surprise, then, that the twenty-first century has already brought us two major shows devoted to the connections between eye and ear in the twentieth: "Visual Music," co-organized by the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art and the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, and "Sons & Lumieres" at Paris's Centre Pompidou, both with impressive catalogues.
To set the record straight, that exhibition was in fact co-organized by Kathy Halbreich and Neal Benezra for the Walker Art Center in association with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.
May 2003; Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC,June-Sept.
Now, as Washington, DC's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opens a survey billed as a major "reintroduction" to the painter's oeuvre, art historian HARRY COOPER asks how the heard-but-not-seen artist's bite will compare to his bark.
3; Ruscha at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, in Washington, DC, June 29-Sept.