Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Hosts Talking to Our Time Series

By Editorial Team on February 1, 2021

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The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will continue “Talking to Our Time,” its series of free online public discussions with global artists, through the winter, Jan. 27–Feb. 24. The extended program, which started as a summer series in July 2020, is the first time the museum has hosted conversations with artists consecutively every week. Together with Hirshhorn curators, digital audiences from around the world can engage with renowned creatives and join the crucial conversations happening on a global scale. The upcoming winter season of “Talking to Our Time” will stream five live talks, highlighting a diverse group of artists and collectives: the Guerrilla Girls, Liz Larner, Jorge Pardo, Paul Pfeiffer and Rachel Rose.

“Talking to Our Time” is one of multiple ongoing efforts to share artworks and artists with the largest possible virtual audience during the museum’s prolonged closure. The winter “Talking to Our Time” schedule comes on the heels of engaging fall and summer seasons. A total of nearly 9,000 art lovers tuned in from around the world and over 12,000 viewers to date have watched the program recordings. By making artists’ voices available online, the Hirshhorn aims to share the transformative power of art with larger and more varied communities, forming a network that connects artists and audiences around the world.

Each “Talking to Our Time” program will take place live on the Hirshhorn’s YouTube channel, Facebook Live and Zoom. Registration is required for Zoom participation, which includes the chance (time permitting) to ask the artist a question at the end of the program. Recordings are available on YouTube after the event. Communication access real-time translation (CART) is provided for each program. Any questions about accessibility for this series can be sent to hirshhornexperience@si.edu.