World Architecture Day
October 1, 2018. 10am-5pm
Description: Celebrate World Architecture Day with activities at the Hirshhorn and National Building Museum for art and architecture lovers of all ages – don’t miss special STORYTIME programs, tours, talks, and more. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/world-architecture-day/2018-10-01/.
Mid-Day Art Break: Free Tour
October 1, 2018. 12:30pm-1:00pm. Recurring daily until November 1
Highlights Tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours last between 45–60 minutes. To participate, meet a Gallery Guide at the Information Desk in the Lobby. For more informaiton, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/daily-highlight-tour/2018-10-01/.
Gallery Experience: Hirshhorn: A History
October 1, 2018. 12:30pm
Join Sharon Park, the Smithsonian’s associate director of architectural history and historic preservation, for a lunchtime talk on the plaza exploring the History of the Hirshhorn. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/gallery-experience-hirshhorn-a-history/.
October 1, 2018. 2:00pm-3:00pm. Recurring every Saturday until October 31.
Hirshhorn/DRAW is a free drop-in gallery sketching session that pairs an artwork with a drawing exercise. Throughout October, explore the richness of Huang Yong Ping’s Abbottabad, an installation of terracotta tiles and live plants through line drawing. No prior drawing or art experience needed. All ages are welcome. Just drop by, pick up a pencil and a clipboard, and draw! For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/hirshhorn-draw/2018-10-01/.
Afternoon Highlights: Free Tour
October 1, 2018. 3:30pm-4:00pm. Recurring daily until November 1.
Highlights Tours are offered daily at 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm. Tours last between 45–60 minutes. To participate, meet a Gallery Guide at the Information Desk in the Lobby. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/daily-highlight-tours/2018-10-01/.
October 3, 3018. 10:00am-11:00am. Recurring daily until October 31.
STORYTIME explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist in the collection, and lead a hands-on activity. Nursing moms welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn lobby. Groups of 10 or more should contact firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a program in advance. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/storytime-2018-10-03/2018-10-03/.
Hirshhorn/AM: Brutalist DC
October 5, 2018. 9:00am-10:00am
Round out a week of celebrating architecture with a special morning talk featuring Deane Madsen, former design editor of Architect Magazine and founder of Brutalist DC. Grab a coffee and learn how Deane turned his love of Brutalism, a key DC architectural style, into a web platform and map of Washington’s most “raw” structures, including the Hirshhorn Museum, DC Metro, and the J. Edgar Hoover Building. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/hirshhorn-am-brutalist-dc/.
The Gettysburg Cyclorama: 1880’s Virtual Reality
October 5, 2018. 12:30pm-1:30pm
Civil War Trust historian Garry Adelman dives into the Cyclorama craze of the 1800s, early “virtual reality” that inspired Mark Bradford’s massive installation Pickett’s Charge. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/gallery-experience-the-gettysburg-cyclorama-1880s-virtual-reality/
This You: Body, Music, and Performance
October 10, 2018. 7:00pm-8:00pm
They strongly recommend claiming a ticket to ensure your seat. This program is expected to be at capacity.
Mark Beasley, Hirshhorn Curator of Media and Performance Art, will lead a conversation exploring intersecting themes of the body, music, and performance, inspired by the Museum’s first exclusively live work by acclaimed contemporary artist Tino Sehgal. This You features a solo female singer who connects with visitors to produce intimate and memorable experiences. Expanding on the work of Conceptual artists, Sehgal employs the voice and movement rather than traditional art materials to create his works.
Beasley will be joined by David Levine, visual artist and theater producer; Julia Simpson, trainer for This You performers; and Drew Daniel, member of the Baltimore-based musical duo Matmos, to discuss methods of staging the body and the historic use of music, from pop to avant-garde, by contemporary visual artists. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/this-you-body-music-and-performance/
Curator’s Tour: Sean Scully
October 12, 2018. 12:30pm-1:30pm
Join Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a tour through Sean Scully’s acclaimed Landline series, which make their U.S. debut with Sean Scully: Landline. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/gallery-experience-curators-tour-sean-scully/
Gallery Experience: Interpreting Tino Sehgal
October 19, 2018. 12:30pm-1:30pm
Join the interpreters who bring Tino Sehgal’s This You to life in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and get an inside glimpse into their experience. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/gallery-experience-interpreting-tino-sehgal/
Artist Talk: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer
October 30, 2018. 7:00pm-8:00pm
On the eve of opening Pulse, join Lozano-Hemmer for a riveting artist lecture about using technology and art to create platforms for public participation. An exhibition preview of Pulse will open at 6 pm for all program attendees. Doors to the Auditorium open at 6:30 pm.
Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Come early for pre-program happy hour with Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato. For more information, visit https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/artist-talk-rafael-lozano-hemmer/
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located at Independence Ave SW and 7th St. SW