November 2018 at the Hirshhorn

By Editorial Team on November 5, 2018
Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

NOW OPEN: Art with heart
Rafael Lozano-Hemmer creates large-scale, immersive installations using the biometric data our bodies produce. Our largest interactive technology exhibition yet, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse finds new uses for technologies of control and turns them over to the visitor, providing a rare platform for self-representation in a public space. More Information here.

OPENING: Abstract painting, on your own terms (opens Thursday, November 8)
Throughout her career, Charline von Heyl has continued to play with the possibilities of painting. Snake Eyes features over 30 abstract paintings by von Heyl that are seemingly familiar yet impossible to classify. Each painting, in the artist’s words, “works in tandem with whoever looks at it—on their terms.” More Information here.

STORYTIME: Adventures with Square
November 14, 2018. 10:00am-11:00am. Adventures with Square STORYTIME recurs on November 18, 2018 from 11:00am-12:00pm.
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/storytime-2018-11-07-2018-11-14/
Be a square! Join us on an adventure with Square, who creates sculptures made from squares. We will venture out to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden to see Geometric Mouse by Claes Oldenburg and read Square by Mac Barnett. Following the story, stay and create your own sculptures using geometric shapes.

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 mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Please note: snacks are not allowed inside the Museum, but you may eat outside on our Plaza before or after the program.

STORYTIME: Last Stop on Market Street
November 21, 2018. 10:00am-11:00am
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/storytime-2018-11-07-2018-11-21/
On the eve of Thanksgiving, we’ll explore kindness. We will look at the multi-layered work Pickett’s Charge by Mark Bradford and read Last Stop on Market Street by Matt de la Peña. Children and their caregivers will create their own layered artworks to take home as a way to encourage kindness at the Thanksgiving table and beyond.

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 mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Please note: snacks are not allowed inside the Museum, but you may eat outside on our Plaza before or after the program.

Black Friday Tour
November 23, 2018. 12:30pm-1:00pm
Event Link:
https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/black-friday-tour/
Push your art experiences out of the red and into the black with a tour through our exhibitions that explores artists’ use of the color black.

CUENTA-CUENTOS: Llámame árbol
November 25, 2018. 11:00am-12:00pm
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/storytime-2018-11-07-2018-11-25/
Ven a un Cuenta-Cuentos especial! Haremos un viaje hacia lo profundo de la tierra, con una visita a las esculturas de bronce redondas de Lucio Fontana, Concepto Espacial: Naturaleza y una lectura de Llámame árbol de Maya Christina González, descubriendo qué puede crecer de ella.

Join us for a special STORYTIME in Spanish! We’ll take a trip to the depths of the earth, discovering what can grow from it, with a visit to the round bronze sculptures Spatial Concept: Nature by Lucio Fontana and a reading of Maya Christina González’s Call Me Tree/Llámame árbol.

STORYTIME: Snowy Day
November 28, 2018. 10:00am-11:00am
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/storytime-2018-11-07-2018-11-28/
Crunch, crunch. As we welcome winter, we’ll imagine the sounds and imagery of footsteps in the snow. We will examine abstract paintings by Charline vonHeyl and read-aloud The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats. Following the story, stay and play with Snowy Day-inspired materials.

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 mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Please note: snacks are not allowed inside the Museum, but you may eat outside on our Plaza before or after the program.

An evening with Jerry Saltz (Thursday, November 29, 7 PM. Free, tix required)
Veteran New York art critic, self-proclaimed failed artist, and social media enthusiast Jerry Saltz will offer his latest take on the state of the art world in a discussion with Charlotte Burns, executive editor of the In Other Words podcast. More Information here.

Looking for Thanksgiving plans?
Whether you want to escape the cold or escape entertain your family, we have something in the galleries for you. November is packed full of activities for all ages, including opportunities to express yourself with our new Hirshhorn/DRAW (Friday–Monday) and a special sketch tour of Sean Scully’s Landline paintings (Nov. 9), a Black Friday tour exploring artists’ use of the color black (Nov. 23), and a straightforward session on how to look at art (Nov. 30).

How to Look at Art
November 30, 2018. 12:00pm-1:30pm
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/how-to-look-at-art/
Are you interested in art but not sure where to start? How to Look At Art provides straightforward tips for looking at, thinking about, and connecting to challenging works of modern and contemporary art. Art history degrees are not required!

Open Mic
November 30, 2018. 6:00pm-7:30pm
Event Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/open-mic/
Visual and performing teen artists are invited to participate in the monthly ARTLAB Open Mic. This event is available exclusively for teens.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located at Independence Ave SW and 7th St. SW