Hirshhorn Museum Dedicates Fall Gala to Group of 31 Women Artists

July 17th, 2017

The Hirshhorn Museum has announced a gala this coming November to honor a group of 31 female artists including Lorna SimpsonNjideka Akunyili Crosby and Yayoi Kusama. “Each year, the Hirshhorn celebrates incredible artists from around the world who throughout their careers continue to challenge and inspire us,” Melissa Chiu, the Hirshhorn’s director, said in a statement. “This year, I am especially proud to honor 31 outstanding female artists—from pioneers of performance and video art to emerging painters and sculptors—whose collective contributions to the field have transformed the way we look at art and set the stage for generations of creative talents yet to come.”

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