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Hirshhorn Museum Acquires Works by Ragnar Kjartansson, Shirin Neshat

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Hirshhorn Museum Dedicates Fall Gala to Group of 31 Women Artists

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Yayoi Kusama “Infinity Rooms” Show Smashes Records at Hirshhorn Museum

Wednesday, May 17th, 2017

Hirshhorn Museum in Talks with Tehran Museum of Contemporary Art Over Potential Loans

Wednesday, November 4th, 2015

Hirshhorn Museum Announces Record-Setting $2 Million Gift from Trustee

Friday, October 16th, 2015

Collector Olga Hirshhorn, Widow of Hirshhorn Museum Founder, Passes Away at 95

Monday, October 5th, 2015

Melissa Chiu Appointed as Head of Hirshhorn Museum

Saturday, June 7th, 2014

Washington D.C. – Peter Coffin, “Here and There” at the Hirshhorn Museum Through October 6th, 2013

Sunday, September 1st, 2013

Hirshhorn Museum Takes a Step Back After Bubble Project Collapses

Thursday, July 18th, 2013

Hirshhorn Museum’s Board of Trustees Chairman Resigns

Friday, July 12th, 2013

Washington, D.C. – “Ai Weiwei: According to What?” at the Hirshhorn Museum, October 7th, 2012 – February 24th, 2013

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012

Go See – Washington D.C.: Andy Warhol 'Shadows' at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden through January 15, 2012

Saturday, January 7th, 2012

Hirshhorn Garden Redesign Profiled in NYT

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Hirshhorn Acquires Yayoi Kusama Infinity Room

Thursday, March 28th, 2019

Hirshhorn Extends Charline von Heyl Show

Wednesday, January 30th, 2019

Hirshhorn Board Chair Comments on Shutdown

Friday, January 4th, 2019

Aaron and Barbara Levine to Donate Duchamp Collection to Hirshhorn

Wednesday, September 5th, 2018

Hirshhorn Acquires Tino Seghal Performance Piece

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Hiroshi Sugimoto to Redesign Hirshhorn Lobby

Wednesday, December 20th, 2017

Ai Weiwei to Debut Lego Works at Hirshhorn Next Month

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017

Washington Post Documents Extensive Work for Kusama Exhibition at Hirshhorn

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017

Mark Beasley Appointed First-Ever Curator for Media and Performance at Hirshhorn Musuem

Monday, December 5th, 2016

Theaster Gates to Curate New Performance Series at Hirshhorn

Thursday, August 11th, 2016

Hirshhorn Planning Massive Yayoi Kusama Exhibition

Friday, May 6th, 2016
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Van Gogh ‘Sunflowers’ Featured in NYT

June 24th, 2019

The NYT looks at the different versions of Van Gogh’s Sunflowers, and the differing materials used to create some of his most iconic works. “Though the basic palette is the same, there were different colors that were used, differences in paint texturing, and his brushwork is different,” says Ella Hendriks, a professor of conservation and restoration at the University of Amsterdam.
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Michelle Obama Portraitist Amy Sherald Unveils Mural in Philadelphia

June 24th, 2019

Artist Amy Sherald, who was tapped to create the official portrait of First Lady Michelle Obama has erected a massive mural in Philadelphia, showing local resident Najee Spencer-Young.  “Given Philadelphia’s cultural landscape, I think it’s important to also have that diversity represented within its visual landscape,” she said.
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Curator and Art Historian Peter Selz Has Passed Away

June 24th, 2019

Curator Peter Selz, who organized several major shows at MoMA before serving as the first director of University of California’s Berkeley Art Museum, has passed away at the age of 100. “Over the course of his tenure as our founding director, Peter transformed BAMPFA from a modest university art collection into the internationally renowned art and film institution it is today,” said Lawrence Rinder, BAMPFA’s current director and chief curator. “Generations of Bay Area art lovers have benefited from his insight, knowledge, independence, and boundless energy, and his legacy will reverberate across and beyond our museum for decades to come.”
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