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One week away: join us on Saturday, June 2, for "In The Future"- a showcase of teen artwork from @artlabplus
📷: Detail from a digital animation, "Two Paths Diverge," by Kandace (17 years old)
"I am an American painter of signs charting the course. I would be a people's painter as well as a painter's painter."
American pop artist #RobertIndiana
, known for his 1960s Love series, has passed away at the age of 89. He created this poster to celebrate our opening in 1974.
Indiana used words and symbols to explore themes of American identity, often resembling the commercial style of advertisements and billboards. Using everyday symbols and primary colors, his work was layered with references to history, literature, and personal iconography. Distancing himself from the Pop Art movement, his work often critiqued consumerism and mass culture, "I was the least Pop of all Pop artists." #atHirshhorn
Meet the Artist: #TonyLewis
joins us for a free program this Thursday, May 24, at 6:30pm!
Lewis is part of an exciting generation of artists working to collapse the boundaries between different art forms. He has quickly established himself in the contemporary art world by forming a distinct visual vocabulary that integrates poetry and text with the properties of abstraction. His current installation, “Anthology 2014–2016,” is comprised of thirty-four original collage-poems inspired by his favorite childhood comic book, Calvin and Hobbes, which the artist says was “a literary and artistic savior growing up in the ‘90s.” #atHirshhorn
Things got a little silly over the weekend…🤡
Bubbles, balloons, juggling, and more! 🎈🎁🍫 Scenes from @jenniferrubell
’s one-night-only commissioned dessert performance for our Spring Gala Party, featuring 30 clowns with games and chocolates 🤡 🎉
“Send in the Clowns” 2018
📷: @andydelphoto #HirshhornHonors
UPDATE: the audition schedule is now full, thank you!
Accepting Auditions: Female singers needed for a performance art project!🎶
We will be holding auditions on Wednesday, May 16, for female singers (ages 18+) who are interested in participating in an artwork that we will be staging in September-October 2018. Seeking: women who enjoy singing, have a broad repertoire, have a talent for improvisation, and who are able to sing a capella. Professional experience, diplomas or certificates are not a prerequisite. We welcome both amateurs and professionals.
The performance will be presented for the duration of the Museum’s opening hours (10:00 am – 5:30 pm, Mon- Sun) and participants should be available on average 3 times per week for 4.5 hours each time.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
for more details! 📲
Congratulations to gala honoree #JeffKoons
Koons is one of the most recognized artists living today. As one of the leading artistic figures to emerge in the 1980s, his groundbreaking work from that decade features prominently in #BrandNew80s
. Koons’ role in exploring the relations between art, commodity, and marketing played a crucial role in defining contemporary art for the past three decades, and his contributions are acknowledged around the world. #HirshhornHonors
Jeff Koons “New! New Too!,” from 1983. (Private collection, New York) © Jeff Koons.
FINAL WEEKEND: Don’t miss #BrandNew80s
On view through Sunday! 🗓
UPDATE: our winner is @vidaminimo
🎉 GIVEAWAY: We’re only a few days away from our Spring Gala Party on May 12!✨
Feel your jaw drop and your taste buds tingle with a delicious, one-night-only dessert performance by artist Jennifer Rubell.🍬🍦 Break out your best Studio 54-in-the-‘80s dancing outfit—and ogle everyone else’s. Explore the #BrandNew80s
exhibition late into the night, and mingle with gala honoree Jeff Koons.
To Enter: Follow us on Instagram and tag your friend with a sweet tooth in the comments for a chance win Spring Gala Party tickets!🍭🍩 Full details of the Giveaway 📲 link in bio. All eligible entries will be entered into a drawing, with the winner chosen at random.
SWEET DREAMS (ARE MADE OF THIS)🍭
Experience an exclusive, one-night-only commissioned dessert performance by artist Jennifer Rubell at our Spring Gala Party!
Get tix now for our May 12 evening confection, don’t miss out! 🍰🎨🍦🍬 From dripping walls of glazed donuts to cotton candy rooms, Rubell is known for participatory installations that often use food as a medium, featured in Vogue, Vanity Fair, and The New York Times.🍩 Mingle with gala honoree Jeff Koons and bust a move to DJ Jus Ske 🎶 Celebrate the iconic decade of MTV, Madonna, and the artists from the ‘80s who forever impacted and redefined the world of art. #HirshhornHonors