Talks
Talks
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. We seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art with audiences at all levels of awareness and understanding by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. We enhance public understanding and appreciation of contemporary art through acquisition, exhibitions, education and public programs, conservation, and research.
Summer conservation interns discuss the cleaning and preservation of outdoor sculpture
Summer conservation interns discuss the cleaning and preservation of outdoor sculpture.
Aug 7, 2015
29 min
Julie Mehretu: Meet the Artist
Presented in collaboration with the National Museum of African Art, Ethiopian-born American artist Julie Mehretu speaks about her practice as part of the Hirshhorn’s ongoing Meet the Artist series.
Apr 24, 2015
58 min
Michael Vetter on Kiepenkerl
Curatorial research assistant and UMD doctoral candidate Michael Vetter discusses Kiepenkerl by Jeff Koons, now on display in the Hirshhorn Museum Lobby.
Apr 17, 2015
32 min
Curators in Conversation: Melissa Chiu and James T. Demetrion
As part of the Hirshhorn's ongoing 40th anniversary celebration, director Melissa Chiu welcomes former director Jim Demetrion for a discussion of the legacy and future of the museum.
Apr 2, 2015
1 hr 38 min
Kelly Gordon on Days Of Endless Time
Curator Kelly Gordon leads a tour of Days of Endless Time. Groups meet at the Information Desk in the Hirshhorn Lobby.
Mar 27, 2015
42 min
Kenjiro Okazaki
Kenjiro Okazaki has been exploring notions of time and region in the work of Ukrainian-born American artists John D. Graham and David Davidovich Burliuk. After examining their drawings in various Smithsonian collections, Okazaki conducts live-action gestural studies and uses digital technology to analyze and reproduce the characteristics unique to each artist.
Mar 13, 2015
45 min
Michael Vetter on Lucian Freud
Curatorial research assistant and UMD doctoral candidate Michael Vetter discusses Lucian Freud’s Nude with Leg Up (Leigh Bowery), 1992, on view in At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection.
Mar 6, 2015
26 min
Melissa Ho discusses At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection
Associate curator Melissa Ho discusses works by Cai Guo-Qiang, Jan Dibbets, Richard Long, and Brice Marden.
Feb 27, 2015
23 min
Evelyn Hankins discusses Lawrence Weiner
Curator Evelyn Hankins discusses Lawrence Weiner’s "A RUBBER BALL THROWN ON THE SEA, Cat. No. 146," 1969 on view in "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection."
Jan 30, 2015
26 min
Spencer Finch: Meet the Artist
Spencer Finch works in a variety of media, including painting, photography, sculpture, and installation. Often recreating the experience of natural phenomena through artificial constructions, Finch’s work raises questions about perception, memory, experience, and time. The artist is known for his light-based installations, including "Cloud (H2O)," 2006, on view in the Hirshhorn’s 40th anniversary exhibition "At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection." Mimicking the molecular structure of water through an arrangement of suspended light bulbs, the sculpture is a glowing representation of water vapor that hovers between representation and abstraction. Join us as Finch speaks about his work as part of the Museum’s ongoing Meet the Artist series.
Jan 22, 2015
1 hr 11 min
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