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Hirshhorn Celebrates 40th Anniversary

October 1, 2014

Forty years ago this month, the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden opened to the public with great fanfare. As the first museum on the National Mall devoted to modern art and one of the world’s leading museums of contemporary and modern art, the striking round building is home to a highly regarded permanent collection and pioneering exhibitions that reflect the best art of our time.

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At the Hub of Things: Alighiero e Boetti

© 2014 Estate of Alighiero e Boetti/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

Alighiero e Boetti, Untitled, 1994. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © 2014 Estate of Alighiero e Boetti/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York/SIAE, Rome

At the Hub of Things: Cai Guo-Qiang

Photo by Lee Stalsworth

Cai Guo-Qiang, Tide-Watching on West Lake: Project for China Academy of Art, Hangzhou, 2003, 2004.Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.© Cai Guo-Qiang. (Photo by Lee Stalsworth)

At the Hub of Things: Installation View

Photo by Cathy Carver

Installation view of At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2014. Left to right: Robert Rauschenberg, Dam, 1959; Anselm Kiefer, The Book, 1979-85; Yinka Shonibare, The Age of Enlightenment—Antoine Lavoisier, 2008. (Photo by Cathy Carver)

At the Hub of Things: Isa Genzken

© Isa Genzken (Photo by Lee Stalsworth)

Isa Genzken, Untitled, 2006. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC.© Isa Genzken. (Photo by Lee Stalsworth)

At the Hub of Things: Janine Antoni

© Janine Antoni

Janine Antoni, Lick and Lather, 1993-94. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. © Janine Antoni


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