Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


Now entering its fifth decade, the Hirshhorn is a leading voice for contemporary art and culture and provides a national platform for the art and artists of our time. Located in the heart of Washington, DC, on the National Mall, we are free to all, and open 364 days a year. As one of the most visited modern art museums in the U.S., we seek to share the transformative power of modern and contemporary art by creating meaningful, personal experiences in which art, artists, audiences and ideas converge. Through groundbreaking exhibitions, events, research and acquisitions, we create the space where people encounter the most important artists of the 21st century. The Hirshhorn’s holdings encompass one of the most important collections of postwar American and European art in the world. We are committed to providing the artists of today a national platform to explore new ways to create, with performance, digital media, video, and technology.


Hirshhorn Town Hall

Hirshhorn Town Hall

FREE GET TICKETS: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-conversation-reimagining-norman-rockwells-america-tickets-60764237470 We strongly recommend claiming a ticket to ensure your seat. This program is expected to be at capacity. Questions? Email [email protected] Hirshhorn Members, email [email protected] What does America look like? Hank Willis Thomas, artist and co-founder of the For Freedoms artist collective, teamed up with Emily Shur, photographer and designer, to reimagine Norman Rockwell’s 1943 series Four Freedoms, inspired by Franklin D. Roosevelt’s 1941 State of the Union address. Using the four freedoms articulated during Roosevelt’s speech—Freedom of Speech, Freedom of Worship, Freedom from Want, and Freedom from Fear—For Freedoms created an updated tableau that highlights a much more inclusive America than what was originally styled in Rockwell’s iconic scenes. Thomas and Shur will sit in conversation with New York Times critic and Still Processing podcast co-host Wesley Morris to discuss their powerful series “For Freedoms,” on view in Manifesto: Art x Agency, an exhibition exploring the work of artists who aim to effect change in the world around them. We encourage you to arrive early. Ring Auditorium seating is limited. Any open seats may be released to walk-up visitors 10 minutes before the program. Please e-mail [email protected] if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.
June 18, 2019