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Infinity Mirror Room

Infinity Mirrored: The Art of Yayoi Kusama

After what seems a long hiatus away from this space, your intrepid art blogger is back, excited to tell you about “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” now on view at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, D.C. This popular show has been mobbed with fans during its entire run. More often than not, timed […]

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"Ocean Park," 1960-61

Robert Irwin: All the Rules Will Change

The title of this show is taken from Robert Irwin’s words about his intention to move from traditional art—paint on canvas—to more “conditional” works that deal with light and space directly. At the Hirschhorn Museum in DC, this is the first historical survey of the California artist’s work from the late 1950s through today. Up until […]

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"Lobster Telephone," 1938 by Salvador Dali

Marvelous Objects

Unless you want to spend your Valentine’s Day at the Hirshhorn Museum here in DC (hey, not a bad idea…) you will have missed the surrealist exhibit Marvelous Objects. If you don’t drop everything and go, stick with this post. It’s a fascinating show, and I say that as not the world’s biggest fan of […]

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"Sound Suit 2009, 'Happy Easter,'" by Nick Cave

Art in the Round: The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Yesterday I took a fresh look at this vibrant museum on Washington’s National Mall. The third floor galleries have reopened after renovation, and, in celebration of the museum’s 40th anniversary, an installation—At the Hub of Things: New Views of the Collection—presents some sixty works in various media from the permanent collection. Designed by Gordon Bunshaft—the […]

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