Category: Museums

  • The Updated Freer

    The Updated Freer

    Yesterday I was lucky to get to go to a social media preview of the updated Freer space. The 18-month renovation concentrated on updating the infrastructure, but there were also many visible improvements, including a new color palette that ties each collection together. While I’ve been in the museum many times and read about Freer,…

  • Our View From Here

    Our View From Here

    Linn Meyer’s work, Our View From Here, covers the inner wall of the second floor of the Hirshhorn, 400 feet long. She drew it with markers during the month of April 2016. The work was designed to be temporary, and is going to be painted over after August 13, 2017. Here’s Linn Meyers in the…

  • Ai Weiwei: Trace

    Ai Weiwei: Trace

    Ai Weiwei:Trace at the Hirshhorn is an exhibit about freedom and repression.  It features 176 portraits of political prisoners and human rights advocates from thirty countries.  More than a million Lego bricks were used to construct the portraits.  The portraits are pixelated, similar to the pixelation of low-quality surveillance images. The exhibit was originally designed…

  • Shadow/Casters


    Shadow/Casters was a special nighttime event in the courtyard of the Hirshhorn.

  • Artechouse


    The new Artechouse, with an opening exhibit by French artists Adrien M & Claire B.

  • Kusama – 2nd visit

    Kusama – 2nd visit

    One week after my first visit, I was lucky to go on an Instameet before the museum opened. With fewer people there, we were each given an opportunity to spend 30 seconds alone in several of the rooms.

  • Kusama


    The Kusama exhibit at the Hirshhorn was as amazing as anticipated, including the long lines to get in even with timed tickets. The lines for each infinity room were 50-100 people long, with groups of 2-3 being let in for 25 seconds each. At the end is the dot room, with no time limit. It…

  • American Visionary Arts Museum

    American Visionary Arts Museum

    Went to this museum in Baltimore for the first time today, and loved it. Not sure how novel it would have felt when it first opened more than 20 years ago, but now the divide between outsider art and art in the canon is increasingly narrowing.

  • Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit ends

    Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit ends

    The Ragnar Kjartansson exhibit at the Hirshhorn concluded today after three months. There were large crowds watching The Visitor. The crowds were smaller but intense watching the last moments of Woman in E. After the final E minor chord, the last Woman in E held her arms up in victory, then bowed to the audience.…

  • No Man’s Land

    No Man’s Land

    From the No Man’s Land exhibit at the National Museum of Women in the Arts