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October 23, 2008 - January 11, 2009
Location: 2nd Level
Two exhibitions are on view: The Panza Collection and Ways of Seeing
The Panza Collection highlights an exceptional selection of 39 conceptual, light and space, and environmental works that the Hirshhorn recently acquired from Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, whose collection of contemporary American and European art is hailed internationally. The majority of works date to the late 1960s and early 1970s. The acquisition encompasses the work of Robert Barry, Larry Bell, Hanne Darboven, Jan Dibbets, Hamish Fulton, Douglas Huebler, Robert Irwin, Joseph Kosuth, On Kawara, Sol LeWitt, Richard Long, Bruce Nauman, Richard Nonas, Roman Opalka, Lawrence Weiner, and Doug Wheeler.
Ways of Seeing: Giuseppe and Giovanna Panza organized by Dr. Panza and his wife Giovanna are on view in the adjacent galleries. It is the second installment in the Hirshhorn's ongoing series Ways of Seeing, in which the Hirshhorn invites noted artists, collectors, filmmakers, and others to explore the museum's holdings of nearly 12,000 artworks and create installations that reflect their own unique perspectives and encourage new ways of looking at the collection.
Note: Ways of Seeing closed a few days earlier on January 7, 2009.
See "Around the Mall" in the December 2008 Smithsonian magazine: p. 34.