Currents: Recent Acquisitions

October 18, 2007 – November 16, 2008

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street, SW
Washington, DC

Lower Level Floor Plan

On view in the Hirshhorn's lower-level galleries this fall are a number of important recent acquisitions, including a selection of works acquired through the Contemporary Acquisitions Council (CAC), a membership group that brings works by emerging artists into the museum's collection. During its inaugural year, the group helped the museum acquire 22 new works in a range of media by artists from D.C., London, Dublin, New York City, Toronto, Mexico City, and elsewhere. Also on view are other recent additions to the collection, such as Lee Friedlander's The Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden (1978), a suite of 52 gelatin silver prints taken of the building and garden soon after the museum opened. The selection of acquisitions for this exhibition reflects the great diversity of works being acquired by the Hirshhorn, ranging from conceptual photography to sculpture.