Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection

August 2, 2022 – September 4, 2023

Barbara Hepworth, “Head (Elegy),” 1952. 17 × 10 1/2 × 8 in. (43.3 × 26.7 × 20.2 cm) on base: 1 1/2 in. (3.6 cm). Mahogany and string. Gift of Joseph H. Hirshhorn, 1966. 

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave. at 7th St., SW
Washington, DC

Put It This Way is devoted to the work of nearly 50 women and nonbinary artists in the Hirshhorn’s collection. The exhibition brings together almost a century of work in a range of media drawn exclusively from the museum’s holdings, beginning with early works by Carlotta Corpron, Barbara Hepworth, and Julia Thecla. One-quarter of the artworks have been made in the past decade by the likes of Loie Hollowell, Rachel Jones, Deana Lawson, Sondra Perry, and Kiyan Williams. Recent acquisitions include art works by Dana Awartani, Zanele Muholi, and Billie Zangewa that reflect the museum’s mission to highlight global voices. Many works from the permanent collection that have never been seen before at the Hirshhorn will also be on view, notably an untitled 1974–1975 mosaic by Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian, Ana Mendieta’s “Blood and Feathers” (1974) and Diana Thater’s installation, “Oo Fifi, Five Days in Claude Monet’s Garden, Parts 1 and 2” (1992).