Sam Gilliam: Full Circle

May 25, 2022 – September 11, 2022

Left image: Sam Gilliam portrait by Fredrik Nilsen Studio. Right image: Sam Gilliam, “X for X,” 2021, acrylic and mixed media on panel in beveled frame, 48 x 48 x 4 inches (121.9 x 121.9 x 10.2 cm). Photo: Jonathan Nesteruk. Copyright 2022 Sam Gilliam /Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York.

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

2nd Floor, Inner-circle Gallery Floor Plan

Sam Gilliam: Full Circle pairs a series of circular paintings (or tondos) created in 2021 with “Rail” (1977), a landmark painting in the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection. Gilliam’s first solo exhibition at the Hirshhorn reflects the breadth of his multilayered practice and marks the first exhibition in Gilliam’s chosen hometown of Washington, D.C., since 2007.