Currents: Recent Acquisitions
Dates subject to change
Currents: Recent Acquisitions: The Hirshhorn presents more
than forty of nearly two hundred works acquired by the Museum
during the last four years. The exhibition features works
from 1967 forward by both influential, established artists
and emerging artists, including Andrea Bowers, Mona Hatoum,
Ernesto Neto, Paul Pfeiffer, Robin Rhode and Allen Ruppersberg.
The installation reflects the great diversity of works being
acquired by the Museum-from conceptual photography to sculpture-and
allows visitors to consider works by artists from a range
of generations, countries, cultures, and backgrounds. The
works on view have entered the collection in a number of ways:
as gifts, as purchases proposed by Hirshhorn curators and
approved by the Board of Trustees and as purchases made through
the Contemporary Acquisitions Council, a membership group
that facilitates the acquisition of works by emerging artists.
This exhibition is organized by Curator Anne Ellegood.
Museum & Sculpture Garden