The Hirshhorn Museum

  • Max Ernst, “Moonmad,” 1944

  • Henry Moore, “Standing Figure Wood and String,” 1937

  • Alberto Giacometti, “Reclining Woman Who Dreams,” 1929.

  • Joan Miro, “Lunar Bird,” 1946-49

  • Alexander Calder‘s “Starcatcher” on the Hirshhorn grounds.

  • Hirshhorn Museum staff members Jennifer Barrett, Director of Development, Valerie Fletcher, Curator, Elizabeth Duggal, Deputy Director, and Melissa Chiu, Museum Director, visit Medardo Rosso exhibit at New York's Center for Italian Modern Art.

Modern Sculptures Enliven the Nation's Capital

“Modern art…love it or hate it. I love it in doses. It’s fantastic that the (Hirshhorn) is interested in such creative contemporary art… Five stars…”
— Yelp reviewer, November 2014

“Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York”,  opened on October 29th, 2015 and ran through February 15th, 2016. Sponsored by the Foundation, the exhibition provided a comprehensive view of two strains of European Surrealism, and their effect on the American artists Joseph Cornell, Isamu Noguchi, Alexander Calder, and David Smith. It featured 85 sculptures, 15 vintage photographs, 6 color drawings on paper and 2 collages by the artists Jean Arp, Marcel Duchamp, Alberto Giacometti, Joan Miro, and Man Ray. These works, executed between 1920 and 1950, introduced radically innovative concepts, subjects, forms, methods and materials that have become fundamental to art practices throughout the world. Curator Valerie Fletcher authored the 192 page exhibition catalogue, published by Delmonico Books.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is one of the world’s pre-eminent museums of modern and contemporary art, welcoming over 800,000 visitors a year. A friend of founder Joseph Hirshhorn, Jerry Greene sat on the Board of the Museum for many years. In 2000, Dawn Greene donated Alexander Calder’s “Starcatcher”, seen in a photo above, to the Hirshhorn.