High Art, High Times: Hirschhorn After Hours 2009
One of the District’s premiere (but all too infrequent) late night soirees, Hirshhorn After Hours, is making a return for month of October.
In celebration of the downtown art museum and sculpture garden’s newest exhibition, “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection”, the Hirshhorn (which we recently named one of the metro area’s most offbeat institutions) will be staying open late on Friday, October 30th and hosting special curator-led tours through the work of the late minimalist sculptor, while Columbia Heights funk DJ collective Fatback provide the evening’s soundtrack and the cash-only bar slings intoxicants.
Tickets for the latest edition of After Hours are now on sale and must be purchased in advance (here). As always, the event runs from 8 pm to midnight.
Meanwhile, the Truitt respective opens to the public on Thursday, October 8th. In addition to two pieces in the Hirshhorn’s permanent collection, work by the prominent sculptor — who spent many years in residence at the University of Maryland, College Park — can be can seen at a “best of” of DC art museum, including the Corcoran, the National Gallery of Art, the National Museum of Women in the Arts and the Smithsonian American Art Museum.