Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry, "Amelia Boynton" 2008. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, Museum purchase through the contributions of members of the Contemporary Acquisitions Council and the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Purchase Fund, 2009.
As May quickly approaches, we say goodbye to those exhibits coming to an end and welcome the new ones. Be sure to make some time in your schedule to visit these exhibits before it's too late!
National Museum of the American Indian:
Vochol: Huichol Art on Wheels: Eight Huichol artists converted a 1990 Volkswagen Beetle into a canvas adorned with approx. 2,277,000 glass seed beads. The automobile will be leaving the museum on May 6, 2012, making its way to Denver, Colorado and will be displayed at the Denver International Airport for all to see.
Behind the Scenes: The Real Story of Quileute Wolves investigates the rich history of the original Quileute people (yes, as mentioned in the Twilight Saga films). The exhibit includes hand crafted artifacts, including replicas as seen in the movies, as well as a 12 minute video on the history and traditions of the culture. The show will be closing on May 9, 2012.
Looks like May 13, 2012 is the last day for many exhibits at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden:
Doug Aitken: SONG 1 is a site-specific installation that will be projected on the exterior of the donut shaped building. The 35 minute video loops continuously, beginning on evenings from sunset to midnight.
Suprasensorial: Experiments in Light, Color and Space is a hands on, interactive exhibit that features works of light and audio visual installations by five Latin American artists.
Dark Matters: Selections from the Collection takes a closer look at works in the museum’s permanent collection which indicate several symbols and representations of darkness. The exhibit includes painting, sculpture, and photography.
Black Box: Ali Kazma presents O.K., 2010, a study of a notary stamping hundreds of documents at a rash and excessive speed. Kazma is interested in the unique intricacies of skilled craftsmanship and hand labor compared to the new advancements of mass manufacturing.
Memories Arrested in Space: a centennial tribute to Jackson Pollock will be on view at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art till May 15, 2012. The exhibit recognizes and honors the life and art career of American icon, Jackson Pollock through the display of documents donated by his wife, the painter Lee Krasner , his brother Charles, and friends and associates.
See these shows while they last!
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