Hirshhorn Fêtes 50 w/ “Revolutions” Exhibit from Original Permanent Collection

Installation view of “Revolutions: Art from the Hirschhorn Collection, 1860 – 1960, March 22, 2024 – April 20, 2025. Courtesy of the Hirschhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo: Rick Coulby

The Smithsonian Hirschhorn Museum opened in the Fall of 1974. It started with the donation of Joseph Hirshhorn’s own collection of 6,000 works of modern art.

To celebrate its 50th anniversary this year, the museum is now presenting a special exhibit of art from this collection, “Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860-1960.

The exhibition showcases 208 artworks by 117 artists from the museum’s permanent collection made over 100 years. These include works by Francis Bacon, Jean Dubuffet, Lee Krasner, Wifredo Lam, Jacob Lawrence, Georgia O’Keeffe, and Jackson Pollock, among others.

Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860-1960 is open through April 20, 2025.