This new acquisition parked outside our @hirshhorn is part sculpture, part performance. Its title references a Mexican volcano that destroyed an ancient city—Durham quarried the 9-ton boulder from the archaeological site. He then used a crane to drop in on the roof of a 1992 Chrysler Spirit and finished the piece with a painted, cartoon-like face.
Women’s Equality Day was designated to commemorate the passing of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920, which gave women the right to vote. But we are still far from achieving full equality in America and around the world. Make sure to use your vote. Register at the Museum on 9/25 when we hold a non-partisan voter registration event in both the East and West lobbies from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
One of the longest-lived European textile designs for the African market, the eye pattern appears in “Vlisco: African Fashion on a Global Stage” in multiple variations and color ways. The original design was based on Egyptian mythology. As with all Vlisco designs, the names and meanings behind these textiles vary amongst African communities. The eye patterns can be worn to silently express feelings of affection, warning, or jealousy.
Danny Lyon’s new book tells the story of an Australian Shepard named Sam who writes a screenplay. On September 8, join us for a reading and Q&A with the artist to mark the release of this and another new title.