Sunday, July 29, 2012

The Hirshhorn Museum: Weird

I remember being told as a teenager that art is not meant to answer questions, but to raise them.  As you walk through the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington, DC, you can't help but look at some of the artifacts and painting and ask yourself what you are looking at.  Questions will definitely be raised and your assumptions challenged.  This museum is about art serving its purpose.  Relax.  You don't have to 'get it' to enjoy it. 

One of the very best views of the National Mall can be had at the Hirshhorn Museum third floor.  

What is it?  Well, I don't know.  What do you want it to be?

Eleven A.M. by Edward Hopper
If you get the chance to see a painting by Edward Hopper, take it.  You will understand why he is considered one of the great American painters.  He is most famous for his painting Nighthawks. 

An exhibit on the bottom floor of the museum. 

Blue fluorescent lights. 

Big Man

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