One of my favorite things about living in the Washington, D.C. area is that there are soooo many things to see and explore that are FREE. And free is pretty much my middle name these days. As such, I recently made a list of all the free places I want to check out locally this year and near the top of that list was to go art watch at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. What is the Hirshhorn known for, you ask? Contemporary Art… Super cool modern and contemporary art that is.
In particular, I was excited to see the Belief + Doubt exhibit by Barbara Krugar.
After walking around Barbara Kruger’s visually striking and thought provoking exhibit, we took the escalator upstairs to view the ‘Days of Endless Time’ exhibit. The entire 2nd level was made up of corridors leading you to other corridors showcasing different video installations that carried the same theme of timelessness. Let me tell ya, these videos were so captivating. So captivating that I ended up watching one video for almost 10 minutes before I realized how long I had been sitting there, enthralled by the moving images on the screen.
^^ Photos taken by me, Charles and Tarek (all on iPhone 6)
I am so happy I finally made time to see the Hirshhorn Museum in all its glory. My heart and wallet left the museum feeling full with the knowledge that we had gotten our money’s worth of artistic inspiration and enlightenment. Now to decide what place to visit next on my D.C. list… Do you have any requests? I’m all ears since this space is just as much yours as it is mine. Is there any place in D.C. you would like to me to go explore, snap photos of and share with you here on Quaintrelle? Let me know in the comments below :)
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