Laurie Anderson: The Weather

The entrance to the Laurie Anderson exhibit, which fills the second floor of the Hirshhorn until July 2023

Next date: May 26, 2022 10:30 am

Just show up! You don't need tickets.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is open Thursday – Sunday (and CLOSED Monday – Wednesday)

Through July 2022, the Hirshhorn presents Laurie Anderson in the second floor galleries.  A mix of dark, immersive installations and video, The Weather is a little like walking into a modern version of Da Vinchi’s notebook.

A giant man recounts his experience of being the youngest prisoner at Gitmo after the US Government classified him as a terrorist, beginning at age 11.
A giant man recounts his experience of being the youngest prisoner at Gitmo after the US Government classified him as a terrorist, beginning at age 11.

The exhibit is trippy and a little crazy (my 8 year old was scared the whole time), but it was also beautiful and inspiring.  I could not stop looking at the sculpture of the dog constellation, which seemed to move (no one else in my family noticed the movement, but I found it mesmerizing).

Even if, like my daughter, modern art frightens you, I recommend zipping through this one while it’s in DC.  It’s a fun trip down the rabbit hole.