Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC
2 August 2022–fall 2023
Put It This Way: (Re)Visions of the Hirshhorn Collection unites almost a century of work by 49 women and nonbinary artists in a range of media drawn exclusively from the Hirshhorn's permanent collection. Titled after a 1963 painting by American pop artist Rosalyn Drexler, Put It This Way speaks to traditionally marginalized artists' decisive and virtuosic achievements, and investigates a wide array of aesthetic, political and historical concerns. The full-floor presentation is intended to encourage conversations around the significance of gender in creating and perceiving an artwork, the effects of categorizing artists by gender as well as the museum's role and responsibilities in stewarding the national collection of modern and contemporary art.