Laurie Anderson: The Weather
Ongoing through July 31, 2022
10AM – 5:30PM
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the largest-ever US exhibition of artwork by groundbreaking multimedia artist, performer, musician, and writer Laurie Anderson, from Sept. 24, 2021–July 31, 2022. Laurie Anderson: The Weather debuts more than a dozen new artworks, interspersed with select key works, including Habeas Corpus (2015), from throughout her five-decade career. Guiding visitors through an immersive audiovisual experience in the Museum’s second-floor galleries, this dynamic exhibition showcases the artist’s boundless creative storytelling process, featuring her work in video, performance, installation, painting, and other media.
The exhibition will be accompanied by a series of live performances by Anderson this spring.
About Laurie Anderson: As a Grammy Award-winning musician, performer, writer, and artist, Anderson has an international reputation as an artist who combines the traditions of the avant-garde with popular culture. Anderson’s theatrical works combine a variety of media, including performance, music, poetry, sculpture, opera, anthropological investigations, and linguistic games, to elicit emotional reactions. As a visual artist, Anderson has been shown at the Guggenheim Museum, SoHo, and extensively in Europe, including the Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris. She has also released seven albums for Warner Brothers, including Big Science, featuring the song “O Superman,” which rose to No. 2 on the British pop charts. She is currently Charles Eliot Norton Professor of Poetry at Harvard University.