Hirshhorn – Tear Down These Walls


Tim Tate with Marc Petrovic Cure for Intelligent Design

Blown and cast glass, electronics, video

Museum of Arts and Design

photography by Anything Photographic

detail of Cure for Intelligent Design
Part of “Dead or Alive” exhibit at NYC’s Museum of Arts and Design
photography by Anything Photographic

A Facebook campaign to get Tim Tate’s work into the Hirshhorn Museum is underway. The group is dedicated to dedicated to convincing the curatorial staff and acquisition committee of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden to finally purchase and exhibit some of the amazing video art pieces from Tim Tate.

The Washington Glass School’s Tim Tate is one of the most renowned award winning artists in this region. He works in self-contained video installations and projections.

Click HERE to jump to the Facebook group.

Tim has four exhibits on right now:
– Swanson Reed Gallery, Louisville, KY.
– Fuller Museum, Brockton, MA.
– Scope Art Basel, Switzerland with San Francisco’s Micaela Gallery, June 15-20, 2010

– Museum of Arts and Design, Dead or Alive, New York, NY

Q: How Can I Get My Art Into the Hirshhorn? A: Via UPS


photo:Kriston Capps / DCist

F Lennox Campello of DCArtNews has often written of the Hirshhorn Museum‘s disdain for glass sculpture.
Said Lenny:
“A few years ago a former Hirshhorn Museum curator told me that the “Hirshhorn does not collect glass.” Replace the word glass with any other art medium and you see how nearsighted that statement was.”

Last night a novel way to get glass sculpture into the
museum happened:

A UPS delivery truck crashed into the side of the Hirshhorn Museum.

The truck was heading eastbound on Independence Avenue just before 9 p.m. when it swerved into oncoming traffic. The truck jumped the curb, hit a light pole and a concrete flower pot barricade before slamming into the glass exterior wall of the museum’s lobby. The truck came about a foot into the circular-shaped building and shattered a large glass window. No art was damaged. The driver suffered injuries such as bruises, cuts, and scrapes.

For more about the truck crash – click HERE.

Update on the real story @ the Hirshhorn – click HERE