The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden honors Rachel Feinstein, Katharina Grosse, Taryn Simon, and Tatiana Trouvé at their annual gala.


The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced that its third New York gala will be held Monday, November 6, at the David H. Koch Theater in Lincoln Center. This year, the annual event will celebrate 31 women artists from around the world who transformed public perceptions of contemporary art and expanded cultural dialogue around the most important current issues.

The group represents some of the most significant artists working today, featuring trailblazers who pioneered new forms of artmaking. The Hirshhorn has continually supported the development of women artists through an active acquisition program and dynamic exhibitions, working closely with Barbara Kruger, Yoko Ono, Shirin Neshat, Jenny Holzer, and Yayoi Kusama, among many others.

“Each year, the Hirshhorn celebrates incredible artists from around the world who throughout their careers continue to challenge and inspire us,” said Hirshhorn Director Melissa Chiu. “This year, I am especially proud to honor 31 outstanding female artists—from pioneers of performance and video art to emerging painters and sculptors—whose collective contributions to the field have transformed the way we look at art and set the stage for generations of creative talents yet to come.”

Previous Hirshhorn galas have recognized important groups of artists, including 40 renowned contemporary artists in honor of its 40th anniversary in 2015, a new generation of emerging artists in 2016 and prominent Washington-based artists in spring 2017. For fall 2017, the museum will honor these artists:

Nairy Baghramian (Iranian, b. 1971)
Njideka Akunyili Crosby (Nigerian, b. 1983)
Tacita Dean (British, b. 1965)
Tracey Emin (British, b. 1963)
Rachel Feinstein (American, b. 1971)
Isa Genzken (German, b. 1948)
Katharina Grosse (German, b. 1961)
Guerrilla Girls (American, formed 1985)
Mary Heilmann (American, b. 1940)
Jenny Holzer (American, b. 1950)
Shirazeh Houshiary (Iranian, b. 1955)
Bharti Kher (British, b. 1969)
Barbara Kruger (American, b. 1945)
Yayoi Kusama (Japanese, b. 1929)
Tala Madani (Iranian, b. 1981)
Meredith Monk (American, b. 1942)
Mariko Mori (Japanese, b. 1967)
Wangechi Mutu (Kenyan, b. 1972)
Yoko Ono (Japanese, b. 1933)
Susan Rothenberg (American, b. 1945)
Michal Rovner (Israeli, b. 1957)
Dana Schutz (American, b. 1976)
Taryn Simon (American, b. 1975)
Lorna Simpson (American, b. 1960)
Kiki Smith (American, b. 1954)
Pat Steir (American, b. 1940)
Sarah Sze (American, b. 1969)
Mickalene Thomas (American, b. 1971)
Tatiana Trouvé (Italian, b. 1968)
Mary Weatherford (American, b. 1963)
Haegue Yang (South Korean, b. 1971)
 



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