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Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs New Sculpture Garden for the Hirshhorn Museum

13:00 - 14 March, 2019
Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs New Sculpture Garden for the Hirshhorn Museum, Existing Sculpture Garden. Image Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum
Existing Sculpture Garden. Image Courtesy of Hirshhorn Museum

The Smithsonian's Hirshhorn Museum sculpture garden will be renovated for the first time since the 1980s by Japanese artist and architect Hiroshi Sugimoto. Currently featuring works by Auguste Rodin, Jimmie Durham, and Yoko Ono, the sculpture garden will be opened up to the National Mall and create space for large-scale contemporary works and performances. The new concept aims to raise visibility for the garden and welcome more visitors to the museum.

Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the "Ideal Museum" in Japan

01:00 - 1 February, 2014
Photographer Hiroshi Sugimoto Designs the "Ideal Museum" in Japan, © Odawara Art Foundation via WSJ
© Odawara Art Foundation via WSJ

“This is the worst space I have ever encountered,” claimed Hiroshi Sugimoto in regards to the OMA-designed main gallery space at Seoul’s Leeum Samsung Museum of Art. Not a stranger to criticism, the Japanese photographer has decided to take museum design into his own hands, drafting what he claims to be the “ideal museum” on a coastal site in Japan’s Kanagawa Prefecture.