The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will recognize five Washington artists at a Spring gala May 6 in the District.
Sam Gilliam, Linn Meyers, Maggie Michael, Jefferson Pinder and Dan Steinheilber will be honored at the event, to be held at the museum. The gala coincides with the final days of the exhibition, “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.” The five artist represent a wide range of art, but all live and work in the city.
The Hirshhorn held its previous two galas in New York City, raising some $2.5 million combined. Last year, it announced it will alternate cities, with the spring gala in D.C. and a fall event in New York. The museum’s last local gala coinciding with its Shirin Neshat exhibition in the spring of 2015.
“Washington, D.C. is a vibrant creative hub at the intersection of national and international culture, and the Hirshhorn’s unrivaled setting informs all that we do,” Director Melissa Chiu said in a statement. “These artists are instrumental in the transformation of contemporary expression, and they also share our deep commitment to Washington’s diverse communities.”