“For the first time in the Hirshhorn’s 42-year history, internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto will reimagine the Hirshhorn’s lobby” (including a Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato opening in February)


Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio

From the Hirshhorn:

“My idea was to transform the Hirshhorn’s lobby into an artwork that symbolizes what is unique about both the building and the collection. Ideally, this piece is sculpture, furniture and conceptual art, all at the same time.” – Hiroshi Sugimoto

New year, new look! For the first time in the Hirshhorn’s 42-year history, internationally acclaimed Japanese artist Hiroshi Sugimoto (b. 1948, Tokyo) will reimagine the Hirshhorn’s lobby as an immersive, functional artwork, giving visitors an entirely new community space for creative inspiration.

The redesign will also include the debut of ‘Dolcezza Coffee & Gelato at Hirshhorn,’ the Museum’s first permanent coffee shop and the only locally owned café at the Smithsonian, offering specialty espresso drinks, gourmet pastries, and handcrafted seasonal gelato.”


Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio


Lobby rendering via Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Photo: Sugimoto Studio

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