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

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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

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