European Union
APRIL 21, 2023
6:00 PM–10:30 PM
Hirshhorn Museum
Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW Washington, DC 20560


APRIL 21, 2023
6:00 PM–10:30 PM

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560

The European Union, in partnership with the Hirshhorn, presents, “State of the Arts Night,” a special after-hours evening celebrating the importance of artistic expression in a post-pandemic society. This unique pop-up experience welcomes artists from 9 European Union member states to share their creative and philosophical responses to pressing issues of the post-COVID era. In addition to participating in a series of conversations on topics ranging from climate change to war to gender, artists will present recent work.

Throughout the evening, the Hirshhorn’s outdoor plaza will come alive with interactive performances, music, projection, and augmented reality. Visitors can also experience exhibitions on view throughout the Museum until 10 pm.

Cash bars will be available throughout the evening. Complimentary light appetizers will be provided by the European Union.

This event is presented in cooperation with the Washington, D.C. Embassies of Germany, Estonia, France, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Portugal, Finland, and Sweden, as well as the Alliance Française.

If you would like to request special accommodations for this event, please email

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