COME AS YOU ARE—LEAVE TRANSFORMED
Join CCW President Terry Horner, Members, and friends for coffee in the Hirshhorn’s reimagined lobby before embarking on a private tour of the Museum’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date. Limited to 30 Members and guests. All ages are welcome. (1 Guest per Member) Registration Required.
1:30-2:30pm DOLCEZZA COFFEE AT THE HIRSHHORN
Time to arrive and meet your fellow Cornellians over specialty espresso drinks, gourmet pastries, and handcrafted gelato in a stunning contemporary setting designed by world-renowned artist Hiroshi Sugimoto. Dolcezza is the Museum’s first permanent coffee shop and the only locally owned café at the Smithsonian. Voted both “Best Coffee Shop” and “Best Gelato” in The Washington Post’s Best of DC 2017. The Hirshhorn’s lobby has been reimagined as an immersive, functional artwork, giving visitors a new community space for creative inspiration. BYO coffee, pastry, and gelato.
2:30-3:30pm PRIVATE TOUR OF RAFAEL LOZANO-HEMMER’S PULSE
In the Hirshhorn’s largest interactive technology exhibition to date, three major installations from Rafael Lozano-Hemmer’s Pulse series come together for the artist’s DC debut. A Mexican Canadian artist known for straddling the line between art, technology, and design, Lozano-Hemmer fills the Museum’s entire second level with immersive environments that use heart-rate sensors to create kinetic and audiovisual experiences from visitors’ own biometric data. Over the course of six months, Pulse will animate the vital signs of hundreds of thousands of participants—including local Cornellians!
Buy your own coffee, pastry, and gelato at Dolcezza.
Private exhibition tour is free to registered CCW Members and their guests.
The Hirshhorn Museum is located prominently on the National Mall, at the corner of 7th Street SW and Independence Ave SW.
Metro and Bus
The closest Metro station is L’Enfant Plaza (Green, Yellow, Orange, and Blue lines). The DC Circulator bus runs every 10 minutes throughout the National Mall and costs $1. Get off at stop 14, just north of the Hirshhorn. Cash (exact change) and SmarTrip® cards are accepted. A free Southwest Shuttle runs every 10 minutes between the Southwest Waterfront, L’Enfant Plaza and the Hirshhorn. Get off at the National Mall stop, just south of the Hirshhorn.
Bike parking is available near the Museum’s entrance, just off of Independence Ave SW. The closest bike share is Capital Bikeshare at 7th Street SW and C ST NW, a block south of the Museum.
Street parking is limited, please read signs carefully for parking hours and permit restrictions. Parking is available along Jefferson Drive SW for visitors with disabilities. The closest parking garages are at L’Enfant Plaza (480 L’Enfant Plaza SW) and Capital Gallery (600 Maryland Ave SW).
Terry Horner at email@example.com