Independence Ave. Southwest
Washington, District of Columbia 20024

Hirshhorn After Hours
March 30, 2006 at 5:30 pm
Enjoy an evening of art and cocktails celebrating Hiroshi Sugimoto and his work. Join the artist for an exclusive film screening and discussion; experience the work of internationally renowned sound artists Richard Chartier and Taylor Deupree; and explore the photography of Sugimoto with co-curator of the exhibition Kerry Brougher. This event is free and open to the public; cash bar.
5:30 to 8:30 pm: Galleries open
6 and 7 pm: Specification Fifteen, a live world premiere of a new musical work created especially for the Hiroshi Sugimoto exhibition, Lerner Room. For more information about Richard Chartier and Taylor Deupree, visit their websites at and
6:30 pm: Curator's tour with Kerry Brougher, second level
8 pm: Hiroshi Sugimoto will perform as benshi, narrating the beginning and epilogue of Kenji Mizoguchi's silent masterwork of early Japanese cinema, The Water Magician, 1933, Ring Auditorium. Film courtesy of the collection of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo.
Please be advised that seating in the Ring Auditorium is limited, and we anticipate a high turn-out for this event. Tickets will be distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis from the far end of the information desk in the Museum lobby beginning at 7:15pm. Guests may enter the auditorium beginning at 7:45pm. Entry to the auditorium will not be permitted after 8pm. Please plan your visit accordingly.

Added by rclareschreibman on March 21, 2006