Paintings from the Joseph H. Hirshhorn Foundation Collection: A View of the Protean Century

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Written before a museum was created for the Hirshhorn Foundation Collection. An introduction gives a general description of the works in the Joseph H. Hirshhorn collection and discusses plans for a major gallery of modern art to display the works. Reproductions of works are included along with commentaries on the various styles represented.


  • Hirshhorn, Joseph H
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden


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The Joseph H. Hirshhorn collection was later donated to the Smithsonian to found the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden.

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  • Hirshhorn Foundation Collection
  • Art, Modern
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