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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Department of Exhibits and Design - Agency History


The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden's (HMSG) Department of Exhibits and Design is responsible for arranging permanent and temporary HMSG exhibits and monitoring conditions in the Museum's exhibition galleries.

From 1971 to 1976, the Department operated under the Director's Office. In 1976 Joe Shannon was made Acting Chief of the Department. He served as Chief from 1977 to 1986. Edward P. Schiesser succeeded Shannon, serving 1986- .

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