Hirshhorn Museum Tour: Ai Weiwei’s Trace Exhibition
Representative Randy Hultgren and Representative James P. McGovern, Co-Chairs of the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission, would like to alert you to a Members and staff-only tour at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Members and staff are cordially invited to a private viewing of Chinese dissident artist Ai Weiwei’s exhibition Trace at Hirshhorn on Thursday, July 27th at 6:30 pm.
Stéphane Aquin, chief curator of the Hirshhorn, will lead the tour of the exhibition, which features 176 portraits created in a Lego quilt motif of noted activists, prisoners of conscience, and defenders of free speech. The artist has chosen this unique medium to draw attention to the plight of these champions of human rights. Like Ai Weiwei himself, these individuals have been detained, exiled, or have sought political asylum.
We hope you’ll join Tom Lantos Commission members and staff at the Hirshhorn Museum to celebrate the courage of human rights activists around the world, including the late Nobel Laureate Liu Xiaobo.