Mark Bradford

Renowned American artist Mark Bradford (b. Los Angeles, California, 1961) creates large-scale, site-specific paintings that will occupy the entire circumference—almost 400 feet—of the Hirshhorn’s Inner Ring Galleries, forming a monumental circular “cyclorama” that will offer an evocative, immersive experience for our visitors.

Art Exhibition previously on at Smithsonian in District of Columbia, United States.
From Thursday 17 November 2016 to Sunday 17 September 2017

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Published by Smithsonian on Monday 02 May 2016.
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Bradford, who lives and works in Los Angeles, has been recognized internationally for artworks that expand the language of abstract painting by imbuing it with both historical and personal significance.

While Bradford is still finalizing the specific details of this project, his historical research is focusing on lost female voices of the Civil Rights movement. Bradford’s exhibition is his first in Washington and, given the Hirshhorn’s location on the National Mall, promises to have a particularly broad public appeal and impact. An ambitious set of public programs will be offered throughout the run of the exhibition including a two-part program with Howard University to engage students and the Howard University community with the project and with the Museum on an ongoing basis.