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    Hirshhorn Museum Analysis

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    The Hirshhorn Museum: Rings of Adventure The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has always generated conversation about its choices. Even after it had just been constructed, its architectural choices were the subject of critique. Two days after the museum opened in 1974, Ada Louise Huxtable, of The New York Times, gave the following review: “[The building] is known around Washington as the bunker or gas tank, lacking only gun emplacements or an Exxon sign… It totally lacks the essential factors of esthetic strength and provocative vitality that make genuine ‘brutalism’ a positive and rewarding style. This is born-dead, neo-penitentiary modern. Its mass is not so much aggressive or overpowering as merely leaden.” On the other hand, while…

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    Sally Mann Biography

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    Time magazine named “America’s Best Photographer” in 2001. A lot of Mann’s works are in a few different museums, such as Whitney Museum of American Art or the Corcoran Gallery of Art. She received a honorary Doctor of the Fine Arts degree in 2006 from the Corcoran Gallery. Mann received an award at VCCA’s 40th anniversary event at the Virginia Museum that was presented by board member Alex Nyerges. Her famous book, Hold Still, was nominated for the National Book Award (NBA) for nonfiction. Her…

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