National Capital Planning Commission gives final approval to the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden redesign

Washington, D.C.’s National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) has bestowed its full and final blessing to the Hiroshi Sugimoto-led redesign of the modernist sculpture garden at the Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall.

“It is an honor to be entrusted with revitalizing and renewing the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden,” said Sugimoto. “My design acknowledges the contributions of Gordon Bunshaft, the Hirshhorn’s original architect, and Lester Collins, who reconsidered the garden in 1981. My challenge is to anticipate how art will be created, displayed, and shared in a public environment. As an artist, I am thrilled the proposal has passed and am looking forward to bringing it

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