A 1.4-acre plot of land east of downtown Takoma Park has long been eyed for development. While a neighborhood food co-op has sat on part of it for 20 years, a new plan to redevelop the space envisions restaurants, cafes, a parking garage and office space.
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden fills a unique role among Smithsonian institutions, from its distinctive circular building on the National Mall to its focus on contemporary art. We speak with Director Melissa Chiu, now a year into her tenure, about the future of the museum, and why she embraces the art world well beyond D.C.’s borders.
- Melissa Chiu Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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