The National’s Bryce Dessner Will Perform at The Hirshhorn on Nov. 16


If you still haven’t checked out Ragnar Kjartansson’s exhibition at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, do yourself a favor and go visit it. The entire second floor of the space is filled top to bottom with some great works of art, which includes Kjartansson’s striking Woman in E live performance exhibition.

Aside from what’s already on display, the Hirshhorn also plans to screen Kjartansson’s film A Lot of Sorrow on Nov. 16, a live endurance piece featuring The National playing their song “Sorrow” at the MoMa P1 in New York for six straight hours. Later in the evening, the museum will host a discussion with the band’s guitarist and composer, Bryce Dessner, who’ll also perform with the National Symphony Orchestra prior to the talk. His set will be a preview of his forthcoming Declassified show at the Kennedy Center on Nov. 18, an ongoing series where contemporary musicians perform with the NSO ensemble.

Dessner’s performance and discussion is free to attend, and so is the A Lot of Sorrow screening earlier in the day. The screening runs from 10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., while Dessner’s event start at 7 p.m.

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is located at Independence Ave SW, Washington, DC 20024.