The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has acquired new works by a dozen artists or artist groups from Iran, Japan, Mexico, Poland, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, the United Kingdom and the United States. “The Hirshhorn is acquiring works that enable broader, deeper narratives of the history of modern and contemporary art,” said Melissa Chiu, the Hirshhorn’s director. “We’re adding another dimension to a story that was previously the domain of European and American artists. These acquisitions speak to the Hirshhorn’s increased international focus. At the same time, our collection gains depth in underexplored areas of American art over the past few decades, particularly the work of African American artists.” Monir Shahroudy Farmanfarmaian’s “Untitled,” (1975–76), a geometric mosaic that juxtaposes mirrors, reverse-painted glass and plaster, relates

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