Ilya and Emilia Kabakov at the Hirshhorn


Ilya and Emilia Kabakov: The Utopian Projects, starting Sept. 7, features more than twenty whimsical models by acclaimed Russian-born artists Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, inspired by their dreams of a better life. These maquettes are elaborate, miniaturized versions of massive projects from around the globe, both realized and imaginary, collaboratively created over the past thirty years. Offering a rare glimpse into the duo’s artistic process, these creations are perfect for the Hirshhorn’s youngest visitors, inviting viewers of all ages into a surreal world in miniature.

A wall of love for 40,000 Mothers closes on Sept. 17. Yoko Ono’s “My Mommy is Beautiful” drew thousands of art lovers of all ages this summer. In just two months, more than 40,000 people have left handwritten memories or thoughts of their mother on this giant participatory artwork, mounted in honor of the 10th anniversary of Ono’s iconic Wish Tree for DC.