richard koshalek

Richard Koshalek is Director of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, the modern and contemporary art museum of the Smithsonian Institution.  From 1979-1999 Koshalek was director of The Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles.  He is widely known for his commitment to international initiatives and exchanges, new artistic commissions, scholarly exhibitions and publications, and the building of new architectural facilities, including MOCA’s temporary contemporary, Walt Disney concert Hall (Chairman Architecture Committee), and Tate Modern (Architecture Selection Committee) that have garnered widespread acclaim.  Currently he is engaged in creating the Seasonal Inflatable Structure at the Hirshhorn, a new public forum for contemporary art and culture.

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