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Bubble Burst? The Hirshhorn At A Crossroads

It was a bold idea that would transform an iconic museum and the skyline of the National Mall. In 2009, the new director at the Hirshhorn Museum proposed a "seasonal inflatable structure" -- a huge temporary bubble that would balloon out from the top of the building's iconic donut-shaped building. Four years later, that project is in jeopardy, and the Hirshhorn's director is on his way out. We explore debates about the art and economics of the "Hirshhorn Bubble" and what it means for the creative communities of D.C.

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