“Hope was a tchotchke sitting on a high shelf along with other fragile things. Every time a train went by, the house shook and things fell off the shelf. Each time this happened they were replaced by cheaper and cheaper things until nothing was left but a collection of cheap unbreakable plastic junk.” – Laurie Anderson The Hirshhorn Museum presents the largest-ever US exhibition of artwork by groundbreaking multimedia artist, performer, musician, and writer Laurie Anderson. Laurie Anderson: The Weather debuts more than a dozen new artworks, interspersed with select key works from throughout her five-decade career. I came upon this exhibit knowing nothing about the artist and left inspired by the breadth, depth and innovation of her work.