Laurie Anderson can do, and probably has done, it all. The multi-hyphenate avant-garde artist has lectured at Harvard, been a critic for outlets such as Artforum, and invented at least two musical instruments. Her work incorporates spoken word, video, and theatrical elements; she’s directed two documentaries and was NASA’s first artist in residence. She’s a Grammy winner and electronic music pioneer; her best known album is 1982’s Big Science, which includes “O Superman,” the eight-and-a half-minute single (and a part of her larger work United States) that introduced her to the world outside of New York’s art scene. This fall, the Hirshhorn will show Laurie Anderson: The Weather, the largest U.S. exhibition of her work so far, featuring 10 new artworks alongside selections from her long career and hand-painted selections on walls. Anderson has long been preoccupied with America and its self-image and its contradictions; this is a clarifying and exciting opportunity to immerse ourselves in her work, in the swirl of a pandemic, political crisis, and awfully strange weather. Sept. 24 to July 31, 2022, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Free.