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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Address: Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202 357 1000
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Ranked #87 of 461 things to do in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Art museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
Owner description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an exciting collection of...
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Type: Art museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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Sun - Sat 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Owner description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an exciting collection of 20th-century art and its companion scultpture garden is not to be missed.

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Annemasse, France
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420 reviews 420 reviews
91 attraction reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015 NEW

I think this is one of the planet's greatest contemporary art museums. There are works by many famous names as well as a highly interesting video installations. The current show is just mind-bogglingly good. take the time to watch all 10 minutes of the Sigalit Landau video. Also loved the claerbout video "Travel." An original and pleasing and not impractical... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

I've always been a fan of museums that are a bit off the beaten path - the Hirschorn definitely has one of the most eclectic collections of art I've seen. I love how interactive the art can be, and the variety of different media used for art. My favorite past exhibit is the Ai Wei Wei exhibit that came a... More 

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Peoples' Republic of Boulder
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133 reviews 133 reviews
20 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

The exhibit, "Days of Endless Time," which is what we went explicitly to see, was a fascinating tour of concepts of time. Housed in 14 different rooms, each representing different artists and their themes, most involved changing scenes over a 10-20 minute time span. Novel, intriguing, some whimsical, all pushed different time buttons. A worthwhile visit. After this exhibit, we... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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2,008 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

During our recent visit to DC we managed to spend some time in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden and found it a nice stop to make along The Mall for those who enjoy sculpture works. The sculpture garden was opened in 1974 and features the works of European and North American artists from the 1880s to present. Here you can see... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

We didn't go inside the museum, as we walked past the statue Garden outside, and based on that it is 100% not worth going into. The artwork outside were the crudest form of artistic form made into easy statues, nothing worth any notice

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West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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35 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015 via mobile

A very unusual museum - plenty of space allocated to a single artwork, mesmerizes you provided you slow down and, as the saying goes, "take time to smell the roses". If you're in a hurry, give this museum a miss. That said, we took our time and really enjoyed this unusual piece of architecture and its avant-garde contents. Spend 20... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

The building and the sculpture were the most interesting things about this place. Their collection was not particularly impressive or memorable.

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Groton, Connecticut
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16 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

A round space uniquely displaying a wide variety of modern and contemporary art. Large sculptures are placed along the round outside walkway; the huge outdoor fountain was on backside of bldg. Due to winter weather, no water flowing. Three levels with lots of glass provide ample display spaces for sculptures, films (my favorite here) and a interesting mediums of art.... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I loved the Hirshhorn Museum. It wasn't on my list of places to visit in DC and I just dropped in on a whim but I was glad I did. First of all, the building itself is quite cool to look at from the outside and there are various sculptures dotted around in the vicinity which kind of give you... More 

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Wellington
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24 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

the sculpture garden has some of the greats. IT's outdoors and so easy to walk around, take a seat, enjoy. Inside the museum there was an amazing digital display featuring some fantastic videos that were digitially put together. I especially loved the landscape one and the cellist. Other exhibits are also fantastic

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