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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202 357 1000
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Description: Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an...
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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Modern Art Presented At Its Best

The Museum itself is a masterpiece. It contains a very large, and I would think important, collection of cutting edge modern art. We do not get the message presented by this... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Ottawa, Canada
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Love it every time I can get to this museum, great contemporary art collection and it is a must- see on every DC trip.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

This is a very 60's modern kind of place. Not recommended unless you're really into modern art and random things. The sculpture garden outside is ok, mostly because it's outside.

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39 reviews 39 reviews
14 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Don't go here if you don't love art and especially if you don't love contemporary art. This museum houses a premier collection and top exhibitions. I always make a stop in here when I'm on the national mall even if it's only for a few minutes.

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Ottawa, Canada
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10 attraction reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

The Museum itself is a masterpiece. It contains a very large, and I would think important, collection of cutting edge modern art. We do not get the message presented by this type of art. However, if you want to make the effort to understand, this is an outstanding venue.

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Chicago
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51 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

We did not have an opportunity to visit the indoor portion of the museum. The outdoor display and fountain were enjoyable. We sat for a few minutes to relax and watch the fountain display.

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New York City, New York
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529 helpful votes 529 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I am not enthusiastic about modern art. I’ve seen the museum many years ago, when I was first discovering D.C. Never went back. Not for me. Not for you either, if you don’t like modern art. The garden can be relaxing, especially this time of the year when nature is making its best effort to show off and the enchanting... More 

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On The Road
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125 reviews 125 reviews
14 attraction reviews
199 helpful votes 199 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I had never truly had an appreciation of Modern Art until I visited the Hirshhorn several years ago for the first time. Now I can't get enough of this museum and the frequently changing collections, exhibits, and displays. The architecture of the Hirshhorn allows one to experience the art in three dimensions by encouraging free movement around the many large... More 

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Wentzville, Missouri
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We have been to several of the museums in DC but had never seen the Hirshhorn. Well now we have. If you are a fan of modern art you will love it. If you are not, then, well, try another place. Some of the stuff is just plain odd. Some is interesting. Some get the classic "My kid could have... More 

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New Windsor NY
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

The best part about this museum is that it is free. We went with our son and two nieces so seeing this museum and not having to pay was a bonus. There were interesting, thought provoking exhibits. This museum is not for everyone, however. If you do not appreciate modern art, than this museum may not appeal to you. If... More 

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Brussels, Belgium
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

with THE east wing closer @ THE NGA iwas soo reliëfdruk to see this exciting exhibition! THE video art collection was totale awesome

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