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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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Barbara Kruger's Belief + Doubt

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has an interesting exhibit by Barbara Kruger. The Sculpture Garden is a nice place to sit and take a break too.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I visit this museum today and must say I was extremely disappointed with the exhibits. The museum has too much space with not enough exhibits to fill up the space. The exhibit on 8-1-2015 I did not find appealing or interesting. The building shape outside is beautiful.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I guess this depends on your concept of art. To me, art is NOT fluorescent lights or pictures with words on a face. The outdoor sculptures were listed as erotic but NOT. Total disappointment. SKIP THIS!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has an interesting exhibit by Barbara Kruger. The Sculpture Garden is a nice place to sit and take a break too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

loved this Museum. Exhibits were great. If you love art this is the place to go and of course its free!

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Dallas, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great and peaceful place for a lunch break! We had fun, peace, and good rest at this garden. There are contemporary exhibits, we didn't get to see, but the sculptures in the garden are nice enough :)

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Terre Haute, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Like most modern art, it will appeal more to some than to others. We found it interesting enough to spend 2-3 hours, but a few things left us scratching our heads (this is art?). All in the eyes of the beholder. For us an enjoyable experience that we don't regret spending the time on.

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Dayton, Ohio
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum could be in any mid-sized American city. The collection pales with the works elsewhere on the Mall.

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Key West, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant at the Sculpture Garden was recommended by our family that lives in D.C. As a 'cafeteria' style eatery, it was clean and tables were closely attended. The portions a bit small for the price. We ordered soup and found only plastic spoon utensils, though after inquiring silver was provided. So--So food.

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Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Nice places to visit although I'm a complete philistine when it comes to modern art. However some exhibits were a joy, in that I was reduced to near hysteria. Not sure that this was the intended emotion but hey, I enjoyed it. Helpless giggles all round. Sorry (not really) if this offends anyone!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

We popped into the Hirschhorn on a complete lark during our last trip to DC. The sculpture garden is what first caught our eye. We communed with Rodin there for a bit, then decided to poke our heads inside to see the contemporary work on display. Interesting things to see everywhere you look here. I loved the Belief + Doubt... More 

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Additional Information about Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Address: Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
Phone Number: 202 357 1000
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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