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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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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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Wait until mid october to visit

What is presently on display is good but an entire floor is being installed at the moment so wait until mid October if you have the choice. make sure you walk through the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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London, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

What is presently on display is good but an entire floor is being installed at the moment so wait until mid October if you have the choice. make sure you walk through the sculpture gardens. a must see!

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Northern CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Important collection of late 20th century art with some more current pieces. Big works outside. Smaller sculpture, painting and other works inside. Fabulous current exhibition of provocative statements - Belief + Doubt = Sanity.

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Maplewood, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

With a beautiful Sculpture Garden with works from Rodin, Moore and Ellsworth Kelly, the collection is of modern and contemporary art, originally donated by Joseph Hirshorn. There's a "standing" Masterworks from the Hirschorn collection, simply gorgeous Clyfford Still, Helen Frankenthaler and some others, plus various special exhibits. When we went, the exhibits were Bettina Pousttchi with black and white pictures... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I do like sculptors but some of these were too bizzare for me, but the grounds are very peaceful to walk around. I was there in August when the days were extremely hot so take some shade, sun scream and water.

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Coconut Creek, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This art museum has very impressive architecture and its art collection is restricted to 20th and early 21st Century works of Art.This art museum's works on display from its permanent collection were not comprehensive by any stretch of the imagination.Nevertheless,I enjoyed its works by Edward Hopper("11 AM,painting),Horace Pippin(painting,"Holy Mountain II"),Lucien Freud(painting,"Male Nude with Leg Up"),Francis Bacon(painting,"Study for Portrait of Van... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly bizarre layout with lots of bizarre artwork. Fascinating place to visit, not quite sure if I liked it all but definitely glad I went to see it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hirshhorn is a great museum of modern art right on the Mall down across from the Natural History Museum. It has some great sculptures outside so it's always fun to make a circuit before you go in. Modern art can be tough to nail down sometimes, like that self-indulgent video claptrap on display downstairs when we were there, but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love to see art that pushes the boundaries and this art museum does. Go to the basement for an eye popping experience. and nested amongst it all is a lovely Miro piece.

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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden area is a nice detour off the main walkway of the Mall. Drop down and see the various sculptures and escape the crowds for a few minutes.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I've visited the museum twice. Both times highly satisfying!! The circular exhibition space itself is worth a visit. In the most recent visit, we saw the very impressive and nicely curated Hirshhorn collection. The animation and video art exhibit in the basement is also fascinating. The museum also has probably the best gift shop of all the museums in DC... More 

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