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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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We were rushing to another museum but what I saw was cool. Very good interpretations of art. There were 3 floors. Only went to 1. Again due to time.......

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Neysa C
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New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were rushing to another museum but what I saw was cool. Very good interpretations of art. There were 3 floors. Only went to 1. Again due to time.......

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Thank Neysa C
Mendham, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Impressive museum and collection of exhibits. The suspended animation exhibit was very thought provoking. Would not recommend for children younger than 12. Be sure to read the exhibit descriptions to get the most of your experience. We had some great conversations with our high school aged daughters following our visit. The sculpture garden is small, but a quiet escape from... More 

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Thank Mc21blue
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you like contemporany art it is a must to see. It was a pleasant surprise, not only the permanent collection but also the temporary ones.

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Thank Ana Florencia F
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were very disappointed by this museum. We have visited a lot of modern art museum all over the world ; I would nit come again to this one. Good for a quick walk to have a look at just few of the collection.

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hirshhorn (free entry) is a contemporary and modern art museum and member of the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D.C. The museum is located along in a round shaped building that has been likened to a spacecraft parked at The Mall. It is next to the Smithsonian Castle. Opening Hours are 10am to 5.30pm daily. The museum includes several floors... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

really cool modern art museum - there's about 4 floors and the entire building is in a spherical shape so you can't get lost on each floor :). Each floor has really interesting pieces from several artists. Highly recommend!

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Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

OMG if this is so called art i am missing something in life. I found this place totally boring and laughed at another visitor expressing how a large orange canvas with two thin lines across it expires him mmm i need some of what he is drinking. You get to the top of the escalator and you are met with... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hirshhorn is a pleasant museum experience. The exhibits are not crowded and there are is plenty of seating for watching the art and for looking at scenic views of DC. It is a easy place to spend some time. The Sculpture Garden is a really nice space on a nice day. Some classic contemporary sculptures.

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Higham, Suffolk, UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited with my early teens daughter (we are both artistically minded and talented). If you do not appreciate art or you don't understand modern art or you can't keep still or you can't stay quiet...DO NOT go to this museum. This museum is definitely a "quiet" area, and requires a degree of maturity for some of the pieces. Pros/Cons:... More 

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Trying so hard not to rate every Washington DC activity as 5star for no other reason than when one like the Hirshhorn comes along, 5 stars just isn't enough. Take Henry Moore, Albert Giacometti, Barbara Hepworth, Paul Gaugain and add a sprinkle of stardust and you have something near to the Hirshhorn. The sculpture garden is magical as we're both... More 

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