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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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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” (130 reviews)
“ai weiwei” (14 reviews)
“ai wei wei” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 4 days ago

A very well laid out and documented systematic display of renowned artists under one roof. Experience less rush and enjoy glancing the works in peace. A robot at site allows you to interact with the Artist --- a big attraction for the kids..

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am only reviewing the outdoor sculpture garden, didn't have time nor interest to do inside. There's some interesting art around the museum and "across the street" in the sunken sculpture garden. Well displayed, good variety, couple of Rodins and several other known artists.

Thank alizardk
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family is a mixed bag when it comes to art. My son said this was one of his favorite museums that we visited in D.C. On a scale of 1 to 10, I put it at a 5. . . and that is because...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We always enjoy the special exhibitions here. This time my daughter enjoyed taking pictures in the Barbara Kruger exhibit and interacting with the museum robot. I also found the Georg Baselitz exhibit (fracture, upside down and newer works) and Mark Bradford exhibits (cool effect and...More

Thank lildoh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My daughter, granddaughter, and I were taking in all the art museums. I was trying to show them that there are many different kinds of art. We decided to visit this one. Loved all the sculptures outside the building took many pictures with my granddaughter...More

Thank artgoddess1
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Reviewed June 13, 2018

Some great (and odd) exhibits but a lot of fun going through all of them. Absolutely loved the Sculpture Garden. So happy we went to see and experience this.

Thank livasida
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

We decided to visit this museum as it was the only one that we hadn't visited on the Mall. I guess that it is an acquired taste. Whist we both enjoy a wide variety of artistic styles, this seemed very much on the fringe. A...More

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed May 31, 2018

The Hirshhorn always has interesting new exhibits going on. I enjoy the sculptures in their outside areas. Inside they have one of my preferred sculptures in Washington: Ron Mueck's nude giant.

Thank Mônica S
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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

I will start by saying that we enjoyed the Sculpture Garden along the National Mall and around the main museum building. The Hirshhorn Museum itself was a waste of time. As we entered, there was a bag check. I removed my bag to have it...More

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Reviewed May 20, 2018 via mobile

Maybe when they have different exhibits going on it’s better but this did nothing for us. I like modern art but this wasn’t worth it. The gelato and sorbet outside the museum was good however.

1  Thank Jessica L
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tfizzle
March 30, 2018|
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Response from S S | Reviewed this property |
It’s always been free when I have visited, even for the special exhibitions. Sometimes you need to reserve space for lectures, etc. but that was also free. Check out si.edu for all the latest info and enjoy! They also have... More
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July 21, 2017|
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Response from baldeagle46 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how crowded it is and what exhibit is there-weekends usually require more time
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June 22, 2017|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour or so depending how much you enjoy the exhibits.
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