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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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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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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Thoroughly enjoyed the H. Our son wanted to spend more time at the Air and Space museum next door, but lucky for us we peeled him away to come here. Especially loved the Charline Von Heyl. Would recommend if you enjoy contemporary, edgy, thought provoking...More

Date of experience: February 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

no drugs here great no winos here look out for beggars look out for tourists taking pictures of your kids possible canabals

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had about 45 minutes left in DC and walked to this museum. Modern art, for me, is hit-or-miss. I had read about the PULSE installation and was not disappointed. I wish I had been able to simply sit and watch as the interactive displays...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Kimberly S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pros: View of National Mall and National Gallery from second floor, sculptures outside and museum store. Not crowded. That's it. You could skip all the exhibits and you didn't miss much. "Pulse" exhibit and downstairs exhibit maybe. Bring back the permanent collections. You need to...More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank HeaveNEarth
Reviewed January 13, 2019

To be honest, I didn't get some of the art exhibits. I guess that type of art didn't appeal to me. I enjoyed the sculptures in the garden and the statue of the naked elderly man really hit me emotionally. I really really love their...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank F8083GTtinas
Reviewed January 4, 2019

I don't remember the artist's name, but the artist with the obsession with the cardiac rhythm seems silly to me. [However, I'm a cardiac surgeon and the heart beating is rather old news to me.] The other artwork was not memorable.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank notmyrealname2015
Reviewed January 2, 2019

We've visited the Hirshhorn 4 to 5 times over 20+ years and it was always a favorite in DC. What a huge disappointment to visit the other day and discover they no longer display their stellar permanent collection! What happened? Now, with the exception of...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank luxlovernyc
Reviewed December 26, 2018

This museum is very different from the norm...there's a wonderful sculpture garden area as well as the viewing area inside the museum. It provides an interesting contrast to the other museums in DC.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank hcohn31
Reviewed December 24, 2018 via mobile

Modern art is not really my thing but we have the Hirshhorn a go based on a friend’s recommendation. The gallery is easy to get on the National Mall and free to enter. Unlike others it is not too busy. The pulse exhibition was interactive...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank HelenaL305
Reviewed December 24, 2018

Enjoyed the Big Man, the interactive Pulset exhibit that uses your heart rythms and finger print, Belief + Doubt = Sanity and the sculpture garden.

Date of experience: December 2018
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March 30, 2018|
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Response from M7145KRss | 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
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
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.