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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 4 days ago

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
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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
Thank Paul S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is for Art lovers only. If you have a taste of Morden Arts and Sculptures then this is a must for you. The garden is full of thought provoking sculptures and artifacts. There is a car crushed under a huge rock which is...More

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the gardens with all the wonderful sculptures. It was a great stroll in a beautiful spot. Didn’t get to see all the museum, we arrived to close to closing.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank EFW2014
Reviewed December 12, 2018

While I didn't appreciate all exhibits, the experience of the building and the lower level exhibits were out of this world exciting. Our favorite and one not to miss is "Pulse" on the second floor. The engaged experience with one's heartbeat/pulse/and community aesthetics are so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melisa C
Reviewed December 11, 2018 via mobile

Be sure to check online what’s open. The day I went most of the museum was undergoing changes for new exhibitions. I enjoyed the sculpture garden. Although it’s a free museum to enter, do homework ahead of time to enjoy this iconic building and works.

Date of experience: October 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.