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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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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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Interesting Museum - Fabulous Museum Shop

If you are a traditionalist when it comes to art, skip the visit to this museum. This museum has pop art and really makes me smile. The inside isn't very full of exhibits so the... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 weeks ago
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Houston, Texas
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is only for those that enjoy modern art. I spent a lot of time looking at things and wondering why they were considered art. One art piece consisted of several video screens depicting an artist being spit on by his mother at various stages of his life. So if you do like modern art this may be for you.... More 

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Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A great place to see favourite abstract impressionists and learn about newer emerging masters. The sunken sculpture garden is a great place to escape with a cup of coffee.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum never fails to amaze and inspire. A fantastic permanent collection and always intriguing special exhibits. It's true you may not like or understand everything you see, but it gets you thinking and it's that the point?

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Ile de Noirmoutier, France
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This museum is for lovers of modern art and sculpture. The outside sculpture gallery is impressive. It is not for everyone. If you limited time other museums are better for you to visit.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The contemporary and modern art museum is quite amazing. Its always something new, different and tantalizing to see just around the corner. I got a chance to visit when the Suspended Animation exhibit was there. One of my favorites was Agnieszka Polska "I Am the Mouth" and Ed Atkins “Warm, Warm, Warm Spring Mouths” genius. Overall this museum is filled... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

First this is an easy museum to do. No line, easy to navigate, easy to get through. The teens found the performance art exhibits mesmerizing. And the museum shop is fun. Age wise recommend kids at least 10 years old. Younger could get bored.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

If you are a traditionalist when it comes to art, skip the visit to this museum. This museum has pop art and really makes me smile. The inside isn't very full of exhibits so the walk through is fairly quick but don't forget to take in the sculptures outside. The museum shop is the best in DC! I love the... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 14, 2016

This is the contemporary and modern art museum of the Smithsonian's collective on the National Mall. The building itself is impossible to miss as it stands in stark contrast to the majority of buildings on the Mall. Inside all the galleries are laid out in the circular patter of the building itself. The art inside varies and although not to... More 

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Maryland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

This was our first visit in 4+ years and I did not like the changes. We have always loved this gallery and it is a beautiful building. The second and third floors have always been ringed by an amazing collection of sculptures and they have all been removed which was disappointing. The entire second floor was one special exhibit and... More 

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Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

Exhibits change frequently and at the moment there's an Icelandic performance artist, Ragnar Kjartansson, who is definitely worth a visit. I never thought we'd see "Sorrow Conquers Happiness" again but there it was and its choices like that which should put a visit to the Hirshhorn on your list. There's an inner core and an outer one, changing exhibits on... More 

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