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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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Full Disclosure: I wouldn't bring kids or young teens. They simply would not be able to fully grasp the art, in my opinion. I fully enjoyed the top floor of the museum, and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Johnson City, Tennessee
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Bowie, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We saw some great pieces. Not an art expert but what I saw was very creative. There's something for everyone and it will definitely spark some discussion.

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Albuquerque
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had never heard of this museum in our research before coming to DC but it is definitely worth a stop. If you are looking for contemporary art, this is the place. No entry fee, and the exhibits change regularly. At our visit, in the basement level there were several film pieces that were amazing. Could have spent an hour... More 

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paris
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful building about 50 years old with challenging exhibitions of very recent art works, displayed in spacious areas. In front, a delightful sculpture garden, refreshing in the sun.

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Jean, Nevada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just couldn't get into this one. Not a lot to see, and what we did was bizarre. Took a very quick walk through. Very few people inside this museum. We very very happy to be heading to The National Air and Space Museum, it was very popular!

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Johnson City, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Full Disclosure: I wouldn't bring kids or young teens. They simply would not be able to fully grasp the art, in my opinion. I fully enjoyed the top floor of the museum, and didn't much care for the bottom floor. Great air conditioning. Some of the (security?) staff could have been more attentive. While looking at an art piece I... More 

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Goffstown, New Hampshire
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Museum does not have a lot to see, especially not to entertain children. Several fully anatomically correct nude art pieces. Had a hard time understanding some of the work. Not meaning to insult the artists but some of it seemed like it was not well thought out and/or done by a young child.

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Tallahassee
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the museum with my husband and 2 kids ( 9 and 10) and loved all the exhibitions, especially the one named "Suspended animation". But sadly the people working there need to take some courtesy and hospitality classes, especially one of the ladies that work the front desk.

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Garland, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So..I'm just gonna say right now that this is definitely NOT a place for children. There are some art pieces that have full nudity. There are ALOT of security guards there and we encountered a few that were very rude. One man yelled at me for standing close to a painting even though I was behind the line in front... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hirschorn sculpture gallery is spectacular. The museum itself is interestingly designed. There art is all very contemporary which I'm not a fan of and don't really get the appeal but it's certainly worth visiting.

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Sao Paulo, SP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very impressive museum in the Smithsonian complex. In my opinion it is one of the best in the city. For those into modern art it is a must go.

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