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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Open Now: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
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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 5 days ago

Modern art is not really my thing, went with a friend who is REALLY into it. Some interesting pieces and it's free so there's that. Also easy to ensure you don't miss anything, unlike many other galleries and museums.

Reviewed 1 week ago

This museum confuses some because it primarily has a small number of temporary exhibits which aren't likely to appeal to the masses with kids in tow, so it's wise to check online for current features before you go. But architecture lovers will want to take...More

Thank PL36
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are really into the art of sculpture, you may like this spot. Otherwise, most of the sculptures are not much art. Some may find this disappointing.

1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I personally thought that this was a waste of time - but my wife seemed to enjoy looking at the various pieces of Art. So clearly I am not cultured enough to appreciate the finer things of life. Art is in the eye of the...More

1  Thank normanp311
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This sunken sculpture garden on the National Mall across the street from the Hirshhorn Museum that is always wonderful to wander about and enjoy. There are at least a couple dozen or more bronze sculptures that include the Burghers of Calais by Rodin and the...More

Thank zenborzoi
Reviewed October 10, 2018

I have been to this museum multiple times, and every time, I am impressed with their art and with their service.

Thank haroldbox
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

We weren’t actually planning on viewing the museum but it was on our way and we really enjoyed ourselves. An interesting set up of outer and inner circular galleries and the work was interesting. The ones that stood out were about the impact of technolgy...More

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Reviewed September 18, 2018 via mobile

Didn't know what to expect. Seems to be a lesser visited Smithsonian museum. I'm soooo glad I stopped in. Really cool, modern art and outdoor sculpture garden. Just the right size for an art gallery. Great coffee bar too. Not to be missed.

Thank Mary P
Reviewed September 13, 2018

The problem with museums that collect things that they can’t dispaly is that most of it ends up in warehouses. How does the donor of items to such a museum as this, have their wishes fulfilled, if there bequests spend more time in storage than...More

2  Thank GavinChappell
Reviewed September 9, 2018

I will start by saying that those who do not love art will probably not enjoy this museum. But those who do, and are willing to be intellectually challenged, this is a must see. Its iconic brutalist design lends itself well to the type of...More

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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
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.