A diverse collection and intro to modern art. The audio on many of the pieces is very worth the small charge for it. The gift shop is also exceptional.
About Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Had a lot of hope that this would be great, but the vast space on the second floor dedicated to Ai was not justified. The ushers were nice but to keep viewers away from the Lego blocks, so they are constantly in the way of...More
The circular structure reminds me of New York's Guggenheim. The permanent collection is on the 3rd floor so work your way down. One of the best exhibits was Ai Wei Wei's controversial and provocative exhibits of global political activists created from Lego. Lego initially refused...More
I have been here several time over the years and even remember when it opened. It is very unusual and not for everyone. If you have limited time I would not go to this attraction.
We came here early one morning straight from the hotel. We hadn't had breakfast and the museum wasn't yet open, but there is a pop-up cafe in the plaza where you can get hot drinks and pastries and gelato later in the day. The building...More
They also have an outdoor sculpture garden with about two handfuls of sculptures. The burghers of Calais. Another Rodin. A Brancusi. Etc. I've seen all these before. But still a nice respite from an otherwise flat mall.
I was amazed that mine will be the first review of this remarkable museum on the Mall. It's been here for over 40 years and the collection and building were given to the US by Joseph Hirschhorn and his personal collection forms the basis of...More
This place was an absolute dud; very few diplays with little to nothing of interest. You'll walk in a big circle expecting to see some art and sculptures, but get ready for a big let down. Unless you're into abstract art, this is one to...More
Their exhibits continue to amaze and inform. This is a free museum all can enjoy at a leisurely pace.