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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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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.
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good30%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“modern art” (113 reviews)
“ai weiwei” (21 reviews)
“yayoi kusama” (12 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed July 21, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank KiminGranCouva
Reviewed July 21, 2017

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

Thank Kong C
Reviewed July 20, 2017 via mobile

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

Thank SileneinSing
Reviewed July 17, 2017

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.

Thank Brellie
Reviewed July 11, 2017

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

2  Thank Colleen D
Reviewed July 10, 2017 via mobile

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.

Thank g l
Reviewed July 10, 2017

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

Thank Nina S
Reviewed July 7, 2017 via mobile

Not the biggest art fan but decided to check this place out. My friends and I thoroughly enjoyed this place, the building was neat, the exhibits and the outdoor installments. This place is free and very central.

Thank raachmyers
Reviewed July 3, 2017

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

Thank Gary D
Reviewed July 2, 2017

Their exhibits continue to amaze and inform. This is a free museum all can enjoy at a leisurely pace.

1  Thank Albert D
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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.