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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-1000
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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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  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-357-1000
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Reviewed August 7, 2015

I've visited twice and really appreciate the rotating exhibitions. The sculpture garden is a favorite.

Thank Clifford S
Reviewed August 7, 2015 via mobile

This is a really odd "museum". If you liked Yoko Ono's moaning and noise making in the 60's, you will love this. A woman screaming and making noise throughout the first floor. Pictures of a woman plastered in Iranian (sorry, I don't know the language-...More

Thank lornalynn
Reviewed August 1, 2015 via mobile

I visit this museum today and must say I was extremely disappointed with the exhibits. The museum has too much space with not enough exhibits to fill up the space. The exhibit on 8-1-2015 I did not find appealing or interesting. The building shape outside...More

Thank sonlm
Reviewed July 29, 2015

I guess this depends on your concept of art. To me, art is NOT fluorescent lights or pictures with words on a face. The outdoor sculptures were listed as erotic but NOT. Total disappointment. SKIP THIS!

1  Thank Michelle G
Reviewed July 29, 2015 via mobile

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden has an interesting exhibit by Barbara Kruger. The Sculpture Garden is a nice place to sit and take a break too.

5  Thank Luvs2TravelAnywhere
Reviewed July 27, 2015

loved this Museum. Exhibits were great. If you love art this is the place to go and of course its free!

Thank bluemali
Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great and peaceful place for a lunch break! We had fun, peace, and good rest at this garden. There are contemporary exhibits, we didn't get to see, but the sculptures in the garden are nice enough :)

Thank slh2012
Reviewed July 11, 2015

Like most modern art, it will appeal more to some than to others. We found it interesting enough to spend 2-3 hours, but a few things left us scratching our heads (this is art?). All in the eyes of the beholder. For us an enjoyable...More

Thank Melissa c
Reviewed July 8, 2015

This museum could be in any mid-sized American city. The collection pales with the works elsewhere on the Mall.

Thank David S
Reviewed July 7, 2015

The restaurant at the Sculpture Garden was recommended by our family that lives in D.C. As a 'cafeteria' style eatery, it was clean and tables were closely attended. The portions a bit small for the price. We ordered soup and found only plastic spoon utensils,...More

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How long should I plan on visiting?
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.