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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Owner description: 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.
Rimini, Italy
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed September 16, 2013

Loved mostly the sculpture gardens, the collection is quite interesting but not impressive.
The second floor was closed but it's free so why not visiting?

Visited September 2013
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Bellevue, Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“If you like unique art and sculpture”
Reviewed September 12, 2013

You need to visit as it is among the cluster of museums along the Mall. I visit one every day at lunch. Why wouldn't you if they are free.

Visited September 2013
Thank Vince C
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“An astonishing collection”
Reviewed September 6, 2013

We stumbled upon the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, after a long day at the Air and Space. Tragically, the Museum itself was about to close, but the Gardens were still open. We were blown away by the wealth of incredible works tucked away in this beautiful space. A must see for anyone with a love of sculpture.

Visited August 2013
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Nacogdoches, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Big dog a big deal!”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Went to the Hirshhorn to see a new exhibit by Peter Coffin. It is an interesting building in that it is a circle with 3 floors. That way, or this way, you always end up where you began. Even children could find their way! The gift shop is great as most museum's are, and the displays are a mix of art techniques and mediums. The Coffin exhibit had a light show--I will call it--in a room with various art of his choice, and it was just fun and so creative that you cannot NOT like it but just enjoy the whole experience! The big dog is the showstopper, though. He sculpted a HUGE Doberman and then covered it in black calfskin (fur) and added clear blue glass eyes. Everyone seems to really like the big, black, dog! Me too!
The exhibits in the museum really require a careful look. Some are just uh-huh at first glance, but with a little slower pace, exploring the artist's idea and taking it in, so to speak, you will enjoy it much more. I loved the visit. Not too big, not too, too absorbing, but a pleasure. Youngsters were liking the displays and there was a good view to the center of the building that they liked. Check it out!

Visited August 2013
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Sterling, Virginia
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“Great place to hang out by yourself...”
Reviewed September 3, 2013

There's quite a range of work here. So people tend to have a love/hate relationship with this place, depending on their individual tastes. Its ok to go with family or friends, but it's a better place to go by yourself and reflect on the art and what it means to you personally. I like to go there and come up with new ideas for my own projects.

Visited August 2013
Thank DaveGarrett
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