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“Abstract art to the max”

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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.
Reviewed October 14, 2009

This museum was fantastic. More abstract art than I have ever seen in one place. Start at the top, go around in a circle, go down a level, repeat. And then outside, across the street is the Hirshhorn sculpture garden. Also great to see. Had a great time.

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Reviewed July 26, 2009

I love the Hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden, the art there is very interesting for all art lover and those who don't adore art. Unfortunatly they were renovating almost all of the second floor and the 1st. The coup-de-grau of the museum i think is the large man that is featured on all their pampthlets. the garden are well kept and interesting. highly recomment this museum to all visiting Washington

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Reviewed December 4, 2008

This museum helped me appreciate modern art. Previously, I'd visited the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in DC (just a short walk from the Hirshhorn) and it managed to make me hate modern art. The East Building had very little art for such a large building and there seemed to be no effort to make the art approachable to the common man (too many canvasses were strewn with paint or were simply painted one color). Fortunately, my daughter convinced me to go the the Hirshhorn and I now realize that I don't hate modern art--just some experts' vision of art. While many of the paintings and statues at the Hirshhorn didn't appeal to me, many did--just like you'd find in any art museum. Their outdoor sculpture garden is the best part of the museum and it's something my teens loved--and a great place to relax if the weather is nice. As for the art inside, some was truly wonderful and practically everyone in the family had their favorite pieces. My oldest loved the movie set in a warehouse with a Rube Goldberg style series of events. I loved the many flashing TVs but my daughters both said it made their eyes burn. My youngest loved the museum shop.

A lovely museum where the average person might spend 2 to 3 hours. And, you may want to visit the National Gallery's West wing (nearby)--with its exceptional collection of art to about 1900.

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Reviewed August 6, 2008

This was the easiest exhibit to give up on. You walk in there is no clear direction, it is a boring array of cinema exhibits , modern art and whatever else the could fill a building with. Two of the guards along the way were sleeping. What a shame, great location, waste of space.

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Reviewed June 22, 2008

Outside, fun, gardens, & museum. A great place to take photos.

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