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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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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed yesterday

I was in DC accompanying my husband who was there for business. I did some sightseeing on my own in the morning and decided to take a walk down the stairs by the Museum to the gardens. I was there for over an hour -...More

Thank travelingtips
Reviewed 4 days ago

The Hirshhorn is a beautiful building filled with and surrounded by modern art. The art includes huge sculptures outside (the famous giant yellow pumpkin) and every medium of art inside. The interior exhibits include sculptures (for example the giant nude angry baby man), paintings, multi-media...More

Thank Dan P
Reviewed 6 days ago

We chose to visit the Hirshorn first during our DC visit and it did not disappoint us! Some art was fascinating, other pieces disturbed us--which seemed entirely fitting. The outdoor sculptures made our jaws drop before we had even entered the building. Wonderful experience.

Thank prairiebox
Reviewed 1 week ago

Personally, I got puzzled and confused with the certain exhibitions around the Museum. It is true art pushes our minds and opens our horizons. I think walking around the corridors of the building and looking at the themes, I was in anticipation to find something...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's best to start on the 3rd floor and work your way down to the gift shop. Right now, there's a Barbara Kruger piece downstairs. This art is Modern and Contemporary art. It's hard to find a peaceful landscape on view.

Thank TammySue88
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have visited this Museum a few times when we were in DC many years ago. The circular building itself stands out because of its uniqueness. This time around, because of time constraints, we only walked around the Sculpture Garden outside. The greenery was serene...More

Thank TheExplorerFamily
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I must admit I really enjoyed it , besides their permanent collection ... the staff was really helpful and if you have any question they’ll gladly answer and tell you about any art piece around that museum. Free entrance ( part of the Smithsonian) Free...More

Thank Zhao E
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my favorite museums in DC. It has really cool exhibits and artwork. I went in the afternoon, and it was not crowded.

Thank StowYourLuggage
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very well laid out and documented systematic display of renowned artists under one roof. Experience less rush and enjoy glancing the works in peace. A robot at site allows you to interact with the Artist --- a big attraction for the kids..

Reviewed 9 July 2018 via mobile

I am only reviewing the outdoor sculpture garden, didn't have time nor interest to do inside. There's some interesting art around the museum and "across the street" in the sunken sculpture garden. Well displayed, good variety, couple of Rodins and several other known artists.

Thank alizardk
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31 March 2018|
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Response from S S | Reviewed this property |
It’s always been free when I have visited, even for the special exhibitions. Sometimes you need to reserve space for lectures, etc. but that was also free. Check out si.edu for all the latest info and enjoy! They also have... More
22 July 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
23 June 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.