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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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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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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 2 days ago

My daughter, granddaughter, and I were taking in all the art museums. I was trying to show them that there are many different kinds of art. We decided to visit this one. Loved all the sculptures outside the building took many pictures with my granddaughter...More

Thank artgoddess1
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Some great (and odd) exhibits but a lot of fun going through all of them. Absolutely loved the Sculpture Garden. So happy we went to see and experience this.

Thank livasida
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We decided to visit this museum as it was the only one that we hadn't visited on the Mall. I guess that it is an acquired taste. Whist we both enjoy a wide variety of artistic styles, this seemed very much on the fringe. A...More

Thank Chris F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Hirshhorn always has interesting new exhibits going on. I enjoy the sculptures in their outside areas. Inside they have one of my preferred sculptures in Washington: Ron Mueck's nude giant.

Thank Mônica S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I will start by saying that we enjoyed the Sculpture Garden along the National Mall and around the main museum building. The Hirshhorn Museum itself was a waste of time. As we entered, there was a bag check. I removed my bag to have it...More

1  Thank newlymarriedman12
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Maybe when they have different exhibits going on it’s better but this did nothing for us. I like modern art but this wasn’t worth it. The gelato and sorbet outside the museum was good however.

1  Thank Jessica L
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Reviewed 15 May 2018

The Hirshorn was a must see for my companion who is a big art aficionado - and I went to be a good sport. I was so surprised how much I enjoyed the museum - and I love that taking pictures is encouraged (most of...More

1  Thank limaggieliz
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

If you are into modern art, this museum is definitely for you - otherwise you can find the similar exhabits AND MORE at the Smithsonian American Art Museum/Renwick in Chinatown. One of the major positives about the Hirshhorn is that they always have new and...More

Thank TheWkndWarrior
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Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

The museum has many interesting and exciting exhibits. The space itself is beautiful, airy, and open.... framing both the art and the outside view nicely. Also enjoyed the sculptures outside. Wish we had more time to go back.

Thank Nolamia
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Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The Hirshhorn is a must visit for modern art enthusiasts visiting DC. They have rotating exhibitions, so their art will vary. The sculpture garden is also nice, and admission is free!

Thank Kate G
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tfizzle
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
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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
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janmafait
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.
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