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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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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
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed 31 May 2018

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
Reviewed 29 May 2018 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

2  Thank newlymarriedman12
Reviewed 21 May 2018 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
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
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
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
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
Reviewed 10 May 2018 via mobile

With a temporary exhibit on 1980s art, the Hirshhorn proved to be edgy and intensely interesting. I was not disappointed. There is a coffee bar in the lobby, as well, for an added attraction.

Thank Tsaxman74
Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Hirshhorn is an international modern and contemporary art museum. The drum shaped architecture is very unique. The exhibitions were very informative and inspirational. I recommend that you start from the third floor galleries and come down seeing everything. You will love it! Their museum store...More

Thank TrWorldTraveler
Reviewed 1 May 2018

This museum was fine. The building was cool, and the walk around it outside to see the sculptures was pretty great. However, once inside, a lot of work, to me at least, seemed sort of uninspired. Some of the more uninspired works were an ajax...More

1  Thank momoftwoteenboys
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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.