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“Great for modern art enthusiasts ”

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
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Ranked #96 of 493 things to do in Washington DC
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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 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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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.

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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 is also one of my favorite. The store staff is very helpful and friendly like every staff in the museum. Highly recommended!

Thank TrWorldTraveler
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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 can on a shelf, a pool ladder, a couch and end tables, and some mop handles. Maybe it was over my head - but I've been to a lot of very amazing art museums, but this was not one of them. Also, there was a lot of small kids there doing an art creating activity in the middle of the Pickett's Charge exhibit. They were really loud and took away from the experience for me.
We were in one of the exhibits (which was a was a darker room with a waterfall on a projection screen) when one of the moms brought her baby in to change its diaper on the floor, so we left. All in all, I was not really impressed.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

I love the sculpture garden and the galleries where you navigate walking in a circular pattern. You won’t miss anything. For me this was not my favorite museum because the exhibits are contemporary and conceptual which are not my favorites.

Thank Nancy D
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