Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

(3.4/5 based on 600+ reviews on the web)
Part of the Smithsonian Institution and one of the most prominent modern art museums in the United States, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden creates a striking picture among the historical and functional architecture of the city. Joseph H. Hirshhorn bequeathed his collection to the United States as a gift for the life the country gave him as a new immigrant. The building is a hollow cylinder surrounded by a renowned sculpture garden that showcases the work of Rodin and others. Permanent and temporary exhibits showcase artwork from the French impressionists to the latest in contemporary art. Some of these exhibits are interactive, such as Yoko Ono's Wish Tree for Washington, D.C., where visitors' wishes hang from the branches. Visit the attraction's website for details on current exhibits, including performance art and lectures. Guided public tours take place on the weekends, but the rest of the week visitors are encouraged to enjoy the galleries on their own. Use our Washington DC travel itinerary maker to visit Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden on your trip to Washington DC, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • A wonderful sculpture garden with unique art exhibits inside. The garden has pleasant hangout places.  more »
  • This si a smaller museum and there is limited access - if you can get tickets ahead o time when they are released do so - otherwise get there early. They release 650 tickets per day for timed entry an...  more »
  • I went over spring break, there were orchids in the entry way, a special ticketed event down stairs with dots, mirrors and squash. Very interesting. Mid level has a sharpy drawing on the wall that is ...  more »