Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
(3.4/5 based on 550+ 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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  • This is the contemporary and modern art museum of the Smithsonian's collective on the National Mall. The building itself is impossible to miss as it stands in stark contrast to the majority of buildin...  more »
  • This is the Smithsonian Museum located in Washington, DC. It was impressive, including large scale and a huge building with a unique engraving work. Break room, sit and watch and also becomes a magical atmosphere.
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  • This was our first visit in 4+ years and I did not like the changes. We have always loved this gallery and it is a beautiful building. The second and third floors have always been ringed by an amazing...  more »