Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC
(3.4/5 based on 500+ 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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  • Labor Day provided the only opportunity for my boyfriend and I to explore the sights on the Mall, as we were down in DC for a convention. One of the sites we had never been to was the Hirshhorn. With ...  more »
  • We went to this museum to see the Edward Hopper paintings in their collection. Unfortunately only one was on display and it wasn't the best one they have. Everything else was just silly modern art stu...  more »
  • A lot of people don't like this sort of art, because it is "different", not just mere prettiness. I find it quirky and amusing. Consider the car smashed by a huge boulder. That is art? Right now, ther...  more »