Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington DC

Categories: Art Museums, Gardens, Museums, Nature & Parks
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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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  • A fairly eclectic mix of subjects but nothing that grabbed me, likewise in the sculpture garden. A one-visit place. 
  • My husband wanted to see some modern art while we were in DC, so we picked the Hirshhorn. There were some really great exhibits but overall it was quite strange to me. My favorite was the breathing sc...  read more »
  • The good thing is that crowded is almost never by which you can visit and appreciate art without discomfort. There are many works to see and armchairs to shoot you see or rest in all plants.
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