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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Ms H.
    "If you like Modern and Contemporary Art, then this is a 'must see'."(5 Tips)
    Alicia P.
    "The Andy Warhol: Shadows special exhibit was perfectly made..."(3 Tips)
    "my faves of the Smithsonians on the Mall!"(3 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "many fantastic contemporary art exhibits"(3 Tips)
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  • Jared C.
    Jared Campbell2 weeks ago
    On the third floor there's a great window to use for people watching.
  • Ayman S.
    Ayman SirajMarch 19
    When I went they had a history of art exhibit, and one to do with visual pleasures to the eyes.
  • Robin D.
    Robin DecosterFebruary 28
    Friendly staff & guides, beautiful exhibitions, very well organised.
  • Jadeyn L.
    Jadeyn LaceyJanuary 8
    The museum has many amazing art pieces but there are several staff members who made the experience poor. While observing the art we also got to hear them talking about having affairs and other issues
  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CaseJanuary 4
    This Warhol is permanent, but the real gems are in the temp exhibits. However, "NO PICTURES!!", so take my word for it. The surrealist 'Marvelous Objects' has Dali's famous lobster phone on display.
  • Wrigley F.
    Wrigley FielderNovember 28, 2015
    Nice collection of Rodin works in the Sculpture Garden. "Burghers of Calais" pictured. Great place for a quiet stroll & conversation. Much less frenetic than National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden.
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanAugust 27, 2015
    A less-visited (read: not as packed) Smithsonian museum showing great contemporary art in a great building.
  • Jacob F.
    Jacob FordJuly 12, 2015
    The museum's central fountain, inspired by Old Faithful, surges with the ebb and flow of DC’s sewage system.
  • Kayla
    KaylaJune 19, 2015
    Wasn't my taste of art. But a very clean and open building.
  • John O.
    John OlsenMay 20, 2015
    Great Modern art collection in an impressive building
  • Miguel d.
    Miguel de LeonMay 19, 2015
    Favorite. Sculpture garden and multi-level modern art museum in the heart of the mall; usually overlooked since few people can figure out the entrance. Worth the detour.
  • stepher
    stepherApril 21, 2015
    Do not miss this smaller D.C. museum; it's a real gem. Modern and abstract art reign supreme here. Excellent galleries. A real treat.
  • John C.
    John CockerillApril 13, 2015
    Very interesting and abstract ideas here. Make sure you don't get too close to sculptures or you'll get buzzed at.
  • Ruby P.
    Ruby PucilloMarch 30, 2015
    Excellent video gallery here--really interesting and inspiring pieces of art.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 30, 2014
    So much to see, so much to think about! Great collection and fantastic building! Free entry.
  • Sandra R.
    Sandra RubinchikNovember 25, 2014
    Each floor is a giant loop, which means you always end where you began so there's no panic that you might've missed something.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonNovember 6, 2014
    Neat space, and a relatively new curator is doing a nice job with the selection.
  • DailyCandy
    DailyCandyFebruary 26, 2014
    This free Smithsonian Institution houses international modern and contemporary art: Francis Bacon, Yoko Ono, Barbara Kruger, and dozens of others whose works sparks debate and wonderment.
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia CJanuary 27, 2014
    They have lockers!! Great place to drop your stuff and explore the art unencumbered.
  • Bunji F.
    Bunji FromartzJanuary 1, 2014
    The art of destruction is less interesting than the photos of the Detroit dentist building.
  • Social News Network
    Social News NetworkDecember 2, 2013
    Don't miss this museum! So many fantastic contemporary art exhibits to see from artists like Andy Warhol and Ai WeiWei.
  • Isabel
    IsabelDecember 1, 2013
    Check out the huge leather couch on the 3rd floor with a fabulous view of the Washington, D.C. skyline !!
  • Sara C.
    Sara CNovember 22, 2013
    There is a really awesome space called ArtLab+ for 13-19 yo in the hirshhorn sculpture garden to engage in digital arts and learn really cool skills. There's a 3d printer too!
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.September 14, 2013
    Love this museum. I'm just a little sad that they removed The Cube Light. That was my favorite exhibit.
  • Johanan O.
    Johanan OttensooserJuly 23, 2013
    Don't miss the view from the balcony of the Lerner room on l3
  • JiaJia F.
    JiaJia FeiJuly 9, 2013
    Best place to charge your phone: top floor behind the escalators.
    Each section of Hirshhorn has something unique to offer, from the sculpture garden ripe for a stroll, to interactive installations on the lower level, to the permanent collection of modern pieces... Read more
  • ToryBurch
    ToryBurchJune 26, 2013
    Situated behind the Washington Mall, take in contemporary works of art by Matisse, Picasso and Pollock or relax in the sculpture garden with a cup of tea.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SandersJuly 10, 2012
    The café on the garden is a great place to take a break after a long day!
  • Ms H.
    Ms HeleneJune 10, 2012
    If you like Modern and Contemporary Art, then this is a 'must see'. The purpose built facility is incredible and it's amazing that it's free!
  • Mark H.
    Mark HillApril 27, 2012
    Go early before the crowds arrive, and give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
  • Jeffrey R.
    Jeffrey RohrsApril 8, 2012
    Leave your wish on the wishing trees in the sculpture garden. Installation courtesy Yoko Ono.
  • Amanda F.
    Amanda FaganMarch 13, 2012
    Great place to relax. Keep your kids off the sculptures, that's someone's art that they worked hard on.
  • Andrei P.
    Andrei PonzeMarch 7, 2012
    Don't use a flash in this Museum. Check out the dark room panther exhibit. That's pretty wild. The light exhibits are looking spectacular.
  • Edrea
    EdreaFebruary 23, 2012
    The Cinema Effect exhibit was AWESOME! :) One of my faves of the Smithsonians on the Mall! Check it out! No need rush!
  • Fazal B.
    Fazal BahardeenFebruary 3, 2012
    Appreciators of art will definitely fall in love with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Read more
  • Alicia P.
    Alicia PettisJanuary 5, 2012
    The Andy Warhol: Shadows special exhibit was perfectly made for the museum. Really spectacular.
  • Dion H.
    Dion HDecember 1, 2011
    More Andy Warhol than you can shake a stick at! Make sure you read his description of the exhibit. He's a lot more practical than you imagine, and more genius than you think.
  • (RED)
    (RED)December 1, 2011
    Hirshhorn Museum just turned (RED) for World AIDS Day. Join us in helping to deliver an AIDS Free Generation by 2015. -
  • Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
    Don't miss Friday gallery talks at 12:30 pm at the home of the world's more comprehensive collection of 20th century works. -- Green Guide Editor
  • Ghostly International
    In my opinion, best museum in DC. They have an excellent collection of both well known and unheard of contemporary artists and the architecture of the building really adds to the overall experience.
  • Metromix
    MetromixOctober 29, 2010
    Great place to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the Mall, with a surprisingly good café with pizza, sandwiches, salads and desserts. Read more
  • Sarah L.
    Sarah LernerJuly 16, 2010
    Jazz in the Garden every Friday during the summer/early fall. FREE! And totally fun/somewhat classy. Bring your own wine in, no one cares. Read more
  • Nick C.
    Nick CoccoMay 26, 2010
    The sculpture garden is cool, but the museum was mediocre
  • Pam H.
    Pam HApril 29, 2010
    Cool art exhibits, the place never seems to end as far as walking around goes. fun! Read more
  • DmedusaD
    DmedusaDMarch 18, 2010
    Become a museum member for free entry into the quarterly afterhours party and free drinks in the VIP lounge. Read more
  • Jen M.
    Jen McCabeFebruary 9, 2010
    In the summer you can stop and dip your feet in the garden's fountain and on some eveneings they have live bands of my favorote spots
  • Panmela C.
    O acervo é simples. É bom aguardar boas exposições itinerantes.
  • Антон О.
    Это лучший музей современного искусства! Отлично подобраны экспозиции.
  • Vladislav K.
    Vladislav KruglovAugust 21, 2014
    Стоит идти сюда в последнюю очередь. В Вашингтоне много других музеев, которые не оставят вас равнодушными!
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