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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Art Museum and Sculpture Garden
Southwest Washington, Washington
  • Alicia P.
    "The Andy Warhol: Shadows special exhibit was perfectly made..."(3 Tips)
    "my faves of the Smithsonians on the Mall!"(3 Tips)
    Ms H.
    "If you like Modern and Contemporary Art, then this is a 'must see'."(3 Tips)
    Social News Network
    "many fantastic contemporary art exhibits"(3 Tips)
88 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • andy warhol
  • smithsonian
  • yayoi kusama
  • sculpture gardens
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  • Sofia C.
    Sofia CaseJanuary 4, 2016
    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.
    Upvoted Feb 13
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • The Ritz-Carlton
    Infinity Mirrors is a highly anticipated exhibit of Japanese artist, Yayoi Kusama. Visitors will discover captivating Infinity Mirror Rooms and a selection of her other key works.
  • Jadeyn L.
    Jadeyn LaceyJanuary 8, 2016
    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
  • 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.
  • Camilla H.
    Camilla HansenAugust 19, 2016
    Breathtaking, this place has so much to offer! The exhibitions are perfectly put together. Admission is always free!!
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierAugust 13, 2016
    Excellent collection of modern and contemporary art. Make sure you walk each floor, including the lower level.
  • Renata l.
    Renata lNovember 21, 2016
    Best museum in DC for contemporary art lovers! They also host really interesting talks and it's free
  • Sara C.
    Sara CNovember 22, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Bunji F.
    Bunji FromartzJanuary 1, 2014
    The art of destruction is less interesting than the photos of the Detroit dentist building.
  • 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.
  • Marion
    MarionFebruary 27
    Definitely hit the Yayoi Kusama exhibit while you can. On a weekday.
    Upvoted Mar 20
  • 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.
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanAugust 27, 2015
    A less-visited (read: not as packed) Smithsonian museum showing great contemporary art in a great building.
  • Ayman S.
    Ayman SirajMarch 19, 2016
    When I went they had a history of art exhibit, and one to do with visual pleasures to the eyes.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonNovember 6, 2014
    Neat space, and a relatively new curator is doing a nice job with the selection.
  • 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!
  • Isabel
    IsabelDecember 1, 2013
    Check out the huge leather couch on the 3rd floor with a fabulous view of the Washington, D.C. skyline !!
  • Johanan O.
    Johanan OttensooserJuly 23, 2013
    Don't miss the view from the balcony of the Lerner room on l3
  • 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
  • Fazal B.
    Fazal BahardeenFebruary 3, 2012
    Appreciators of art will definitely fall in love with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Read more
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 30, 2014
    So much to see, so much to think about! Great collection and fantastic building! Free entry.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Alicia P.
    Alicia PettisJanuary 5, 2012
    The Andy Warhol: Shadows special exhibit was perfectly made for the museum. Really spectacular.
  • Alicia C.
    Alicia CJanuary 27, 2014
    They have lockers!! Great place to drop your stuff and explore the art unencumbered.
  • 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
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellJuly 8, 2016
    On the third floor there's a great window to use for people watching.
  • 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.
  • (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. -
  • Robin D.
    Robin DecosterFebruary 28, 2016
    Friendly staff & guides, beautiful exhibitions, very well organised.
  • 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
  • JiaJia F.
    JiaJia FeiJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place to charge your phone: top floor behind the escalators.
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SandersJuly 10, 2012
    The café on the garden is a great place to take a break after a long day!
  • Ruby P.
    Ruby PucilloMarch 30, 2015
    Excellent video gallery here--really interesting and inspiring pieces of art.
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Make sure you check out the kusama show. Amazeballs !!!
  • John O.
    John OlsenMay 20, 2015
    Great Modern art collection in an impressive building
  • Jasmine B.
    Jasmine BorronMarch 10, 2013
    Great art! Totally worth a visit
  • Jeffrey R.
    Jeffrey RohrsApril 8, 2012
    Leave your wish on the wishing trees in the sculpture garden. Installation courtesy Yoko Ono.
  • Jen M.
    Jen MareckOctober 28, 2016
    Modern art is very strange.
  • Mohammed A.
    Mohammed AlhitmiAugust 3, 2015
    Small museum with nice collection of modern art
  • Mark H.
    Mark HillApril 27, 2012
    Go early before the crowds arrive, and give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
  • Fairuz M.
    Fairuz MaggioJanuary 30, 2015
    Very very artsy and amazing architectural building.
  • Cicely L.
    Cicely LOctober 10, 2015
    So much fun to see the various types of art!
    BROADSApril 29, 2013
    Get your Mary Lennox on and enjoy!
  • Adna
    AdnaMarch 26, 2015
    Fantastic art here!
  • Kayla
    KaylaJune 19, 2015
    Wasn't my taste of art. But a very clean and open building.
  • Jnicc
    JniccMay 3, 2014
    Awesome time. Nice exhibits. Must see.
    CityTop20.comJanuary 17, 2011
    One of the best museums for modern art anywhere in the world.
  • murielle S.
    murielle SelifetJanuary 12, 2014
    Nice view on the top floor!!!
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WangFebruary 23, 2015
    A wonderful gem of a museum!
  • Joy V.
    Joy VJune 11, 2016
    Museum Hours: 10–5:30 Plaza Hours: 7:30–5:30 Garden Hours: 7:30–DUSK
  • Libby M.
    Libby McKnightNovember 18, 2012
    Live to gift shop. Especially the jewelry.
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Cool but just what it sounds like. :)
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeMarch 31, 2013
    Great place if you like contemporary art
  • Rachel T.
    Rachel TimmSeptember 24, 2011
    The garden is a great place to read and relax :)
  • 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
  • Pam H.
    Pam HApril 29, 2010
    Cool art exhibits, the place never seems to end as far as walking around goes. fun! Read more
  • Vivian K.
    Vivian KongJuly 15, 2015
    Modern art!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AndradeDecember 27, 2014
    Awesome Asian sculptures
  • Alexander S.
    Alexander SchekJuly 30, 2011
    Don't miss the Primordial Landscape by Hiroshi Sugimoto!
  • Lauren D.
    Lauren DeGeorgeSeptember 18, 2011
    Good place to rest your feet.
  • Robby D.
    Robby DelawareMay 26, 2013
    Apparently they're contemplating putting an inflatable egg on the roof. Read more
  • Christopher G.
    Christopher GreerFebruary 11, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Despite what people say, THERE IS NO CAFE IN THIS BUILDING
  • Ben H.
    Ben HilmerMay 7, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    I love the Alexander Calder room.
  • Laydee A.
    Laydee AdeyJanuary 1, 2014
    Would wait for the next exhibit
  • Walburga A M.
    Walburga A MarderFebruary 19, 2013
    worth a visit
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CarboneJuly 6, 2013
    It was ok. liked the scuptures outside best.
  • Adam G.
    Adam GriffAugust 22, 2015
    National voice for global contemporary
  • Vincent R.
    Vincent RonquilloJuly 4, 2010
    Security is very strict and take their jobs too seriously
  • Peter S.
    Peter SAugust 21, 2010
    Is that art or a usable chair?
  • Nick C.
    Nick CoccoMay 26, 2010
    The sculpture garden is cool, but the museum was mediocre
  • Lola L.
    Lola LavaugeJuly 16, 2011
    They close at 530
  • Ali M.
    Ali MadadAugust 1, 2011
    Closes at 530 Read more
  • Chad R.
    Chad RJune 19, 2011
    Bathrooms have the worst, slowest hand driers ever.
  • 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!
  • Panmela C.
    Panmela CastroMarch 14, 2016
    O acervo é simples. É bom aguardar boas exposições itinerantes.
  • Kadriye Ö.
    Kadriye ÖztürkJuly 9, 2014
    Bina harika halka seklinde. Cogu hall kapaliydi.
  • John S.
    John SmithJuly 28, 2015
    Искусство на большого любителя...
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