Planning a trip to Washington?

Foursquare can help you find the best places to go to.

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'."(7 Tips)
    Alicia P.
    "The Andy Warhol: Shadows special exhibit was perfectly made..."(3 Tips)
    Andrew R.
    "Excellent collection of modern and contemporary art."(3 Tips)
    "Definitely hit the Yayoi Kusama exhibit while you can."(2 Tips)
94 Tips and reviews
  • museums
  • andy warhol
  • yayoi kusama
  • sculpture gardens
  • architecture
Log in to leave a tip here.

  • Popular
  • Recent
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Andrew R.
    Andrew RouhierAugust 13, 2016
    Excellent collection of modern and contemporary art. Make sure you walk each floor, including the lower level.
  • 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!
  • Jonathan L.
    Jonathan LiuSeptember 4
    The Ai Weiwei exhibit is great. Definitely budget enough time to watch the full documentary video at the end of the circle that gives great insight into his motivations.
  • Jessica J.
    Jessica JonesAugust 15
    This gallery is great, especially if you're not looking to spend an entire day inside- it's easy to navigate and can be done in an hour or two.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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!!
  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Timothy Y.
    Timothy YuanAugust 27, 2015
    A less-visited (read: not as packed) Smithsonian museum showing great contemporary art in a great building.
  • Ryan J.
    Ryan JorgensonNovember 6, 2014
    Neat space, and a relatively new curator is doing a nice job with the selection.
  • 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.
  • Isabel
    IsabelDecember 1, 2013
    Check out the huge leather couch on the 3rd floor with a fabulous view of the Washington, D.C. skyline !!
  • Chris R.
    Chris RichardsDecember 30, 2014
    So much to see, so much to think about! Great collection and fantastic building! Free entry.
  • Johanan O.
    Johanan OttensooserJuly 23, 2013
    Don't miss the view from the balcony of the Lerner room on l3
  • Serhii L.
    Serhii LutskoAugust 17
    The museum is very strange but some pictures are really worth seeing them.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kiara H.
    Kiara H.September 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Love this museum. I'm just a little sad that they removed The Cube Light. That was my favorite exhibit.
  • Jared C.
    Jared CampbellJuly 8, 2016
    On the third floor there's a great window to use for people watching.
  • Robin D.
    Robin DecosterFebruary 28, 2016
    Friendly staff & guides, beautiful exhibitions, very well organised.
  • Leslie L.
    One of my favorite modern art dc museums. There's always a cool exhibit to see.
  • 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
  • Ruby P.
    Ruby PucilloMarch 30, 2015
    Excellent video gallery here--really interesting and inspiring pieces of art.
  • (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. -
  • IrmaZandl T.
    Make sure you check out the kusama show. Amazeballs !!!
  • JiaJia F.
    JiaJia FeiJuly 9, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Best place to charge your phone: top floor behind the escalators.
  • 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
  • John O.
    John OlsenMay 20, 2015
    Great Modern art collection in an impressive building
  • Elizabeth S.
    Elizabeth SandersJuly 10, 2012
    The café on the garden is a great place to take a break after a long day!
  • 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.
  • Mark H.
    Mark HillApril 27, 2012
    Go early before the crowds arrive, and give yourself plenty of time to take it all in.
  • 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
  • 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!
  • Kayla
    KaylaJune 19, 2015
    Wasn't my taste of art. But a very clean and open building.
  • Adna
    AdnaMarch 26, 2015
    Fantastic art here!
    BROADSApril 29, 2013
    Get your Mary Lennox on and enjoy!
  • Jnicc
    JniccMay 3, 2014
    Awesome time. Nice exhibits. Must see.
  • murielle S.
    murielle SelifetJanuary 12, 2014
    Nice view on the top floor!!!
  • Margaret W.
    Margaret WangFebruary 23, 2015
    A wonderful gem of a museum!
    CityTop20.comJanuary 17, 2011
    One of the best museums for modern art anywhere in the world.
  • Roger C.
    One of my favorite places, but small collection.
  • Joy V.
    Joy VJune 11, 2016
    Museum Hours: 10–5:30 Plaza Hours: 7:30–5:30 Garden Hours: 7:30–DUSK
  • Aaron S.
    Aaron SmithMay 13, 2015
    Cool but just what it sounds like. :)
  • Libby M.
    Libby McKnightNovember 18, 2012
    Live to gift shop. Especially the jewelry.
  • Monica L.
    Monica LeeMarch 31, 2013
    Great place if you like contemporary art
  • Elizabeth B.
    Fun modern 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
  • Vivian K.
    Vivian KongJuly 15, 2015
    Modern art!
  • Daniel A.
    Daniel AndradeDecember 27, 2014
    Awesome Asian sculptures
  • 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
  • Pam H.
    Pam HApril 29, 2010
    Cool art exhibits, the place never seems to end as far as walking around goes. fun! Read more
  • 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
  • Adam G.
    Adam GriffAugust 22, 2015
    National voice for global contemporary
  • Sheri C.
    Sheri CarboneJuly 6, 2013
    It was ok. liked the scuptures outside best.
  • Jeffery J.
    Very interesting place.
  • 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...
  • Indira Y.
    Visita obligada
2,216 Photos

Related Searches

  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington photos
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington location
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington address
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden washington
  • hirshhorn museum and sculpture garden southwest washington washington

Foursquare © 2017  Lovingly made in NYC & SF