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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Open Now: 10:00 - 17:30
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Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an exciting collection of 20th-century art and its companion scultpture garden is not to be missed.
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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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Reviewed today

While I didn't appreciate all exhibits, the experience of the building and the lower level exhibits were out of this world exciting. Our favorite and one not to miss is "Pulse" on the second floor. The engaged experience with one's heartbeat/pulse/and community aesthetics are so...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Melisa C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Be sure to check online what’s open. The day I went most of the museum was undergoing changes for new exhibitions. I enjoyed the sculpture garden. Although it’s a free museum to enter, do homework ahead of time to enjoy this iconic building and works.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Cornerturned
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The sculpture garden drew us in - particularly the fine and various Moore’s. The museum itself is contained and not too big with select modern art installations we found it interesting and varied and particularly liked the pulse exhibition. Well worth visiting.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Matvl
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There is currently a large interactive technology exhibit from Mexican-Canadian Artist - Rafael Lozano-Hemmer. The three major installations - “Pulse”. The public contributes to the exhibit. In one installation, you can provide a picture of your finger that is included in a collage of multi-finger...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank MarktheWay
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Modern art is not really my thing, went with a friend who is REALLY into it. Some interesting pieces and it's free so there's that. Also easy to ensure you don't miss anything, unlike many other galleries and museums.

Date of experience: November 2018
Reviewed 6 November 2018

This museum confuses some because it primarily has a small number of temporary exhibits which aren't likely to appeal to the masses with kids in tow, so it's wise to check online for current features before you go. But architecture lovers will want to take...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank PL36
Reviewed 31 October 2018

If you are really into the art of sculpture, you may like this spot. Otherwise, most of the sculptures are not much art. Some may find this disappointing.

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank JohnBCowgill
Reviewed 30 October 2018 via mobile

I personally thought that this was a waste of time - but my wife seemed to enjoy looking at the various pieces of Art. So clearly I am not cultured enough to appreciate the finer things of life. Art is in the eye of the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank normanp311
Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

This sunken sculpture garden on the National Mall across the street from the Hirshhorn Museum that is always wonderful to wander about and enjoy. There are at least a couple dozen or more bronze sculptures that include the Burghers of Calais by Rodin and the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank zenborzoi
Reviewed 10 October 2018

I have been to this museum multiple times, and every time, I am impressed with their art and with their service.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank haroldbox
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31 March 2018|
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Response from M7145KRss | Reviewed this property |
It’s always been free when I have visited, even for the special exhibitions. Sometimes you need to reserve space for lectures, etc. but that was also free. Check out si.edu for all the latest info and enjoy! They also have... More
22 July 2017|
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Response from baldeagle46 | Reviewed this property |
It depends how crowded it is and what exhibit is there-weekends usually require more time
23 June 2017|
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Response from Lori H | Reviewed this property |
I would say an hour or so depending how much you enjoy the exhibits.