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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
+1 202-633-1000
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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.
  • Excellent50%
  • Very good29%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“modern art” (123 reviews)
“ai weiwei” (14 reviews)
“ai wei wei” (13 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-633-1000
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"modern art"
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"ai weiwei"
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"ai wei wei"
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"permanent collection"
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"interesting sculptures"
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"on display"
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"special exhibit"
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"art lovers"
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"great collection"
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We stopped in since this is one of the few museums we have not been to. I was disappoint. I did not find the art inspiring. I was very bored. This place was not for me

Thank Kyle G
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was walking up The Mall, noticed some sculptures and decided to have a look. It was actually quite interesting as there were quite a few dotted around the gardens. Even though it was a miserable day when I visited I still spent some time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I remember the Hirshhorn fondly from my childhood. It was super cool and contemporary. I felt the same way about the Eero Saarinen TWA building at JFK airport. Now, however, the museum feels a bit dated. Some good temporary exhibits, but works from the permanent...More

Thank antiques223
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We toured thoroughly the museum and the sculpture gardens which were simply wonderful and we were lucky with a sunny day. The most impressive exhibition was was Mark Bradford's mural artwork which was created in the mixed media technique, using all sorts of found materials...More

Thank jacobash
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The museum is free. There isn’t a whole lot inside, but what is there inspires some new perspectives on society. Several floors (elevators and stairs). Small Gift shop on -1st floor.

Thank Devon B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Modern and interactive art. Recommended to me by an Uber driver originally from DC. So glad she told me about this place because we wouldn’t have stopped here otherwise. Currently have an 80s exhibit going on that was fun! Even my 7 and 10 year...More

Thank Maritsa F
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We only saw the Sculpture gardens. They are just off the Mall so walk thru and see what they have to show. Some famous pieces! Worth a stop.

Thank StephenCr0ss
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Don’t repeat my mistake - get yourself to this fabulous museum ASAP! It’s free (thanks to your tax $) as part of the Smithsonian museum family. Thought provoking exhibitions, well curated and easily navigable. Walk round and round the funky spherical building reminiscent of NYC’s...More

Thank Jenna P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This may be the least visited of the mall museums, but if you have any interest in modern art, it’s a must. The kids didn’t love it, but I sure did. The sculpture garden is wonderful.

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Reviewed 9 March 2018

Enlightening exhibit of works by China's provocative artist, Ai Wei Wei. Portraits of human rights activists from around the world done in Lego blocks and displayed on the ground.

Thank B33522920B
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tfizzle
30 March 2018|
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Response from S S | 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
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KiminGranCouva
21 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
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janmafait
22 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.
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