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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.
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“modern art” (116 reviews)
“ai weiwei” (25 reviews)
“yayoi kusama” (12 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
7th St & Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spherical structure is arguably a little overlooked on the Mall but is certainly worth a visit. The art it showcases won't be to everyone's taste, but the collection did surprise me for offering me stuff I wouldn't normally have much time for and winning...More

Thank phutty
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of our favorite museums. Right now there is a great exhibit by Al Wei wei, its got everything you like about this creative, controversial artist including portraits of famous international activists done in legos . Don't miss the sculpture garden either. Always...More

Thank Chinapjs
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The exhibits were ok, but not great. The Ai Wei Wei work in Legos was pretty cool, but I was otherwise underwhelmed. I may just be a heathen who doesn't get it, but the national art museum was more interesting.

Thank Keli N
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

DC is chock full of great museums but the Hirschhorn remains one of my favorites. I was fortunate enough to catch some incredible shows there including Ai Wei Wei. The grounds and museum are not to be missed.

Thank LAStravels
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While the National Gallery of Art and the Air and Space Museum are among to most visited of National Mall museums, it's the donut shaped Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden that gets my vote for the most interesting of the Smithsonian's museums and galleries. It...More

Thank ScottInIndia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Another great National Treasure often missed by people visiting this great city. Make time to visit this free admission museum. Takes just a couple hours to walk through. Magnificent sculptures outside should not be missed. Exhibitions change regularly.

Thank barymad
Reviewed 5 December 2017 via mobile

Frequently changed exhibits, super cool layout, excellent atmosphere. Intriguing artists and pieces. I particularly love the first floor interactive/film exhibits. Either go alone or bring your modern art loving homies- there’s a lot to look at and read and think about. I certainly would not...More

Thank chelsea a
Reviewed 29 November 2017

I've been to the Hirshhorn in the past and enjoyed it very much. The current exhibits, as of November 2017, are a waste of time. I found the Lego portrait exhibit by Weiwei to be tiresome and not well done, frankly. I talked to an...More

Thank laurelee36
Reviewed 26 November 2017

I don't believe this museum is well known but is worth the visit. Interesting conceptual art videos on bottom level. Great interactive artwork. And the special exhibit featuring Ai WieWie was fantastic. Spent about two hours in museum but unfortunately ran out of time to...More

Thank geb7230
Reviewed 23 November 2017 via mobile

This is a contemporary sculpture and art museum. There are several floors of art to look at as well as a sculpture garden across the street from the museum. Admission is free. Do be prepared to show any backpacks or purses to the guard. There...More

Thank Victoria P
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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.