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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

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Address: Independence Ave. SW, Smithsonian Institutions, Washington DC, DC 20560
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+1 202-357-1000
10:00 - 17:30
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 17:30

Part of the Smithsonian Institution, the Hirshorn Museum features an...

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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Local gem with great spaces

Located on the National Mall, the Hirshhorn is a nice break from the typical square boxes in DC. The round building is fairly well laid out with a nice lounge overlooking the... read more

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Arlington, Virginia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I got lucky because my sister had tickets. I really didn't know what to expect. I was surprisingly amazed with all its beauty the Kusama exhibit! Loved it despite the long lines. I wouldn't recommend going during high peak times like we did but I'm very happy I tagged along & ended up being a very fun sisters' day out.... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Located on the National Mall, the Hirshhorn is a nice break from the typical square boxes in DC. The round building is fairly well laid out with a nice lounge overlooking the mall, with a pleasant sunken in sculpture garden across the street. It makes for a nice break from the city. This time I made the trip in connection... More 

Thank DCJim40
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The Kusama exhibit was a spectacular journey into light. Other portions of the museum delightful. And my longtime favorite - the sculpture garden - had so many pieces to admire in a beautiful setting. I look forward to coming back.

Thank Dsessions254
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I tried to get tickets when they opened up online but they were all given out in less than 10 seconds. My son and I visited the museum anyway to see the other exhibits. It ranked low on my son's ranking of Smithsonian museums. The Yayoi Kusana: Infinity Mirrors exhibit is coming to Seattle next so we will try to... More 

Thank Tofurry
Leonia, New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Get there at 8:00 A.M. To get tickets and plan to wait 2.5 hours to get tickets for later in the day. Forget trying to get tickets by the Internet. This is there most popular show in history. Get there at 9 A.M.. and you will not get a ticket. So worth the wait. Incredible exhibit.

Thank walter f
Fairfax, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Started to line up at 7:30 am Saturday morning and the line was already long, my daughter and her friend line up and it took until 10:30-11 am to get the tickets and by the time they got the 3pm ticket. I was so excited when we got the tickets, thinking that it was going to be an hour or... More 

Thank maritez
New York City, New York
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is general advice for everyone getting same tickets. Yes you will have to line up early, there's no getting around that. We went on weekend, first attempt Saturday morning. Got in line just before 8:00 am and ticket had all been claimed while we were about 50 people behind cutoff. Sunday morning got in line before 7:00 am and... More 

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Cranston, Rhode Island
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I'm trying not to be biased by the fact that I'm not a big lover of modern art. Our kids wanted to check it out, and we'd heard it was one of THE premier places for modern art in the country, so we figured it was worth a visit. My complaints about the place truly are -- despite the fact... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a story to tell -- My wife and I have wanted to see “Yayoi Kusana: Infinity Mirrors” at the Hirshhorn museum of Smithsonian, DC for over one month. I tried to get the tickets online a couple of times, but unsuccessful. So, we went to the museum for our luck with our neighbors today. We got there around... More 

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Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Once you are done seeing the big museums, it won't hurt to visit Hirshhorn. It is a deviation from the norm. People who are not perfectionist may appreciate it more. It has a large collection of objects from gilded age with the effect of wars on it. What happens to perfection during the time of change and uncertainty? Getting the... More 

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