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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

In & Outdoor $$$
Art Museum, Educational, Cultural
700 Independence Avenue Southwest, Washington, DC
URL: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture...  Phone: 202-633-4674

Activity Overview

Featuring an exciting collection of 20th-century art as well as an impressive collection of sculptures, the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is a nice stop for the entire family and for everyone who loves sculptures. The museum hosts a large number of special exhibitions every year and you can enjoy amazing digital displays showcasing a wide number of works of art.

The building of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is an amazing piece of architecture that worths a visit itself. It has a spaceship form and was designed by architect Gordon Bunshaft. Some of the notable artists featured in the collection of the museum include Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock, Larry Rivers, Francis Bacon, and more.

Things to Do

  • Visit the impressive outdoor collection of sculptures that features works by Alexander Calder, David Smith, Auguste Rodin, Jeff Koons and more.
  • Take the children to one of the hands-on workshops that allow them to get a one-to-one experience with various sculpture techniques.
  • The ArtLab+ is a free afterschool program offered by the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden for teens who are interested in exploring technical tools and digital media.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Insider Tips

  • Do not miss the inner court of the museum and the magnificent fountain there.
  • The museum offers bike parking for those who choose to use this kind of transport.
  • The items you can find in the gift shop of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden are truly unique.

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