Hirshorn Washington DC

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Hirshorn – What is art?

This is another overlooked museum in the city of museums. It took me a little while to even notice the Hirshhorn. Its 1960s brutalist design of all concrete fits in with all the other federal buildings south of the National Mall. But this is another of my favorite art galleries.  

It’s not as static at all. They always have new exhibits. The flow of the museum is great. Each room builds on each other becoming more and more thought provoking as you proceed. It houses modern, contemporary and abstract art.

The last time I visited there was an installation from an artist from Sweden, which included a room with a woman on a rotating pedestal as she strummed one single chord on a guitar.

The Hirshhorn is also free. And it has a fantastic sculpture garden right outside the entrance.

This is a very unique place in DC. I love walking the Mall and strolling into the Hirschhorn to see what I can experience next.

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Independence Ave, National Mall, Washington DC

Opening Times

10:00 - 17:30 daily




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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)