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The Hirshhorn Museum

The posted hours for the museum in October 2020:

Museum 10 am–5:30 pm
Plaza: 7:30 am–5:30 pm
Garden: 7:30 am–Dusk

The Hirshhorn Museum was the first art museum on the National Mall to break away from the neo-Greek temple building design that dominates the older buildings nearby. In a way, the Hirshhorn looks something like an elevated concrete chocolate layer cake.

Similar in many ways to the other collections in DC (the Hirshhorn features works by Henry Moore, Rodin, art by Kathy Kollwitz, a large Reginald Marsh Steeplechase Park egg tempera painting, among other works), on the other hand there is an emphasis on modern 20th century abstract works and objects that makes it a nice counterpart to the East Wing of the National Gallery of Art which has a simialr selection there, with the Hirshhorn just a short walk across the nationak mall greenway that is between the two buildings.

Hirshhorn website

700 Independence Avenue Southwest
Washington, DC 20560
Metro station: L’Enfant Plaza


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Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW, Washington, DC 20560



Display inside the Hirshhorn Museum
Exhibit floor inside the Hirshhorn Museum

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Below Chairs at the Mirtshhorn Museum
Hirshhorn Ground Floor


Updated July 2020
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