The Hirshhorn Museum is the Smithsonian's museum of modern and contemporary art comprised of approximately 11,500 artworks, including paintings, sculptures, works on paper, photographs, collages, and decorative art objects. The museum focuses on collections of twentieth century art, mostly from works created during the last 30 years. The collection includes arts of traditional historical themes addressing emotion, abstraction, politics, process, religion, and economics.
Key international artists are represented from Picasso and Giacometti to de Kooning and Warhol. Admission is free.
The Hirshhorn offers special programs including tours, talks, lectures, films and workshops, and family events. The Museum Shop offers a selection of books, postcards, posters on modern and contemporary art and other gift items. The Outdoor Café offers sandwiches and salads and a nice view during the spring and summer months. See more about restaurants and dining Near the National Mall.
Independence Avenue at Seventh Street SW on the National Mall in Washington, DC. The closest Metro stations are Smithsonian and L’Enfant Plaza
Museum and Sculpture Garden Hours:
The Museum is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., The Plaza is open from 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Closed December 25. The Sculpture Garden is open (weather permitting) June 1 - September 30 Mondays - Saturdays at 10:30 a.m.
Attractions Near the Hirshhorn
- National Air and Space Museum
- National Museum of African Art
- Smithsonian Castle
- National Museum of the American Indian
- Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
- National Gallery of Art
- U.S. Botanic Garden
- National Museum of Natural History