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Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden

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Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden
Photograph: Lee Stalsworth

Time Out says

This spectacular, aggressively modern cylindrical building by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill was completed in 1974 to house self-made Wall Street millionaire Joseph Hirshhorn’s collection of 20th-century painting and sculpture. The Hirshhorn Museum now presents art in a range of media, including works on paper, painting, installation, photography, sculpture, digital and video art. Third-level galleries house works from the permanent collection, which includes a significant Giacometti collection, the largest public collection of works by Thomas Eakins outside the artist’s native Philadelphia, and a pair of Willem de Kooning’s rare “door paintings” (the museum has the largest public array of his work in the world). Located on the side of the gallery facing the National Mall, across Jefferson Drive, the Sculpture Garden features works by Rodin, Matisse, Koons, Calder and more


Independence Ave
Washington, DC
Cross street:
7th Street
L’Enfant Plaza Metro
Admission free
Opening hours:
Daily 10am–5:30pm
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