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Hirshhorn and Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institution)

Hirshhorn and Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institution)

Independence Avenue (at 7th Street SW)

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Here you’ll see modern American and European sculpture by Moore, Rodin, and Picasso, plus gyrating mobiles by Alexander Calder and paintings by 20th-century American artists, all in a doughnut-shaped building. Outside is a sculpture garden, which includes works by Auguste Rodin and Alexander Calder.

Hirshhorn and Sculpture Garden (Smithsonian Institution) Information

  • Public Transportation: Excellent
  • Handicapped Accessibility: Good
  • Hours: Open daily 10 a.m.–5:30 p.m. (except for December 25). Plaza hours are 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. daily. The Sculpture Garden is open daily 7:30 a.m. to dusk.
  • Admission: Free
  • Basic Tour: From 10:30 a.m. to noon, group tours scheduled in advance meet at the Information Desk. Schedule your tour by calling 202-633-2796 or 202-633-8043 (TTY). From noon until 4 p.m., docents help you plan your visit and lead you on impromptu 30-minute tours. Interpretive guides also roam the galleries to answer your questions and discuss the special exhibitions on the second level
  • Audio Tours: Free
  • Membership: Beginning at the Associates Circle level ($100–$249), members receive free admission to After Hours (for one), special curator-led Last Look exhibition tours, a 10% discount in the Hirshhorn and Smithsonian museum shops, a subscription to the Hirshhorn magazine, and a donor listing in the spring issue.