Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

700 Independence Ave SW, National Mall at 7th Street, Washington, DC 20560


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The first museum on the National Mall devoted to modern art and one of the world’s leading museums of contemporary and modern art. COllection focuses on art of the post–World War II period, with particular emphasis on works made during the last 50 years. Housed in a cylindrical Gordon Bunshaft-designed building, and includes a 1.3-acre sunken sculpture garden.

Exhibitions & Dates

  • Mark Bradford, Pickett's Charge

    Nov 8 2017 - Nov 8 2021

    Transforming the historic Gettysburg imagery into a series of eight powerful, abstract paintings

  • What Absence Is Made Of

    Oct 18 2017 - Aug 2019

    Exploring the many ways artists express absence with more than 70 works

  • Rafael Lozano-Hemmer: Pulse

    Nov 1 2018 - Apr 28 2019

    Immersive kinetic and audiovisual environments use heart-rate sensors and visitors biometric data

  • Enrico David: Gradations of Slow Release

    Apr 18 2019 - Sep 2 2019

    Imagery that revolves around the human figure and its many states of being

  • Sean Scully: Landline

    Sep 13 2018 - Feb 3 2019

    Paintings, pastels, photographs, and layered aluminum Stack sculptures

  • Charline von Heyl: Snake Eyes

    Nov 8 2018 - Jan 27 2019

    30+ large-scale contemporary paintings explore a unique visual language

  • Pat Steir

    Oct 24 2018 - May 10 2020

    An immersive new suite of 28 signature "Waterfall" paintings create an immense color wheel