Exterior View, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

About the Museum


Belief+Doubt

Interior, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Belief+Doubt
Lower Level, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo: Cathy Carver

Belief+Doubt

Barbara Kruger, Belief+Doubt , 2012,
Exterior View, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Photo: Lee Stalsworth

Exterior View, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

View of Reynier Leyva Novo, 5 Nights (from the series “The Weight of History”), 2014 Lerner Room
Lerner Room, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo: Cathy Carver

View of Reynier Leyva Novo, 5 Nights (from the series “The Weight of History”), 2014 Lerner Room

Installation with visitors of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2017
Photo: Cathy Carver

Installation with visitors of Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, 2017

Founded on an initial donation of works from the personal collection of financier and art patron Joseph H. Hirshhorn, The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is part of the Smithsonian Institute and is among the most significant museums of modern and contemporary art in the United States, featuring rich holdings of works by artists including Josef Albers, John Baldessari, Willem de Kooning, Alberto Giacometti, Morris Louis, Louise Nevelson and Hiroshi Sugimoto. Its collection of modern sculpture is particularly impressive, and its temporary exhibitions highlight major contemporary artists from Yayoi Kusama to Jeremy Deller. The museum’s distinctive building, a squat concrete cylinder raised on “legs”, is surrounded by sculpture gardens housing outdoor works by Jeff Koons, Yoko Ono, Henry Moore, Auguste Rodin and others.

Collection Highlights


Still Life with Spirit and Xitle

Jimmie Durham

Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Lick and Lather

Janine Antoni

Lick and Lather
Study for “Portrait of Van Gogh” V

Francis Bacon

Study for “Portrait of Van Gogh” V
Corazón de Roca con Sangre (Rock Heart with Blood)

Ana Mendieta

Corazón de Roca con Sangre (Rock Heart with Blood)
Untitled (Big Man)

Ron Mueck

Untitled (Big Man)
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden: Collection Highlights
Still Life with Spirit and Xitle
Certain works of art, as well as photographs of those works may be protected by copyright, trademark, or related interests not o, Photo: Cathy Carver

Jimmie Durham

Still Life with Spirit and Xitle, 2007
Lick and Lather
Photo: Cathy Carver

Janine Antoni

Lick and Lather, 1993-1994
Study for “Portrait of Van Gogh” V
Photo: Cathy Carver

Francis Bacon

Study for “Portrait of Van Gogh” V, 1957
Corazón de Roca con Sangre (Rock Heart with Blood)
© the Estate of Ana Mendieta Collection, Photo: Cathy Carver

Ana Mendieta

Corazón de Roca con Sangre (Rock Heart with Blood), 1975
Untitled (Big Man)
Photo: Cathy Carver

Ron Mueck

Untitled (Big Man), 2000
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