Sculpture Garden in Spring 2016

The outdoor Sculpture Gardenare open. The building and plaza are temporarily closed.

Open daily 10 AM–4:30 PM

Capacity is limited.

Passes are not required.

Entrance on the National Mall

For the love of art, please do your part!

Know what to expect on your visit to our outdoor campus so you can enjoy finding the unexpected.

PLAN YOUR ROUTE
See our suggested path
Visit hi.si.edu for a self-guided experience.
WEAR A MASK
Ages 6+
Visitors to the Sculpture Garden and Plaza must wear a face covering if they are 6 or older. Face coverings are also strongly recommended for visitors between the ages of 2 and 6, per CDC guidelines.

STAY HOME IF YOU ARE NOT WELL

PRACTICE SOCIAL DISTANCING
Keep a distance of 6 feet between yourself and others. Signs and markers throughout the outdoor space will help you follow safety guidelines and remind you to practice social distancing.
KEEP THE ARTWORK SAFE
Enjoy the art from a distance. Not touching the artwork helps preserve it for future generations while protecting our staff and you!
SANITIZE YOUR HANDS
Hand-sanitizing stations can be found throughout our outdoor spaces. Please note, bathrooms are not available for public use or hand washing.

Plan your visit! Make the most of your Hirshhorn experience.

  • Pack your face covering, which is required for all visitors over the age of 6, and highly recommended for visitors between the ages of 2 and 6, per CDC guidelines.
  • Plan your path through the Sculpture Garden. (Print/download our Garden map)
  • Review Smithsonian safety policy and guidelines
  • Might feel inspired to sketch? Pack a pencil (no pens, please) in case the mood strikes you. Explore the latest Hirshhorn/DRAW projects for some inspiration!
  • Wear a face covering, which is required for entry and must be worn during your time in the Sculpture Garden and Plaza. Face coverings are required for all visitors over the age of 6 and highly recommended for all visitors between the ages of 2 and 6, per CDC guidelines. Face coverings must be worn over the nose and mouth.
  • Enter the Garden from the National Mall. While passes are not required, for your safety, we’re limiting the number of visitors inside. Access from Jefferson Drive is temporarily closed. Visitors may be asked to wait to enter for a short period until capacity allows.
  • Practice social distancing, staying at least 6 feet from visitors who are not a member of your party. Signs and markers throughout the Garden will help you follow safety guidelines and remind you to practice social distancing.
  • Sanitize your hands and use our free hand sanitizer, available throughout the Garden. Please note, bathrooms are not available for public use or hand washing.
  • Visit hi.si.edu on your personal device for a self-guided experience.
  • If you need help during your visit, speak to a staff member near the front entrance.
  • Stay connected to Hirshhorn Museum resources with #HirshhornInsideOut, and share photos of your visit on social media tagging @hirshhorn on Twitter and Instagram.
  • Email HirshhornExperience@si.edu about your experience.

MORE INFORMATION FOR VISITING


With more than thirty works of art displayed year-round, the Hirshhorn Museum’s Sculpture Garden and Plaza offer visitors a contemplative haven in the heart of our nation’s capital. Comprising nearly a fourth of Joseph Hirshhorn’s initial gift, sculptures were and remain a critical aspect of the Museum’s identity, and the garden, which opened with the Museum in 1974, provides the perfect setting for a collection of modern sculpture that, at the time, was said to be “without parallel in the world.”

In addition to the outdoor galleries that make up the Sculpture Garden, the Plaza surrounding the Museum building affords ample space to exhibit more contemporary works.

Together, the two sites form a landscaped venue for some of the Museum’s most cherished works.

 


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