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Spotlight on: The Hirshhorn Museum


Whenever we take our tour guests to the National Mall, they always ask us the same question: “what’s that round thing?”  We completely understand their curiosity and bewilderment as they point to a strange, circular building by the National Air and Space Museum.  That round thing is in fact DC’s oddest-shaped and hardest-to-spell museum, the Hirshhorn!

The Hirshhorn Museum is “a leading voice for contemporary art and culture.”  Basically, it is the Smithsonian’s modern art museum and the DC equivalent of the “MOMA” in New York (but if you ask us, way better!).  Whether modern art is your thing or not, the Hirshhorn is absolutely worth a look.  Admission is free and it’s open daily until 5:30pm, so it’s a no-brainer for your list of museums to visit.

Of course, the best way to check it out is with us!  The Hirshhorn will be featured on our “Smithsonian In a Day” tour launching this spring.  To schedule your own Smithsonian adventure, email us at [email protected] or call (202) 744-4809.