You know how at random times and at random places you come across images or conversations about certain things you never knew existed? This is what happened to me with the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. It’s been some time now that I see people visiting it, posting about it and taking photos from it. I have to admit I never knew it existed or even how its name is pronounced! I mean who can pronounce it properly the first time they read it? 🙂
So every time I saw something about it I was intrigued. I have a thing for modern art, not any modern art though! And I thought some of its exhibits looked quite cool! And after visiting it I felt that most of its exhibits could have a potential appeal to anyone with a slight appreciation of arts. Unless you believe that modern art sucks anyway and that modern art is two art what typos our too literachure, that some pieces of art even you or a child could do and that even science can back you up on that! 😀 For the rest of us I’d definitely recommend a visit to the Hirschhorn Museum and its adjacent Sculpture Garden. They’re located in Washington, DC, USA. Both have free entrance, so even if you think that modern art sucks, it can be a good change if you’re into intellectual people, just curious, enjoy museum shopping (well i do!) or just looking for a shelter from the heat or the rain!
So the building itself might not look very appealing or inviting because it looks like this from the outside:
Before you enter the building (I repeat for free!), there’s some interesting sculptures around it. My favourite ones were these ones:
The first exhibit that caught my eye and I had to stare at it for a long time and walk around it as if I were hypnotised was this one:
It was very interesting to observe! The rest of the exhibits I found intriguing included:
There’s no modern art museum without some Salvador Dalí! So, as part of the current Marvelous Objects: Surrealist Sculpture from Paris to New York temporary exhibition several of his artworks were featured in the galleries. The ones that stood out for me were:
And since no photos are allowed inside the galleries of the museum, everyone gathers at the basement floor, where the shop and the toilets are, to take photos of themselves and around. It looks like this:
And then I went to explore the Sculpture Garden. Was it for everyone like the museum’s artworks? Hmmm…
More on this on the post to follow! Find out if the Hirshhorn Museum Sculpture Garden is worth your time or not !