For cutting-edge modern and contemporary art, don't miss the Hirshhorn. It's a Smithsonian museum located in a stunning, drum-shaped building. After walking the gallery, head downstairs to the gift shop and Barbara Kruger's installation on the Lower Level lobby. Tips: Free 45-minute tours are…
The Hirshhorn’s galleries are home to sculptures, digital media, photography and performance-based pieces, while outside the sculpture-filled gardens are perfect for arty explorations – be sure to track down Yoko Ono’s famous Wish Tree and one of Yayoi Kusama’s instantly recognizable,…
Interesting museum for with always changing displays of modern art. Free admission!
Modern and always changing, this museum isn't always on a top 5 list of the National Mall's exhibits, but is a real cool modern gem. Look for the visiting exhibits for ideas. Come and spend an hour and then move on. No need to spend a whole day.
“The National Gallery of Art, and its attached Sculpture Garden, is a national art museum in Washington, D.C., located on the National Mall, between 3rd and 9th Streets, at Constitution Avenue NW. Wikipedia”
“Mere steps from the White House, the Renwick Gallery was the US's first purpose-built art museum and is a National Historic Landmark. While it was once dubbed the "American Louvre", the gallery has taken a more edgy turn since being renovated in 2015. Step inside for innovative exhibitions that spotlight American crafts and decorative arts from the 19th to 21st centuries.”
“Amazing lush exhibits with plants from all over the world in micro climates for you to walk through. Don't miss the orchids!”
“You need to be in the right frame of mind to visit this sobering museum that focuses on the atrocities of the Holocaust during World War II. Upon entering the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, you'll be given an identification card with the name and personal information of an actual person who experienced the Holocaust; as you move through the exhibits – Hitler's rise to power, anti-Semitic propaganda, the horrors of the Final Solution – you'll be given updates on your person's well-being. Past travelers felt moved by this powerful museum but cautioned that its graphic collection is not ideal for younger children.”
“The Air & Space Museum is another favorite museum! I would recommend viewing one of the short films in the IMAX Planetarium. All of them are fantastic!”