Hirshhorn Museum

Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (Gordon Bunshaft)
1974



This three-story concrete structure, about 80 feet high and 232 feet in diameter, is supported on four massive concrete piers with staircases, elevators and other services enclosed in them. The Hirshhorn Museum is part of the Smithsonian Institute. Sculpture is placed around the musuem and a large sculpture garden is across the street to the north. See images of sculpture at the Hirshhorn Museum.

Left to right: Views from the northwest, northeast, and north

 

Views from the north--center and left: from the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

 

Details of the building with sculpture

See additional views of Juan Muņoz' Last Conversation Piece (seen on left and center) and Barry Flanagan's The Drummer (seen at right).
 

The support structure

 

The sculpture garden to the north of the museum

See additional views of Alexander Calder's Six Dots over a Mountain and Henri Matisse's Back I, II, III, IV




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