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Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden

 
 
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
1. Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden Marker
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Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden

First opened in 1974, this garden displays sculptures from Europe and North America dating from the 1880s to the present. More than 400,000 people visit thsi garden each year. So while we invite you to look, relax, study, stroll, sketch, and take photographs, we ask that you pleas do not touch the sculptures.

Sculptures are more fragile than most people realize. Steel and other metal works are made from several pieces welded together. These connections can weaken and break when weight is applied. Bronze sculptures are actually hollow casts with thin surfaces that are easily dented or scrathced. In addition, all outdoor sculptures suffer from urban air pollution, so we protect them with a delicate coating of clear wax. But this invisible protectant erodes when touched, even lightly, leaving that part of the piece exposed to the elements. Also, fingernails and jewelry may cause tiny scratches that can never be fixed. For these reasons, climbing on, sitting on, or leaning against any sculpture is not permitted.

Please help preserve these remarkable artworks for future generations.
 
Location. 38° 53.33′ N, 77° 1.375′ W. Marker is in The National Mall
Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2017
2. Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden Marker
, District of Columbia, in Washington. Marker can be reached from Jefferson Drive Southwest 0.1 miles west of 7th Street SW. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington DC 20565, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (a few steps from this marker); Yoko Ono (within shouting distance of this marker); Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Plaza (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Welcome to the Hirshhorn Museum's Sculpture Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Neptune (within shouting distance of this marker); Yayoi Kusama (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Large Acanthus Fountain (about 300 feet away); Uranus (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in The National Mall.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 41 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 20, 2017, by Devry Becker Jones of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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