Back to Lee’s posts about D.C visits. Written by him – Lee
Most of the Smithsonian buildings are closed, due to CoVid, but even though the Hirshorn Museum is closed, the outdoor sculpture garden is not. And it’s free, which is lovely. It’s on the south side of the mall, just north (across Independence) of the Hirshorn between the Arts & Industries and Air and Space buildings. The Smithsonian Metro station is just 1500 feet away.
There’s a handful of sculptures at street level and then you go down a level to a sunken garden that’s a good 20 feet or more below street level. When I was there all but the north entrance were closed.
Jeff Koons, Kiepenkerl, 1987, stainless steel That is super cool – Trace
Jaques Lipchitz, Figure, 1926, bronze
Claes Oldenburg, Geometric Mouse, 1971, aluminum and steel
Anthony Caro, Monsoon Drift, 1975, steel
Barbara Hepworth, Figure for Landscape, 1960, bronze
Henry Moore, Two Piece Reclining Figure: Points, 1969, bronze
Henry Moore, Upright Motive #1: Glenkiln Cross, 1955, bronze
David Smith, Pittsburgh Landscape, 1954, steel
Tony Cragg, Subcommittee, 1991, steel
Jean Arp, Evocation of a Form: Human, Lunar, Spectral, 1950, bronze
Judith Shea, Post-Balzac, 1991, bronze
Beverly Pepper, Ex Cathedra, 1967, stainless steel
Henry Moore, Seated Woman, 1956, bronze
Sterling Ruby, Double Candle, 2018, bronze
Henry Moore, Three Piece Reclining Figure No. 2 Bridge Prop, 1963, bronze
Arman, Eros Inside Eros, 1986, bronze
Barry Flanagan, The Drummer, 1987, bronze
Yoko Ono, Wish Tree, 2007, live tree I think that’s’ weird you can’t tie wishes to the tree. I get it to protect the tree but maybe they could have something else on the installation that allows it. Personally I like interactive art. – Trace
Auguste Rodin, Monument to Balzac, 1891, bronze
Emile Antoine Bourdelle, The Great Warrior of Montauban, 1898, bronze
Auguste Rodin, The Burghers of Calais, 1884, bronze
Giacamo Manzu, Self Portrait with Model at Bergamo, 1942, bronze
Henry Moore, King And Queen, 1952, bronze
Auguste Rodin, Crouching Woman, 1880, bronze
Auguste Rodin, Walking Man, 1900, bronze As much as I love sculpture I am not a fan of Rodin. I know he’s one of the best but it always makes me feel a bit depressed. I like uplifting art – Trace
Lucio Fontana, Spatial Concept: Nature, 1959, bronze
Huma Bhabbha, We Come In Peace, 2018, bronze
Henry Moore, Three Way Piece No. 3: Vertebrae, 1968, bronze That’s super cool imho – Trace
I know this was a short one, but there just wasn’t a lot to say. It’s a garden full of sculpture.
But in the next post, a visit to the International Spy Museum!
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