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Hirshhorn to Refresh Sculpture Garden

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden often draws architectural focus for its striking 1974 Gordon Bunshaft building. Now, the latter half of its official title, the Sculpture Garden, is set for a refresh in the coming years, according to a recently announced renovation plan. Originally conceived as a repository for the massive sculpture collection of founding donor Joseph Hirshhorn, the Hirshhorn Museum now serves as the contemporary branch of the Smithsonian Institute in a building that Bunshaft once described as "a large piece of functional sculpture." But Bunshaft's designs for the Sculpture Garden saw several changes prior to its execution, ultimately resulting in a much smaller foo






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