Most visitors to the U.S. capitol, even art-lovers, miss seeing the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Sunken below ground level, it is overlooked by tourists agape at the city's major landmarks on the Mall.
What's to see there? Besides Rodin's Burghers of Calais? How about five Henry Moores?
|Working Model for 'Three-Way Piece No. : Vertebrae', Henry Moore, 1968|
|Three-Piece Reclining Figure No. 2: Bridge Pop, Henry Moore, 1963|
|Draped Reclining Figure, Henry Moore, 1952-53|
|King and Queen, Henry Moore, 1952-53|
|Seated Woman, Henry Moore, 1956-57|
A few of the many notable works:
|Horse and Rider, Marino Marini, 1952-53|
|Sphere No. 6, Arnaldo Pomodoro, 1963-64|
|Figure, Jacques Lipchitz, 1926-30|
|Last Conversation Piece, Juan Muñoz, 1994-5|
|Last Conversation Piece, Juan Muñoz, 1994-5 (detail)|
And finally, on a humourous note, this large piece in steel, titled Subcommittee: a carousel of rubber stamps, with their handles resembling the heads of the committee members.
|Subcommittee, Tony Cragg, 1991|