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Modern and Contemporary Highlights Tour

A private, guided tour at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and Sculpture Garden led by a real art historian.

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A Private Tour of the Modern and Contemporary Highlights at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and Sculpture Garden in DC

Are you passionate about modern and contemporary art but unsure how to organize your museum visit so you see all the best works of art? ART SMART is here to help with a privately guided tour through the best modern and contemporary works on view in Washington DC. On the tour, your personal art historian will lead you to the highlights at the National Gallery of Art, Hirshhorn Museum, and the NGA Sculpture Garden. You tour can be customized based on a favorite artist or style you’d like to learn more about, or you can let us take the reins and surprise you with a tour route we know you’ll enjoy.

What to Expect on Your
Modern and Contemporary Highlights Tour

When you complete the booking process you will receive an email with details regarding where to meet your tour guide. The tour can be tailored to fit the interests and preferences of you and your group, and will be conducted in ART SMART’s signature conversational style, ensuring that you will be learning and discovering in a fun, fresh, and uniquely ART SMART way. During your tour you may encounter:

  • Arshile Gorky’s The Artist and His Mother
  • Jackson Pollock’s Number 1, 1950
  • Alexander Calder’s Vertical Constellation with Bomb
  • Roy Lichtenstein’s Look Mickey
  • Exhibitions by artists such as Ai Weiwei, Nicholas Party,
  • Features from the collection, including art by Constantin Brancusi, Willem de Kooning, and Edward Hopper


National Gallery of Art
Monday – Saturday 10:00am – 5:00pm
Sundays 11:00am – 6:00pm


Hirshhorn Museum
Open Daily 10:00am – 5:30pm


Sculpture Garden
Open Daily 7:30am – dusk

Your Tour
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Pricing Questions

Private tours for 1 – 4 people in your group booked online* start at $225 per hour (a 5% discount over tours booked via email or phone). All tours have a two-hour minimum. Additional people and/or additional time have an additional fee. Museum admission needs to be added for each person. This is added during your booking. We will get your tickets ahead of time for you. So you can skip the lines!

* For those who need a bit more service via email and phone, our pricing begins at $225 per hour for 1 – 4 people. Larger groups are $50 per adult, $25 per child.