First Floor, Lobby
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street SW
Washington, DC 20560 (Map)
Learn from the experts! Smithsonian Gardens horticulturalists provide behind-the-scenes insight into the design and installation process for the making of Orchids: A Moment
at the Hirshhorn. The 22nd annual orchid exhibition presented by Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden showcases hundreds of fragrant orchids against the backdrop of the Hirshhorn’s unique architecture. Selected from the collections of both Smithsonian Gardens and the United States Botanic Garden, the flowers are presented as objects of art and beauty in a colorful installation that features time-lapse videos of orchids stretching into full blossom. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy the exotic assemblage as a whole as well as each orchid as it stands in that moment.