HMSG Opens Renovated Sculpture Garden

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Summary

The Hirshhorn Museum officially reopens its Sculpture Garden after renovation to provide access for disabled visitors. The redesign is accomplished by Lester Collins, a Washington-based landscape architect, and includes graded ramps along the north border of the garden to give disabled visitors access to the major viewing level. A third ramp is implemented to provide access to the lower level, and pathways are resurfaced in brick to make it wheelchair accessible.

Subject

  • Collins, Lester d. 1993
  • Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Category

Chronology of Smithsonian History

Notes

  • Annual Report of the Smithsonian Institution for the year 1981. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution Press, 1981, p. 357.
  • Smithsonian Institution Archives, Record Unit 371, Box 3, "The Torch," October 1981, p. 1, 5.

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

September 14, 1981

Topic

  • Art
  • Openings
  • Sculpture
  • Museums
  • Museums and people with disabilities
  • Art objects
  • Museum visitors
  • Disabilities
  • People with disabilities

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