Putting the Garden Back in Sculpture Garden

Since we’re on the subject of art, check out what DC’s  Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden used to look like:

No wonder they shut it down in 1979 for a major redesign.  Can you imagine what it would have felt like to be down in that place in the middle of July surrounded by all that paving, baking in the Washington summer sun?  Plus, remember that the garden is sunken, so whatever moist and tepid “breezes” might have oozed off of the Anacostia wouldn’t even have reached this garden.

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