This time, we went to the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. I must admit that 85% of modern art goes right over my head--and my experience this time wasn't much different. A good friend told me that experiencing modern art is like crossing a bridge; my problem is that I can't even find the bridge, heh. To be fair, I'll be the first to admit that in my case it's likely not the fault of the art as much as the viewer. Unfortunately, my daughter seems to take after me (that's her below, with her head cocked to the side as she contemplates Rene Magritte's Healer).
Of the 15% I could grasp at some level, I was mesmerized by the museum's Black Box, which featured Guido van der Werve's Nummer Acht (#8) everything is going to be alright, in which the short-film maker walks ahead of a giant ice breaking ship, "a stand-in for everyman who presses on despite all peril" (below, from the museum's web site).
I also really enjoyed their exhibit of metal art (below). My favorite was a piece called The Sorceress (of which I didn't get a good photo but you can see it here).
(Images: all are mine except for the Black Box exhibit which is copyrighted by the Hirshhorn)