Whether you're a tourist or a native of the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, the Smithsonian Institution is a place that you should consider exploring.  The Smithsonian Institution is comprised of multiple museums and research galleries.  If you want to explore a museum where you want your imagination to run wild, visit the Hirshhorn.  The Hirshhorn Museum features an incredible amount of creative pieces.  Many of the pieces are super simple while others are innovative.  This museum is one of my havens to relax, think, and tap into my inner muse.