“Dolcezza Pop-up Café @ Hirshhorn” Reopens With Expanded Menu, Wi-Fi, Discounts

Visitors Invited To Celebrate National Ice Cream Day With $1 Gelato July 16
July 11, 2017
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The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden announced today the reopening of its popular Dolcezza Pop-up Café @ Hirshhorn. This unique, art-filled outpost of Washington, D.C.’s Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee is located on the museum’s outdoor plaza, and its newly expanded menu offers the only locally crafted gelato and nitro cold brew on the National Mall.

On Sunday, July 16, Hirshhorn and Dolcezza will celebrate National Ice Cream Day and the pop-up café’s reopening by offering gelato push-pops, its most popular menu item, for just $1. Flavors include dark chocolate gelato, blueberry lemonade sorbet and yellow peach Southern Comfort sorbet.

Open 9 a.m.–5:30 p.m., the pop-up café invites visitors to relax with handcrafted treats and coffee drinks next to the museum’s celebrated fountain. The new location features outdoor covered seating, free Smithsonian Wi-Fi and a colorful industrial chic exterior painted by Washington-based street artist and muralist Kelly Towles. In addition to nitro cold brew and daily-made gelato push-pops and soft serve, the expanded menu includes Bluebird Bakery pastries, drip and pour-over coffee, cold brew coffee and espresso drinks.

Federal employees and Hirshhorn Members enjoy a 10 percent discount with appropriate ID.

First opened as a temporary coffee-shop destination during the exhibition “Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors,” Dolcezza Pop-up Café @ Hirshhorn’s relaunch is part of the museum’s continued dedication to creating a welcoming visitor experience. 

About the Hirshhorn

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden is the national museum of modern and contemporary art and a leading voice for 21st-century art and culture. Part of the Smithsonian, the Hirshhorn is located prominently on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. With nearly 12,000 paintings, sculptures, photographs, mixed-media installations, works on paper and new media works, its holdings encompass one of the most important collections of postwar American and European art in the world. The Hirshhorn presents diverse exhibitions and offers an array of public programs on the art of our time—free to all, 364 days a year. For more information, visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

About Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee

Combining old-world methods and a curiosity for innovation, Dolcezza Gelato & Coffee crafts exquisite gelato and coffee beverages with a conscience. Most ingredients are grown by area farmers, who handpick their produce at peak ripeness before bringing it to the market the next day. A Washington, D.C. favorite, Dolcezza boasts several permanent storefronts around the city. For more information, visit www.dolcezzagelato.com.

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