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Tiffany McGettigan and children. STORYTIME+

Wednesdays at 10 am | Meet in lobby

STORYTIME+ explores contemporary art through stories and movement. Museum staff will read aloud a book, introduce children to an artist in the collection, and lead a hands-on activity. Nursing moms welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn lobby. Groups of 10 or more should contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance. Please note: snacks are not allowed inside the Museum, but you may eat outside on our Plaza before or after the program.


A Seed is Sleepy
Wednesday, January 25
Hirshhorn Lobby

In celebration of the opening of Orchids: A Moment in the Hirshhorn lobby, we will investigate plant life through the amazing journey of seeds! After a read-aloud of A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston, we will look closely at orchid flowers and create our own seed mosaics.


Owl Moonrise, Kent England
Wednesday, February 1

Artist Hamish Fulton is known as a walking artist and is famous for recording his long walks. Join us to explore his work Moonrise, Kent England and play with the intersections between art and travel. We will read aloud Owl Moon, by Jane Yolen, and create a journey-meets-art experience.


A Seed is Sleepy
Wednesday, February 8

In celebration of the opening of Orchids: A Moment in the Hirshhorn lobby, we will investigate plant life through the amazing journey of seeds! After a read-aloud of A Seed is Sleepy by Diana Hutts Aston, we will look closely at orchid flowers and create our own seed mosaics.


Kissaroo
Wednesday, February 15

In celebration of Valentine’s day, join us in a celebration of love. We will view I am the Mouth by Agnieska Polska and read aloud Won’t You Be My Kissaroo? by Joanne Ryder. To conclude, we’ll create papercraft lips and love stories.


A Splash of Red: Getting to Know Horace Pippin
Wednesday, February 22

Horace Pippin loved to draw and paint as a child. Despite having no formal art training, Pippin’s work is exhibited in many museums including the Hirshhorn. Join us in celebrating his important story through a read-aloud of A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin by Jen Bryant, a close-look at his work, and a hands-on art activity.

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