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STORYTIME+

Tiffany McGettigan and children. STORYTIME+

Wednesdays at 10 am | Meet outside museum entrance

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. STORYTIME+ does not include admission to our special exhibition Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors.


A Splash of Red: Getting to Know Horace Pippin
Wednesday, March 29
Meet in the lobby by 10 am. Late? Join us on the 3rd floor.

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.


Shape Hunt
Wednesday, April 5
Meet on the Plaza

This program highlights the ways that artists use shapes to create sculptures. Join us for a read-aloud of The Shape of Me, by Dr. Seuss, and a shape scavenger hunt in the Sculpture Garden. You’ll also have a chance to make your own creations using different shapes.


Drummer
Wednesday, April 12
Meet on the Plaza

Drum along and dance to the beat with Barry Flanagan’s sculpture Drummer and enjoy a read-aloud of Max Found Two Sticks, by Brian Pinkney. Following our read-aloud, we’ll create our own instruments and parade through the Sculpture Garden!


The Lorax and the Wish Tree
Wednesday, April 19
Meet on the Plaza

In celebration of Earth Day, join us at Wish Tree for Washington, DC, by Yoko Ono. We will whisper wishes to the tree and read aloud The Lorax, by Dr. Seuss. Following the story, participants will create their own Truffula Wish trees.


Let’s Play with Polka-dots
Wednesday, April 26
Meet on the Plaza

Join us for a polka-dot journey in the Sculpture Garden! After a close-look at the polka-dot covered sculpture Pumpkin, by Yayoi Kusama, we’ll read Let’s Play!, by Hervé Tullet, and will then make polka-dot patterns in a hands-on activity.


Plants Can’t Sit Still
Sunday, April 30
Meet on the Plaza

Get wiggly with orchids! In celebration of Orchids: A Moment and Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors, we will take a close look at Pumpkin, by Yayoi Kusama, and a live orchid before reading Plants Can’t Sit Still by Rebecca E. Hirsch.

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