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For Kids and Families

Educational programming provides a unique opportunity for young visitors to explore contemporary art through a direct connection with the ideas and creative practice of visiting artists.

Support for educational programs is provided by the Vivian and Elliott I. Pollock Fund, Lenora and Robert Burstein Memorial Fund, and contributions to the Hirshhorn Education Fund.

Artist at Work with Youth (ages 6–13)

The Hirshhorn invites an artist-in-residence to develop and lead family workshop programs for the year. These long-term collaborations enable participating audiences to benefit from in-depth interaction with contemporary artists.    

ArtLab for Teens (ages 14–18)

The Hirshhorn invites aspiring young artists to transform the Museum’s ArtLab into a working studio space. This intensive program gives high school students the opportunity to engage with peers, artists, and curators and to respond to objects from the collection. Students from local schools, grades 9 through 12, are eligible. The program includes a teen website that displays artworks students made the previous term and blogs that track their progress.

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