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Tiffany McGettigan and children. STORYTIME+

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.

Wednesday, September 13
10 am | Meet on the Plaza
Late? Meet us in the Hirshhorn sculpture garden (rain location: ARTLAB+).

Drum along and dance to the beat with Barry Flanagan’s sculpture Drummer and 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 Hirshhorn sculpture garden!

Party like a Wild Thing
Wednesday, September 20
10 am | Meet in the Lobby
Late? Meet us on the 3rd floor (Nicolas Party).    

Bring your little wild thing to the Hirshhorn and “let the wild rumpus start!” We will explore the mural Sunrise, Sunset by Nicolas Party and read aloud Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak. Following the read-aloud, participants will create their own playful landscapes and visual stories.

A Trip to the Hirshhorn
Wednesday, September 27
10 am, Meet in the Lobby
Late? Meet us on the 2nd floor.

Ignite your child’s imagination with a trip to the Hirshhorn. We will read the story Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni, a book about a young mouse who visits a museum and realizes that “art can change the way we see the world.”  Following the story, participants will create their own visual stories.

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