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Tiffany McGettigan and children. STORYTIME+

Wednesdays at 10 am

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.

Iggy Peck Architect
Wednesday, May 31
Meet in the Lobby

Explore architecture through a read-aloud of Iggy Peck Architect, then investigate the Hirshhorn building through close looking and a hands-on building activity.

Wednesday, June 7 
Meet in the Lobby (Late? Join us on the Third Level)

As the summer begins, join us for an adventure! We will look at the painting Spearfishing by Peter Doig before taking a seaside journey with David Wiesner’s book Flotsam. Following the read-aloud, participants will create their own adventure stories.

Venus of the Rags
Wednesday, June 14
Meet in the Lobby (Late? Join us on the Third Level)

Join us for an exploration of Venus of the Rags by Michelangelo Pistoletto, followed by a read-aloud of The Quiltmaker’s Gift by Jeff Brumbeau. Afterward, we will explore and play with different fabric samples and create our own works in fabric.

Think Outside the (Crayon) Box
Wednesday, June 21
Meet in the Lobby (Late? Join us on the Third Level)

Join along for a read-aloud of Elizabeth Rusch’s A Day with No Crayons as well as a look at some works in the Hirshhorn collection that experiment with unusual materials. Afterward, you will have the chance to create some unusual art of your own!

The Window
Wednesday, June 28
Meet in the Lobby (Late? Join us on the Third Level)

Join us as we engage our imaginations with a close study of the painting Window by Gerhard Richter and a read-aloud of the children’s classic The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss. Following the story, we will create our own window box stories.

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