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STORYTIME

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.


Iggy Peck Architect
Monday, October 2
10 am | Meet in the Lobby

For a special edition of STORYTIME in honor of World Architecture Day, explore architecture through a read-aloud of Iggy Peck Architect, then investigate the Hirshhorn building through close-looking and a hands-on building activity.


Dragons Love Tacos
Wednesday, October 4
10 am | Meet in the Lobby
Late? Meet us in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Fire up your imagination with a close-look at the large stainless steel sculpture Untitled (1986) by Ellsworth Kelly. Then, read-aloud Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin and create your own dragon party and playful sculptures in the Hirshhorn sculpture garden.


The Little Island
Wednesday, October 11
10 am | Meet in the Lobby

Join us for a close-look at an artist’s model of an island, part of the whimsical worlds of Ilya and Emilia Kabakov. Then, we’ll read aloud The Little Island by Golden MacDonald, and create our own kinetic works using recycled materials.


Pumpkin Play
Wednesday, October 18
10 am | Meet on the Plaza

In celebration of fall, join us for a playful close-look at the large sculpture Pumpkin by Yayoi Kusama. We’ll read Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet and participate in hands-on polka dot pattern making.


The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything
Wednesday, October 25
10 am | Meet in the Lobby

It’s Halloween! We’ll encounter the headless sculpture Post Balzac, read-aloud from the The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything, and create our own ghostly sculptures. Costumes are encouraged!


 

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