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Upcoming Programs at the Hirshhorn

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Smithsonian Institution, Washington DC. Photo: Lee Stalsworth

The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden offers a variety of public programs that give visitors from all backgrounds and levels of interest the opportunity to experience, explore, and understand the art and artists of our time. It is our mission to create a learning community that brings art, artists, and audiences together in a lively, creative environment. From gallery tours and lectures to youth programs and late-night performances, the Hirshhorn shares the Smithsonian’s commitment to the diffusion of knowledge and lifelong learning.


Wednesday, July 19
10 am | Meet in the Lobby

STORYTIME+: Sandy’s Circus

Explore kinetic art and the story of artist Alexander Calder through a read-aloud of Tanya Lee Stone’s Sandy’s Circus, followed by a close look at Calder’s work and a hands-on experimentation in movement and balance.


Sunday, July 23
2 pm | Ring Auditorium

Film: Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry

Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry is the inside story of a passionate dissident for the digital age who inspires global audiences and blurs the boundaries of art and politics.


Wednesday, July 26
10 am | Meet in the Lobby

STORYTIME+: Spearfishing

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.

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