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A caregiver and baby interact in the Hirshhorn's plaza.

Let’s dive into the world of Simone Leigh and celebrate all the things that make us who we are! We’ll explore Overburdened with Significance (2011) by Simone Leigh and listen to a read-aloud of The Day You Begin by Jacqueline Woodson (illustrated by Rafael López). At the end, your little artists can create wearable art pieces inspired by the ceramic rosettes featured in Simone Leigh, and share the joy of expressing what makes them special!

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Make your own abstract sculpture inspired by Barbara Hepworth. Instructions here

A grey, organic sculpture made of clay and resembling a pelvis sits on a flat brown surface, a white background behind it.


Join Hirshhorn Kids on Wednesdays for a one-of-a-kind Storytime experience! Each week offers a fun and fresh theme for our youngest artists and their adults. Get a fun and hands-on introduction to a new artwork each week, and participate in a joyful read-aloud filled with music, stories, and movement. Then, stay and play while your little artist creates. No reservations or tickets required. Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby. If there are access services or accommodations that can make your experience more inclusive (e.g., ASL interpretation, live captioning, etc.), please contact hmsgeducation@si.edu. 1-2 week’s advance notice is recommended but not required. For a group of ten or more, please contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance.


December 6, 2023
10:00 am–11:00 am
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Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Third floor