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Three children stand next to each other in a white gallery space.

What do you call an artwork that depicts a person? A portrait! Explore portraiture in this week’s Storytime. We’ll look closely at Fighting the Ism by artist Deborah Roberts, read aloud From Head to Toe by Eric Carle, and we’ll practice creating our own self-portraits to celebrate everything that makes us unique and special! 

Meet in the Museum Lobby on Level One.

Do this at home! What makes you who you are? Grab some paper, small objects, and scissors, and get ready to explore identity and create a collage self-portrait! Instructions here.

Three black and white photos printed onto regular printer paper sit fanned out on a wooden surface.


Join Hirshhorn Kids on Wednesdays for a one-of-a-kind Storytime experience!

Each week offers a fun and fresh theme for kids (from birth to age 8) and their caregivers. We encourage all to get hands-on with our art maker projects inspired by the Hirshhorn’s collection, plus enjoy read-alouds filled with music, tales, and tons of movement.

Storytime is always free, no reservations or tickets required.

Museum doors will open at 10am, where our Hirshhorn Kids staff will happily greet you in the Lobby and share the day’s program. Feel free to play in the Lobby while others get settled—the Storytime group will leave for the galleries at 10:15am.

Nursing caregivers are welcome. Stroller parking is available in the Hirshhorn Lobby and on the Lower Level. If there are access services or accommodations that can make your experience more inclusive (e.g., ASL interpretation), please contact hmsgeducation@si.edu . 1-2 weeks advance notice is recommended but not required.


February 8, 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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