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A young child with short, cropped brown hair and wearing navy slacks and a black and white striped shirt gathers supplies from a rectangular foil roast/casserole pan.

What could you create from an empty box? Join us for a reading of Not a Box, by Antoinette Portis, and a close look at the artwork Dream House XXXII, by artist Louise Nevelson. We’ll use our imaginations to build our own out-of-the-box works of art. 

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Use your imagination to construct your own three-dimensional box inspired by artist Joseph Cornell. Instructions here.

A small art display inside a shoe-box sized container sealed with plastic wrap.


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. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program; two weeks advance notice is appreciated. For a group of ten or more, please contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance.


April 19, 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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