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Children in gallery with craft project

This event has been canceled due to the July 4 holiday.


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 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.

At this time, we cannot accommodate groups of 10 or larger at Storytime. Groups are encouraged to participate in Art Cart  or Maker Morning. Please contact HMSGeducation@si.edu in advance with your group information.


July 5, 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