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Child participating in STORYTIME in garden

Join The Washington Ballet for a special engagement at the Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum in celebration of the cherry blossoms. Join us for a read aloud of Call Me Tree by Maya Christina Gonzalez, as we discover how the nature that surrounds us can inspire the way dancers move through space. Become inspired by the Museum Lobby’s tables, created by artist Hiroshi Sugimoto, using a 700-year-old nutmeg tree, then dance to create your own tree and blossom-inspired work of art.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Celebrate spring by transforming a plain coffee filter into your own sculptural work of art bursting with color. Instructions here.

A multi-colored tie dyed coffee filter is stapled to a white piece of paper, an artists signature on the bottom right.


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 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