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An educator addresses a group of families in a gallery at the Hirshhorn.

We’re switching up Storytime to a drop-in experience while we prepare new exhibitions for spring openings. Join Hirshhorn educators any time between 10 am–noon; we will host read-alouds at 10:30 am and 11:30 am.

Ignite your child’s imagination with a trip to the Hirshhorn. We will read the story Matthew’s Dream by Leo Lionni, a book about a young mouse who visits a museum and realizes that art can change the way we see the world. Following the story, participants will create their own visual stories.

Meet on the Plaza.


Do this at home! Use water to transform a plain coffee filter into your own sculptural work of art bursting with color. Instructions here.

A coffee filter, stained red, yellow, green and blue has been folded and stapled to the center of a cream colored piece of paper. A black signature is featured in the lower right corner of the paper.


ABOUT STORYTIME

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.

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Date:
May 1, 2024
Time:
10:00 am–12:00 pm
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Venue

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Hirshhorn Museum, Independence Ave SW & 7th St SW
Washington, DC 20560 United States
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Phone
202-633-1000
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Organizer

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Phone
202-633-1000
Email
HirshhornExperience@si.edu
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Plaza