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Our museum may be closed for the moment, but the power of art—to bring people together, to offer inspiration, to galvanize action, to respond to history in real time, to spark curiosity, or simply to occupy yourself—remains. #HirshhornInsideOut is a way for us to remain connected through artist- and curator-led insights, innovative digital artworks, online events, and Hirshhorn-inspired hands-on art activities for adults and kids of every age, all from your phone or computer. Since March, we’ve roller-skated with Renée Stout, sneaked a peek at Shirin Neshat’s latest work, hosted an online marathon screening of Arthur Jafa’s prolific video work, taught you how to create a Yayoi Kusama-inspired pumpkin pinch pot, and discussed art and resilience with Kent Monkman. And we’re just getting started. Check back in for more or, better yet, sign up for our weekly email newsletter and follow us on Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

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Join us on Instagram, Facebook, YouTube, or Twitter, where we’ll connect you to our curators, who will help you tour the collection through keen insights and observations. We’ll also issue creative challenges that will invite you to sketch, mold, look closely, and maybe even discover your inner artist, or that of your kids. Send pictures of your creations for us to share, and visit us online to see how your neighbors around the globe respond.

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Are you home with kids? Keep kids of all ages engaged with unique projects inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn artworks. New projects are released every week.

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Flex those creative muscles! We’re issuing creative challenges that invite adults and kids alike to sketch, mold, look closely, and maybe even discover their inner artist. Use #HirshhornInsideOut to share your creations with us!

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