Art Cart: Construct with Kruger

Have you ever seen a work of art that covers an entire room (even the floors!)? Get inspired by artist Barbara Kruger and create your own mini-installation in a box. Artists will take a close look at Kruger’s work, Belief+Doubt, and then design their own work using paper, string, and more!

Find the Art Cart on the Lower Level and pick up your installation making materials.


Do this at home! Transform a box into a unique space inspired by Siah Armajani. Instructions here. 

Half of a medium sized cardboard box has been laid lengthwise displaying a scene within.


ABOUT THE ART CART

Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids projects to extend the fun at home! 

The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Saturday between 10 am and 1 pm.  

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.

Storytime: Rosie Revere, Engineer

Everyone can do it! Put on your red bandana and join us for a special Storytime. We’ll look at the installation Belief+Doubt by artist Barbara Kruger, participate in a lively read-aloud of Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty, and engineer our own works of art.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Storytime is taking a holiday pause after December 20. Please join us again Wednesday, January 10, for Storytime: Back to the Drawing Board. 


Do this at home! Transform a box into a unique space inspired by Siah Armajani. Instructions here. 

Half of a medium sized cardboard box has been laid lengthwise displaying a scene within.


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.

Storytime: Back to the Drawing Board

What are your ideas for the New Year? What do you do with an idea? Join us for a New Year’s celebration. Together, we’ll explore the installation Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life and read What Do You Do with an Idea by Kobi Yamada. Following the story, we’ll get creative by making works inspired by our own wonderful ideas.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.


Do this at home! Create a “wish tree” for the New Year to share with your family, friends, and neighbors. Instructions here

A boy attaches a wish to a paper tree attached to his window.


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.

Storytime: Martin’s Big Words

Art communicates. Explore the power of words and images in this week’s Storytime. We’ll look closely at Belief + Doubt by artist Barbara Kruger, read aloud Martin’s Big Words by Doreen Rappaport, and we’ll practice using our own big words (and images and symbols!) to explore fairness, love, and our own power in making the world a better place.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.


Do this at home! What do you want to change? Assemble a collage inspired by Loïs Mailou Jones’s Challenge—America. Choose a cause that you care about, and then arrange and rearrange images to create a collage that inspires change in your community! Instructions here.

A large, horizontally oriented collage has been created atop a rectangular piece of yellow construction 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.

Art Cart: Construct with Kruger

What matters to you? Build your own world in a box inspired by artist Barbara Kruger. Young artists will look closely at her work Belief+Doubt, read stories about building, and create their own wordy works of art. 

Find the Art Cart on the Lower Level to pick up your constructing materials. 


Do this at home! What do you want to change? Assemble a collage inspired by Loïs Mailou Jones’s Challenge—America. Choose a cause that you care about,  and then arrange and rearrange images to create a collage that inspires change in your community! Instructions here.  

A large, horizontally oriented collage has been created atop a rectangular piece of yellow construction paper.


ABOUT THE ART CART

Want to make art inspired by your favorite Hirshhorn works on view? The Art Cart offers young artists a hands-on maker experience during their visit to the Hirshhorn. Each week’s Art Cart offers a fresh and fun theme featuring an artwork on view, an artmaking activity to do at the Museum, and kids’ projects to extend the fun at home!

The Art Cart is free; no registration required. Drop in any Thursday between 10am–Noon.

Storytime: Rosie Revere Engineer

Girls can do it! Put on your red bandana and join us for a special Storytime. We’ll look at an installation by artist Barbara Kruger, participate in a lively read-aloud of Rosie Revere, Engineer, by Andrea Beaty, and engineer our own works of art.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.


Do this at home! Transform a box into a unique space inspired by Siah Armajani. Instructions here.

Half of a medium sized cardboard box has been laid lengthwise displaying a scene within.


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. 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.