Storytime: My First Word

What was your little one’s first word? What was yours? Join us to explore the words of childhood through a close look at the artwork Untitled (O Small Small Head) by artist Jessica Diamond, and a read aloud of The Word Collector by Peter H. Reynolds. Following the story, young artists can play with words and make their own works of art!  

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Repurpose old comics into works of art inspired by artist Tony Lewis. Instructions here.

Four comic strips of various sizes overlap, all of the details have been covered with various materials.


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 to reserve a program in advance.