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.


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; 1–2 week’s advance notice is recommended but not required. For a group of ten or more, please contact to reserve a program in advance.