Art Cart: Suspend a Sculpture

Who says a sculpture needs to be grounded? Not us! Explore the possibilities of suspense by creating a suspended sculpture using found materials inspired by artist Alexander Calder and his works in Revolutions: Art from the Hirshhorn Collection, 1860-1960

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


Do this at home! Build and suspend your own sculpture inspired by Eva Hesse. Instructions here

A long red netting hangs in a U formation from a beige wall.


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.

Build Day

For kids (and adults!) of all ages

Calling all budding architects: Let’s build! Join Hirshhorn Kids, District of Columbia Public Schools (DCPS) Arts, and Boolean Girl for a hands-on exploration of design and building. We’ll celebrate DCPS student artists with an exhibition of their city designs. Art and design activities will be available for artists of all ages to get everyone building and dreaming. 

Find us on the Hirshhorn Plaza and throughout the Museum. In the event of inclement weather, this event will move indoors. 

Stroller parking is available in the Lobby and Lower Level.  

WHAT’S HAPPENING


Want to explore architecture before or after this event? Try these activities in the classroom or at home!   

Meet the Hirshhorn

Design to Build

Think Inside the Box 

Bun(dt)shaft Cake-Off: Bake a Mini Hirshhorn 

Art Cart: Suspend a Sculpture!

Celebrate the Hirshhorn’s 50th anniversary with the return of Art Cart! Join us for a special double Art Cart weekend to make art inspired by artist Alexander Calder! 

The suspense is over! Art Cart is back to celebrate the 50th anniversary exhibition opening. Join us to explore Calder’s work and then create your own suspended works of art. 

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


Do this at home! Build and suspend your own sculpture inspired by Eva Hesse. Instructions here.  

A long red netting hangs in a U formation from a beige wall.


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.

Art Cart Pop Up: Suspend a Sculpture!

Celebrate the Hirshhorn’s 50th anniversary with the return of Art Cart! Join us for a bonus Sunday Art Cart to make art inspired by artist Alexander Calder! 

The suspense is over! Art Cart is back to celebrate the 50th anniversary exhibition opening. Join us to explore Calder’s work and then create your own suspended works of art. 

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


Do this at home! Build and suspend your own sculpture inspired by Eva Hesse. Instructions here.  

A long red netting hangs in a U formation from a beige wall.


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.

Art Cart: Paint the Plaza

Celebrate the Hirshhorn’s birthday by painting the Plaza with us at this week’s water-inspired Art Cart! Young artists will explore the properties of water, explore how artists use water in their art, and use water to paint their own work of art on the Hirshhorn Plaza.

Find the Art Cart on the Plaza near the Fountain. In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor locations. 


Do this at home! Explore how artist Jiha Moon paints water in our Layered Landscapes project. Instructions here.  

An ethereal, square canvas composed of pastel colors is hangs from a bare, white wall.


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 art making 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 10am and 1pm. 

Art Cart: Suspend a Sculpture

Have you ever heard the word suspended? Suspend means to hang something (like a light or a fan from the ceiling). Artist Eva Hesse liked to think outside the box and she came up with the idea to suspend a sculpture. She called the work Vertiginous Detour. At this week’s Art Cart, young artists will be able to see her sculpture and then suspend their own works of art.

Find the Art Cart on the Third Level to pick up your suspension materials.


Make art at home! Explore how artist Jiha Moon paints water in our Layered Landscapes project. Instructions here.  

A colorful and abstract landscape painted on a light blue background. A large organic form outlined in dark purple dissects the piece diagonally. Sporadic splotches of bright pink feature primarily on the right side of the canvas. An orange, purple and pink horizon occupies the bottom of the piece, with waves of orange emanating from it. Streaks of dark blue rise upward from the middle of the canvas.

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.