Art Cart: Make Some Noise

Join us to make art with words inspired by artist Laurie Anderson. Young artists will look closely at Anderson’s Four Talks and use sounds and science to create their own art. Hide a noise, play with the science of vibration, or perform to the beat of your own drum. 

Find the Art Cart on the Hirshhorn Plaza to play with sound! In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor locations.

Looking for more art in action? Stay after Art Cart for a special sonic performance by Baltimore-based music duo Matmos. Free, no registration required. Find out more here.

Do this at home!

Play a game inspired by Marcel Duchamp! Make your own noisemaker with a secret noise inside. Create.


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. 

Storytime: Boos, Books and Blankets

Celebrate Halloween at the Hirshhorn at this week’s Storytime. Join us in your best creative costume, or come as you are to explore mysterious artworks at the Museum. Young artists will look closely at sculptures on the Plaza, cozy up for a read-aloud of Itsy Bitsy Spider by Emily Bannister, and design their own scary sculptures. 

Meet in the Museum Lobby.

Do this at home! Create your own pinch pot inspired by artist Yayoi Kusama. Instructions here.

A small, two-leafed plant grows out of a orange pumpkin-shaped pot featuring vertical patterns of polka dots.


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.