Art Cart: Build a Butterfly

Explore nature’s beauty inspired by artist Jessica Diamond and her work Butterfly Incantation (Polygonia Comma, Polygonia Interrogationis, Plebejus Melissa Samuelis). Artists will look closely at Diamond’s work on view and create their own nature-inspired works of art! 

Find the Art Cart on the Second Level to pick up your butterfly materials. 


Do this at home! If you could be anything from nature, what would you be? Inspired by artist Thierry de Cordier, create a self-portrait using natural items. Instructions here. 

Sections of bark, moss and plants lie on a white surface.


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: Lines and Layers

How do you tell stories? Artists often use their materials to help tell stories. Join us to explore the lines and layers of Mark Bradford’s Pickett’s Charge, and to tell your own stories with art. 

Find the Art Cart on the Third Level and pick up your storytelling materials.


Do this at home!  Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. Instructions here.

A multi layered newspaper collage is topped by a photo of the outside of a restaurant. Pieces of newspaper have been stripped away, revealing the layers underneath.


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.  

Art Cart: Super Storytelling

How do you tell stories? Artists often use their materials to help tell stories. Join us to explore Mark Bradford’s Pickett’s Charge and to tell your own stories with art. 

Find the Art Cart on the Third Level and pick up your storytelling materials.

Art Cart is taking a winter pause. Our final 2023 outing is our program on Saturday, Dec 16 from 10 am1 pm. Bookmark our Kids webpage or sign-up for our free biweekly Kids e-news to be first to know what we’ll roll out in the new year.


Do this at home! Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. Instructions here.

A multi layered newspaper collage is topped by a photo of the outside of a restaurant. Pieces of newspaper have been stripped away, revealing the layers underneath.


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: Layer Away

Join us for an Art Cart of building up and taking away! Together, we will explore lines and layers in art, stories and history. Young artists will take a close look at artist Mark Bradford’s work, Pickett’s Charge, and layer lines to make their own collage story inspired by Bradford and his practice! 

Find the Art Cart on the Third Level and pick up your layering materials.


Do this at home! Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. Instructions here.

A multi layered newspaper collage is topped by a photo of the outside of a restaurant. Pieces of newspaper have been stripped away, revealing the layers underneath.


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. 

Art Cart: Lines and Layers (CANCELED)

This program has been canceled.


Do this at home! Reveal the layers within a story that matters to you with Mark Bradford. Instructions here.

A multi layered newspaper collage is topped by a photo of the outside of a restaurant. Pieces of newspaper have been stripped away, revealing the layers underneath.


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 10am–1pm.

Storytime: We March

Join us for a Storytime exploring rights. We’ll read We March by Shane W. Evans, look closely at Mark Bradford’s Pickett’s Charge, and create our own collaborative call for change.

Meet in the Museum Lobby.


Do this at home! What do you want to change? Assemble a collage inspired by Lois 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. An ASL Interpreter may be requested for this program; two weeks advance notice is appreciated.

At this time, we cannot accommodate groups of 10 or larger at Storytime. Groups are encouraged to participate in Art Cart  or Maker Morning. Please contact HMSGeducation@si.edu in advance with your group information.