Art Cart: Coming Full Circle

Join us for a morning of play and poetry inspired by Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life and the Museum’s round galleries. Look closely at Diamond’s work and stick around to write magnetic poems, create unique books in the shape of a circle, and more inspired by Diamond’s work.  

Find the Art Cart on Second Level inside Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life


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.


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: Round and Round!

Join us for a day of play and poetry inspired by Jessica Diamond: Wheel Of Life and the Museum’s round galleries at the Art Cart this week. Young artists can look closely at Diamond’s artworks, write magnetic poems, and create unique books in the shape of a circle.  

Find the Art Cart on the Second Level. 

This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative Pool.


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.


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. 

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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.


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. For a group of ten or more, please contact mcgettigant@si.edu to reserve a program in advance.