At the Hirshhorn we believe that modern and contemporary art demands a more active viewer. We never stop creating new informal programs to fit a wide range of audience needs and interests.
DAILY PUBLIC TOURS
12:30 pm: Drop by the Hirshhorn for 45 minute tours that will introduce you to our Collection and Special Exhibitions. All tours meet at the Information Desk in the lobby.
12:30 pm and 3:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday: Interpretive Guides lead 45 minute tours of the Damage Control: Art and Destruction Since 1950 exhibition. All tours meet at the Information Desk in the lobby.
We encourage private and school groups to register for a self-guided tour in advance if you are planning to visit the museum. To schedule your visit please fill out this form at least one week in advance. If you have any questions about scheduling a visit for your group, please contact our Education Department at HMSGeducation@si.edu.
PRIVATE GROUP TOURS
10:30 am to 3:00PM: Group tours scheduled in advance focus on the Hirshhorn Collection, Special Exhibitions or they can be customized to meet your group’s unique interests. To schedule a tour, please fill out this form at least one month in advance. If you have any questions about scheduling a tour for your group, please contact our Education Department at HMSGeducation@si.edu.
ARTWORKS SCHOOL GROUP TOURS
Our school tours for grades K-12 are interactive lessons that encourage students to observe, consider, and interpret works of art from the Hirshhorn Collection and Special Exhibitions. All tours are designed as interactive lessons with age-appropriate activities, discussion and teamwork. Expect to visit three to five galleries during your visit. All guided tours are 45 minutes. For more information on tour themes and to schedule a tour, please visit our ARTWORKS School Tours page.
ARTWORKS SCHOOL GROUP WORKSHOPS
Our ARTWORKS program offers three and a half hour workshops for Grades 6-12 that encourage students to use works from the Hirshhorn Collection as inspiration for their own digital media creations. All workshops take place between 10:00am – 2:00pm, and include a lunch break for students. For more information on workshops themes and to schedule a visit, please visit our ARTWORKS School Workshops page.