FREE. ALL AGES WELCOME.
Explore architecture in the Museum’s collections and through talks and activities for all ages with a special emphasis on the 100th anniversary of the Bauhaus, the German art school founded in 1919 by Walter Gropius.
11 am–3 pm, ongoing
11:30 am–Noon and 1–1:30 pm
Museum Collections Tour
Tour the Museum’s collections, including the Raymond Kaskey architectural art collection and David Kemnitzer’s paper model collection, highlights from our World’s Fair House of Tomorrow furniture, the Architectural Toy collection, and David Weingarten Collection of 20th Century Souvenir Buildings. Onsite registration for the Museum Collections Tours begin at 11 am and are first come, first served.
11:30 am, 12:30 pm, & 1:30 pm
Historic Building Tours
Take an informative, fascinating tour of the Museum’s historic home. Come face-to-face with the colossal capitals of the Corinthian columns as you tour the Museum’s fourth floor, which is not accessible to the general public.
Discovery Cart: Bridging the Gap
Learn about basic forces that impact structures, the five different types of bridges and their advantages and disadvantages, and how bridges are applied in real world situations.
Talk: Bauhaus Now-haus
Learn about Bauhaus’ impact and legacy with Museum curator Susan Piedmont-Palladino.
This community day is produced in conjunction with the Wunderbar Together-Germany and the US initiative and in partnership with the Goethe Institute, the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany, and DC Public Library.
October 7 - 14
The Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Gallery celebrates World Architecture Day by embracing their unique building—as well as the art inside its walls—with an entire week of architecture-themed programming for all ages.