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Smithsonian Associates Programming that brings the Smithsonian's world to life! http://SmithsonianAssociates.org The largest museum-based educational program in the world, Smithsonian Associates annually offers more than 750 seminars, performances, lectures, studio art classes, and local and regional study tours.
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Performances at Discovery Theater and more than 80 educationally focused summer camps are among the programs that foster the joys of learning for young people and their families.

Performances at Discovery Theater and more than 80 educationally focused summer camps are among the programs that foster the joys of learning for young people and their families.

Did you know there are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world? Beginning May 18, we're presenting a 4-pa...
05/05/2021
Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Palmyra

Did you know there are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world? Beginning May 18, we're presenting a 4-part series that offers an in-depth overview of four sites that have suffered grievous damage in recent decades, from Palmyra to the Great Barrier Reef.

The series goes far beyond the typical tourist experience by incorporating the insights of the latest scholarship and research.

Register: http://s.si.edu/Endangered_Unesco

There are 1,121 UNESCO World Heritage sites throughout the world. Guided by Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, this series focuses on four of these sites that have suffered grievous damage in recent decades, from Palmyra to the Great Barrier Reef. The session fo...

CULINASIA—a free conversation series from exploring the future of Asian food in America—begins tomorrow with “Saving Chi...
05/04/2021
Comfort and connection: Asian chefs and celebrities share how food can draw us closer and divide us

CULINASIA—a free conversation series from exploring the future of Asian food in America—begins tomorrow with “Saving Chinatown and Our Legacies.”

A panel of chefs, advocates and activists will discuss the future of Chinatowns across the country, including food writer Grace Young, co-creator of Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories, who was featured in today’s Washington Post story celebrating Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month #AAPHM

Register: https://s.si.edu/SavingChinatown

To celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, we asked Asian chefs and celebrities what role food plays in their lives.

On May 25 and June 1, we’re hosting Jon Grinspan, curator of political history at the National Museum of American Histor...
05/03/2021
Opinion | Voter turnout is low on purpose — and it has been for more than a century

On May 25 and June 1, we’re hosting Jon Grinspan, curator of political history at the National Museum of American History for a two-part series delving into the deep and sometimes wild history of American democracy to uncover a period of extreme division in the late 1800s.

Register for the series, "How To Break a Democracy: Lessons From an Age of Acrimony" here: http://s.si.edu/HowToFixaDemocracy

In a recent opinion piece for the Washington Post Grinspan discussed the history of voter turnout.

Modern voter suppression efforts echo policies from nearly 150 years ago.

Our May program guide is here! This month we’re celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth with a free series, CULINASIA, exploring ...
04/30/2021

Our May program guide is here! This month we’re celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth with a free series, CULINASIA, exploring the future of Asian food in America.

Food is a powerful lens revealing stories of history and culture. We’re sharing secrets of Black barbecue pitmasters, surveying the distinctive culinary landscape of Maryland, and welcoming back Lior Lev Sercarz to demonstrate the preparation of a spicy summer dinner showing how home cooks can easily use spices to elevate simple dishes (see page 5 for details).

View the guide: http://s.si.edu/May2021

Our May program guide is here! This month we’re celebrating #AAPIHeritageMonth with a free series, CULINASIA, exploring the future of Asian food in America.

Food is a powerful lens revealing stories of history and culture. We’re sharing secrets of Black barbecue pitmasters, surveying the distinctive culinary landscape of Maryland, and welcoming back Lior Lev Sercarz to demonstrate the preparation of a spicy summer dinner showing how home cooks can easily use spices to elevate simple dishes (see page 5 for details).

View the guide: http://s.si.edu/May2021

Discover the studio arts program from Smithsonian Associates! Whether you’ve never stepped foot in an art studio or want...
04/29/2021
Image Transfers and Photo Alteration

Discover the studio arts program from Smithsonian Associates! Whether you’ve never stepped foot in an art studio or want to expand your existing skills, you can find the perfect choice from among our offerings.

Learn about our 3-session Image Transfers and Photo Alteration workshop beginning May 12 in the link below or explore a sample of May classes:

Flash Quilt Stories workshop, May 1
Joy of Photography class for beginners, May 3- May 24
Composition course, May 6- May 27
The Flash Class May 6- May 27
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish workshop, May 8

Discover a variety of methods for making and using image transfers and expanding your creative horizons with photo alteration. Both techniques can offer new dimensions and interest to your artworks.

On May 18, we're hosting activist and social justice leader Tamika D Mallory for a roundtable discussion about race, act...
04/28/2021

On May 18, we're hosting activist and social justice leader Tamika D Mallory for a roundtable discussion about race, activism, and change with comedian, actress, and producer Tiffany Haddish, model and activist Emily Ratajkowski, and April D Ryan, White House correspondent, CNN political analyst, and D.C. bureau chief for TheGrio, who serves as moderator.

Register: http://s.si.edu/StateofEmergency

On May 18, we're hosting activist and social justice leader Tamika D Mallory for a roundtable discussion about race, activism, and change with comedian, actress, and producer Tiffany Haddish, model and activist Emily Ratajkowski, and April D Ryan, White House correspondent, CNN political analyst, and D.C. bureau chief for TheGrio, who serves as moderator.

Register: http://s.si.edu/StateofEmergency

Join us for a socially distanced, small-group experience in the great outdoors on May 5 or May 20 with naturalist Keith ...
04/27/2021
Sunrise Hike at Great Falls, Virginia

Join us for a socially distanced, small-group experience in the great outdoors on May 5 or May 20 with naturalist Keith Tomlinson. Located just 15 miles outside Washington, Great Falls Park is the most magnificent natural landmark in the metropolitan area.

The morning excursions include a hike past Great Falls and into Mather Gorge, two of the area’s most remarkable geologic features. Learn the natural history of the area’s forest, observe a variety of birds, and learn about the effect of local land-use patterns on conservation efforts along the Potomac.

Register:
http://s.si.edu/SunriseHikeMay_5
http://s.si.edu/SunriseHikeMay_20

The Great Falls of the Potomac is the most magnificent natural landmark in the metropolitan Washington area. Rise early on a crisp spring morning, avoid the crowds, and enjoy a socially distanced, small-group experience in the great outdoors with naturalist Keith Tomlinson.

04/26/2021
Craft Optimism Is Now Going On!

Shop for one-of-a-kind pieces at Smithsonian Craft Optimism, an online marketplace featuring beautifully made, hand-crafted American goods created by artists whose working methods respond to climate change. An array of jewelry, wearables, accessories, art works, and home decor items are available for purchase now through May 1.

Weekly Roundup for Apr. 25 - May 1!Sunday, Apr. 25:Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All Beautiful Destina...
04/24/2021

Weekly Roundup for Apr. 25 - May 1!

Sunday, Apr. 25:
Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All
Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World

Monday, Apr. 26:
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Making Life’s Decisions (Inspired by Beatles Songs)
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Easter Island

Tuesday, Apr. 27:
The Native Landscape: Spring at the National Museum of the American Indian
The Next 500 Years: Human Life Beyond Earth

Wednesday, Apr. 28:
The Mystery of Ancient Megalith Göbekli Tepe
The Treaty of Paris: America's Future on the Brink
The Gilded Age and Today
Wild Love: Public Displays of Affection in Nature

Thursday, Apr. 29:
City of Trees: Washington, D.C.
The Norman Invasion: William's Unlikely Conquest
The Soulful Shirley Horn

Friday, Apr. 30:
All Roads Lead to Rome: The History of Rome Part II
Creative Instagram Content for Artists and Entrepreneurs

Saturday, May 1:
Introduction to Lightroom
More Great Controversies in Early Christianity: Bart Ehrman Ponders Four New Questions
Flash Quilt Stories

View the full calendar:
https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/streaming

Inspired by Six-Word Memoirs, join us Saturday, May 1 for our studio arts workshop, "Flash Quilt Stories." Learn to capt...
04/23/2021

Inspired by Six-Word Memoirs, join us Saturday, May 1 for our studio arts workshop, "Flash Quilt Stories." Learn to capture quick images of personal stories in quilted wall-hangings.

Register: http://s.si.edu/FlashQuiltStories

Inspired by Six-Word Memoirs, join us Saturday, May 1 for our studio arts workshop, "Flash Quilt Stories." Learn to capture quick images of personal stories in quilted wall-hangings.

Register: http://s.si.edu/FlashQuiltStories

Happy Earth Day! Follow Smithsonian Earth Optimism to learn more about what's working in conservation, climate, and sust...
04/22/2021

Happy Earth Day! Follow Smithsonian Earth Optimism to learn more about what's working in conservation, climate, and sustainability. Tune into a series of virtual events and conversations at earthoptimism.si.edu. #EarthOptimism #EarthDay2021

Themes related to Earth Day are also reflected in upcoming Smithsonian Associates Streaming—and in-person—programs. Join us for The Native Landscape: Spring at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian (Tuesday, April 27), City of Trees: Washington, D.C. (Thursday, April 29), or rise early on a crisp spring morning and enjoy a socially distanced, small-group walk at stunning Great Falls Park with naturalist Keith Tomlinson (Wednesday, May 5 or Thursday, May 20).

Happy #EarthDay! Help us spread #EarthOptimism around the world today by sharing what’s working to save the planet.
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And don’t forget to check out all of the events we have going on today and throughout #EarthWeek! https://conservationcommons.si.edu/events/

We’re collaborating with the Smithsonian and cultural organizations in communities across the nation to bring you the fa...
04/21/2021
Vaccines and US

We’re collaborating with the Smithsonian and cultural organizations in communities across the nation to bring you the facts you need to make an informed decision about vaccination. By sharing the science, history, and cultural impact of infectious disease and vaccines, we hope to build understanding of our current moment, where we've been, and where we go from here.

Explore “Vaccination and US: Cultural Organizations for Community Health.” #VaccinesAndUS

https://www.vaccinesandus.org

Learn more about Vaccines and US

Cutting-edge ecotourism companies are pioneering small-group safaris to new destinations that offer unique wildlife enco...
04/20/2021
Emerging Safari Destinations of the World: Virtual Safaris with Russell Gammon

Cutting-edge ecotourism companies are pioneering small-group safaris to new destinations that offer unique wildlife encounters for adventurous travelers.

On May 8 and 15 we're hosting wilderness guide, wildlife photographer, and co-founder of World Wildlife Journeys Russell Gammon for a series of virtual safaris to hidden corners of Africa, Asia, and South America in search of some of the rarest and most iconic creatures on the planet.

Cutting-edge ecotourism companies are pioneering small-group safaris to new destinations that offer unique wildlife encounters for adventurous travelers. Join wilderness guide and wildlife photographer Russell Gammon for a series of virtual safaris to hidden corners of Africa, Asia, and South Americ...

Imagine peace. For the first time Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, DC" (2007) is being brought to life online. Now ...
04/19/2021

Imagine peace. For the first time Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, DC" (2007) is being brought to life online. Now through April 30 post a photo of your handwritten wish and tag #WishTreeDC #YokoOno. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will share wishes online and tie many to Ono's artwork.

Photo: Yoko Ono, Wish Tree for Washington, DC, 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Cathy Carver.

Imagine peace. For the first time Yoko Ono’s “Wish Tree for Washington, DC" (2007) is being brought to life online. Now through April 30 post a photo of your handwritten wish and tag #WishTreeDC #YokoOno. Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden will share wishes online and tie many to Ono's artwork.

Photo: Yoko Ono, Wish Tree for Washington, DC, 2007. Installed at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Photo by Cathy Carver.

Weekly Roundup for Apr. 18 - Apr. 24!Sunday, Apr. 18:Great Horned Owls: Fleet and MysteriousMonday, Apr. 19:Linoleum-Blo...
04/17/2021

Weekly Roundup for Apr. 18 - Apr. 24!

Sunday, Apr. 18:
Great Horned Owls: Fleet and Mysterious

Monday, Apr. 19:
Linoleum-Block Printmaking Without a Press
President Joe Biden's First 100 Days
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Peru

Tuesday, Apr. 20:
Sculptural Relief
Art + History: Washington Crossing the Delaware by Emanuel Leutze
Know Your Enemy, Know Yourself: Sun Tzu and The Art of War

Wednesday, Apr. 21:
Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
The Romanov Dynasty: The Path of Triumph and Downfall
The 2021 Oscars: A Year of Drama

Thursday, Apr. 22:
Mastering Exposure
Neighborhoods and Hidden Gems in Florence, Berlin, and Dublin
The Power of Fairy Tales
Cocktails and Confections: A Long Overdue Partnership

Friday, Apr. 23:
The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time, Order, and Chaos
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Saturday, Apr. 24:
Art Deco: Vibrant, Eclectic, and Dynamic
Surrealism and Photograms: Hands-on Photography History

View the full calendar:
https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/streaming

CULINASIA—a free conversation series from Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and Smithso...
04/16/2021
Saving Chinatown and Our Legacies

CULINASIA—a free conversation series from Smithsonian Associates, Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center, and Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art exploring the future of Asian food in America—kicks off May 5 with “Saving Chinatown and Our Legacies.” A panel of chefs, advocates and activists will discuss the future of Chinatowns across the country.

The panel includes food writer Grace Young, co-creator of Coronavirus: Chinatown Stories, Brandon Jew, chef and owner of Mister Jiu's, Jennifer Tam and Victoria Lee, founders of Welcome to Chinatown, Daphne Wu, co-organizer of Save Our Chinatowns, and Wellington Chen, executive director of Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC).

Part of CULINASIA: The Future of Asian Food in America In the Covid era, anti-Asian racism and violence has been widespread, and many Asian restaurants both large and small have permanently closed their doors. Why are the survival of Chinese restaurants and the preservation of the the legacy of Asia...

There's more blooming on the National Mall in springtime than the cherry blossoms! On the morning of April 27, Smithsoni...
04/15/2021
The Native Landscape: Spring at the National Museum of the American Indian

There's more blooming on the National Mall in springtime than the cherry blossoms! On the morning of April 27, Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow is leading a virtual spring bloom tour at the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, providing an overview of the museum’s landscape and its evolution over the last 15 years. 🌸

Register: http://s.si.edu/Native_Landscape

Smithsonian Gardens horticulturist Christine Price-Abelow leads a virtual spring bloom tour at the National Museum of the American Indian, providing an overview of the museum’s landscape and its evolution over the last 15 years.

Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain starts in one week! Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on...
04/14/2021

Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain starts in one week! Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on paper, this class provides a set of visual exercises to help build the ability to draw. Reserve your spot in this 8-session morning virtual course that meets on Wednesdays.

Also starting soon:

Try Linoleum Printmaking Without a Press (4/19)
Gain a deeper understanding of art by developing skills in decoding and encoding visual meaning in Seeing More: Art, Virtues, and Our Lives (4/19)
Take better and more unique photos in Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition (4/21)
Spark your creativity in two forms with Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive (4/23)

See all our offerings here: http://s.si.edu/StudioArtsClasses

Drawing on the Right Side of Your Brain starts in one week! Designed to improve the way people see and record objects on paper, this class provides a set of visual exercises to help build the ability to draw. Reserve your spot in this 8-session morning virtual course that meets on Wednesdays.

Also starting soon:

Try Linoleum Printmaking Without a Press (4/19)
Gain a deeper understanding of art by developing skills in decoding and encoding visual meaning in Seeing More: Art, Virtues, and Our Lives (4/19)
Take better and more unique photos in Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition (4/21)
Spark your creativity in two forms with Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive (4/23)

See all our offerings here: http://s.si.edu/StudioArtsClasses

Explore our Spring Studio Art classes! Get in touch with your creative side in Photo Creativity, Linoleum Printmaking, S...
04/12/2021
Studio Arts: What's New

Explore our Spring Studio Art classes! Get in touch with your creative side in Photo Creativity, Linoleum Printmaking, Sculptural Relief, Drawing, Collage, and more.

Our small-size online classes allow for highly personalized one-on-one guidance from instructors and make our programs unique and valuable. We’ve heard from participants that they love both the creative and social aspects of sharing the experience with people from across the country!

Learn more: http://s.si.edu/StudioArtsClasses

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We just watched The Complicated Controversial Lives of British Royal Consorts and found it fascinating. The presenter did an excellent job and we enjoyed every minute.
Hi, would sincerely like to register for a program but the website is NOT recognizing my member number. Additionally, I have called twice and emailed regarding the probelm. Anyone there working beyond selling stuff to fix a problem? 😥
I would love to take the Indian Textile Printing course from January to March but I have a whole bunch of conflicts. Will it be offered again??
Thanks🙂
Wonderful day at Breakfast at the Zoo on 14 September. Thanks to Vesna and her team.
Great fun and terrific pizza (especially the truffle mushroom) at Pizza University today. Got my degree (seriously) and ready to bake at home now! Looking forward to more interesting and fun TSA programs. Next week is Chef Kwame Onwuachi - see y’all there!
Does S.I. still have a noon buffet for purchase by Associates?
Montgomery Meigs day tour March 2019
I'm a contributor, but the website won't allow me to sign up for summer camps. Phone disconnects or is busy. HELP!!
July is the gourmet dinner and music. O, wow!
Is your web site broken? I cannot get on to buy tickets
No geek shaming, it's been a minute since I've been to a lecture of any kind it's time.