Smithsonian Associates

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.

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.

Weekly Roundup for August 16 - August 21! Check out our live lectures, studio arts workshops, and seminars this week:Mon...
08/14/2021

Weekly Roundup for August 16 - August 21! Check out our live lectures, studio arts workshops, and seminars this week:

Monday, August 16:
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
The Valley Forge Winter: Remembering the Man Who Made a Difference

Tuesday, August 17:
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Reinvented Life

Friday, August 20:
Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series 🧵

Saturday, August 21:
Mastering Crossword Puzzles

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

Digital technologies can provide insights into paintings, prints, sketches, and other works, offering new perspectives o...
08/12/2021
One Local Man Solves History’s Mysteries

Digital technologies can provide insights into paintings, prints, sketches, and other works, offering new perspectives on their elements, creation, and history. On Aug. 25 Michael B. Toth, ‎president of R.B. Toth Associates LLC, will join us to share some of his work applying the latest imaging technologies to reveal previously hidden aspects of artworks dating from the Renaissance to today in the collections of institutions around the globe. Register: https://s.si.edu/Digitization--Technology

In a recent feature focused on his fascinating digital detective work, Northern Virginia Magazine dubbed Toth “a kind of real-life Indiana Jones crossed with Robert Langdon of The Da Vinci Code. Read the article:

Mike Toth uses ‘Photoshop on steroids’ to uncover clues in ancient manuscripts

On Sept. 23, learn all about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary​, located along the Appalachian flyway in eastern Pennsylvania. Fou...
08/11/2021
Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

On Sept. 23, learn all about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary​, located along the Appalachian flyway in eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1934 as the world’s first sanctuary for raptors, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association's 2,500 acres of land are dedicated to conservation and connected to an important migratory pathway that thousands of birds pass through daily in peak fall migration. 🦅

Learn more: https://s.si.edu/HawkMountain

Learn about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, located along the Appalachian flyway in eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1934 as the world’s first sanctuary for raptors, Hawk Mountain’s 2, 500 acres of land are dedicated to conservation and connected to an important migratory pathway that thousands...

Today the Smithsonian turns 175 years old! On this special occasion please consider a gift to support the educational wo...
08/10/2021

Today the Smithsonian turns 175 years old! On this special occasion please consider a gift to support the educational work happening every day at Smithsonian Associates, a vital division of the Smithsonian for more than 55 years. #Smithsonian175

Support your Smithsonian: https://s.si.edu/SupportSA

Image: Smithsonian Associates has commemorated a few notable anniversaries of our own since 1965, the year of our founding. And some very special posters created for our Art Collectors Program were part of the celebrations. For the 25th anniversary, beloved children’s book illustrator Tomie dePaola was commissioned to pay tribute to Associates’ activities for children and families.

Today the Smithsonian turns 175 years old! On this special occasion please consider a gift to support the educational work happening every day at Smithsonian Associates, a vital division of the Smithsonian for more than 55 years. #Smithsonian175

Support your Smithsonian: https://s.si.edu/SupportSA

Image: Smithsonian Associates has commemorated a few notable anniversaries of our own since 1965, the year of our founding. And some very special posters created for our Art Collectors Program were part of the celebrations. For the 25th anniversary, beloved children’s book illustrator Tomie dePaola was commissioned to pay tribute to Associates’ activities for children and families.

Weekly Roundup for August 9 - August 14! This week we're talking about the arts of Latin America, Portuguese wine, Shake...
08/08/2021

Weekly Roundup for August 9 - August 14! This week we're talking about the arts of Latin America, Portuguese wine, Shakespeare's London, and more:

Monday, August 9:
Exploring the Arts of Latin America

Tuesday, August 10:
Art + History: Evening Encores

Wednesday, August 11:
Architecture & Public Art Photography
The Wyeth Dynasty: The Worlds of N.C., Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth

Thursday, August 12:
Build Your Photographic Portfolio 📷
Shakespeare’s London: A Living Stage

Friday, August 13:
Fridays at Noon with Christopher Wilson (members only)
Unlocking Portugal's Wine Secrets 🍷

Saturday, August 14:
The Maya: Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies

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

New! Award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night a...
08/06/2021

New! Award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. Join him on October 7 for a big night as he discusses his favorite food memories; his recent series for CNN; his new book, "Taste: My Life Through Food;" and what he's most looking forward to in the future of food. Mangia!

In collaboration with Scripps Presents, the public programming series at Scripps College.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/StanleyTucci

New! Award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. Join him on October 7 for a big night as he discusses his favorite food memories; his recent series for CNN; his new book, "Taste: My Life Through Food;" and what he's most looking forward to in the future of food. Mangia!

In collaboration with Scripps Presents, the public programming series at Scripps College.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/StanleyTucci

On Wednesday, August 10, the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian will be marked in many ways by the Ins...
08/05/2021
Institutional Memories: 175 Years of the Smithsonian

On Wednesday, August 10, the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Smithsonian will be marked in many ways by the Institution and by people all over the United States and beyond. Get an early start on the celebration with these Institutional Memories from Smithsonian Magazine.

Get to know the history of the cherished museum and research complex

08/05/2021

Our birthday is coming up, and it's kind of a big one. Leading up to our 175th on Aug. 10, we’re sharing some of your favorite Smithsonian social media posts from over the years.

These stunning saucer magnolias (Magnolia x soulangeana) bloom each year in our Enid A. Haupt Garden behind the Smithsonian Castle, cared for by the team at Smithsonian Gardens. The space is a rooftop garden, sitting on top of the underground museum complex that includes the National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution and Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art. #Smithsonian175

New Orleanian Dee Lavigne joins us tomorrow to recount the history of Lena Richard, a Black chef and entrepreneur who br...
08/05/2021
City Lights: The Life and Legacy of New Orleans Chef Lena Richard - WCP

New Orleanian Dee Lavigne joins us tomorrow to recount the history of Lena Richard, a Black chef and entrepreneur who broke barriers in the segregated South. She'll prepare Richard’s shrimp bisque while discussing the life, times, and influence Richard had on American cuisine and her own career.

Find the shrimp bisque recipe and register at: https://s.si.edu/Lena_Richard

Chef Dee Lavigne will share a classic Creole recipe and stories of the groundbreaking Lena Richard in a lecture from Smithsonian Associates.

Artists, activists, and radio DJs transformed music into a political weapon and unifying force in the Civil Rights Movem...
08/03/2021
A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement

Artists, activists, and radio DJs transformed music into a political weapon and unifying force in the Civil Rights Movement, delivering powerful messages of hope to the Black community and beyond.

This Thursday Aug. 5 at noon ET historian Leon Burnette explores how the music that grew out of a seminal era became an indelible part of America’s social and cultural heritage.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/ChangeisGonnaCome

Artists, activists, and radio DJs transformed music into a political weapon and unifying force in the Civil Rights Movement, delivering powerful messages of hope to the Black community and beyond. Historian Leon Burnette explores how the music that grew out of a seminal era became an indelible part....

Our August guide is here—with over 200 streaming programs! Featured on the cover is the new orchid x Brassolaeliocattley...
08/01/2021

Our August guide is here—with over 200 streaming programs!
Featured on the cover is the new orchid x Brassolaeliocattleya Smithsonian Sunburst 175th. The Smithsonian Gardens golden orchid honors the institution’s anniversary this month echoing the familiar sunburst symbol in its vibrance. Get an inside look at the creation of “The 175 list” of people, collections, and historical moments that reflect how the Smithsonian has built on James Smithson’s long-ago gift to America on page 20.

View the guide: https://s.si.edu/August2021

Our August guide is here—with over 200 streaming programs!
Featured on the cover is the new orchid x Brassolaeliocattleya Smithsonian Sunburst 175th. The Smithsonian Gardens golden orchid honors the institution’s anniversary this month echoing the familiar sunburst symbol in its vibrance. Get an inside look at the creation of “The 175 list” of people, collections, and historical moments that reflect how the Smithsonian has built on James Smithson’s long-ago gift to America on page 20.

View the guide: https://s.si.edu/August2021

Weekly Roundup for August 1 - August 7! Join us for a streaming program this week:Monday, August 2:Lunchtime with a Cura...
07/31/2021

Weekly Roundup for August 1 - August 7! Join us for a streaming program this week:

Monday, August 2:
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Tuesday, August 3:
Something To Laugh About: TV Comedy
The Espionage Act of 1917
Keepers of the Flame: Smithsonian Olympic Collections

Wednesday, August 4:
Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta
Jeffrey Kluger’s Holdout: An Astronaut’s Desperate Move for Justice

Thursday, August 5:
How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement
Sculpting with Color and Light
Lena Richard’s New Orleans Cook Book: A Groundbreaking Story of Innovation and Resilience

Friday, August 6:
Venice: 1000 Years of History

Saturday, August 7:
A Day with the Tudors
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Mindful Stitching

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

Join us August 4! In conversation with former NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Marsha Ivan...
07/30/2021
Jeffrey Kluger’s Holdout: An Astronaut’s Desperate Move for Justice

Join us August 4! In conversation with former NASA - National Aeronautics and Space Administration astronaut Marsha Ivans, "Apollo 13" author Jeffrey Kluger will discuss his new novel "Holdout" and how his science writing background and access to classified research facilities and locales informed his storytelling.

He also shares moments in his career reporting on space, which has taken him around the globe, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center and Moscow Mission Control, to the Oval Office and the Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center.

🎟: https://s.si.edu/JeffreyKluger

When a freak accident on board the International Space Station results in an order to return to Earth, astronaut Walli Beckwith refuses to leave her post. Earth is in trouble and she feels she must do something. Join Jeffrey Kluger, author of Apollo 13, in a discussion of his new novel, Holdout, and...

From colossal Olmec heads to the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Aztec temples to Mexican murals, our 4-session survey of Lati...
07/28/2021

From colossal Olmec heads to the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Aztec temples to Mexican murals, our 4-session survey of Latin American art sweeps through the centuries.

"Exploring the Arts of of Latin America" begins Monday, Aug. 9 at noon ET. Join art historian Michele Greet, who traces the significant creators and trends that defined and shaped the arts of Latin America from their earliest expressions through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/ExploringtheArtsofLatinAmerica

From colossal Olmec heads to the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Aztec temples to Mexican murals, our 4-session survey of Latin American art sweeps through the centuries.

"Exploring the Arts of of Latin America" begins Monday, Aug. 9 at noon ET. Join art historian Michele Greet, who traces the significant creators and trends that defined and shaped the arts of Latin America from their earliest expressions through the 19th and 20th centuries.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/ExploringtheArtsofLatinAmerica

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll be solving puzzles faster and more accurately after this intensive and fu...
07/27/2021
Mastering Crossword Puzzles

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll be solving puzzles faster and more accurately after this intensive and fun seminar led by Stanley Newman on August 21. He’s the crossword editor for Newsday, winner of the U.S. Open Crossword Championship, and holder of the world record for the fastest completion of The New York Times crossword.

🎟: https://s.si.edu/MasteringCrosswordPuzzles

Whether you’re a beginner or an expert, you’ll be solving puzzles faster and more accurately after this intensive and fun seminar led by crossword editor for Newsday Stanley Newman.

Weekly Roundup for July 26 - July 31! What's streaming this week:Monday, July 26:Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White Ho...
07/24/2021

Weekly Roundup for July 26 - July 31! What's streaming this week:

Monday, July 26:
Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy
Reading Faulkner: Chronicler of an "Aprocryphal" Territory
Pleibol and Eat Well!: Latino Culinary Traditions and Américas’ Game

Tuesday, July 27:
Art + History: Evening Encores
Driving the Green Book
An Evening with Jen Psaki, White House Press Secretary

Wednesday, July 28:
Painting is for Everyone
How To Start Traveling Again
Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land To Heal the Earth

Thursday, July 29:
Baltimore Neighborhoods: Mount Vernon
Napoleon’s Complicated Legacy

Saturday, July 31:
Seductive Paris: American Painters in the City of Light (1855—1920)

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

As history is made at #Tokyo2020Olympics join National Museum of American History scholar and curator Kenneth Cohen on A...
07/23/2021
Go for the gold with Olympic history from across the Smithsonian

As history is made at #Tokyo2020Olympics join National Museum of American History scholar and curator Kenneth Cohen on Aug. 3 for an engaging tour of what’s in the Smithsonian’s Olympic collections—and what’s not, as well as how curators might approach the Games this year and beyond.

🎟 : https://s.si.edu/KeepersoftheFlame

Smithsonian collections take us from the track to the pool to the balance beam. Preview some of the pieces in the link below.

While you watch the Tokyo Games, explore Olympic history collections from across the Smithsonian.

Learn about the remarkable people and programs under way across North America that give us hope we can keep life alive. ...
07/22/2021

Learn about the remarkable people and programs under way across North America that give us hope we can keep life alive.

On July 28 author Tony Hiss, in conversation with biologist and botanist Peter Raven, recipient of the U.S. National Medal for Science and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, discusses why it’s critical to understand the scope and gravity of the problems and makes the case to protect half the land and sea by 2050 in order to manage sufficient habitat to reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of the planet.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/RescuingThePlanet

Learn about the remarkable people and programs under way across North America that give us hope we can keep life alive.

On July 28 author Tony Hiss, in conversation with biologist and botanist Peter Raven, recipient of the U.S. National Medal for Science and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" grant, discusses why it’s critical to understand the scope and gravity of the problems and makes the case to protect half the land and sea by 2050 in order to manage sufficient habitat to reverse the species extinction crisis and ensure the long-term health of the planet.

Register here: https://s.si.edu/RescuingThePlanet

There’s no reason to fear a blank canvas. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introdu...
07/21/2021
Painting is for Everyone

There’s no reason to fear a blank canvas. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence. This six-session afternoon course kicks off a week from today on July 28! 🎨

🎟: https://s.si.edu/Painting-is-for-Everyone

There’s no reason to fear a blank canvas. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.

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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.
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Wonderful day at Breakfast at the Zoo on 14 September. Thanks to Vesna and her team.
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