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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.

From its origins in the ancient civilization to the present, the complex culture of South Asia has given rise to some of...
11/12/2020

From its origins in the ancient civilization to the present, the complex culture of South Asia has given rise to some of the world’s most remarkable art.

In a four-session virtual course beginning Monday, Nov. 16 from noon to 1:15 p.m. ET, art historian Robert DeCaroli highlights the artistic traditions and historical changes within the Indian subcontinent from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism.

*Smithsonian World Art History Certificate enrollees earn one credit.*

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

Image: Cave painting of Bodhisattva Padmapani, in Ajanta, ca. 2nd century, B.C.

Today the Smithsonian opens the new National Native American Veterans Memorial. See a short, virtual program honoring th...
11/11/2020

Today the Smithsonian opens the new National Native American Veterans Memorial. See a short, virtual program honoring the service and sacrifice of Native veterans and their families online at https://americanindian.si.edu/visit/washington/nnavm.

Designed by Harvey Pratt (Cheyenne and Arapaho Tribes)
Photo: Alan Karchmer for the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian

#NNAVM #NativeVeterans #VeteransDay

As America struggles through a crucial racial reckoning, film studios and media platforms have seen an increased interes...
11/10/2020

As America struggles through a crucial racial reckoning, film studios and media platforms have seen an increased interest in black-centered television shows and movies. But it can be difficult to know what to look for in a white-dominated media structure.

On Nov. 12, television critic and author Eric Deggans at NPR joins us to shed light on some of the most important television shows and movies on race and culture to watch right now.

Register: s.si.edu/TheList

Thanks Northern Virginia Magazine! Check out art and history seminars, guided wine tastings, and virtual tours in their ...
11/09/2020
10 things to do this November through Smithsonian Associates

Thanks Northern Virginia Magazine! Check out art and history seminars, guided wine tastings, and virtual tours in their latest culture feature.

The largest museum-based education program in the world has pivoted to primarily virtual programming during the pandemic era.

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: Nov. 8 - Nov. 14- Monday, Nov. 9: The Elgin Marbles Controversy | The Art of Georgia O...
11/08/2020

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: Nov. 8 - Nov. 14

- Monday, Nov. 9: The Elgin Marbles Controversy | The Art of Georgia O'Keefe

- Tuesday, Nov. 10: Palestinian Waste-Canvas Technique | Decorative Glass "Stringer" Plate | The Joy of Photography | Exploring the Mysteries of World Heritage Sites: Paleolithic Cave Art | Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis

- Wednesday, Nov. 11: Sunrise Hikes at Great Falls, VA

- Thursday, Nov. 12: Through the Seasons on Theodore Roosevelt Island | Colored Pencils | Exploring Abstraction | Georgetown's Tudor Place | Going Medieval | The List: Films and TV About Race to Watch Right Now

- Friday, Nov. 13: Felted Jewelry

- Saturday, Nov. 14: How Fashion Survived WWII | Non-Traditional Holiday Ornaments

Register: http://s.si.edu/WeeklyRoundup #SmithsonianStreaming

Just announced! On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Joe Scarborough—a Washington Post columnist, creator of Morning Joe and former cong...
11/05/2020
Joe Scarborough on Truman's Crusade Against Communism

Just announced! On Tuesday, Nov. 24, Joe Scarborough—a Washington Post columnist, creator of Morning Joe and former congressman—joins us to discuss his new book, "Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization," examining how an untested president acted decisively to build a lasting coalition that would influence America’s foreign policy for generations to come.

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

By 1947, the Soviet Union had moved from being America’s uneasy ally in the Second World War to its most feared enemy. Drawing on his new book, Saving Freedom: Truman, the Cold War, and the Fight for Western Civilization, Joe Scarborough examines how an untested president acted decisively to b...

Smithsonian Gardens
11/04/2020

Smithsonian Gardens

The Japanese Maples (Acer palmatum) at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden are starting to glow! 🍁

📷: Hannele Lahti, Living Collection Photographer

11/03/2020
April Ryan on John Lewis' Mother

White House correspondent and political analyst April D Ryan on John Lewis’ mother.

This Smithsonian Associates Streaming program, “John Lewis and the Power of Hope,” took place on October 21, 2020.

Explore #VoteHistory from the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History's campaign collection includes more t...
11/02/2020
Register and Vote

Explore #VoteHistory from the Smithsonian. The National Museum of American History's campaign collection includes more than 30,000 objects, such as memorabilia, handmade signs, pins, and novelties spanning 250 years of history.

Voting is the cornerstone of democracy, and yet the story of voting in America has often been one of exclusion—and many who are able to vote choose not to exercise the right.... Learn more

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: Nov. 1 - Nov. 7 - Monday, Nov. 2: Oil Pastels | Simple Machines- Thursday, Nov. 5: Art...
11/01/2020

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: Nov. 1 - Nov. 7

- Monday, Nov. 2: Oil Pastels | Simple Machines

- Thursday, Nov. 5: Art + History: The Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint Gaudens | Beginning Hand Lettering | Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad?

- Friday, Nov. 6: Italian Renaissance Masters: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo

- Saturday, Nov. 7: Sunrise Hikes at Great Falls, Virginia | Soldiers & Dioramas: WWII - Malta, 1940, and Sicily, 1943

Register: http://s.si.edu/RoundupNov1

Barn owls, named "Increase" and "Diffusion," once lived in the West Tower of the Smithsonian Castle. Get the full story ...
10/30/2020

Barn owls, named "Increase" and "Diffusion," once lived in the West Tower of the Smithsonian Castle. Get the full story from Smithsonian Institution Archives (it's a hoot).

http://s.si.edu/ResidentsofaDifferentFeather

Our November program guide is here—with over 100 programs available for streaming from the comfort of your home! From he...
10/29/2020

Our November program guide is here—with over 100 programs available for streaming from the comfort of your home!

From her farmhouse in Italy, art historian and culinary expert Elaine Trigiani culinary travel leads Pontormo and Pasta: Live from Tuscany; geologist Callan Bentley offers a virtual field guide to the geology of Glacier National Park; and a naval historian and three retired U.S. Navy officers take us inside the Cuban Missile Crisis.

You can sip along at home during a guided tasting with sommelier Erik Segelbaum or explore the culinary history of America with historian Allen Pietrobon.

Enrollees in our Smithsonian World Art History Certificate program can learn about the life and art of Frida Kahlo or discover the art of Paul Cézanne with Deep Zoom technology live from The Barnes Foundation. Smithsonian Studio Arts students can make handmade holiday cards, paint an animal portrait, or try their hand at felted jewelry or fabric painting.

See what’s new: http://s.si.edu/Nov2020

Tomorrow we're serving up a conversation with Marcus Samuelsson, food writer Osayi Endolyn, chef Jerome Grant, and  food...
10/28/2020
Marcus Samuelsson: Erasing Black Culinary History Ignores 'The Soul Of American Food'

Tomorrow we're serving up a conversation with Marcus Samuelsson, food writer Osayi Endolyn, chef Jerome Grant, and
food editor Jamila Robinson. Register for The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food: http://s.si.edu/Rise

"We've been programmed to say great stuff comes from Europe and not from Africa," Samuelsson says. The chef's new book, The Rise, is a celebration of Black excellence in the culinary world.

The Middle Ages are everywhere in our pop culture. Just look at Game of Thrones and how Dungeons & Dragons players are c...
10/28/2020
Column: D&D nerds (like me) are donning virtual armor and venturing online amid pandemic

The Middle Ages are everywhere in our pop culture. Just look at Game of Thrones and how Dungeons & Dragons players are convening online for pandemic-friendly gaming.

Why are we so culturally obsessed with this distant time period? And what can the ways that we re-imagine the medieval era tell us about how we see ourselves today? On Nov. 12 we’re embarking on a colorful journey through the castles, cathedrals, and battlefields dreamed up by contemporary culture. Join us for Going Medieval: How Pop Culture Reflects the Past.

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

Online services such as Fantasy Grounds and Roll20 provide virtual tabletops for D&D gamers to meet online and stage adventures.

Smithsonian Affiliations
10/27/2020

Smithsonian Affiliations

What's the most unusual election-related item collected by the National Museum of American History ? Good question! Let's ask them tonight when curators present "Collecting American Elections," a Virtual Scholar Talk in collaboration with 7 Smithsonian Affiliates. TONIGHT, 10/27, 8 pm Eastern Time. Register here- http://s.si.edu/collecting-elections

Are humans naturally good or bad? For centuries, philosophers have attempted to answer this question without any definit...
10/26/2020

Are humans naturally good or bad? For centuries, philosophers have attempted to answer this question without any definitive results.

We're hosting evolutionary biologist Rui Diogo who turns to the sciences, anthropology, history, sociology, and other fields to examine what empirical data says about our basic nature—and offers some surprising insights into this age-old inquiry. Join the conversation Thursday, Nov. 5.

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

Listen to Rui Diogo's interview on the Not Old - Better podcast here: https://soundcloud.com/notoldbetter/490-are-humans-naturally-good

#SmithsonianStreaming

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: October 25 - October 31-Sunday, Oct. 25: Lives Recalled: James Baldwin-Monday, Oct. 26...
10/25/2020

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: October 25 - October 31

-Sunday, Oct. 25: Lives Recalled: James Baldwin

-Monday, Oct. 26: Presidential Elections of 1912 and 1948 | Thomas Cromwell: Villain or Victim

-Tuesday, Oct. 27: Backyard Forest Bathing | The Great Ones: Black Artists of Song from the Kennedy Center Honors

-Wednesday, Oct. 28: Yoga for Healthy Living | Choosing a VP

-Thursday, Oct. 29: Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Matisse | Circular Weaving | Intro to Scientific Illustration | Great Sacred Places of the World | The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food

-Friday, Oct. 30: Inside Stories on NYC's Outer Boroughs: The Bronx | Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive | Wine 101

-Saturday, Oct. 31: Understanding your Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Register: http://s.si.edu/RoundupOct25

Join us Oct. 29 as Marcus Samuelsson serves up a conversation with Osayi Endolyn, James Beard Award-winning food writer,...
10/23/2020
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food

Join us Oct. 29 as Marcus Samuelsson serves up a conversation with Osayi Endolyn, James Beard Award-winning food writer, and Chef Jerome Grant, inaugural executive chef of Sweet Home Café at the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture and now executive chef of Jackie DC.

Samuelsson will discuss how his new recipes are more than just soul food, by highlighting the diversity and flavor of Black cooking today. Jamila Robinson, food editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer and vice-chair of the James Beard Foundation Journalism Committee, moderates.

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

In a conversation moderated by Jamila Robinson, food editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, chef and author Marcus Samuelsson discusses how Black cooking has always been more than soul food, with flavors that can be traced to the African continent, the Caribbean, across the United States, and beyond.

Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson: These recipients of the #KCHonors a...
10/21/2020

Harry Belafonte, Ella Fitzgerald, Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin, and Smokey Robinson: These recipients of the #KCHonors at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts were so incredibly talented and of such singular gifts they truly reshaped the music, entertainment, and songs of our times.

On Oct. 27, Sara Lukinson, filmmaker and writer for the Kennedy Center Honors for 38 years, joins us to examine their lives and view clips of their performances. Some of their stories are filled with joy, while others are darkened by the long shadow of racial prejudice. Through both, our appreciation for them grows.

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

Tomorrow night Washington Post food and dining editor Joe Yonan and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street join us live to lo...
10/20/2020
The key to a better cauliflower soup: Don’t skimp on the garnish

Tomorrow night Washington Post food and dining editor Joe Yonan and Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street join us live to lower the heat on weeknight cooking.

Most of the recipes in Kimball’s new book “Cookish” have fewer than six ingredients to make cooking less of a chore—check out Kimball’s cauliflower soup recipe in the link below and join us tomorrow to see him demonstrate a recipe or two.

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

A simple cauliflower soup gets a little kick from harissa, along with richness — and texture — from sliced almonds.

Dedicate three midday breaks to learning therapeutic yoga with Linda Lang, a certified yoga therapist. In a three-sessio...
10/19/2020
Yoga for Healthy Living: Embracing Change and Transition

Dedicate three midday breaks to learning therapeutic yoga with Linda Lang, a certified yoga therapist. In a three-session virtual course learn to reduce stress, release tension, and maintain strength. Lang weaves together yogic practices and shares the keys for embracing change with wisdom and grace, strength, and resilience.

Oct. 28 Reducing Stress and Building Resilience
Oct. 29 Breathwork and Techniques
Oct. 30 Yoga as a Therapeutic Partner in Integrative Medicine

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

Dedicate three midday breaks to learning with Linda Lang, a certified yoga therapist, as she weaves together yogic practices and shares the keys for using them to face change with wisdom, grace, strength, and resilience. In addition, meet local members of the medical community who endorse and use yo...

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: October 18 - October 24- Sunday, Oct. 18: Beginning Drawing- Monday, Oct. 19: Intro to...
10/18/2020

Weekly Roundup! Events this week: October 18 - October 24

- Sunday, Oct. 18: Beginning Drawing

- Monday, Oct. 19: Intro to Photography | Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind | Presidential Elections of 1800 and 1876 | Curating a Life: Art as Memoir | Bats, Bones, and Spiders...Oh My! | Beginning Oil Painting | Intro to Watercolor | Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures | Beginning Drawing

- Tuesday, Oct. 20: Backyard Forest Bathing | Altered Books | Collage and Mixed-Media | James Baker: The Man Who Ran Washington | Travels with Darley Newman

- Wednesday, Oct. 21: A Man and His Ship: Building the S.S. United States | Knitting in Color | John Lewis and the Power of Hope | Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary

- Thursday, Oct. 22: Art + History: Gassed by John Singer Sargent | Edward Hopper: American Modernist

- Friday, Oct. 23: Inside Stories on NYC's Outer Boroughs: Queens | The Greatest Decade of Film: Beyond the "New Hollywood" Directors of the 1970s

- Saturday, Oct. 24: Tracing Jewish History: From Yemen to Yorkshire | Intro to iPhone Photography | The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region

Register: http://s.si.edu/Roundup18-24

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's campus in Edgewater, Maryland is reopening for hiking and paddling today. Hi...
10/16/2020

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's campus in Edgewater, Maryland is reopening for hiking and paddling today. Hike, canoe and search for wildlife Monday-Saturday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Welcome back, visitors! We're reopening SERC's campus for hiking and paddling on Friday, Oct. 16, and we can't wait to see you again. Check out our COVID-19 visitor guide for everything you need to know: https://serc.si.edu/visit-us/covid-19-visitor-guide

A few highlights to help plan your visit:
Do a quick self-health check before arriving. (https://serc.si.edu/visit-us/health-screening-questions)
All visitors ages 6 and over must have face coverings and wear them whenever inside a building to use one of our indoor restrooms.
Groups must have 6 people or fewer (no large vans or buses).
Pick up a trail map at one of our info kiosks, or download it from or website - we've made some changes!

(Photo: Visiting researcher Anya Hopple of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, working on one of SERC's newest forest experiments during the pandemic.)

Over the years, presidential nominees’ choices of a running mate have reflected everything from an afterthought to a car...
10/15/2020

Over the years, presidential nominees’ choices of a running mate have reflected everything from an afterthought to a carefully calculated balancing act.

Join historian Ralph Nurnberger on Oct. 28 for a look at the official aspects of the position and explore the importance of the vice-presidential nominee to the overall election.

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

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, one of the greatest w...
10/14/2020

This year marks the 25th anniversary of the reintroduction of wolves to Yellowstone National Park, one of the greatest wildlife conservation and restoration achievements begun in the 20th century. Join us Nov. 19 to hear
the incredible story of the wolves’ return from three of the experts and project biologists responsible for the reintroduction, study, and management of the iconic carnivores.

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

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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??
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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?
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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!
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