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imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Friday, May 6, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, May 6, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 6, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, May 7, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Monday, May 9, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, May 9, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

100 Years: Legacies of Learning Gala

American Indian Museum NY Commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the establishment of George Gustav Heye's extraordinary collection as the Museum of the American Indian, this gala evening will raise funds in support of the National Museum of the American Indian's educational programs. This premier event for the NMAI will be held in New York and will feature a seated dinner, entertainment, the NMAI Awards, and curator-led tours highlighting works recently added to the Infinity of Nations exhibition. Gala Co-Chairs: Michael Bernstein | Peggy Burns | Valerie & Charles Diker | Lois Sherr Dubin | Margot & John Ernst | Andrew Lee | Brenda Toineeta Pipestem | Benita & Stephen Potters | Valerie & Jack Rowe | Jane & Morley Safer | Leslie Wheelock | Randall L. Willis Format: Seated dinner in the Diker Pavilion for Native Arts & Cultures, with a cocktail reception in the Museum's Beaux Arts Rotunda Attire: Festive and/or Native dress Program Features: Exhibition preview and curator-led tours highlighting works recently added to… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion, 1st Floor. Cost: $1,000 Supporter Dinner Ticket; $2,500 Benefactor Dinner Ticket. Gala Tables, with special benefits and sponsorships of new works in the Infinity of Nations exhibition, are available; please contact Trey Moynihan, Program Manager, Special Events & Corporate Membership, at 212-514-3820 or moynihant@si.edu. Purchase Tickets: http://nmai.si.edu/gala2016/. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Are We Smart Enough To Know How Smart Animals Are?: Frans de Waal on Animal Intelligence

One-Time Events Noted biologist and primatologist Frans de Waal turns the received wisdom about animal intelligence on its head. His fascinating accounts of recent studies of animal cognition challenge our claim to be the planet s preeminent species. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: National Museum of the American Indian, Rasmuson Theater, 4th St & Independence Ave SW, Metro: L'Enfant Plaza. Cost: Click here to view prices. Purchase Tickets: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/reserve.aspx?ID=234425&utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2016FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&tmssource=217304. Wednesday, May 11, 2016, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Friday, May 13, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

DAILY SCREENINGS - MA KE ALA O NĀ KŪPUNA: The Navigators: Pathfinders of the Pacific

One-Time Events USA, 1983, 59 min. documentary) Directors: Sam Low and Boyd Estus Over 1,000 years ago, the islands of Polynesia were explored and settled by navigators who used only the waves, the stars, and the flights of birds for guidance. In hand-built, double-hulled canoes sixty feet long, the ancestors of today's Polynesians sailed across a vast ocean area, larger than Europe and North America combined. Today, only a handful of people continue to practice these traditions, most of them taught by one individual from the island of Satawal, Mau Piailug. *Part of the series "Malama Honua". Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Accessibility Services: Assisted listening devices. Friday, May 13, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, May 13, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 13, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

DAILY SCREENINGS - MA KE ALA O NĀ KŪPUNA: Papa Mau: The Wayfinder

One-Time Events (USA, 2010, 57 min. documentary) Director: Nā'ālehu Anthony (Native Hawaiian) At a time of cultural reclamation for Native Hawaiians, known as the Hawaiian Renaissance, a  group of young, Hawaiians looked to restore the traditional arts of canoe building and wayfinding; non-instrument, celestial navigation.  Their search led them to the Island of Satawal in Micronesia, and the master navigator, Mau Piailug.  Over three decades, Mau teaches younger generations of Hawaiians the ways of their ancestors aboard the voyaging canoe, Hokule’a. *Part of the series "Malama Honua". Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Storybook Reading and Hands-on Activity

American Indian Museum NY Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: TBD. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Storybook reading followed by a hands-on activity. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, May 14, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

DAILY SCREENINGS - MA KE ALA O NĀ KŪPUNA: Stories from Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage

One-Time Events Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia, the Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage began in 2013 with a Mālama Hawaiʻi sail around our archipelago, and will continue through 2017 when the new generation of navigators take the helm and guide Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia back to Polynesia after circumnavigating the globe. Each leg of the journey has been documented by crew and supporters. Come watch a few of the videos and hear the stories shared along the way. *Part of the series "Malama Honua". Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Monday, May 16, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

DAILY SCREENINGS - MA KE ALA O NĀ KŪPUNA: Voyage: Ola I Ke Au A Kanaloa

One-Time Events (USA, 2016, 62 min. documentary) Director: Ruben Carrillo This coming of age film captures the history making voyage of 14 students from Halau Holomoana on a 1500 mile journey of a lifetime. Lead by Bonnie Kahape’a-Tanner, the students trained for months to prepare themselves for a 10 day open ocean sail to Papahanaumokuakea. The voyage, named Ola I Ke Au A Kanaloa, would chart a course leaving the security and familiarity of home into a realm the students had only studied about, challenging even the strongest of them. Cinematographer Ruben Carrillo uniquely captures this story while playing a significant part as the Father to one of the 14 students on board, Ruben shares with intimate detail the struggles and triumphs of this life changing voyage into the depths of Kanaloa. *Part of the series "Malama Honua". Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Monday, May 16, 2016, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, May 16, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 17, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 18, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 19, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Friday, May 20, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, May 20, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 20, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, May 21, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Lelawi Theater—Who We Are

This 120-seat circular theater, located on the Fourth Level, offers a dazzling multimedia experience designed to prepare museum-goers for the themes and messages they will encounter during their museum visit. A 13-minute presentation, titled Who We Are, immerses viewers in the vibrancy and diversity of contemporary Native life and explores, from a Native perspective, the strength that different communities across the hemisphere derive from their connections to land, religion, traditional knowledge, self-government, and self-expression. The film runs every half hour from 10:15 AM to 4:45 PM. Schedule is subject to change. Check the Information Desk for current information. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Lelawi Theater, Fourth Level. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 10:15 AM – 4:45 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 22, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 23, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, May 23, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 24, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, May 26, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, May 27, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, May 27, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, May 27, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

DINNER AND A MOVIE - VISIONS IN THE DARK: THE LIFE OF PINKY THOMPSON

One-Time Events (USA, 2014, documentary, 80 min.) Director: Ty Sanga (Kanaka Maoli) Visions in the Dark: The Life of Pinky Thompson celebrates the life of a great figure in Hawaiian history. Myron “Pinky” Thompson (Kanaka Maoli), a veteran who survived the Invasion of Normandy, was also a social worker, community leader, trustee at Kamehameha Schools, and longtime president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) who believed that the ancestral traditions and values of the Hawaiian people were the key to their success. He fought against prevailing colonial views of Native Hawaiians building educational programs and health systems that would support the success of the Hawaiian people of today long into the future. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater, First Floor. Cost: Free. Related Events: Malama Honua. Related Exhibition: E Mau Ke Ea: The Sovereign Hawaiian Nation. Friday, May 27, 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

MALAMA HONUA: HOKULE'A WORLDWIDE VOYAGE CELEBRATION

One-Time Events Join the Museum in a celebration of the traditional worldwide voyage of the Hawaiian outrigger canoe, the Hokule‘a.  After an unprecedented three-year journey around the world, the Hokule‘a will arrive in Washington, D.C.  Meet and greet the crew members undertaking this once in a lifetime expedition.  Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei will also be sharing their music and dances in honor of the historic voyage of the Hokule‘a and Hikianalia. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our partner, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac and Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, May 28, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

MALAMA HONUA: HOKULE'A WORLDWIDE VOYAGE CELEBRATION

One-Time Events Join the Museum in a celebration of the traditional worldwide voyage of the Hawaiian outrigger canoe, the Hokule‘a.  After an unprecedented three-year journey around the world, the Hokule‘a will arrive in Washington, D.C.  Meet and greet the crew members undertaking this once in a lifetime expedition.  Robert Cazimero and Halau Na Kamalei will also be sharing their music and dances in honor of the historic voyage of the Hokule‘a and Hikianalia. The Museum gratefully acknowledges the contributions of our partner, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac and Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, May 29, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, May 30, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, May 30, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Gallery Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities This 45 minute tour provides an overview of the museum's background, history, and architecture and offers a focused tour through one of the main exhibition galleries. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free and open to the public. Accessibility Services: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, May 31, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 1, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 2, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 3, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 3, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 3, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Being Noka (Bear clan): The Murder Trials of Daniel Du Lhut and the Lessons of Cultural and Linguistic Translation

One-Time Events Join us as historian Michael Witgen of the University of Michigan speaks about a fascinating case of cultural misunderstanding. In 1683, three Anishinaabe warriors killed two French traders traveling southwest of Lake Superior. Two of the young men involved in this affair were sons of Achiganaga, a prominent leader of the Noka doodem. The Bear clan served as keepers of the war pipe among the Lake Superior Anishinaabe. These deaths were not random acts of violence but were intended to send a message. Unfortunately, Daniel Du Lhut, the ranking French military officer in the region, misinterpreted the meaning of this message. He called Achiganaga and his sons to council, and then proceeded to turn that council into a murder trial. Du Lhut’s misinterpretation of these events unwittingly placed the French in the middle of a power struggle among the Anishinaabe doodemag (clans) vying for control of the fur trade alliance network that linked the western interior of North American to the Atlantic World economy. Profe… Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Cost: Free. Friday, June 3, 2016, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 4, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 5, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 6, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 6, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 7, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 8, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 9, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

CHEROKEE DAYS

One-Time Events Join us for the third annual Cherokee Days Festival on the National Mall. The three federally recognized Cherokee Tribes (Cherokee Nation, Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians) will come together to celebrate their common heritage and showcase some of their celebrated artists, storytellers, musicians and dancers. There will also be language and genealogy presentations and children’s make and take activities.  Tsa-La-Gi Dancers will perform the Bear Dance, the Bison Dance, the Quail Dance and the Friendship Dance. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Museum wide. Cost: Free. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – Sunday, June 12, 2016, 5:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Friday, June 10, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Lois Kaminsky provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site, architect Cass Gilbert, and sculptor Daniel Chester French; viewing the Collectors Office, with Tiffany woodwork; Reginald Marsh murals; and the 140-ton Rotunda dome by Rafael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Cost: Free, no reservations required. Friday, June 10, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Friday, June 10, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Storybook Reading and Hands-on Activity

American Indian Museum NY Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: TBD. Cost: FREE. Related Exhibition: Storybook reading followed by a hands-on activity. Saturday, June 11, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Infinity of Nations Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum ambassador Ruth Rosenberg gives a 45minute tour of specific items in the George Gustaf Heye National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Tour - Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina gives a 45-minute guided tour through the exhibition, "Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed." It examines seven broad regions representing Central American cultural areas that are today part of Panama, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, El Salvador, Honduras and Belize. The exhibition invites visitors to explore the exceptional artistry of approximately 155 objects made of clay, gold, jade, stone and shell. Altogether, these objects span the period from 2000 B.C. to the present and provide fascinating details about the lives of the peoples who have called the area home for centuries. In collaboration with the Smithsonian Latino Center, "Cerámica de los Ancestros" is the culmination of several years of research on the NMAI's vast collection of Central American ceramics. Photo by Joshua Stevens, Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd Floor, Meet at Information Desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Related Exhibition: Cerámica de los Ancestros: Central America's Past Revealed. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Carlos Molina provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: 2nd fl. visitors desk. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Gallery Tours. Sunday, June 12, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Ron Madson provides a 45-minute in-depth look at the unique architecture and design of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet at East Visitor Services Desk, 2nd Floor. Cost: Free; walk-in. Monday, June 13, 2016, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Please join Museum Ambassador Ron Madson for a 45-60 minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, tour will be in South Gallery. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Monday, June 13, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Yvonne Seck provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, 2nd floor. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Tuesday, June 14, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 10:15 AM – 11:15 AM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM.

Infinity of Nations Exhibition Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Loretta Shapiro gives a 45-minute tour of Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. The tour focuses on masks and transformational objects from throughout the Americas. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Meet in Great Hall, second floor. Tour in South Gallery. Cost: free. Related Exhibition: Infinity of Nations: Art and History in the Collections of the National Museum of the American Indian. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Taíno Music with Irka/La Música Taíno con Irka

American Indian Museum NY Join the Taíno Music with Irka each Wednesday at the National Museum of the American Indian in New York City. Irka Mateo, singer-songwriter and educator, teaches children (ages 2 and older) about Taíno culture through stories, songs, movement and hands-on activities. Program is free of charge. Space is limited. Registration is required: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Wednesdays, 10:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 11:15 am, English only Wednesdays, 2 pm, Spanish only This program is generously supported with funds from the Smithsonian Latino Center. ________________________________________________________ Acompáñanos cada Miércoles al programa La Música Taíno con Irka en el Museo Nacional del Indígena Americano en ciudad de Nueva York . Irka Mateo, cantautora y educadora, enseñará a niños (mayores de 2 años) acera de la cultura Taíno a través de cuentos, canciones, movimiento y actividades manuales. El programa es gratuito y se requiere su inscripción: http://nmai.si.edu/calendar/ Miércoles, 10… Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Diker Pavilion. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Bob Gevert provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Wednesday, June 15, 2016, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

imagiNATIONS Activity Center

Ongoing Tours & Activities Play an interactive skateboarding video game inspired by the sport’s popularity among Native youth. Test yourself at an interactive quiz show about Native American history and culture. Explore kid-friendly replicas of traditional Native homes, including an Amazonian stilt house adorned with photos by indigenous youth from the region. Learn about the diversity of tribal music with a variety of percussion instruments and try to match the rhythm and style of play at a playback station. Group reservations required. Call 202-633-6644 (Mon.-Fri. 9 AM-5 PM) for details. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Third Floor. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit nmai.si.edu.

Alexander Hamilton Customs House Tour

American Indian Museum NY Museum Ambassador Jeff Harrington provides a tour of the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House,home of the National Museum of the American Indian in New York.Tour highlights include a discussion of the history of the site,architect Cass Gilbert,viewing the Collectors office,with Tiffany woodwork;Reginald Marsh murals;and the 140 ton Rotunda Dome by Raphael Gustavino. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Second Floor visitors desk. Cost: Free. Related Events: Tours. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Cultural Presentation

American Indian Museum NY Cultural Presentation Tuesdays – Fridays, 2 – 4 pm Education Center/Tipi Room Meet a Cultural Interpreter, one of the Museum’s Native American educators, and learn about the cultures and traditions of the Great Plains. Venue: American Indian Museum Heye Center. Event Location: Tipi room,first floor. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Infinity of Nations. Related Exhibition: Tours,cultural presentations. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Recovering Latinx LGBT History: Dan Guerrero with the Editors of "Queer Brown Voices"

One-Time Events Join the Smithsonian Latino Center and the Human Rights Campaign for a free Pride Month celebration! This program will feature a presentation of Activism & the Arts: A Life Journey by director, producer, and activist Dan Guerrero.  Guerrero will then moderate a discussion with Queer Brown Voices: Personal Narratives of Latina/o LGBT Activism co-editors Leti Gomez, Salvador Vidal-Ortiz, and Uriel Quesada about the history of Latinxs in the LGBTQ movement, making connections across civil rights struggles. Share your questions and perspectives during the Q&A! Includes a special response by Joanna Cifredo (National Center for Transgender Equality). Followed by a book sale and signing. Please enter via the museum’s Independence Avenue entrance. The nearest Metro station is L’Enfant Plaza (Blue, Orange, Silver, Yellow and Green lines). Co-sponsor: Humans Rights Campaign. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Rasmuson Theater. Webcast: http://latino.si.edu/Programs. Cost: Free. Accessibility Services: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.