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Native Cinema Showcase

One-Time Events The National Museum of the American Indian’s Native Cinema Showcase is an annual celebration of the best in Native film. For this year's 20th-anniversary showcase, the museum presents the full program online — streaming new films, fan favorite classics, and conversations with filmmakers. The showcase provides a unique forum for engagement with Native filmmakers and stories from Indigenous communities throughout the Western Hemisphere and the Arctic. All films are available on demand; please check individual listings for dates and times of availability. Short-format films are grouped in programs and available concurrently at the listed time for each program. Retrospective Showcase Shorts II | 1 p.m. EST, Available on demand until 1 PM EST, November 27, 2020, Healing Voices | 3 p.m. EST, Available on demand until 3 PM EST, November 27, 20, Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Additional support provided by the New York State Council on the Arts under Governor Andrew M.… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/nativecinemashowcase. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Alternate Realities: Arab Futurism—In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain

Films Available worldwide from November 27—December 11 London-based Palestinian artist Larissa Sansour works in several media, but in her films, she often uses the tropes of science fiction to reimagine her culture’s present and future. A Space Exodus, for instance, posits a Palestinian space program, while in Nation Estate, the population of Palestine is crammed into a single futuristic apartment building. In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain, the third film in the trilogy, is about a narrative resistance group that makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain, suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilization. Their aim is to influence history and to support future claims to their vanishing lands. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of its own, their work becomes a historical intervention—de facto creating a nation. (Dir.: Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, United Kingdom/Denmark/Qatar, 2015, 29 min. Arabic with English… Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Alternate Realities: Arab Futurism—In Vitro

Films Available worldwide from November 27—December 11 Commissioned by the Danish Arts Foundation for the 58th Venice Biennale, In Vitro is a 2-channel Arabic-language sci-fi film filmed in black and white. It is set in the aftermath of an eco-disaster. An abandoned nuclear reactor under the biblical town of Bethlehem has been converted into an enormous orchard. Using heirloom seeds collected in the final days before the apocalypse, a group of scientists prepare to replant the soil above. (Dir.: Larissa Sansour & Søren Lind, United Kingdom/Denmark, 2019, 28 min. b&w, Arabic with English subtitles) Stream it Here: https://watch.eventive.org/scifiacrossasia   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OqRJ_O01gt8   Images courtesy of Larissa Sansour. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Alternate Realities: Arab Futurism—The Future was Desert  I and II

Films Available everywhere from November 27—December 11 “Deserts possess a particular magic, since they have exhausted their own futures, and are thus free of time.” J.G. Ballard’s commentary opens and sets the tone for Qatari-American artist Sophia Al-Maria’s The Future was Desert I and II, two videos that pursue the artist’s interest in exploring the visual and aural aesthetics of deep time and post-human time in the Gulf Region. Depicting the intricacy between fossil fuel dependency, wealth, and environmental devastation, Al-Maria creates a set of delirious, postapocalyptic dreamscapes in which past and future appear as arbitrary temporal references within a complex geopolitical landscape. Description by Bar Laika. (Dir.: Sophia Al-Maria, United Kingdom, 2016, 5 min. each, English) Stream them Here: https://watch.eventive.org/scifiacrossasia Images courtesy of the artist and Project Native Informant, London. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Alternate Realities: Science Fiction from Across Asia—Present.Perfect

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from November 27–December 11 In a time when most of our human interactions take place on computer screens, Zhu Shengze’s award-winning found footage documentary on Chinese livestreamers may be the perfect commentary on how our world has come to resemble the stuff of science fiction. Unlike the well-groomed YouTube stars familiar to us in the United States, Chinese livestreaming was (until a government crackdown in 2017) a much more chaotic affair, with millions of streamers sharing elements of their lives from the mundane to the bizarre while competing to win “rewards” from their followers. Distilled from some 800 hours of livestreamers’ footage made before the government ban, Zhu’s film has its share of humorous eccentrics—a break dancing soldier, a bored crane operator, a spectacularly tuneless street singer—but it is most compelling when she zeroes in on how marginalized people used the medium to take control of their own narratives, from the thirtysomething man who… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Alternate Realities: Science Fiction from Across Asia—The Antenna

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from November 27—December 11 In his feature debut, Orçun Behram uses the tools of genre cinema to create a parable about disturbing trends in the real world. In a gray, dystopian Turkey, the government has created a sinister new communications system to broadcast midnight messages to the populace via antennas mounted on the roofs of apartment buildings. On installation day in one such building, the installer mysteriously falls to his death, and a disgusting black sludge begins oozing through the walls. Even more horrors await as the residents sit in their apartments, preparing for the mandatory broadcast. “Loaded with striking visual touches,” writes Stephen Dalton in the Hollywood Reporter, “this atmospheric nerve-jangler tips its hat to David Lynch's gothic surrealism and David Cronenberg's squirmy body horror, with pleasing detours into Dario Argento-style lurid giallo mania, too.” (Dir.: Orçun Behram, Turkey, 2019, 115 min. Turkish with English subtitles) Stream… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Alternate Realities: Science Fiction from Across Asia—The Tree House

Films Available everywhere but Taiwan from November 27–December 11 On Mars in the year 2045, a filmmaker sends messages to his father that reflect on footage he made years ago of Vietnam’s Cor and Rục peoples, including an extended interview with a man who spent forty years living in a tree house after American forces bombed his home during the Vietnam War. In Truong Minh Quý’s ambitious science fiction/documentary/essay film hybrid, the documentary footage is real. It juxtaposes Truong’s own sympathetic portrayal of these indigenous people with shocking footage shot by American soldiers as they laid waste to their villages. Situating it in a science fiction frame tale about a future colonized Mars allows him to create a brilliant, unsettling consideration of memory, the ethics of documentary image-making, and the nature of home. (Dir.: Truong Minh Quý Singapore/Vietnam/Germany/France/China, 2019, 84 min. Vietnamese with English subtitles) Stream it Here: https://watch.eventive.org/scifiacrossasia   Trailer: … Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020 – Friday, December 11, 2020.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, November 27, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, November 27, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, November 27, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Paleo-Detective

Smithsonian Sponsored Events El viernes 27 de noviembre, Punta Culebra los invita a convertirse en paleo-detectives participando en la actividad ¡Conviértete en un Paleo-Detective con Punta Culebra Virtual! junto a Francis Torres, guía del centro, y nuestro “paleonto” invitado, Felix Rodriguez. Francis estará en directo desde Q?rioso presentando colecciones de fósiles donados a Q?rioso y junto a Félix nos hablarán de qué exactamente es un fósil, cómo los podemos identificar y los más peques se convertirán el paleo-detectives ayudando a clasificar los fósiles que mostrará Francis en vivo. Es un evento familiar, principalmente dirigido a una audiencia de edades entre 7 y 11 años. Los invitamos a unirse al seminario web Zoom el 27 nov 2020 a las 4:00 PM por medio del enlace a continuación: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85051497600?pwd=d3JxbGZKME1VeFE1VVVLWnNUc0E3QT09 Código de acceso: 295360. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Tropical Research Insittute. Co-sponsor: Punta Culebra Nature Center. Event Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85051497600?pwd=d3JxbGZKME1VeFE1VVVLWnNUc0E3QT09. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85051497600?pwd=d3JxbGZKME1VeFE1VVVLWnNUc0E3QT09. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85051497600?pwd=d3JxbGZKME1VeFE1VVVLWnNUc0E3QT09. Friday, November 27, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, November 28, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, November 29, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, November 30, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Animal Portraits

Resident Associate Program Capture the essence of your favorite animal or pet in a one-of-a-kind acrylic portrait filled with color, personality, and affection. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249413?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, November 30, 2020, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Existence by Chance: The Making of the Planet, Life, and You

Resident Associate Program We humans live in a world driven by chance, one in which many things had to happen in certain ways for any of us to exist. Sean B. Carroll, an evolutionary developmental biologist, examines the astonishing power of chance and how it provides the surprising source of beauty and diversity in the living world. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249462?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, November 30, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

One-Time Events This fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Young Portrait Explorers

One-Time Events Explore portraits of astronauts and activists, scientists and star athletes—and discover the stories behind them. Join the Portrait Gallery each week for a close look at a featured portrait. Then we’ll dig deeper with some discussion questions and get moving with fun activities on the day’s topic. Download PDF activity guides from the “Visit at Home” page of the Portrait Gallery’s website at npg.si.edu. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Instagram. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

One-Time Events This fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020 Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 1 (December 1, 2020): When young gay men started dying from HIV-related illnesses in the early 80s, healthcare workers and community activists fought for action from an apathetic government. Their efforts ignited a movement that improved access to health care and extended civil rights for the LGBTQ community in American society. The first program in the series looks back at the work and successes of HIV activists and caretakers confronting… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

Pandemic Perspectives: How Are Museums Collecting Around COVID-19?

One-Time Events Join curators and historians for an engaging series of panels offering perspectives on the current pandemic. Panelists will virtually share objects from the past as a springboard to a lively discussion of how to better understand the present. Audience questions are encouraged and will be addressed in the moderated dialogue. COVID-19 has dramatically altered the United States, impacting almost every aspect of every-day life. For museums that document the history of their local communities, collecting around COVID-19 has posed multiple challenges. Panelists from different community museums will share their thoughts on the pandemic’s impact on their communities and discuss how they have approached documenting and collecting around this seminal event. Moderator: Alexandra Lord, PhD, National Museum of American History Panelists: Anne Madarasz, PhD, Heinz History Center Rebecca Klassen, New York Historical Society Jason Hanson, History Colorado The National Museum of American History welcomes visitors of all… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Zoom. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fyWa3jubSHS3OKYtXIqeig. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Teacher Workshop | Harmon Foundation Collection: Fighting Prejudice with Portraiture

One-Time Events Join the National Portrait Gallery for a close look at portraits from the Harmon Foundation Collection. The portraits were part of an attempt in the 1940s and 1950s to counter racist stereotypes and racial prejudice through portraiture and premiered at the Smithsonian Institution in 1944. We’ll discuss the history of these portraits, the people represented, and how to use these images in your classroom. This workshop is intended for classroom teachers. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registered required. Get Tickets or Register: http://bitly.ws/9tAv. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs

Resident Associate Program You’ve got a great portfolio of photos. What’s next? This valuable session covers how to prepare your images to exhibit or sell, get them seen by the public, and effectively market your work. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249143?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Exploring the Mysteries of World Heritage Sites: Easter Island

Resident Associate Program Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an overview of some of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites, providing glimpses into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. In this session, he examines the iconic moai statues of Easter Island and draws on the latest scholarship and theories to explain how these giant statues came to dominate the most remotely inhabited island in the world. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249257?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Unearthing History at Armageddon

Resident Associate Program Discoveries made at the ancient mound at Megiddo transformed our understanding of the ancient world. Eric Cline, a professor of classics and anthropology and director of George Washington University’s Capitol Archaeological Institute—who also dug at Megiddo in more recent times—draws on archival records left by the participants to present a portrait of a bygone age of archaeology. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249008?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 1, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Deconstructing Frank Gehry

Resident Associate Program The work of architect Frank Gehry is fascinating, imaginative, unexpected, and always fresh—as well as controversial, often-derided, and at times seen as the antithesis of good architecture. In a richly detailed program, Bill Keene, a lecturer in urban studies and architecture, examines Gehry’s life and career from his earliest buildings to works in progress. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249476?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

See Me Online at SAAM

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual program designed for art lovers with mild to moderate dementia and their care partners. Enjoy an opportunity to discuss and engage with artworks from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. Space is limited. Email access@si.edu or call 202.633.2921 to register. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via email. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art

Resident Associate Program Through lectures and drawing exercises, learn how Renaissance artists used the Golden Ratio, the Rule of Thirds, three-point perspective, and the Fibonacci spiral—as well as how these elements can provide dynamic visual interest to your own compositions, no matter the medium. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249414?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020 Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 2 (December 2, 2020): When HIV emerged in the U.S. there was no treatment and no hope for those infected. Now, after four decades of research, it’s possible to live a long life with HIV, and the diagnostic tools needed to end the HIV epidemic could be in hand.  The second program in the series explores the scientific advances made in HIV detection and treatment, as well as the obstacles we must overcome to make an HIV-free future a reality.… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

An Evening With Rita Colwell: Science, Sexism, and the Fight Against the Status Quo

One-Time Events “If you think sexism only thrives on Wall Street or in Hollywood, you haven’t visited a lab, a science department, a research foundation, or a biotech firm,” says scientist Rita Colwell. She is a pioneering microbiologist and the first woman to lead the National Science Foundation, but that status has not made her immune to the entrenched sexism in the field. In a conversation with Kirk Johnson, Sant Director of the National Museum of Natural History, Colwell will talk about her new book, A Lab of One's Own: One Woman's Personal Journey Through Sexism in Science and reflect on her six-decade journey in science, from her start as a graduate student at Purdue University through leading thousands of scientists investigating the impacts of the Deepwater Horizon oil spill. Colwell will share stories from her life, her favorite scientific discoveries, and how she continues to inspire the next generation of barrier challenging scientists.  This program is presented in partnership with the Gulf of Mexico Research… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Converse with a Conservator | Folk & Self-Taught Art

One-Time Events Join Objects Conservator Leah Bright for a lively conversation on the unique conservation challenges behind preserving the SAAM’s collection of folk and self-taught art. Often composed of unconventional materials like plastic, tin foil, glitter, and bottle caps, the collection requires a nuanced conservation approach. Discover compelling stories behind the works, including James Hampton’s The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly, SAAM’s remarkable quilt collection, and Simon Sparrow’s glittery Assemblage with Found Objects. Image Credit: Conservation staff dusting James Hampton’s The Throne of the Third Heaven of the Nations’ Millennium General Assembly, ca. 1950–64, mixed media, SAAM. Photo by Laura Hoffman. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/converse-with-a-conservator-folk-self-taught-art-registration-124305971507?aff=ConverseConservatorTrumbaLink. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Real-time captioning. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 5:30 PM – 6:15 PM.

Photo 101: Lenses, Optics, and Filters

Resident Associate Program Stay artistic (and avoid gimmick) as you learn how to choose the best lenses and filters available for purchase. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249144?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Darkness in Distress: Halting the Rise of Light Pollution

Resident Associate Program Light pollution—excessive illumination at night—has become a pervasive and ugly consequence of our 24/7 society, one that a growing body of research finds disruptive to our bodies and nocturnal ecosystems. Sky and Telescope magazine’s Kelly Beatty as he discusses how we can safely light up our homes, businesses, and communities without wasting energy, disturbing the neighbors, or creating an unhealthy environment for humans and wildlife. Categories: After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249525?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Lennon, Ono, and the Making of Double Fantasy

Resident Associate Program In this interactive, multimedia talk, music historian Kenneth Womack traces the story behind Double Fantasy, John Lennon’s remarkable 1980 comeback album with wife Yoko Ono. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249443?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

(At Home) On Art and the American Psyche: Artist Talk with Sterling Ruby

Ongoing Tours & Activities This program is online only (via Zoom and Facebook Live). Register in advance now! Advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. American artist Sterling Ruby joins Hirshhorn chief curator Stéphane Aquin for a dive into his multifaceted art practice and his monumental sculpture DOUBLE CANDLE.   American artist Sterling Ruby is recognized as one of today’s most prolific and inventive artists. He works across an enormous range of media including textiles, painting, drawing, collage, photography, video, ceramics, and sculpture. His art is often inspired by the physical and conceptual landscape of Los Angeles, where he currently lives and works, and he finds meaning in pushing the boundaries between artistic media and seemingly disparate ideas. Through this, his artwork often alludes to the power structures and systemic inequalities found in US culture. Probing, dismantling, and overthrowing the legacy of Minimal… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_rtElLF6BQFaoFTQW0G_WhQ. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, December 2, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

One-Time Events This fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Art + History: The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin

Resident Associate Program Great art is timeless. Paul Glenshaw examines Rodin’s epic and controversial sculpture, the story of its creation, and the moment of the burghers’ sacrifice in 14th-century Calais. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249488?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Live Chat from the International Space Station with NASA astronaut Victor Glover

One-Time Events Join the discussion with Victor Glover live from the International Space Station. During the program, we’ll ask him questions submitted by students about the mission, his work in space and his career. This program is part of a larger initiative between the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture to document Victor Glover's historic trip to the ISS. Learn more. The exact times of the discussion from the International Space Station may change. Please check regularly for updates. Victor Glover image, courtesy of NASA. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: National Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online location TBD. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens: Holiday Wreaths and Evergreen Decorations

Smithsonian Gardens Get in the holiday spirit with Smithsonian Gardens’ Horticulturists and join us as we demonstrate how to decorate a festive evergreen wreath. The presentation will include design tips and tricks, recommended supplies, and a step-by-step tutorial for decorating a fresh-cut, evergreen wreath. The presentation will also include some additional suggestions for assembling and decorating with fresh-cut greens around your home. . A video recording and suggested list will be uploaded after the program so you can follow along at your own pace to create your own wreath. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: On-line. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d_Yf9U5ETIOWZ0fnGb7mGw. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_d_Yf9U5ETIOWZ0fnGb7mGw. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

One-Time Events This fall, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

#TakeTimeThursday: Holiday Musical Favorites with Tia L. Singleton

One-Time Events Join us for #TakeTimeThursday as Tia L. Singleton returns to share some popular holiday songs. hear the melodic voice of guest psalmist Tia L. Singleton. Get in the holiday spirit as Ms. Singleton treats us to her varied range and even tone. With twenty-five years in the music business; songstress Tia Singleton has established and maintained an extensive repertoire. Ms. Singleton, a native of Washington, DC, is a gifted singer. Her music legacy hails from a long line of singers on both sides of her family. She has matriculated in the art of gospel music through the teachings of gospel pioneers Wesley Boyd, William Hubbard, Raymond Reeder, and Joyce Garrett. Not only she learned the art of ministering through gospel music but she has also been taught to sing various styles and genres of music. She has embraced the blessing to sing and has traveled extensively with renowned artists such as Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Barry Manilow, Patti Labelle and Micah Stampley. As a former background singer for Yolan… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8oXVKo4_SfyLE51z_YyPSg. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020

One-Time Events AIDS at the Intersection of Community, Science, and Policy - A 3-part series for World AIDS Day 2020, Series Description: Since 1988 World AIDS Day has been an opportunity to remember those lost and support those affected, while uniting in the goal of ending the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Join us for World AIDS Day this year for a three-part series that honors those who have made a difference: healthcare workers who comforted those with AIDS, activists who fought and still fight for better policies and treatments, and scientists who have worked for decades to save lives. Part 3 (December 3, 2020): Law and policy affect the success or failure of the public health response to HIV. While there are policies that continue to support funding for HIV research, laws that criminalize HIV encourage stigma and prevent people from seeking testing. The third and final program in the series features experts on how current laws and policies affect the spread of HIV infections. Speakers: Jada Hicks, J.D. Supervising Attorney at… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Quick Sketch Watercolors

Resident Associate Program Discover how to easily capture a variety of subjects with loose lines and painterly colors using instructor Cindy Briggs’ quick-sketch watercolors method. This go-with-the-flow technique is perfect for studies, travel journals, and finished fine art. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249415?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Story Circle: Weaving Culture and Community – Native Arts and Resilience

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Watch and comment on Facebook and YouTube For many Native American communities, resilience has been key to sustaining their diverse cultures and treasured ways of life in the wake of disease, genocide, and other terrible realities wrought by centuries of colonialism and social injustice. Join us in conversation with three inspiring Native artists and cultural leaders: Siletz basket maker and language teacher Alfred “Bud” Lane of Oregon, Hawaiian musician and singer Aaron J. Salā of Hawaiʻi, and Penobscot basket maker Theresa Secord of Maine. Together they share the creative ways in which they have met the many challenges posed by the pandemic and reflect on their increased sense of urgency to be “good ancestors,” working tirelessly to pass on their cultural knowledge to younger generations in their communities and taking action to bring about positive change at the institutional level in American society. ACCESSIBILITY Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Native American artists Kay WalkingStick and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith in Conversation

One-Time Events Acclaimed artists Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (Salish/Cree/Shoshone) and Kay WalkingStick (Cherokee) discuss their work, their distinguished careers, and their thoughts on the current state of Native American contemporary art in this online program. Both artists are featured in the National Museum of the American Indian’s exhibition Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting, which draws from the museum’s rich permanent collection to present nearly forty paintings that transcend, represent, or subvert conventional ideas of authenticity. This event will be moderated by Rebecca Head Trautmann, museum's assistant curator of contemporary art and a co-curator of Stretching the Canvas. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/kaywalkingstickandjaunequick-to-seesmith. Cost: Free. Related Exhibition: Stretching the Canvas: Eight Decades of Native Painting. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Battling Wildlife Pandemics

Resident Associate Program Amid our own global pandemic, certain wildlife are also facing an unprecedented conservation crisis. Scientists Rebecca Gooley and Luke Linhoff of the Smithsonian Conservation Biology Institute discuss their work in taking in members of two animal populations devastated by pandemics—the Tasmanian devil and amphibians—into captivity in order to protect, study, breed, and reintroduce them into the wild. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249491?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid

Resident Associate Program A stone’s throw from tourist-magnet landmarks are the places that offer travelers a true taste of life in Europe’s most appealing neighborhoods. Fred Plotkin offers a guide to the lesser-known churches, theaters, specialty shops, cafes, and unusual museums that make three major cities well worth a visit. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Madrid.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our, Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. . Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/248919?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2019FY-Trumba-TSA-ev&utm_content=SA-event&tmssource=243615. Thursday, December 3, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Terracotta Blue

One-Time Events Luce Unplugged has gone digital! Tune in for a conversation and music by electronic musician  Terracotta Blue, hosted by  Paul  Vodra  and  Anthony  Porecco  of the podcast Hometown Sounds. Terracotta Blue combines elements of hip-hop and  chillwave  to create contemplative soundscapes.  Listen to this series on Hometown Sounds now! Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Performances. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Hometown Sounds. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Cost: Free. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Healing through Native Creativity

One-Time Events This year, on its 15th anniversary, the museum’s Native Art Market is coming to people’s homes. In this virtual program, 15 Native American artists and artisans from earlier Native Art Markets share the stories of their art and new works that reflect this unprecedented time. Through the beauty and solemnity of their creative pieces, these artists, who represent 18 Indigenous communities, encourage people to look forward to a future of healing and social justice. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/healingthroughnativecreativity. Cost: Free. Friday, December 4, 2020.

Webinar Series: The Wild Side of STEAM

Special Zoo Events Get a glimpse of some un-ZOO-sual careers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Join us on the first Friday of every month as we meet the faces behind saving species and explore a variety of unique careers available in science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Tune in to meet Roshan, media producer at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute, whose award-winning films have been recognized at the International Wildlife Film Festival and DC Environmental Film Festival. We'll explore how he shoots and edits videos to tell the conservation stories of the animals at the Zoo, and those in the wild. From the giant pandas to the coral reefs, join us and get a glimpse through Roshan's camera lens! Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/82002660685?pwd=SEIrWVlsMHU1Skw0ZTZTN1ppV3RqZz09. Cost: Free. Friday, December 4, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, December 4, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Elegant Dining and Entertaining in the Victorian Era

Resident Associate Program The Victorian era was a time of calling cards and letters of introduction; croquet and garden parties; and afternoon teas and fancy-dress balls. But the dinner party established the era’s reputation for elaborate excess. Food historian Francine Segan provides a glimpse into the very specific etiquette behind those affairs. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249359?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, December 4, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, December 4, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Virginia Wines vs. the World?s Best: A Sommelier?s Guide

Resident Associate Program You’ve swirled and sipped wines from many countries. Now taste the same classic varieties with a Virginia twist. Join award-winning sommelier Erik Segelbaum for an interactive exploration of some of Virginia's best in comparative flights with their counterparts from around the globe. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249526?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, December 4, 2020, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Healing through Native Creativity

One-Time Events Artists and artisans from past Native Art Markets share the stories of their art and new works that reflect this unprecedented time. Through the beauty and solemnity of their creative pieces, these artists encourage us all to look forward to a future of good health and social justice. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/healingthroughnativecreativity. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 5, 2020.

Painters in Provence: From Van Gogh to Matisse

Resident Associate Program The South of France, with its glorious light and varied vistas, has long been a magnet for plein-air painters. Art historian Bonita Billman looks into the inspiration that places such as Avignon, Arles, St. Tropez, Nice, and others provided for the brilliantly colored works produced by 19th- and early-20th century painters. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249055?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

The Nutcracker Virtual Ballet Class

One-Time Events Celebrate the holiday season with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Washington Ballet! Enjoy a live virtual ballet class designed for fun at home with the whole family. During this Nutcracker-themed class, cover ballet basics, discover the magical score of Tchaikovsky, and learn more about how this classical ballet has become a beloved annual tradition for so many. Led by The Washington Ballet School instructors Monica Stephenson and Pamela Bjerknes, this virtual class is designed for children ages 5 to 7 years old.    Image credit: Ashley Murphy-Wilson by Dean Alexander. Categories: Kids & Families. Celebrations. Workshops. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nutcracker-virtual-ballet-class-tickets-130321710745?aff=NutcrackerBalletTrumbaCalendarLink. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 10:40 AM.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Resident Associate Program Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249145?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Nutcracker Virtual Ballet Class

One-Time Events Celebrate the holiday season with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and The Washington Ballet! Enjoy a live virtual ballet class designed for fun at home with the whole family. During this Nutcracker-themed class, cover ballet basics, discover the magical score of Tchaikovsky, and learn more about how this classical ballet has become a beloved annual tradition for so many. Led by The Washington Ballet School instructors Monica Stephenson and Pamela Bjerknes, this virtual class is designed for children ages 8 to 10 years old.   Image credit: Ashley Murphy-Wilson by Dean Alexander. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-nutcracker-virtual-ballet-class-tickets-130321710745?aff=NutcrackerBalletTrumbaCalendarLink. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:55 AM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - Arctic Adaptations

One-Time Events The exploration of natural history doesn't have to just happen at the museum - it can happen in your home too!  Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. Come and discover how animals have adapted to live in the cold Arctic climate! Our museum’s ocean educators will help us learn about the narwhal, an animal uniquely adapted to live in the Arctic. Together we will practice making observations and asking questions to better understand how adaptations help this animal survive. Please make sure to have the following materials: Cardboard/Paper Tube (like from a toilet paper roll) , Piece of white paper , Pencil , Scissors , Tape or glue , Crayons or markers    How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836 Registration/Signup: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish

Resident Associate Program Using direct printing and water-based printing inks, create realistic looking schools of fish or a single artistic print simply by inking a whole fish and pressing it to paper. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249146?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Non-Traditional Holiday Ornaments

Resident Associate Program Using mini-canvases as the base, decorative embellishments, photos, and other personal mementos, create one-of-a-kind small hanging artworks that can be individualized to fit any occasion for giving. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249416?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, December 5, 2020, 1:30 PM – Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 4:30 PM.

Healing through Native Creativity

One-Time Events Artists and artisans from past Native Art Markets share the stories of their art and new works that reflect this unprecedented time. Through the beauty and solemnity of their creative pieces, these artists encourage us all to look forward to a future of good health and social justice. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/healingthroughnativecreativity. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 6, 2020.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, December 6, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Natural Milkweed Floss Ornament

Resident Associate Program In this workshop, learn to transform a milkweed pod and its floss into a whimsical nesting swan using both wet and needle-felting techniques that will add a touch of nature to your holiday décor. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249506?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, December 6, 2020, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Panel Discussion: Asian Futurisms

Films A panel of filmmakers who are featured in our film series  Alternate Realities: Science Fiction from Across Asia join film scholar Samirah Alkassim to talk about the exciting and thought-provoking new currents in independent science fiction filmmaking, from Southeast Asia to the Arab world. Panelists will include Sophia Al Maria, director of The Future was Desert Parts 1 & 2; Larissa Sansour, director of In the Future, They Ate from the Finest Porcelain and In Vitro;  Shengze Zhu, director of Present.Perfect; and Trương Minh Quý director of The Tree House. Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iT35b58-SlO5PNqTQX5OmQ     Panelist bios:    Samirah Alkassim (moderator) teaches film and video studies at George Mason University. Her publications include the coauthored book The Cinema of Muhammad Malas: Visions of a Syrian Auteur (2018) and chapters in Cinema of the Arab World: Contemporary Directions in Theory and Practice (2020), Refocus: The Films of Jocelyne Saab… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Sunday, December 6, 2020, 2:00 PM.

Orchids for the Holidays

Resident Associate Program Take a break from the stress of the season to enjoy an entertaining and informative afternoon with an orchid expert and come away with an elegant orchid centerpiece. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249147?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, December 6, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Moroccan and Sephardic Cuisine

Resident Associate Program In time for the holiday season, chef Danielle Renov, a Moroccan Jew born in New York and at home in Israel, shares the cultures and traditions that inform her recipes in a lively conversation with cookbook author and Jewish cuisine maven Joan Nathan. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249608?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, December 6, 2020, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, December 7, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Duke Ellington: Genius Beyond Category

Resident Associate Program No one led a life, led a band, or made music like Duke Ellington. American music specialist John Edward Hasse surveys the life and career of a one-of-a-kind man who overcame racial, social, and musical obstacles to become one of the 20th century’s greatest musicians. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249444?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The Irish and the American Revolution

Resident Associate Program From generals to enlisted men to spies, thousands of men of Irish heritage played crucial roles in waging the American Revolution. Historian Richard Bell examines the fight for American independence from the perspective of the Irish and their descendants, as well as the political and economic impact of the Revolution on Ireland itself. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249481?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, December 7, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Winter Wisdom: A Creative Writing Workshop

Resident Associate Program Discover the power of reflective writing guided by Mary Hall Surface, instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon. Inspired by depictions of winter in works of art and poetry, explore the lessons that the season offers us when we slow down, look closely, and reflect. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249537?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Titles, Crowns, and Divine Imagery in  Ancient Iran

Talks and Lectures In the Achaemenid (550–330 BCE), Parthian (248 BCE– 224 CE), and Sasanian (224–651 CE) periods the rulers of ancient Iran used an imagery and symbolism that emphasized divine support for the king. Royal titles indicated the king’s position within his realm and the region, and symbols connected with divine splendor dominated ancient Persian iconography.      Discover aspects of the art of ancient Persia associated with kingship, in particular during the Parthian and Sasanian periods, in this enthralling lecture.       Vesta Sarkhosh Curtis is curator of Middle Eastern Coins at the British Museum, with responsibility of ancient Iranian coins and coins of the Islamic world.  She was born in Tehran and obtained an MA in Near Eastern archaeology and ancient Iranian languages at the University of Göttingen in Germany and a PhD on Parthian art from University College London. She was joint editor of the journal  Iran (1983–2003), secretary of the British Institute of Persian Studies (1998–2003), president of the… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 12:00 PM.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: Create a Tatreez Sampler

Resident Associate Program Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch to create a traditional bird motif on 11-count aida cloth, a project that provides insights into an artistic language created, used, and taught by women to women across the generations. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249417?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual, creative writing hour at the National Portrait Gallery! Our goal is to create a virtual space where writers can create, connect, and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery's online exhibitions on Google Arts and Culture. We will provide writing prompts, and you are also welcome to bring your own writing project-in-progress. We will write for about 30 minutes and end each session with a brief discussion or reading.  This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Renwick Invitational 2020 Virtual Conversation: Artist Rowland Ricketts and Curator Emily Zilber

One-Time Events Learn more about art and process in a lively online conversation with Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020 artist Rowland Ricketts and exhibition guest curator Emily Zilber. Discover how Ricketts’s farm-to-studio artistic practice uses natural dyes and historical techniques to create contemporary textiles and immersive site-specific installations. This program is presented in partnership with the George Washington University Museum and The Textile Museum. Photo credit: Rowland Rickets dyeing cloth with his grown, harvested, and processed indigo. Photo courtesy the artist. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Renwick Gallery. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/renwick-invitational-2020-conversation-rowland-ricketts-and-emily-zilber-tickets-124164177397?aff=RIConversationRickettsTrumbaCalendarLink. Related Exhibition: Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:00 PM.

The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World

Resident Associate Program After the Bible and the Quran, the Bhagavad Gita is the most beloved of sacred texts in the world. Graham M. Schweig, a professor of religion at Christopher Newport University, illuminates some of the exquisite passages in this Hindu philosophical poem, examines their rich narrative context, and reveals how a work created around the 2nd century A.D. still poignantly addresses the universal problems of the human condition. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249056?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Alex Guarnaschelli: Cooking With Family Connections

Resident Associate Program Join Food Network star Alex Guarnaschelli as she talks about the stories behind the food in her new book, Cook with Me: 150 Recipes for the Home Cook. She shares how the recipes, traditions, and insights she captured reflect generations of collective experience and the power that food has to bring people—especially families—together. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249609?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Exploring the Mysteries of World Heritage Sites: Machu Picchu

Resident Associate Program Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an overview of some of the most intriguing UNESCO World Heritage sites, providing glimpses into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. In this session, he explores the world of the Inca empire and analyzes Machu Picchu’s original function as a royal estate, its abandonment, rediscovery, and popularization in the 20th century. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249258?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, December 8, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on Facebook and YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 11:00 AM.

The Etruscans: A Style All Their Own

Resident Associate Program Explore the heart of Italy during the first millennium B.C. through a journey into the enigmatic world of the Etruscans. Art historian Renee Gondek assembles a portrait of daily life in this lesser-known civilization—whose writings have never been translated—by examining the distinctive visual style reflected in recovered art, artifacts, and structures. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249360?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Diversity and Inclusion in the Aerospace Industry: A Behind-the-Scenes Perspective

One-Time Events Carole Hopson, a pilot, an author, and a mother, has broken barriers and charted a truly unique path to success in the aviation industry, all while writing a forthcoming novel, The Only One in the World, based on the life of pioneering Black aviator Bessie Coleman. Caroline Johnson, a National Air and Space Museum Guggenheim Fellow, studies the intersection of gender and the commercial aviation industry. Join us for a virtual conversation about representation, the importance of vision in shaping the aerospace industry of the future, and how dreams are influenced by personal experience. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free, invitation only. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Teacher Virtual Workshop—Considering Cultural Identity: Inside Out and Back Again

One-Time Events Throughout history, humans have moved from one place to another in pursuit of opportunity and safety. When young people begin life among one culture and must later adapt to a different one, their self-identities are made more complex. Join us for this virtual workshop designed for educators and consider the personal and historical facets of cultural identities shaped by migration. This free workshop is open to all teachers; content will be most relevant for 6th to 9th grades.  Image: iliana emilia garcía, Unknown Distances, from the series Unknown Distances/Undiscovered Islands, 2006-2007, printed 2012, inkjet print on canvas, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase made possible by William W. W. Parker, 2013.32.1, © 2006, iliana emilia garcía. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-virtual-workshopcultural-identity-and-inside-out-back-again-tickets-115731954391?aff=TeacherWkspSAAMWebsiteCalenderOfEvGetTicketsButton. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 3:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Teacher Workshop | National Portrait Gallery for Librarians

One-Time Events Librarians and Media Specialists, join the National Portrait Gallery for a professional development workshop created just for you! The librarians' job can be twofold - the curation of resources and the teaching of methods for our students to investigate those resources, in this case, portraits. Discover ways in which librarians can be guides in helping teachers and students not only access Portrait Gallery resources but utilize methods to use those resources in engaging and impactful student learning. This workshop is intended for classroom teachers. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://bitly.ws/9tAA. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Tea and Conversation: A Vision of Paradise—From a Buddhist Cave Temple to the Museum

Talks and Lectures How can objects reveal histories of faith, ritual, politics, and commerce? In this conversation, virtually step inside the Freer Gallery of Art to explore two monumental artworks that have been on display since the museum first opened its doors. The stone murals were created over 1,500 years ago for a Chinese Buddhist cave temple complex called the "Mountain of Echoing Halls" (Xiangtangshan). The murals were removed from their original home in the early twentieth century during a period of political upheaval and were installed in the walls of the Freer Gallery in 1922 while the building was under construction. The murals show images of Buddhas and compassionate beings—or Bodhisattvas—and include an image of a paradise known as the Pure Land, where devotees believe their souls will be reborn in the afterlife. What makes these artworks important, how did they come to the museum, and what do they have to teach us about the formation of museum collections? Join curator Keith Wilson and provenance researcher Joann… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Photo 101: Understanding ISO

Resident Associate Program Students learn how to use their ISO settings to darken and brighten photos, and how this relates to other camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249148?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Shenandoah Valley

Resident Associate Program Environmental historian Hayden Mathews guides a series of virtual Mid-Atlantic tours to whet your appetite for independent exploration and spark your travel plans. With a <span style="color: #e74c3c;">focus on the Shenandoah Valley</span> he covers the history and background on this area’s distinctive geographical and environmental profile, and offers stunning images, lots of tips and insights for visitors, and other useful resources. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249471?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

James Joyce's Ulysses: A Fresh Look

Resident Associate Program Despite its reputation as a notoriously difficult-to-read modern classic, James Joyce thought of his masterwork as a comic novel. Irish literature specialist Cóilín Parsons revisits the chronicle of the June day on which Stephen Dedalus and Leopold Bloom meander their way through Dublin to examine why that description may be the right one for this richly rewarding book. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249361?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

(At Home) On Art and Identity: Artist Talk with Deborah Roberts

Ongoing Tours & Activities This program is online only (via Zoom and Facebook Live). Register in advance now! Advance registration is required. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the talk. “Having one’s identity dismantled, marginalized, and regulated to non-human status demands action. This led me to critically engage image-making in art history and pop-culture, and ultimately grapple with whatever power and authority these images have over the female figure.” – Deborah Roberts, Artist Statement Artist Deborah Roberts joins Hirshhorn senior curator Evelyn Hankins for a discussion on power, identity, and challenging cultural myths and stereotypes. From her earliest encounters with “mythical, heroic, beautiful, and powerful” figures represented in paintings by Italian Renaissance artists and photographs in mass media, Roberts recognized that these images did not reflect her experience. Her art practice has built on this idea to investigate our country’s long history of… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zrjKp51EQsSvKqDk9Z0VAA. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Universal Human Rights

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on Universal Human Rights. Check out more Social Studies Online resources and episodes at https://learninglab.si.edu/org/americanhistory. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 11:00 AM.

Career Dives: Live Conversations in Marine Science with Yesmarie De La Flor

One-Time Events Learn how Smithsonian marine science professionals earned their fins through this Fall series. Discussions will include how they found their paths into the marine sciences, interests and research. Bring your questions for live Q&A sessions!  This session features Yesmarie De La Flor, an intern-to-fellow turned microbiology technician for the Smithsonian Marine Station in Fort Pierce, Florida. Join Yesmarie to learn more about the Internship to Fellowship Program and the microbiology work she does on corals and understanding Stony Coral Tissue Loss Disease.  Register at this link to join us live: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daQ7yKLlRtetSC9ZfMPAKQ . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_daQ7yKLlRtetSC9ZfMPAKQ. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Let's Talk Garden: Poinsettias and Holiday Trees

Smithsonian Gardens Each year Smithsonian Gardens grows hundreds of poinsettias and decorates majestic evergreen trees to display in the Smithsonian museums and Castle. Watch as Smithsonian Gardens’ extensive poinsettia crop makes its magical transition from small, green slips grown in our greenhouse facility to cheery, colorful holiday plants on display in the interiors of our museums. Then be dazzled by our Interiors Team, learn some of their decorating tricks, and watch as they transform a tree into a festive creation. Jill Gonzalez and Melanie Pyle will entertain us with their skills and give you pointers and ideas to try at home. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p-PSdSG1Qi2w1nOZM5TZ_g. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_p-PSdSG1Qi2w1nOZM5TZ_g. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#TakeTimeThursday: Let’s Celebrate Kwanzaa Everybody!

One-Time Events Kwanzaa is a seven-day festival that celebrates African and African American culture and history introduced by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 in the United States.  Join us as Mr. New-School, Brian Barber, walk us through the 7 principles of Kwanzaa and create a hands-on craft using easy to find materials. Brian Barber is an educator, rapper, and author born in Washington D.C. and raised in Fort Washington, Maryland. His experience as an educator and writer allows him to effectively produce educational materials for school age children. Brian has worked in the educational field since 2003 as an educator in Prince George’s County, Maryland. During those years he taught music to students in pre-kindergarten through sixth grade as well as mathematics, science, health, reading, language arts and social studies to grades two and five. Brian has also performed as a hip-hop artist for many years. The many talents that Brian developed have given him a special blend of artistry. Brian earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Elem… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Thursday, December 10, 2020, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM. For more info visit mrnewschool.com.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Chicanx Art and Artists Edition

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon that helps to highlight more artists and stories like those featured in the Smithsonian American Art Museum's landmark exhibition ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. The exhibition brings together five decades of innovative printmaking by Chicano artists to explore the social justice-rooted artistic tradition and its contemporary legacy. Many of the featured artists came of age during the civil rights era and channeled the period's social activism into assertive aesthetic statements that announced a new political and cultural consciousness among people of Mexican descent in the United States. Learn how to edit and create new Wikipedia articles in this online editing workshop and work to amplify and expand on articles about Chicanx women and LGBTQ+ artists. All levels of technological proficiency welcome.  Image credit: Mary Tait. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wikipedia-edit-a-thon-chicanx-art-and-artists-edition-tickets-125354040309?aff=WikipediaEditTrumbaCalendarLink. Related Exhibition: ¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now. Accessibility: Audio description. Friday, December 11, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Open Studio

One-Time Events The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, December 11, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mozart: The Reign of Love

Resident Associate Program The inexplicable force of nature that was Wolfgang Mozart seemed to live onstage and off simultaneously, a character in life’s tragicomedy but also outside of it, watching, studying, and gathering material for the fabric of his art. Biographer Jan Swafford examines how those dual lives converged in the creation of works that shaped classical music for all time. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249538?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender Link to online event:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwkceitqDMiHdeanzpPJvwjLUnRmPAT3jpy *Note: Meditation will NOT be held November 27. Image credit: Autumn Sunset; Itō Shinsui; Japan, Taisho era, 1921; woodblock print: ink and color on paper; Robert O. Mueller Collection, S2003.8.284. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, December 11, 2020, 12:15 PM – 12:45 PM.

Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper

Resident Associate Program Rocky Ruggiero, a specialist in the Early Renaissance, explores the evolution of the subject of the Last Supper in Italian art, from early Christian images to examples from the late Renaissance. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249362?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, December 11, 2020, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The California Gold Rush and Development of the West

Resident Associate Program A flash of gold in a river touched off a massive wave of young men from around the world who came to seek their fortunes in California. Garrett Peck examines how their dreams played out, and why the gold rush of 1849 forever altered the state and the nation’s destiny. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249544?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, December 11, 2020, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

The Most Serene Republic: The Splendors of Venice

Resident Associate Program Venice was shaped by its privileged position as cultural and economic bridge between the eastern and western Christian world, with a distinctive mix of Islamic, Byzantine, and classical influences, and the brilliant creators who reflected the glories of its long-lived republic in some of the most enduring and distinctive art and architecture in Europe. Rocky Ruggiero, a specialist in the Early Renaissance, examines the artistic heritage and the history of perhaps the most singular city in the world. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249363?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, December 12, 2020, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, December 12, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

New Asia Chamber Music Society

Performances A YouTube Premiere Event Four young virtuosos perform fresh arrangements of Japanese folk songs; music by Asian and Asian American composers for violin, cello, piano, and erhu (Chinese fiddle); and Beethoven’s Quartet for Piano and Strings in E-flat, in honor of the composer’s 250th birth year anniversary. Their recording is being made especially for the Freer and Sackler for this debut broadcast and includes commentary by the composers and performers.       The New Asia Chamber Music Society gave its inaugural performance at a sold-out Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. They have since performed at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall, Kaufman Music Center’s Merkin Concert Hall, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art and have toured Taiwan’s major concert halls.        The program features Japanese folksong arrangements by Yui Kitamura, director of Multicultural Sonic Evolution (MuSE), whose works have been heard at Tokyo’s Suntory Hall and Triphony Hall, Carnegie Hall, and Lincoln Center; the Piano Trio… Categories: Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Saturday, December 12, 2020, 7:30 PM.

Holidays at the White House

Resident Associate Program Learn how first ladies from Jacqueline Kennedy to Melania Trump have left their mark on White House Christmas celebrations. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249364?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, December 13, 2020, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Exhibition Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces

One-Time Events Why We Serve honors the generations of Native Americans who have served in the armed forces of the United States—often in extraordinary numbers—since the American Revolution. For some, the Indigenous commitment to the U.S. military doesn’t make sense. Why would Indians serve a country that overran their homelands, suppressed their cultures, and confined them to reservations? Native people have served for the same reasons as anyone else: to demonstrate patriotism or pursue employment, education, or adventure. Many were drafted. Yet tribal warrior traditions, treaty commitments with the United States, and responsibility for defending Native homelands have also inspired the enduring legacy of Indigenous military service. Why We Serve commemorates the National Native American Veterans Memorial, dedicated at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, DC. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: In Person and Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/why-we-serve/. Cost: Free. Related Events: Opening of the the National Native American Veterans Memorial. Related Exhibition: Why We Serve: Native Americans in the United States Armed Forces. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Sunday, December 13, 2020, 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

First Ladies' Crafting Traditions: The Art of Decorating at the White House

Resident Associate Program Inspired by the first lady crafting tradition, create a holiday ornament for your house, inspired by the people’s house: Michelle Obama’s meaningful hanging envelope. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249365?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, December 13, 2020, 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM.