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Historia Natural en Casa: Océanos en Movimiento

One-Time Events ¡Descubre cómo viven y se mueven los peces en el océano! Exploraremos su hábitat y cómo se mueven en el agua. Aprenderemos e interpretaremos los movimientos de varias especies de peces a través del baile. La Ictióloga Dra. Adela Roa-Varon y la artista de baile Silvia Burstein Hendi, de Local Motion Project, (localmotionproject.org) nos guiarán a levantarnos de nuestros asientos para explorar movimientos y crear bailes inspirados por peces que viven en el océano. Este programa es parte de la celebración del Día Mundial de los Océanos del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural, la cual se centra en "Lugares de Esperanza," áreas que son fundamentales para la salud de nuestros océanos en todo el mundo. Moderadora: Odalys Lugo-Morales, educadora del Museo Nacional de Historia Natural.  Recomendado para familias con pequeños de 5 a 10 años. Sin embargo, todas las edades son bienvenidas. La inscripción no es obligatoria, pero nos ayuda a servir mejor a nuestras audiencias. Para más información, y para… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/93989760304. Cost: Free / Gratis. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, June 13, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Honoring the American Flag through Native Art

One-Time Events Objects decorated with American flag designs were incorporated into Native art in the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, objects adorned with the flag usually signify that a family member has served in the military. In honor of Flag Day, watch Emil Her Many Horses (Oglala Lakota), museum curator and historian, as he takes us through objects in the museum's collection that were created to honor the American flag. This program will be available on demand after it premieres.  Image: “Nations” by Jenny Ann Chapoose Taylor (Ute), 2002. Eugene, Oregon. 265294. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/online-programs. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Monday, June 14, 2021.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 14, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, June 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Cultural Expressions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j07AH49_Rm2BfJMpVrYVrw. Monday, June 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Mapping Indigenous DC

Resident Associate Program Washington, D.C. is Indian land. The city is built on the traditional ancestral homelands of the Piscataway and Anacostan peoples. Join Elizabeth Rule, director of the AT&T Center for Indigenous Politics and Policy at George Washington University, to explore the history and legacy of Native Americans in the nation’s capital, as well as a new digital guide and mobile app that maps local sites of Indigenous importance. Categories: After Five. 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/251092?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, June 14, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 15, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_pd3W4rS0TIiFVWBVzxzxGA. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sneak Peek—‘Thinking Green’: The Enduring Pattern of Recycling Earlier Jades in Chinese Antiquity

Talks and Lectures Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_9wkDK0CeR4KEQuevWieQtQ Nephrite is the specific mineral species of jade used in Chinese antiquity. Natural sources are known in numerous regions of China, but the tough, fibrous material capable of taking a high polish has always been rare, contributing to its appeal and to the worth of the finished objects it yields. Archaeology reveals that the beauty and durability of select forms ensured their retention as keepsakes for generations. Documented discoveries also prove that the intrinsic value of the matrix encouraged reuse—through reshaping, reworking, or redecorating—in response to changing conditions. In this talk, curator of ancient Chinese art Keith Wilson will take a closer look at jades in our collection to define patterns among recycled Neolithic forms in the Bronze Age, with a focus on the late Shang period. A specialist in Chinese antiquities, J. Keith Wilson received his BA in Chinese studies from Williams College (1978) and… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Byzantine Art: Heaven on Earth

Resident Associate Program Discover the visual splendor and spiritual power of Byzantine art with art historian Judy Scott Feldman, from the jewel-like mosaics of Ravenna to the dazzling domed interior of Hagia Sophia and the penetrating stare of holy figures in Orthodox icons. (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/251067?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Quick-Sketch Watercolors: Landscapes

Resident Associate Program Quickly capture a scene using flowing lines and spontaneous watercolor techniques. Create landscape paintings and vignettes inspired from virtual travel from Europe to California. Complete one or more paintings as you use techniques in composition, drawing, and painting. 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/250952?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Designing Sounds of Blackness: Poster Child

One time events Tailored for educators, open to all. Black women have strategically used graphic design to enhance their sound. Just think about your favorite album cover, whether it be The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  or Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever. In Respect Her Crank! Designing Sounds of Blackness, prominent graphic designer Candice Taylor draws the relationship between graphic design and music throughout multiple workshops designed to teach the fundamental principles of design. Some of your favorite musicians slowly gained recognition in their neighborhoods, cities, and towns, by performing and promoting their music locally. They used flyers and posters to capture the attention of potential fans. In this workshop, learn how to design promotional graphics that captivate musical audiences. Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-06-15/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Learning Lab team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBryMHTuC0c. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

An Amazing Odyssey: A Congressman’s Solo Flight Around the World

Resident Associate Program In 1951, Peter F. Mack Jr. a 34-year-old U.S. congressman from rural Illinois, made an extraordinary journey for peace. He borrowed a single-engine airplane from the Smithsonian, rechristened it the Friendship Flame, and flew it around the world alone on a self-funded, self-directed goodwill mission. Categories: After Five. 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/251145?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Earth Optimism Webinar: Landscaping for Biodiversity, A Plant-Insect Perspective

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center While insects often get a bad rap in gardens, a wide array of insects are quietly performing essential functions for food webs and ecosystems. On Tuesday, June 15, University of Maryland researcher Karin Burghardt will introduce you to some of the fascinating insects that dwell in spaces we occupy every day: our gardens, yards and parks. She’ll also reveal how our activities can shape plant-insect interactions, and suggest some practices we can use to help preserve biodiversity in the ecosystems closest to home. This webinar is part of the  Smithsonian Environmental Research Center’s free evening lecture series, and it will be recorded! By signing up on Zoom, you’ll be able to join live and receive a link to the closed-captioned recording in your inbox as soon as it’s ready. Sign up to watch live or on-demand. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Venue: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6916191040632/WN_MwgJRUIfQFqP6ViQ3-z-Ww. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6916191040632/WN_MwgJRUIfQFqP6ViQ3-z-Ww. Related Events: To see more virtual science talks at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, visit https://serc.si.edu/visit/eveninglectures. Tuesday, June 15, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 16, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

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 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: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Stories from the American Songbook

Resident Associate Program There are songs so familiar they seem part of us. In this series with writer and filmmaker Sara Lukinson, find out how some of our favorites from the American songbook came to be and how they speak to generations of listeners. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session highlights Summertime and My Favorite Things.</span>. Categories: 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/251022?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Power of Place. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DGq3agLETQScZfPcr7AvpA. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Postcard from Provence in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Create postcard-size paintings while virtually spending an afternoon in Provence. Discover how to capture light and shadow with flowing lines and colors. Use photos in the instructor's "Life in Provence" series, or your own photos as references. 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/250953?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Power of Voice: Vocal Coach Denise Woods on Making Yourself Heard

Resident Associate Program One of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood, Denise Woods shares proven, practical, and invaluable tools to change both how we communicate and ultimately how we see ourselves. Categories: After Five. 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/251104?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Mary Anne Goley

One-Time Events Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and art historian Mary Anne Goley. Learn more about Goley’s most recent publication Democracy’s Medici: The Federal Reserve and the Art of Collecting (2020). This program is part of SAAM’s ongoing series New Writings in American Art, highlighting new scholarship and publications in the field of American art. Goley was the founding director of the Fine Arts Program of the Federal Reserve Board (1975–2006). She led a fifteen-member advisory panel and liaised with Federal Reserve board members and the thirty-six system-wide bank presidents and their directors advising on art policy. She has authored John White Alexander: An American Artist in the Gilded Age (2018) and Style & Grace: Masterworks of American Art from the Collection of Michael A. and Marilyn L. Mennello (2012) and contributes to numerous publications, including Apollo: The International Art Magazine, among others. Image: Mary Anne Goley, Courtesy of the author. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian 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/new-writings-in-american-art-virtual-conversation-with-mary-anne-goley-tickets-149956330421?aff=ConversationMAGoleyTrumba. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Enhancing Understanding: Chinese Art and Culture in the Museum

Talks and Lectures This panel explores the key role museums can play today in enhancing public understanding of world cultures. It also addresses how the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art educates global audiences about Chinese art and culture, building on a history of excellence in scholarship, programming, and international collaboration. This event is co-organized with the Committee of 100.    Panelists:     Chase F. Robinson is the Dame Jillian Sackler Director of the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art, which together form the Smithsonian's National Museum of Asian Art. He joined the museum in December 2018. As director, he is leading the museum through the implementation of a five-year strategy that will expand its renowned collections of the arts of East Asia, South Asia, and the Islamic world; celebrate its century-long association with American art; introduce new audiences and technologies; and foster a greater understanding of the arts, cultures, and societies of Asia.    Jan Stuart is… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM.

The Lewis and Clark Expedition: A New Look at an American Adventure

Resident Associate Program The extensive journals that chronicle the Lewis and Clark expedition’s trek from St. Louis to the Pacific and back offer a vivid look at one of the most remarkable adventures in American history. Clay Jenkinson, a preeminent Lewis and Clark and Jefferson scholar, examines the dynamics of the journals, how they were written, and what they included in their entries—and what they did not—to offer a deeper understanding of the greatest land exploration in North America. Categories: After Five. 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/251119?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 17, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Climate Change Threatens Great Ape Biology

One-Time Events Globally, climates are changing at an unprecedented rate. How does this affect the health and biology of our closest living cousins, the great apes?  Alexandra Kralick, PhD candidate at University of Pennsylvania, is using clues from her study of orangutan skeletal collections at the Smithsonian to see how their bodies recorded stress, and how that stress is linked to climate change and deforestation. Ultimately, human activity may be changing great ape biology.    Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.   This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.    This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Houseplant Diversity and the Benefits of Taxonomy Knowledge

Smithsonian Gardens The world of houseplants is very diverse, having many common and familiar species as well as some unique and uncommon ones. Join interiors horticulturist Virginia Thaxton as she shows us some of the diversity that is available and helps us answer the question “who is related to whom?” when it comes to our houseplants. She will explain why plant taxonomy is a very important science for those of us who love plants, and how fun and useful it can be getting to know them on a first name basis! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6cQSnQ7Qym4m1hjNXz33Q. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_j6cQSnQ7Qym4m1hjNXz33Q. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Color Theory and Psychology

Resident Associate Program Learn how to make color choices in your art to bring out a reaction from the viewer. Create combinations with colored pencils that illustrate how color theory works. 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/250994?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Youth in Action: Indigenizing Pride | Juventud en acción: Indigenizando el Orgullo LGBTQ+

One-Time Events How does identity influence activism? Many tribal nations have always recognized multiple genders and those who possess both male and female spirits. Native people who identify as more than one gender or possessing both spirits sometimes refer to themselves as Two Spirit. In celebration of Pride Month, hear from Indigenous youth working in the fields of education, health, cultural heritage and the arts to amplify Two Spirit and Native LGBTQ+ voices and issues. Moderated by Anthony Bullard (Lumbee). Panelists include Ryan Young (Ojibwe), Souksavanh Keovorabouth (Diné [Navajo]) and Naomy Méndez Romero (Zapotec). Learn more about the panelists here.  Closed captioning and simultaneous interpretation in English and Spanish will be available for this program. Youth in Action: Conversations About Our Future is a monthly program led by young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working toward equity and social justice for Indigenous peoples. Topics vary from month… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3116188639750/WN_VcOVur0fRaS1_R53Oq1Zyg. Cost: Free | Registration required via Zoom. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

(For Teens) Designing Sounds of Blackness: Poster Child

One time events Tailored for teens, open to all. Black women have strategically used graphic design to enhance their sound. Just think about your favorite album cover, whether it be The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill  or Megan Thee Stallion’s Fever. In Respect Her Crank! Designing Sounds of Blackness, prominent graphic designer Candice Taylor draws the relationship between graphic design and music throughout multiple workshops designed to teach the fundamental principles of design. Some of your favorite musicians slowly gained recognition in their neighborhoods, cities, and towns, by performing and promoting their music locally. They used flyers and posters to capture the attention of potential fans. In this workshop, learn how to design promotional graphics that captivate musical audiences. Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-06-17/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms

Resident Associate Program Beginning photographers learn how to use histograms, a graphic display of the brightness levels of pixels in an image—and an essential guide to achieving the correct exposure. Categories: After Five. 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/250954?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

The Shamisen in Japanese Art and Music

Performances Tatsu Aoki, shamisen, with curator Kit Brooks Follow one of Japan’s signature musical instruments, a three-stringed lute called the shamisen, through the many worlds in which it has played a prominent role, from kabuki and puppet theater to the folk music of blind beggar-musicians and the geisha houses of Tokyo’s Yoshiwara district. Explore the transformation in Japanese aesthetics from relaxed and improvisational styles to the more standardized repertoires of later decades by examining woodblock prints, paintings, and photographs, and by listening to three masters of the shamisen perform. Our guides will be curator Kit Brooks, who specializes in prints and paintings of the Edo and Meiji periods, and musician and filmmaker Tatsu Aoki, who was born into a family of geisha managers in Tokyo and learned their shamisen repertoire before moving to the United States to pursue a career in jazz, film, and experimental music. He will be joined from Tokyo by Nobuto Yamanaka, a specialist in the tsugaru shamisen… Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, June 17, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 18, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Visual Arts and the American Experience. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mgLZW-K7Tr2XOubRJihoTA. Friday, June 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: U is for Unique, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, U is for Unique. You are unique! Join museum educators to celebrate your unique identity and create a unique name art during this webinar-style Zoom class.  A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: U is for Unique Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8458582/joyful-fridaysu-is-for-unique-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, June 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities 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, June 18, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, June 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_coSIaEbVTaS1ENONTz88mg. Friday, June 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Introduction to American Art

Resident Associate Program Art historian Bonita Billman introduces major artists and movements in American painting from the late 18th century to the present, revealing the connections between historical changes and artistic choices. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit). Categories: After Five. 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/250473?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, June 18, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Drag Queen Art Bingo Night

One-Time Events Celebrate Pride with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and DC drag diva KC B. Yoncé. Grab your favorite festive beverage and join us for a lively evening of drag bingo, American art, and more. Register now and request 1 to 4 printable bingo cards featuring artworks by American artists who are part of the LGBTQ+ community. We will host two rounds of bingo during this program. Tickets available starting June 1. Space is limited. DC-area registrants are eligible to get 10% off Red Bear Brewing’s official 2021 Pride Helles lager, Smash Me With A House. This offer is available for pick up only while supplies last. Must be 21+ with proper ID and show SAAM coupon to Red Bear Brewing staff to apply the discount. Offer void after 6/18/2021. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian 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/virtual-drag-queen-art-bingo-night-tickets-156240971953?aff=BingoTrumba. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Friday, June 18, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Special Screening: Minari

Films Pre-registration required. Click here to make your reservation: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/minari-tickets-150087187819 Capacity is limited to 250 people. Registration closes on June 15 at midnight. Includes a pre-recorded post-film Q&A with the film’s cast and crew.   In conjunction with the program series CULINASIA: The Future of Asian Food in America, we present a special screening of Lee Isaac Chung’s award-winning film. A tender and sweeping story about what roots us, Minari follows members of a Korean American family who move to an Arkansas farm in search of their own American Dream. The family home changes completely with the arrival of their sly, foul-mouthed, but incredibly loving grandmother. Amidst the instability and challenges of this new life in the rugged Ozarks, Minari shows the undeniable resilience of family and what really makes a home. (Dir.: Lee Isaac Chung, United States, 2020, 115 min. English and Korean with English subtitles),   CULINASIA: The Future of Asian Food in… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, June 18, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 19, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience | Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue

One-Time Events All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET. We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc, About the Program, Adrian Miller, food writer, James Beard Award winner, attorney, and certified barbecue judge joins Kevin Young, NMAAHC director and member of the Southern Food Alliance in a conversation about Miller’s book Black Smoke.  The two will discuss the perseverance, culinary innovation, and entrepreneurship of African Americans whose faces and stories have been marginalized from the story of this American cuisine. This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company. Categories: Culinary Arts. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Celebrations. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0hdkz6fdvj7e3wu022sjaebscp4uued46prurys14mz0mumrxhbp. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM.

Urban Gardening Series - Workshop #3 Freedom and Financial Security: How Gardens Unite, Enrich, and Empower a Community

One-Time Events In the spirit of Juneteenth, we are celebrating emancipation in this workshop, which explores the roots of community freedom and security through expertise in and stewardships of the land. Tracing the legacies of such individuals as Alethia Tanner and founders of Barry Farm/Hillsdale, the workshop will look at how "freedom" can be found in the green spaces of our communities. Garden facilitator, Derek Thomas, will harvest and compost the spring vegetables and explore the role of pollinator plants in the garden. Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_sFK4zxMeTAmVGjDIX5r7sQ. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LndSSJQfRDmPiAZQAZaELw. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Planetarium Show: Solstices on Other Worlds

One-Time Events Join educators from the National Air and Space Museum as we explore our dynamic solar system. In this live, interactive show, participants will explore how planets in our solar system change over time, and how some have seasons - and others don’t! Staff will be there to answer your questions about our cosmic neighborhood and beyond. This program is designed for families with kids ages 8-12, but all are welcome to participate! This program will be held on Zoom webinar with live closed captioning. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Zoom Webinar. Cost: Free with registration. Get Tickets or Register: https://s.si.edu/3cf9rYl. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience| Genealogy & Records of Intrigue

One-Time Events All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET. We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc, About the Program Using a case of "Reverse Genealogy" the family history of an enslaved spinner & weaver will be traced from the era of the American Revolution to the turn of the century. Based on a Freedman's Bank record Center staff will follow the historical footpath of a woman who lost children during slavery and the Civil War, surviving to secure an account with the Freedman's Bank. This presentation will demonstrate how one critical record links to a host of documents leading to an intriguing emancipation story. This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Celebrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gkx6vcb0mpjef18wzfd5xms0y8z0umvu5rzgmexnzrhbm2t94wg7. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience| Porch Stories – Tales of Slavery and Beyond

One-Time Events All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET. We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc, About the Program Internationally recognized storyteller, Jan Blake shares two stories – an Ethiopian tale entitled “Fire on the Mountain” followed by her interpretation of a short story by Charles Chesnutt entitled “Mary and Moses.” These stories share insights into the wisdom and strength of America’s post-slavery communities and the futures they faced. Daniel Black, Professor of African American Studies at Clark University, Atlanta, and a novelist, interviews Blake about how she weaves the African American experience into the body of her work largely focused upon the Diaspora. Recommended for ages 10+. This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company. Categories: Celebrations. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0k13nbknh0hmbf0u94ab49pz3hmjgg10mdadzx3mkk1a6v8d2ywh. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience| Juneteenth: Connecting the Historic to the Now

One-Time Events All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET. We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc, About the Program A panel of scholars will explore the origins of Juneteenth discuss the historical and current political significance of the holiday. Panelists:  Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor of History, Faculty of Arts and Sciences at Harvard University; Jelani Cobb, Ira A. Lipman Professor of Journalism at Columbia University; and Imani Perry, Hughes-Rogers Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. Kevin Young, Andrew W. Mellon Director of the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will moderate. This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Celebrations. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://nmaahc.si.edu/events/juneteenth. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=082hc29uftcw5umvv7pkt1b50pvukxw99zb7n3pz426c1weekc87. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Juneteenth: A Celebration of Resilience| Community Soundstage: A Conversation with Amythyst Kiah

One-Time Events All Juneteenth programs are pre-recorded and will be available On-Demand beginning June 14 at noon ET. We encourage you to celebrate with us on June 19 with a virtual watch party including enhanced social media @nmaahc   About the Program Amythyst Kiah, whose rock inflected country compositions redefine the limits of roots music to represent the influence of black musicians, will perform three acoustic numbers, including her breakout hit “Black Myself”. In an interview with Dwandalyn Reece, Associate Director of Curatorial Affairs, Kiah will discuss her highly anticipated album, Wary + Strange and her belief that music helps her listeners recognize the intersection of historic and contemporary social justice challenges. This program is generously supported by Ford Motor Company. Categories: After Five. Performances. Celebrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gt9d4p9zm6grrnaj9w439ntfh8u2yepvhu53rjpn78b4k8sh6zv3. Saturday, June 19, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 20, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 21, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EDT) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 45 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, June 21, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this June as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85783609672?pwd=cUdFN2U5ZFgvYzBzOTFQV0gvRm5CUT09. Cost: Free! Monday, June 21, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Cultural Expressions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_EBu2w_LLTA2660Sb4YDQXQ. Monday, June 21, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J37OE0ZZTJ2c8VlMW9supQ. Monday, June 21, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Misinformation: Why It Exists—And How To Stop It

Resident Associate Program Stopping the dissemination of fake news, misinformation, and disinformation campaigns continues to be a Herculean task. An expert discusses how to identify and combat fake news—and how to resist becoming a victim of misinformation. Categories: After Five. 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/251058?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, June 21, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 22, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fnCFW8NcSVasUooDo_tsqQ. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Creating Collections: Digital Museum Resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Learn how to create and personalize collections of digital museum resources on the Smithsonian Learning Lab to support your teaching. We’ll demonstrate how to start your first collection, add interactive text and questions to engage learners, and upload resources from external websites and your computer to supplement what you’ve found from the Smithsonian. We'll conclude with tips for publishing your collections to share with colleagues, students, and the Learning Lab community. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HSqq_NCJ93c. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. 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, June 22, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Making the Most of Your Memory

Resident Associate Program Are you worried about your memory, or someone else’s? Understand more about how memory works and how you might optimize yours from Barry Gordon, a nationally recognized expert on memory and memory disorders. It is an evening you won’t forget. Categories: After Five. 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/251113?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 23, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

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 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: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Montgomery Meigs and the Nation's Capital

Resident Associate Program His role as Union Army quartermaster general is well known, but Montgomery Meigs was also an engineer, architect, inventor, and patron of the arts who left an indelible impression on the face of the capital city. Historian Bill Keene offers a virtual tour of sites in the Washington area associated with Meigs in his role of engineer and architect. 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/251122?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Watercolor Sunflowers in Spain

Resident Associate Program Learn how to paint a sun-filled scene with flowing watercolors. Explore positive and negative space, mixing a range of color values, and capturing sunlight with your paintbrush. A tracing and reference photo is provided to help you begin drawing ahead of class 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/250955?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 1:30 PM – 5:00 PM.

Ask a Conservator: Emergency Management

Smithsonian Libraries Cultural heritage is not renewable. If books, documents, pieces of art, or any other ephemera are destroyed in a fire, for example, they are likely lost forever. Librarians and archivists have a long history of responding to and preparing for the kinds of emergencies and disasters, both natural and human-inflicted, that threaten these important resources for economic development and tourism, as well as knowledge, creativity, and a sense of historically connected identity. In our next "Ask a Conservator" program, Nora Lockshin, senior conservator, and Katie Wagner, senior book conservator, will share how they plan for and respond to potential emergency situations that could pose risks to the safety of our precious collections at the Smithsonian and those of our fellow cultural institutions around the country. They’ll also discuss how they are called on to assist with protecting and recovering cultural heritage around the world. And as always, there will be plenty of time for your questions! How to Join… Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Asian American Farmers Look Back to Go Forward

Talks and Lectures Free; registration required: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251299 Part of CULINASIA: The Future of Asian Food in America  Presented in collaboration with the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center  and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art  In both film and popular media as well as farming and land ownership, Asian Americans have been historically underrepresented and repeatedly denied opportunities for advancement. In 2017, Asian Americans comprised less than one percent of United States farm owners, in comparison to the approximately ninety-five percent of full-time operators who were white.  The Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, the California Alien Land Law of 1913, and Japanese internment during World War II are among the factors that contributed to sharp declines in previously “ubiquitous” Asian American land ownership. Whether as a means of “cultural reclamation” or with the intention of building lasting… Categories: Culinary Arts. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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: After Five. 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/250956?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

How Space Became a Cold War Battleground

Resident Associate Program At the height of the Cold War, President John F. Kennedy saw outer space exploration as a race for survival—and America was losing to the Soviet Union. Author Jeff Shesol examines why John Glenn’s February 1962 mission into space had greater goals than circling the planet: It was to calm the fears of the free world and renew America’s sense of self-belief. Categories: After Five. 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/251098?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, June 23, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Thursday, June 24, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Let's Talk Gardens: Carbon in the Capitol: Analyzing changes CO2 concentrations in Washington D.C. during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Smithsonian Gardens The coronavirus-related lockdowns affected human beings and nature in many ways. Unusual animal sightings occurred in many cities, while human beings dramatically changed their daily lives and commuting patterns. But did these changes to everyday life affect the air we breathe? Marc Rosenfield, an ecosystem ecologist and PhD candidate at George Washington University, studied the exchange of carbon dioxide between the land and the atmosphere during the pandemic to answer the question. With his collaboration with the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Marc Rosenfield, Leona Neftaliem and their collaborators built and deployed 33 carbon dioxide sensors around the Washington DC metropolitan area, including the Enid A. Haupt Garden and the Anacostia Community Museum. The sensors have been collecting carbon dioxide, temperature, pressure, and humidity readings every 5 minutes for over a year. Now, Rosenfield is analyzing the data to see how photosynthesis, urban planning, and traffic changes have affected c… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ss7PAE1lR92SO-XMnK5jmw. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ss7PAE1lR92SO-XMnK5jmw. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#TakeTimeThursday: Encouragement For Your Soul

One-Time Events So you need a little encouragement and centering today? Although the country is opening back up, things are still far from normal. Join us as we hear from our host, Jenelle Cooper, as she encourages us all through writings, poetry, and song.   Jenelle has worked at the Smithsonian Institution for over 33 years and has been at the Anacostia Community Museum since 1996.  She is a woman of faith and has found that it has enabled her to get through anything. She is a minister in training and is determined to empower people to live their best lives. It is her faith that will drive this presentation as she switches hats for a moment.  #Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, wellness practitioners and others. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. every other Thursday and boost your mind, body and spirit. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1XlSSRQtTJiCMfkWCyqflA. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Virtual Highlights Tour

Postal Museum SI What do the Titanic and the Pony Express have in common? What is the Inverted Jenny and why is it America’s most famous stamp error? Learn all that and more on an engaging virtual tour that covers highlights of the National Postal Museum collection. Presented by an engaging panel of docents, each presenting their own favorite objects and stories, this participatory tour brings the Smithsonian museum to you. Recommended for ages 12+. Email NPMTours@si.edu with questions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/156736885243. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography

Resident Associate Program Light can make or break your photos. Understand the essentials of shooting in a natural-light setting as you learn to gauge the direction of light; recognize degree of diffusion; minimize (or emphasize) lens flare; control conditions with lens hoods, and more. Categories: After Five. 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/250957?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Classic Summer Cocktails with Philip Greene

Resident Associate Program Looking for some refreshing cocktail ideas for warm summer evenings? Author and cocktail historian Philip Greene demonstrates how to make classics like the Tom Collins, Mojito, Southside, Daiquiri, and Jack Rose. He also mixes in the drinks’ histories and folklore. Categories: After Five. 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/251101?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Birding 101

Resident Associate Program Do you wish you knew more about those intriguing-looking birds you spot in your backyard or on your walks?  Matt Felperin, NOVA Parks’ roving naturalist, offers an essential guide on what you see and hear designed for both beginning birders and those who want to take their skills to the next level. Categories: After Five. 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/251128?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, June 24, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Hometown Sounds and Wes Felton

One-Time Events Luce Unplugged has gone digital! SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center has teamed up with  Paul  Vodra  and  Anthony  Porecco  of local music podcast Hometown Sounds to feature music and conversations from DC artists. Tune in for an episode featuring legendary DC singer, actor, and emcee Wes Felton. Felton’s many talents and varied career have earned him national acclaim and a special place in the history of his hometown.    Listen to this episode and subscribe to the Hometown Sounds podcast now! Photo by Darrow Montgomery. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Hometown Sounds. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://hometownsoundsdc.com. Cost: FREE. Related Events: Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Jenna Camille. Accessibility: Audio description. Friday, June 25, 2021. For more info visit hometownsoundsdc.com.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Friday, June 25, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: V is for Vocal, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, V is for Vocal. Your voice is powerful! Join museum educators to learn stories of activism and create a self-expression poster during this webinar-style Zoom class.  A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: V is for Vocal Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7037156/joyful-fridaysv-is-for-vocal-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, June 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities 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, June 25, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Unboxed Lunch: Women and Their Work

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join Josh T Franco, national collector at the Archives of American Art, as he dives into a collection new to the Archives, the records of Austin, Texas arts nonprofit organization, Women and Their Work.  During this live event, Josh will explore the Women and Their Work records with you, leading a discussion about the organization’s history and significance and answering your questions along the way. Sign up today to unbox this untouched collection with us! Closed captioning will be provided. For other accommodations, one-week advance notice is appreciated. Questions? Email DanielsN@si.edu. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Archives of American Art. Event Location: Archives of American Art. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_euQ7_NnQQISHBvJQ9rFR2w. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_euQ7_NnQQISHBvJQ9rFR2w. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wheelchair accessible. Friday, June 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Raphael and the Papal Apartments

Resident Associate Program The artist Raphael arrived in Rome in 1508 and brought a subtle revolution in art and architecture to the Eternal City. Join art historian Elaine Ruffolo for a virtual visit to the papal apartments—Stanze—Raphael painted, and revel in his virtuosity. (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/251080?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, June 25, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, June 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Encuentro en el Smithsonian: Telmary Díaz

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Beyond the Mall: Making Matters kicks off with hip-hop artist Telmary Díaz, whose powerful voice inspires communities in Cuba and across Latin America. Her music—sometimes energetic and fast, always deep and spiritual—embodies a positive message of empowerment through poetic lyrics. In this program, Telmary talks about what feeds her creative vision, from her early days in the Cuban hip-hop scene to the influence of Afro-Cuban culture and her commitment to nurturing the next generation of women musicians. She also gives us a glimpse into the making of her new record with HabanaSana, sharing how it connects to this moment in history. NPR and BBC contributor Betto Arcos, author of Music Stories from the Cosmic Barrio, moderates the conversation.  Produced by the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Encuentro en el Smithsonian is an occasional series exploring culture, creativity, and identity. Presented in Spanish with English subtitles, programs feature distinguished artists, activists, and thinkers from… 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. Friday, June 25, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Saturday, June 26, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Washington, DC

Resident Associate Program Historian and scholar Michele L. Simms-Burton, a former professor of African-American studies at Howard University examines the creators and the works that came alive during one of the most creative and intellectually productive eras in African American history, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s. 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/251086?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM.

Community Workshop: Quechua Pom-Poms and Tassels (SOLD OUT)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival In highland towns throughout the Andes, women adorn hand-woven textiles with pom-poms and tassels made from sheep or alpaca wool. These colorful bobbles embellish traditional dress, handbags, and braided hair. In this workshop, Yessica Sallo Auccacusi and Rosa Pumaylli Quispe, both Indigenous weavers from Chinchero, Peru, will guide us in the art of traditional pom-pom and tassel making. Attendees can use materials at home or request a materials kit from Peru: balls of yarn, a tapestry needle, and a small handwoven bag. Along the way, we’ll learn about the culture of traditional weaving in Peru. By the end of the workshop, guests will have completed a few handmade Quechua-style pom-poms and tassels that can be used to adorn your home or clothing. Registration for this workshop is full. Find more details on Eventbrite. Accessibility Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation can be provided by request. You will be able to indicate your request when you register on… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Workshop. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Growing Community Series - Building a Sense of Unity: Gardening’s Important Role in Healthy Communities

One-Time Events How does the presence of and access to green spaces shape our daily lives? We are excited to feature nationally known thought leader, Akiima Price, whose work explores the relationship between community well-being and nature. During this live session, we will first explore the ways that green spaces can contribute to a connection to place and strengthen the overall health of communities. Then we’ll get (virtually) dirty with garden facilitator Derek Thomas who will guide participants in garden housekeeping, the planting of corn, peppers, and tomatoes, and training plants as they grow.  About the series “Growing Community: Connecting the How and the Why of Gardening”  Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They can be unexpected and important sites of community empowerment. They allow us to connect with the land while feeding the people we care about. Gardens can mean financial security and even freedom. During this six-part series, virtual participants will learn techniques for growing vegetables and herbs… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_apc-6jiCTsC5ec458tlZpA. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Placemaking, Collective Care, and Culture: A Conversation with Global Practitioners

Smithsonian Folklife Festival In a post-COVID world, the question of collective care is increasingly urgent. Yet cultural entrepreneurs and curators were problem-solving this challenge long before the pandemic, building resilient cities and relationships by elevating and innovating cultural heritage. COVID has accelerated the need to look toward their work and ask: could our need for collective care be tied to the places we live and love? Join us for a conversation with change-makers about their approaches to activating cultural resources to cultivate creativity, revive economies, and build stronger networks of care. Nairi Khatchadourian will discuss collaborative art projects undertaken in Armenia during and after the recent Artsakh war to demonstrate acts of care toward heritage, place, and people. Soraya Hosni and Mark Gonzales will share insights from founding The New Medina, a network of purpose-driven spaces in the medina of Sousse, Tunisia—a UNESCO World Heritage Site—including a culinary lab, heritage start-ups, and a global re… 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. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Master Workshop: Backstrap Weaving with Nilda Callañuapa (SOLD OUT)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival For thousands of years, women of the Peruvian Andes have carried on the tradition of backstrap weaving: a simple but elegant practice using a loom that wraps around the weaver’s waist. Their designs, using natural dyes and ancient techniques, are inspired by Andean flora and fauna, astronomy, and society. In 1996, Nilda Callañaupa Alvarez co-founded the Center for Traditional Textiles of Cusco, ensuring the sustainability of this rich tradition while empowering local artisans. For this workshop, registered participants will receive a materials kit in the mail, including assorted backstrap looms and wool yarn. Callañaupa will guide attendees through the process, from tying and comfortably positioning the loom to picking up a pattern. By the end of the workshop, guests will have started a collection of beautiful Peruvian patterns. Registration for this workshop is full. Find more details and register on Eventbrite. Accessibility Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Workshop. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Languages of Home and Diaspora: Nourishing Palestine in Food and Verse

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Writer and cookbook author Reem Kassis and poet Zeina Azzam became friends through the acts of cooking and writing. Though they hail from different generations and have unique life experiences, they forged a profound bond over their Palestinian heritage. In this program, they engage in conversation about their life trajectories as Palestinians and as mothers, daughters, writers, and creative spirits. Kassis will offer a demonstration of how to make ka’ak al-Quds, a quintessentially Palestinian bread ring from Jerusalem, while Azzam will read poems that reflect women’s sensibilities regarding identity and the transmission of cultural traditions, highlighting the meaning of “home” and why, in its many incarnations, it matters still. Accessibility American Sign Language interpretation and closed captions will be provided for this program. Sponsor This program is a co-presentation of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival and the Roadwork Center. 2021 Smithsonian Folklife Festival This year, the… 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. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Stories in Stone: Master Artisans on Tools, Technique, and Meaning

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Craftspeople in the building arts bring enduring beauty to our built environments. Through their mastery of technique and dedication to excellence, they create three-dimensional works of art that enrich the world in which we live. In this session, three master artisans—stone mason Joe Alonso of the Washington National Cathedral, stone carver and letterer Nicholas Benson of the John Stevens Shop in Newport, Rhode Island, and stone carver and sculptor Sebastian Martorana of Baltimore, Maryland—share their knowledge of tools, materials, and technique and reflect on the attitudes and values that shape and give meaning to their work. Folklife curator Marjorie Hunt, co-director of the documentary films Good Work: Masters of the Building Arts and The Stone Carvers, moderates the conversation. Accessibility Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and CART (via Zoom) … 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. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Community Workshop: Fiji Masi Cloth Flowers (SOLD OUT)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Since time immemorial, communities throughout Oceania have produced cloth from the bark of the paper mulberry tree. Strips of bark are dried, soaked, pounded flat, and then bound into sturdy—though not waterproof—sheets that are painted, stamped, or dyed. Once used as everyday clothing, this barkcloth is now used primarily in craft, fine art, and formal dress. Its name varies by island; in Fiji, it is known as masi. In this workshop, guests will learn the art of using masi to create traditional Fijian bua flowers. Live from Fiji, Kalesi Buka will guide us through the process of using a pattern to construct your flowers while teaching us more about its use in the culture. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have created two decorative masi flowers to adorn your home—and a memento of Fiji and the Pacific Islands. Registration for this workshop is full. Find more details and register on Eventbrite. Accessibility Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation can be… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Workshop. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Saturday, June 26, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Sunday, June 27, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Passing the Torch: Senegalese Metalsmithing Across Geography and Gender

Smithsonian Folklife Festival In 2017, Karen Smith was already working full time as a metalsmith, but she wanted to learn the heritage skills of goldsmithing. Initially she was told, “Women don’t wield the hammer,” but through encouragement and support from her network, Smith had the opportunity to train with master craftsman Ibrahima Sow. She spent six months under his tutelage in Dakar, Senegal, learning the art of filigree. When she returned to the United States, she formed an organization called We Wield the Hammer, dedicated to teaching metalsmithing arts to women and girls of African descent in Oakland, California. In this Story Circle, we journey with Karen and Adeniji Asabi-Shakir, a graduate of her program, through the chain of transmission and innovation that links three generations of experience with this ancient art form as it traveled from West Africa across the Atlantic. Folklife curator Diana Baird N’Diaye, our moderator, is connected to metalsmithing through her grandfather who was a goldsmith in Guyana, South America,… 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. Sunday, June 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop with Sterling Rhyne

One-Time Events Venture beyond the studio with fiber artist Sterling Rhyne, of Cactus Lady Creation, in a virtual crafting workshop. During this engaging Zoom, learn about fiber art and try your hand at learning the basics of macramé a form of textile produced using intricate knotting techniques. Please note that space is limited for this program. Tickets include the cost of materials needed for the activity, instructions, and postage. Participants must register by 7p.m. ET on June 6. Materials kit includes: 10–12” dowel , 5mm macramé cord , S hooks , Small accent features: beads and yarn , Soft measuring tape , Fiber comb , Blunt tapestry needle , Basic macramé instructions Note: Participants will need to provide their own scissors and masking tape. Image: Sterling Rhyne, Courtesy of the artist. Categories: Workshops. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Luce Foundation Center. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: $15 Materials fee | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-studio-virtual-workshop-with-sterling-rhyne-registration-149792849445?aff=JuneBeyondtheStudioSAAMCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, June 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Master Workshop: Cochineal Dyeing with Porfirio Gutiérrez (SOLD OUT)

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Natural materials have been used to produce dyes and colorants throughout much of human history. The cochineal insect is one of the oldest pigments used in Mexico, and its red color was an important symbolic element associated with the gods, sun, blood, and rituals. Cochineal was used as medicine as well as to decorate buildings, murals, codices, and the human body. Its value as a commodity was equal to its value culturally and symbolically. Porfirio Gutiérrez, a California-based Zapotec textile artist and natural dyer, grew up immersed in color and surrounded by the wildness of Oaxaca’s mountains and by the knowledge of plants for healing and for color. His life’s work has been revitalizing and preserving traditional Zapotec natural dye techniques with a focus on reinterpreting traditional textiles and materials to reflect his distinct creative vision. In this four-hour workshop, attendees will learn more about cochineal and the cultural significance of the color red in Zapotec culture. Porfirio will g… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Workshop. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Samgyetang: Korean Ginseng Chicken Soup Across Generations

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Ginseng is known and used in many ways by Korean and Korean American families. In this program, Korean American chefs Yesoon Lee and her son Danny Lee—who separately own and operate several popular restaurants in the Washington, D.C. area, including Mandu, Chiko, and Anju—will prepare and talk about one beloved dish and its significance to the Korean American community. Samgyetang is a traditional Korean ginseng chicken soup which is eaten for its rich flavor and healthful properties in the heat of the summer. Yesoon will prepare a more traditional version of the soup, while Danny will prepare his contemporary take which he serves at Anju. They will discuss the tradition behind the soup, their own cooking experiences, and how Korean Americans use ginseng in other ways. Folklife researcher Grace Dahye Kwon will moderate the conversation. Accessibility Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Culinary Arts. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Sunday, June 27, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

At the Movies: Monkey Beach

One-Time Events (Canada, 2020, 105 min.) Director: Loretta Sarah Todd (Cree/Métis) Written by: Johnny Darrell and Andrew Duncan and Loretta Sarah Todd In partnership with The Americas Film Festival New York, the Smithsonian's National Museum of the American Indian presents Monkey Beach as the closing film of the 2021 festival. Waking up in her East Van apartment, Lisa (Grace Dove) is served notice by her cousin’s ghost (Sera-Lys McArthur): "Your family needs you." Reunited with her Haisla kin in Kitimaat Village, Lisa realizes that she’s meant to save her brother, Jimmy (Joel Oulette), from a tragic fate she’s foreseen since childhood. Of course, there’s also the matter of contending with the mystical creatures lurking in the nearby woods. And so begins a captivating allegory about learning to coexist with both the ghosts that haunt us and spirits who might enlighten us. In bringing Eden Robinson’s beloved novel to the screen, Loretta S. Todd offers a modern epic underpinned by themes that have long defined heroic… Categories: Films. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/monkeybeach. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, June 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Monday, June 28, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Hieronymus Bosch: Heaven and Hell

Resident Associate Program Art historian Aneta Georgevskia-Shine discusses ways of approaching Hieronymus Bosch (1450–1516), a unique artist who continues to fascinate us with the fantastic imagery and densely symbolic messages of his compositions. (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/251077?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, June 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, June 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Cultural Expressions. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yq2DVgHDT5mB7zSl6UYLbg. Monday, June 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Tuesday, June 29, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Virtual Symposium—East Asian Painting Conservation: Perspectives on Education, Research, and Practice

Talks and Lectures Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qZ6SUPI2SLutH6GtJYKSoA Please visit the Symposium webpage to see a complete list of talks, summaries and speaker biographies in English and either Chinese, Korean or Japanese. https://asia.si.edu/research/conservation-scientific-research/east-asian-painting-conservation-studio/mellon-virtual-symposium/ East Asian painting conservation and mounting have a long history of traditional practices rooted in the cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Since the late twentieth century, however, internationalization and the influences of modern technology and scientific research have rapidly advanced the field. This symposium will explore the three themes—“Education and Training,” “Conservation and Research,” and “Materials and Methods”—that are central to these current developments. Six speakers will share perspectives as conservators, scientists, curators, and educators to broaden our understanding of East Asian painting conservation and related… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

A Family Affair: The Borgias' Scandalous Legacy

Resident Associate Program The Borgias’ name has become synonymous with blind ambition, murder, rape, incest, and torture in Renaissance Italy. But there was something more to know about them, and art historian Elizabeth Lev provides a broader context to the powerful family’s story. 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/251064?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. 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, June 29, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Venus Rediscovered: An Astrobiological or Astrophysical Frontier? (Exploring Space Lecture)

One-Time Events The Exploring Space Lecture Series is online! Speaker: Dr. James Garvin, Chief Scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center Venus remains Earth's enigmatic "sister," potentially hiding secrets about the limits of habitability, loss of oceans, and extreme climate change. It has been decades since humanity last visited Venus' massive atmosphere and reached its inhospitable surface. Dr. Garvin will explore how the foreboding Venus of today is ready to share its in the upcoming decades as a new window on our solar system and beyond. The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: YouTube. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://s.si.edu/38SyfDL. Tuesday, June 29, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM. For more info visit airandspace.si.edu.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Wednesday, June 30, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Virtual Symposium—East Asian Painting Conservation: Perspectives on Education, Research, and Practice

Talks and Lectures Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qZ6SUPI2SLutH6GtJYKSoA Please visit the Symposium webpage to see a complete list of talks, summaries and speaker biographies in English and either Chinese, Korean or Japanese. https://asia.si.edu/research/conservation-scientific-research/east-asian-painting-conservation-studio/mellon-virtual-symposium/ East Asian painting conservation and mounting have a long history of traditional practices rooted in the cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Since the late twentieth century, however, internationalization and the influences of modern technology and scientific research have rapidly advanced the field. This symposium will explore the three themes—“Education and Training,” “Conservation and Research,” and “Materials and Methods”—that are central to these current developments. Six speakers will share perspectives as conservators, scientists, curators, and educators to broaden our understanding of East Asian painting conservation and related… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Visual Arts and the American Experience. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_lSxUvKG1TumdoO47FZTXtQ. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 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 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: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 11:00 AM.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IxJwtJE3TFaVJHp5jQtjYw. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Power of Place. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5cT3uV2SQcaYgt2C_QYODw. Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Thursday, July 1, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Virtual Symposium—East Asian Painting Conservation: Perspectives on Education, Research, and Practice

Talks and Lectures Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_qZ6SUPI2SLutH6GtJYKSoA Please visit the Symposium webpage to see a complete list of talks, summaries and speaker biographies in English and either Chinese, Korean or Japanese. https://asia.si.edu/research/conservation-scientific-research/east-asian-painting-conservation-studio/mellon-virtual-symposium/ East Asian painting conservation and mounting have a long history of traditional practices rooted in the cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Since the late twentieth century, however, internationalization and the influences of modern technology and scientific research have rapidly advanced the field. This symposium will explore the three themes—“Education and Training,” “Conservation and Research,” and “Materials and Methods”—that are central to these current developments. Six speakers will share perspectives as conservators, scientists, curators, and educators to broaden our understanding of East Asian painting conservation and related… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg: On Media and Extinction

Cooper Hewitt Museum Dr. Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg is an artist, designer, and scientist based in London whose work explores the relationship between nature and technology. Her multidisciplinary practice has been recognized by the World Technology Award and the London Design Medal for Emerging Talent. Commissioned by Cooper Hewitt and Cube Design Museum, Ginsberg’s The Substitute (2019) presents a striking digital iteration of the northern white rhino, a species perilously close to extinction. Audiences will be able to view documentation of the installation, followed by a conversation with Ginsberg, Cooper Hewitt curator Andrea Lipps, and conservationist Dr. Kent Redford about the work’s use of digital media, including artificial intelligence, to address biodiversity loss and bioengineering ethics. This program is part of Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian, a monthly virtual film screening and conversation series sponsored by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story. This se… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Venue: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://womenshistory.si.edu/events/viewfinder. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IMpEqtl6RkKQ0z46J9SgRQ. Related Events: Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, July 1, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Friday, July 2, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities 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, July 2, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, July 2, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Saturday, July 3, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

Made By Us: The Civic Season

Ongoing Tours & Activities The 4th of July commemorates the moment when a new generation boldly articulated the values of a new nation: freedom, equality, justice, rights and opportunity. Juneteenth, celebrated just a few weeks earlier, reminds us that people in America have fought to make those values a reality over hundreds of years, and we still have work to do. This tension between our nation’s promises and practices calls us all to dig deeper into our traditions, our history, and our role in forming “a more perfect union” going forward. Today, amid a groundswell of interest about America’s future, how might we imagine a new kind of tradition that goes beyond hot dogs and fireworks? An annual Civic Season, held between Juneteenth and the Fourth of July, mobilizes us all to connect with our past, take action in the present, and shape the future, through activations in our neighborhoods, cities, towns and social spaces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.thecivicseason.com/. Cost: FREE. Sunday, July 4, 2021. For more info visit historymadebyus.com.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, July 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Botanicals in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program In this class open to all levels, students discover the versatility and fluidity of working in watercolors while exploring the functional and aesthetic elements of color and design found in plants. Categories: 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/251247?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Sculptural Relief

Resident Associate Program This class introduces students to the principles of relief sculpture, which is a bridge between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms. 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/251306?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Botanicals in Watercolor II

Resident Associate Program Build on your botanical painting skills in this next-level class as you create vibrant watercolors inspired by nature. Learn to focus on the texture and detail of botanical subjects including flowers, fruits and vegetables. Categories: After Five. 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/251248?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Tapestry Weaving

Resident Associate Program Begin by learning basic tapestry weaving techniques and design. Then, create a miniature woven tapestry on a small frame loom. Techniques covered include warping the loom; color mixing and hatching; and how to create horizontal stripes, vertical lines, irregular shapes, shading and contour. Categories: After Five. 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/251305?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Joy of Photography

Resident Associate Program Designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital or mirrorless camera as a creative tool, students will gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images. Categories: After Five. 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/251307?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 6, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Freestyle Embroidery on Kimono Silk

Resident Associate Program Explore a liberating style of abstract embroidery using an array of improvisational stitches on found fabric, specifically scraps of vintage kimono silk. Learn some of the principles of abstract art making, developing a language of marks through different stitches, and discuss color palettes, as well as how to edit what doesn't work in your composition. Categories: 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/251251?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 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 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: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 11:00 AM.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Behind the Design: Emoji Stories

Cooper Hewitt Museum How are emoji created? How are they evolving? How do they represent us? Since their origins in Japan in 1997, emoji have become ubiquitous, rising alongside digital communications. We use them playfully or to add snark or emotion to a text thread. They enliven or emphasize digital text. We use them to identify ourselves, and our moods, celebrations, foods, and holidays. In 2020, Cooper Hewitt acquired the Person with Headscarf and the Inter-skintone Couple emoji for the museum’s permanent collection. Join Cooper Hewitt curator Andrea Lipps and Emojination’s co-founder, Jennifer 8. Lee, as they explore the stories behind the emoji in the museum’s collection and more. Those emoji are also included in the feature-length documentary film, “The Emoji Story,” which premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2021 and that explores the creation and evolution of emoji. Registrants will be provided with a free, private code to watch “The Emoji Story” through July 17, World Emoji Day! Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Venue: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/behind-the-design-emoji-stories-07-07-2021. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SuFpPypLSfeBi0lZJ0A08Q. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Today’s Quilts by Hand

Resident Associate Program Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs to fit into your day. Learn the basics of hand-stitched quilt-making by creating an 18-by-24 inch piece as a doll quilt or a wall hanging. 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/251308?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Collage and Mixed-Media: Animals and Nature

Resident Associate Program Learn to sketch animals and objects found in nature, then combine your drawings with painting and additional elements and textures to create whimsical or serious mixed media art. Categories: After Five. 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/251250?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

Resident Associate Program This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs. Categories: After Five. 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/251309?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Beginning Drawing

Resident Associate Program This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks. Categories: After Five. 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/251249?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 9:30 PM.

Rock Creek Park: A Virtual Exploration

Resident Associate Program Rock Creek Park, the forested gem running through the heart of Washington, D.C. has delighted residents long before it was declared a national park by an Act of Congress in 1890—and now more than ever offers a welcome destination for outdoor lovers. Join author and naturalist Melanie Choukas-Bradley as she introduces the story and natural history of a national park landscape as old as Yosemite. Categories: After Five. 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/251237?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 7, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Soutine and de Kooning: Conversations in Art

Resident Associate Program Join Barnes Foundation educator Tom Lo for a lively virtual presentation that explores the current exhibition Soutine and de Kooning: Conversations in Art. Organized by the Barnes and the Musées d’Orsay et de l’Orangerie, it explores the affinities between the work of Chaïm Soutine (1893–1943) and Willem de Kooning (1904–1997). Categories: 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/251443?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:15 AM.

Newsprint Collage

Resident Associate Program Making art can be a wonderful way to escape from everyday life. It can be a useful tool in understanding current events. Work with newspapers, magazines, and mixed-media techniques to create a visual representation of the news through collage—and a uniquely personal artwork. 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/251252?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

The Art of Floral Design

Resident Associate Program Join floral artist Arrin Sutliff to explore the spectrum of floral design. Sourcing (with a focus on sustainability), making the most of seasonal flowers, creating centerpieces, wiring techniques, bouquet-making, and photographing your work are all among the practical areas covered. Categories: 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/251311?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Animal Portraits

Resident Associate Program Create a portrait of your favorite animal or pet. Students learn to grasp the essence of an animal then discover how to promote the characteristics of their animal on canvas using primarily acrylic paints. Categories: 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/251310?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

In-Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

One-Time Events Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. How do community gardens promote social justice and food security? Educators from Smithsonian Gardens and the National Portrait Gallery will explore how these shared spaces positively impact the neighborhoods where they are located. We’ll feature a portrait of chef and author Alice Waters, who founded the Edible Schoolyard Project. It will be paired with a photograph from the Smithsonian Gardens’ Archive of American Gardens depicting the DeWitt Clinton Farm School, which was founded by reformer Frances Griscom Parsons. Free – Registration required. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-154435315185?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Mastering Exposure

Resident Associate Program Take your skills beyond auto mode as you explore a myriad of your digital camera’s exposure options and features in this course designed for intermediate photographers. Categories: After Five. 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/251312?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Surveying in Colonial America: The Point of Beginning

Resident Associate Program Photographer Dan Patterson and American historian Clinton Terry use historically accurate contemporary photos that restage the work of Virginia's first surveyor, George Washington, and his team to provide an interpretive look at the art and science of surveying in the 18th century—and how early America was initially divided and documented. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. 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/251234?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 8, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: W is for Worthy Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, W is for Worthy. You are worthy of being seen and heard - let your light shine! Join museum educators to learn about ways that communities tell the world that they matter and create a paper candle craft (as a reminder to shine bright!) during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: W is for Worthy Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2852765/joyful-fridaysw-is-for-worthy-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, July 9, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities 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, July 9, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Fridays at Noon with Richard Olsen and Craven Rand

Resident Associate Program In this members-only series led by veteran arts educator Roberta Gasbarre, go behind the scenes and into the working lives of some of the most intriguing people from all across the Smithsonian and Washington’s worlds of culture, science, and education. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This program features Richard Olsen, Director, US National Arboretum and Craven Rand, Director, Friends of the National Arboretum.</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/251558?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Ravenna: The Twilight of the Roman Empire

Resident Associate Program As the capital of the western outpost of the Roman Empire in its last days, then of the occidental provinces of the Byzantine Empire, Ravenna offered a refuge of luxury and splendor rising above relentless seas of barbarism. Art historian Elaine Ruffolo explores the city’s extraordinary early Christian-era structures and what they reveal about an important period of European cultural history. (World Art History Certificate elective: ½ credit). Categories: 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/251166?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, July 9, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, July 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

¡Pleibol! Virtual Exhibition Opening

One-Time Events Join us in a virtual opening celebration of the new exhibition ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas. The exhibit takes visitors on a journey into the heart and history of U.S. Latino baseball. Extraordinary stories demonstrate the impact of baseball within Latino communities across the nation as well as how Latinas/os have influenced and changed the game for over a century. In this digital tour curators provide a special behind-the-scenes look that will immerse viewers in the truly memorable stories and artifacts on display. Spanish captioning will be available for this program. Sign up here to register for the program: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleibol-virtual-exhibition-opening-tickets-157118189735   Learn more about the ¡Pleibol! exhibit here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/latinos-and-baseball/pleibol-exhibit The conversation may be accessed live on the Museum's Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/americanhistory) and Youtube page (… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Celebrations. Sponsor: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleibol-virtual-exhibition-opening-tickets-157118189735. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pleibol-virtual-exhibition-opening-tickets-157118189735. Related Exhibition: ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues / En los barrios y las grandes ligas. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Friday, July 9, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

WEL Lecture Series: “Malama ‘Aina”, Caring for and Nurturing the Land

One-Time Events Grounded in the belief that Hawaii's native ecosystems provide the cultural heart of its people and the basis for traditional material culture, community-based Native Hawaiian restoration and conservation organization 'Ahahui Mālama I Ka Lōkahi envisions a healthy Hawaiian ecosystem natured by human communities.  Join community cultural health planner Mei Ling Isaacs for an exploration of residents’ efforts to restore Kawainui Marsh (Fishpond) a significant habitat for native species and an important historical and cultural site. Her organization’s focus on research, education, and active stewardship provides a model for community-led and nurtured stewardship of and kinship with the environment. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aovCW2OWQ4qpXdj__qrqiA. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

Resident Associate Program This class offers an introduction in the basic calligraphic strokes that make up the Foundational Hand, the starting point for learning other hands such as Italic and Black Letter. Students will begin forming these letterforms first by using dual pencils and then the broad-edged pen. Categories: 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/251313?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 10, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination

Resident Associate Program The beautiful decorations of religious and secular manuscripts are centuries-old Islamic traditions. Guided by a graduate of the Turquoise Mountain Institute, explore the elements of gold-leaf manuscript illumination in the Afghan tradition. 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/251314?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, July 11, 2021, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introduction to Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Beginning students as well as experienced painters explore watercolor techniques and learn new approaches to painting through demonstration, discussion, and experimentation. Categories: 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/251253?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, July 11, 2021, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM.

The Ancient Art of Henna Tattoos

Resident Associate Program Henna tattoos reflect an ancient and beautiful practice of body art. Explore the form’s history as you learn to apply simple traditional Indian henna designs. 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/251315?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, July 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Geology of Yellowstone: Past, Present, and Future

Resident Associate Program Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter on an exploration of the geology of Yellowstone, including the rocks and hydrothermal features that make this national park unique in the world. Categories: After Five. 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/251539?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, July 11, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, July 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Beginning Drawing

Resident Associate Program This introductory course teaches the basic skills needed for drawing. Working with a variety of materials and techniques, including charcoal and pencils, students explore the rendering of geometric forms, volume, and perspective, with an emphasis on personal gesture marks. Categories: After Five. 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/251254?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Collage Fundamentals

Resident Associate Program Collage is an amazingly versatile art form with no limit when it comes to techniques and materials. In this beginner-level course, learn about tools, adhesives, materials, and  appropriate bases for supporting a collage. Categories: After Five. 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/251255?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Our Deceptive Universe 

Resident Associate Program Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi dives into the mysteries of the universe and how the universe we perceive is not the universe that actually exists. Categories: After Five. 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/251557?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 12, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

The View from Here: A Reflective Writing Workshop

Resident Associate Program Spend a summer morning discovering the joy and power of reflective writing inspired by visual art, guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. 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/251536?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Storytelling in the Great Mongol "Shahnama"

Talks and Lectures This lecture will explore the art of storytelling in the magnificent fourteenth-century Great Mongol Shahnama (“Book of Kings”). Completed in the year 1010 by the poet Ferdawsi, this sweeping epic retells the story of Iran from the beginning of time to the Arab conquest in the mid-seventh century. In the fifty-eight surviving illustrations of the Great Mongol Shahnama—one of the earliest and most impressive surviving copies—familiar tales take on fresh life as much more of the story is told. Renouncing a simple one-to-one equivalence between slimmed-down story and slimmed-down illustration, the painters of the Great Mongol Shahnama had a sense of the book’s grand design and how the illustrations might interact with each other and with Ferdawsi’s sweeping narrative. Thus, the images become personal commentaries on a familiar text. Artists make free use of subplots, developing meanings well beyond the text itself, transfixing the emotional core of a scene, and evoking the instantaneous thrill of action. The… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Children’s Book Illustration

Resident Associate Program Creating illustrations for a children’s manuscript is loads of fun once you get to know the basics. Join author and illustrator Lori VanKirk Schue as she leads you through the foundations of interpreting a story through pictures. 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/251316?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

¡Printing the Revolution! In Conversation with E. Carmen Ramos and Claudia Zapata

One-Time Events Presented by E. Carmen Ramos, acting chief curator & curator of Latinx art at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and Claudia Zapata, curatorial assistant at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Taína Caragol, the Portrait Gallery’s curator of painting and sculpture & Latinx art and history, will moderate the Q &A.   In the 1960s, Chicano activist artists forged a remarkable history of printmaking rooted in cultural expression and social justice movements that remains vital today. The exhibition “¡Printing the Revolution! The Rise and Impact of Chicano Graphics, 1965 to Now” presents, for the first time, historical civil rights-era prints by Chicano artists alongside works by graphic artists active from the 1980s to today. It considers how artists innovatively use graphic arts to build community, engage the public around ongoing social justice concerns, and wrestle with shifting notions of the term “Chicano.” Chicanx artists and their collaborators often tackled history through portraiture, recognizing tha… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ESX4XGNWToSypAfYBmn6wA. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. 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, July 13, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Introduction to Photography

Resident Associate Program Whether you want to work in digital or film, this course offers a solid foundation for new photographers ready to learn the basics. 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/251317?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: The Tuskegee Airmen

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-portrait-explorers-gertrude-stein-tickets-154300183001?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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 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: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 11:00 AM.

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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Resident Associate Program Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this workshop, which provides a solid introduction to these cameras’ features and potential. Categories: 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/251256?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: The Tuskegee Airmen

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/young-portrait-explorers-gertrude-stein-tickets-154300183001?aff=ebdsoporgprofile. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Feedback Loops: Permafrost

One-Time Events Join us for a virtual screening of the short film Feedback Loops: Permafrost. Watch the film at your convenience upon registration, and tune in on July 14, 2021, for a live discussion with Max Holmes (Deputy Director, Woodwell Climate Research Center) and other climate scientists moderated by Julianna Olsson (Exhibit Writer and Editor, Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History). This program is offered as part of the 4-part virtual series Natural History on the Big Screen: Feedback Loops, taking place monthly May-August, 2021. Register to receive the screening and Zoom Webinar links. About the Film: Permafrost, an icy expanse of frozen ground covering one-quarter of the Northern Hemisphere, is thawing. As it does, microscopic animals are waking up and feeding on the previously frozen carbon stored in plant and animal remains, releasing heat-trapping gases as a byproduct. These gases further warm the atmosphere, melting more permafrost in a dangerous feedback loop. With permafrost containing… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is required. Related Events: May 19: Feedback Loops - Forests June 9: Feedback Loops - Albedo August 11: Feedback Loops - Atmosphere. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Daniel Silva: The Cellist

Resident Associate Program In a conversation with Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, Daniel Silva discusses his career as a best-selling author of 24 novels; the inspiration behind his thrilling storylines; and his writing process. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. 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/251449?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

The Hidden History of Coined Words

Resident Associate Program In an engaging dive into language, author Ralph Keyes explores the etymological underworld of terms and expressions and uncovers plenty of hidden gems. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. 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/251533?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

New Writings in American Art: Virtual Conversation with Glenn Adamson

One-Time Events Discover how craft artists have shaped the cultural identity of the United States. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual conversation featuring author and craft historian Glenn Adamson. Learn more about Adamson’s most recent publication, Craft: An American History (2021) and how artisanship has had an impact on education, equality, and class in the United States. From the colonists’ desire to define themselves separately from England to the makers movements of recent decades, dive deeper into the stories of these artists to see how handmade creations are central to the continued development of a “more perfect union.” This virtual book talk features Adamson and Gloria Kenyon, Senior Public Programs Coordinator for the Smithsonian American Art Museum. It is part of SAAM’s ongoing series New Writings in American Art, highlighting new scholarship and publications in the field of American art. Glenn Adamson is a curator, writer, and historian based in New York. He has previously been Director… Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian 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/new-writings-in-american-art-virtual-conversation-with-glenn-adamson-tickets-158007461571?aff=ConversationAdamsonTrumba. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, July 14, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Art + History: The 3rd of May by Francisco Goya

Resident Associate Program In The 3rd of May by Francisco Goya, the brutal scene of a mass execution still manages to shock, even more than 200 years after its creation. But what does it actually depict? What were the events that so outraged Goya to create this iconic work? Categories: 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/251433?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

A Salute to Ira and George Gershwin

Resident Associate Program Join American music specialist and Gershwin scholar Robert Wyatt as he reviews the lives of the Gershwin brothers, from their simple roots, through their Tin Pan Alley apprenticeship, to the glory years that were too short. Categories: After Five. 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/251216?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:45 PM.

Sensational!: Trailblazing Women Journalists

Resident Associate Program Take a fascinating look at the vivid history of undercover reporters who exposed corruption and abuse in America—and in the process redefined what it means to be a woman and a journalist. (Part of the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story). Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. 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/251207?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, July 15, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: X is for Xenial Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, X is for Xenial. When we are xenial, we create strong communities and friendships. Join museum educators to talk about ways to create welcoming spaces and make a colorful welcome sign during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the NMAAHC Joyful ABCs: X is for Xenial Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6862301/joyful-fridaysx-is-for-xenial-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, July 16, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities 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, July 16, 2021, 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, July 16, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive

Resident Associate Program Explore the materials, tools, and techniques used in collage and assemblage as you create an artwork that’s uniquely yours. The workshop, ideal for both nonartists and those with experience, is a great way to spark your creativity in two forms that offer wide possibilities for inventive expression. 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/251257?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, July 16, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sommeliers’ Choices: Hidden Gems from Around the World

Resident Associate Program Spend a fascinating Friday evening expanding your knowledge of the world of wine as you sip along with sommelier Erik Segelbaum in a series of delectable adventures. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This immersive program focuses on wine favorites from the pros and includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience.</span>. Categories: After Five. 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/251010?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, July 16, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

England, Custodian of the Jewish Past

Resident Associate Program Historian and self-styled Anglophile Gary A. Rendsburg draws on his  research in English museums and libraries to find out why, through the centuries, many venerable English personages were fascinated by Jewish history. 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/251213?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to Lightroom

Resident Associate Program Adobe Lightroom is the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images, usable for both RAW and JPEG image files. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules for organizing and editing your files. Categories: 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/251260?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

White-Line Woodblock Printing

Resident Associate Program White-line woodcuts are multicolor images printed from a single block of wood. Learn to create your own by cutting a nature print or simple line drawing into a single wood block with a knife or gouge, creating the “white lines” when printed. 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/251258?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Morning at the Museum

One-Time Events Families of children, teens and young adults with disabilities can take inspiration from designer Isamu Noguchi as we play with shapes and lines to create a playground, just like Noguchi. We are partnering with Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum and Access Smithsonian to offer this virtual program. To learn more about the program or to register, please contact Ashley Grady at access@si.edu. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: To learn more about the program or to register, please contact Ashley Grady at access@si.edu. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - At Home in the Rainforest Canopy

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. This program is all about the unique adaptations animals have to survive in their habitat. Museum technician Ingrid Rochon will guide us through an exploration of the canopy layer of the rainforest in Panama. She will help us practice identifying how the canopy meets the basic needs of the animals found there. Our educators will then lead your family through an activity for how to plan for and recreate your own habitat model during the program! Please have the following materials ready: A piece of blank paper  , Pencil , Your choice of coloring supplies (crayons, markers, paint, colored pencils, etc.) , Scissors , Tape or Glue How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/97080151486… 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/97080151486. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters

Resident Associate Program Whether you know how to knit a scarf but not much more, used to knit but now feel rusty, or are confident in your beginning knitting skills but want to make sure you’re ready for an intermediate class or project, this workshop is for you. 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/251318?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Painting and Collage

Resident Associate Program Combine painting techniques with collage to produce pieces with texture and depth. Students work on watercolor paper and canvas as they learn how to use papers, acrylics, inks, and other materials. 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/251259?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, July 17, 2021, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop: Embroidery with Nichole Sorhaindo

One-Time Events Venture beyond the studio with DC-based embroidery artist Nichole Sorhaindo of The Other Cat Creations in this engaging Zoom workshop. Learn the basics of embroidery and create your own embroidered work of art. Sorhaindo, a health equity professional by day, and craft DIY-er by night, uses creating as an opportunity for meditation and stress relief. Her work has been featured in DCist, The Washington Post, and Shop Made in DC. Space is limited for this program, and registration is required. Participants must register by 7 p.m. ET on July 4. Materials kit includes: , One 3” hoop , Needle , Embroidery thread , Fabric with an original hand-drawn pattern , Step-by-step instructions , Reusable storage bag This program is presented in partnership with The Other Cat Creations. If you are outside of the United States, please contact SAAMPrograms@si.edu before registering. Image: Nichole Sorhaindo, Courtesy of the artist. Categories: Workshops. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Luce Foundation Center. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: $15 | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-studio-virtual-workshop-embroidery-with-nichole-sorhaindo-registration-158436350389?aff=JulyBeyondtheStudioSAAMCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, July 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Backyard Bird Feeding: Getting Started

Resident Associate Program With more people spending time at home over the past year, interest in backyard birding has seen a significant spike. Adding a bird feeder to your yard is a great way to closely observe wild birds, as well as offset the loss of avian habitats in urban areas. Categories: After Five. 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/251436?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, July 18, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EDT) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 45 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, July 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind

Resident Associate Program In an artist-led series designed to provide a tranquil mid-day break, create small but satisfying works of art as a way to hit “pause” and incorporate a bit of creativity into your at-home routines. 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/251319?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Resident Associate Program Curator Elizabeth Lay is joined by Maryhill Museum of Art’s Curator, Steven Grafe to share the story, the designs, and the backdrops that represent a collection of 172 outfits by 52 Parisian couturiers, a reminder to the world that Paris still ruled fashion in 1945 after the war. Part of a 3-session Decorative Arts summer series. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. 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/251542?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 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. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Lake Hamana, from the series Selection of views of the Tokaido, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), Japan, Showa era, 1931/8, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.759. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, July 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Relief Printing - Linocut and Woodblock

Resident Associate Program The most sculptural of all printmaking techniques, woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images composed of patterns and textures. Categories: After Five. 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/251320?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, July 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.