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Innoskate Pine Ridge

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, USA Skateboarding, and Levitt at the Falls are collaborating this summer to create a one-of-a-kind Innoskate festival for the Oglala Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, July 5, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 7–9. Innoskate brings skateboarding and local communities together in a dynamic exploration of invention, creativity, fun, and freedom of expression. Discussions, demonstrations, and live concerts featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra ensemble, national and local artists, professional and Olympic skateboarders, inventors, scientists, artists and local community leaders will engage audiences with the deep connections between art, music, skateboarding, creativity and innovation. Leading figures will discuss skateboarding technology, skateboarding in the Native American community at Pine Ridge, issues of diversity and inclusion, skateboarding’s role in promoting physical and mental health, and nurturing… Sponsor: American History Museum. Lemelson Center. Event Location: Toby Eagle Bull Memorial Skatepark in Pine Ridge, SD. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Workshops. Kids & Families. Performances. Tuesday, July 5, 2022. For more info visit www.levittsiouxfalls.org.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Tuesday, July 5, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Play Date at NMNH: Marvelous Meteorites

One-Time Events Join us on Tuesdays for special family play dates with museum educators! Tuesday, July 5, is all about exploring the colors, shapes, and textures of objects out in space!  Families can learn about and make close observations of meteorites from our collection, explore how falling objects (like meteors) can create craters on surfaces, explore different colors of planets, and create your own meteor shower artwork. Come and join us for a fun time learning through play and exploration! The event is part of our drop-in program, Play Date at NMNH. Play Date at NMNH is a program designed for early learners and their caregivers and families. Activities are designed with early learners in mind, but all ages are welcome. Location: This program is held in Q?rius, The Coralyn W. Whitney Science Education Center, on the Ground Floor of the museum. Please enter through the Constitution Avenue entrance. Q?rius is located on the right as you enter the museum. Accessibility: Access services such as American Sign Language… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Ground Floor. Cost: Free. Categories: Kids & Families. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

The Art of Floral Design

Resident Associate Program 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254371?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Castle Stories: Where It All Began

Smithsonian Castle One-Time Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the United States, and the world. Join one of our volunteer Castle Docents as they share with you the very unlikely series of events that happened to create the Smithsonian Institution we know today and how the growth of the Smithsonian Institution shaped the growth of the Castle. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover some of the treasured stories that are part of the Castle’s rich history. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , We welcome all visitors to our programs! Automatic Zoom… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, July 5, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Wednesday, July 6, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

FUTURES Play Lab: FUTURES x Oracle: Future of Water

Smithsonian Sponsored Events …but not a drop to drink. Only 2% of the world’s water is available as fresh water—with a growing population, what sustainable actions can we take to preserve the future of water? Together, FUTURES and Oracle have designed an immersive VR experience that follows the water journey. From storm drains to ocean evaporation, visitors will follow the water cycle and take specific action steps at each part of the journey to understand their role in water conversation for the future. Sponsor: Arts and Industries Building. Venue: Arts and Industries Building. Event Location: FUTURES exhibition. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Captioning. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit aib.si.edu.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks take place at: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

CANCELLED - Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks take place at: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Today's Quilts By Hand Continued

Resident Associate Program Hand stitching is a great way to reduce stress, and the portability of handwork projects makes them ideal take-alongs. Expand your skills while working on a small quilt of your choice. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254372?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

VIRTUAL | Young Portrait Explorers: Artful Colors

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we discus themes from “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today” in a 30-minute program that incorporates close looking at art, movement and art-making. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/337342930787. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Build a Tiny House

Resident Associate Program It takes a village! In this class, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed-media. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254373?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum

Films Get your free tickets here: https://nmaamatinees.eventive.org/films   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgCgIuV-B4o   This achingly gorgeous emotional epic from the incomparable Kenji Mizoguchi is one of the triumphs of Japanese cinema. The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum follows the journey of a young actor who breaks away from his wealthy kabuki troupe family to marry his parents’ former servant; cruelly estranged, he and his wife descend into poverty and disillusionment on society’s margins. Featuring the kind of delicate yet dexterous camera movements for which Mizoguchi would forever be known, this patiently observed nineteenth-century drama is a poignant tale of tragedy and redemption and is a moving depiction of the potency of love in the face of rigid social strictures. Description by Janus Films. (Dir.: Kenji Mizoguchi, Japan, 1939, 143 min. b&w, DCP, Japanese with English subtitles) Image courtesy of Janus Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 2:00 PM.

See Me at the Smithsonian: National Museum of American History

See Me at the Smithsonian See Me at the Smithsonian (See Me) is a free, virtual, interactive program for adults living with dementia and their care partners. During each event, pre-registered participants (12-15 people) explore some of the Smithsonian's most beloved objects through small group discussions and multi-sensory activities. See Me programs provide intellectual engagement, socialization, and an opportunity for loved ones to spend time together in a relaxed setting. At this event, we will be exploring items from the collection of the National Museum of American History. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and a link will be provided to registered participants. Sponsor: Access Smithsonian. American History Museum. Event Location: Virtual via Zoom. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Please email access@si.edu to register for this event.  Program space is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Events: Please visit the See Me at the Smithsonian webpage for additional program dates. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Collage and Mixed-Media

Resident Associate Program Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254374?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Mediterranean Exchanges: Rome, Jerusalem, Constantinople, Alexandria

Resident Associate Program For thousands of years the Mediterranean Basin has nurtured creative and powerful cultures. Alice C. Hunsberger, a professor of Islamic culture, explores <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Rome, Jerusalem, Constantinople, and Alexandria</span> as key cities around the Mediterranean where the interplay of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam flourished in rich and complex cultures during the millennium between 500 and 1500 A.D. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254485?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 6, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Innoskate Sioux Falls

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation, USA Skateboarding, and Levitt at the Falls are collaborating this summer to create a one-of-a-kind Innoskate festival for the Oglala Lakota Nation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota, July 5, and Sioux Falls, South Dakota, July 7–9. Innoskate brings skateboarding and local communities together in a dynamic exploration of invention, creativity, fun, and freedom of expression. Discussions, demonstrations, and live concerts featuring the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra ensemble, national and local artists, professional and Olympic skateboarders, inventors, scientists, artists and local community leaders will engage audiences with the deep connections between art, music, skateboarding, creativity and innovation. Leading figures will discuss skateboarding technology, skateboarding in the Native American community at Pine Ridge, issues of diversity and inclusion, skateboarding’s role in promoting physical and mental health, and nurturing… Sponsor: American History Museum. Lemelson Center. Event Location: Levitt at the Falls, Sioux Falls, SD. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Demonstrations. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Kids & Families. Performances. Workshops. Thursday, July 7, 2022 – Saturday, July 9, 2022. For more info visit www.levittsiouxfalls.org.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Thursday, July 7, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

VIRTUAL | Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, each session includes guided instruction on the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Participants will be offered the chance to share their work at the end of the session. Each program will highlight a Portrait Gallery exhibition or portrait from the collection. Open to all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Suggested materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/339032012877. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Big Objects, Big Stories: The Jones-Hall-Sims House

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  The freedom house is where visitors can think about what makes a house a home? The Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in 1874 and originally belonged to the formerly enslaved Richard Jones in Poolesville, Maryland.  It is the first house built in what became the free African American community of Jonesville, Maryland. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: The program meets at Jones-Hall-Sims House Level C2. Talks take place at: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM.

Figures in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Take the fear out of painting figures as you learn to see the important relationships between shape and color that help to make painting figures a breeze. All levels are welcome. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254375?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Paris: A Virtual Adventure of the Right Bank

Resident Associate Program The storyline of Paris can be followed along its iconic River Seine. Journey with travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy as you discover the city’s most intriguing sites, historical aspects, and art on the Right Bank in this virtual series that uses maps, photos, videos, and other visuals. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254523?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Caregiver Conversations: Working as a Family Towards Justice— A Book Discussion with Author, Britt Hawthorne and Advocate, Christine Platt

One-Time Events Designed for: Parents, Caregivers, Early Childhood Educators    Registration:  Registration is free and required.    Join us for a thoughtful virtual conversation on working towards justice as a family. Nationally recognized educator and advocate Britt Hawthorne will discuss her debut New York Times Bestselling book, Raising Antiracist Children: A Practical Parenting Guide with social justice advocate and author, Christine Platt.    In her newly released book, Britt teaches caregivers about raising children in informed, actionable, and accountable ways. Through stories, activities, tools, and questionnaires, the guide showcases the power we each have to become upstanders to bias, make change, and work towards justice.     Together Britt and Christine will discuss the book's central themes as well as the historic foundations of race and practical ways you can support your family's anti-racism journey. The discussion will be followed by a short Q&A. Registered attendees will be entered to win one of 25 book… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://event.etix.com/ticket/online/performanceSale.do?performance_id=6804474&method=restoreToken. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Thursday, July 7, 2022, 7:30 PM.

Soar Together @ Air and Space: Spies in the Skies

One-Time Events Information is extremely important so the best decisions can be made to keep us safe. This month, we explore how information is gathered from "up above" using aircraft and satellites. Learn what types of data is collected, and try your hand at studying them for clues and details. Visit our Soar Together @ Air and Space webpage for links to live, virtual story times, our monthly Air and Space Adventures challenge game, and activities your family can do anytime! Sign up HERE for a reminder email when the webpage launches. Image credit: NASA. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online only. Cost: Free. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 8, 2022 – Saturday, July 9, 2022.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Friday, July 8, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flights of Fancy Story Time: Looking Down by Steve Jenkins

Ongoing Activities What kinds of tools can people use to examine the Earth? Join us to play an “I Spy” game with Steve Jenkins’ wordless book, Looking Down and consider all kinds of tools from satellites to magnifying lenses that have been used to help us understand our planet and how we live on it. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free with registration. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Related Events: Soar Together @ Air and Space Family Program. Friday, July 8, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

In-Person Behind the Scenes Conservation Center Tour

One-Time Events Sold Out Did you know there are almost 600 plastic objects in SAAM’s collection? Beach balls, electric plugs, synthetic fabrics, baby dolls, and even full-size car tires are just a few examples of objects that need serious attention and care to ensure their preservation. Join conservator Sarah Montonchaikul in SAAM’s Lunder Conservation Center to learn about the unique challenges and techniques of preserving plastic works of art. Space is limited and registration is required. Registration opens Thursday, July 30. Image: Laura Hoffman. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: G Street Lobby, meet at information desk. Cost: Sold Out Free | Registration required via Eventbrite Registration opens Thursday, June 30. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-behind-the-scenes-conservation-center-tour-tickets-342010892787?aff=JulyLunderTrumba. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, July 8, 2022, 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 8, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, July 8, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

CANCELLED - Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 1:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Friday, July 8, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Afterhours @ NMAA: Summer Festival

Performances Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afterhours-nmaa-summer-festival-tickets-368403574007  Join us for an outdoor festival to celebrate summer! Enjoy art and music from across Asia with performances, artist demos, and exclusive curator talks. Experience the museum galleries open late, purchase signature cocktails from Please Bring Chips, and taste food from local vendors, including Rice Culture and Ruby Scoops. At 7:30 p.m. catch a special outdoor screening of The Way of the Dragon, a classic Hong Kong action film starring Bruce Lee, to kick off our annual Made in Hong Kong Film Festival.   · 5–8 p.m.: Museum galleries are open, food and drinks from local vendors are available to purchase, and artist demos are on the plaza.  · 5:30–6:30 p.m.: Talk by curator Sonya Mace on the exhibition Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain  · 5–7:30 p.m.: Performances by local DC favorite Les the DJ aka Les Talusan and Tim Muhibah Angklung Youth Orchestra from Indonesia  · 7:30-9 pm p.m.:… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Freer plaza. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/afterhours-nmaa-summer-festival-tickets-368403574007. Categories: After Five. Films. Performances. Gallery Talks & Tours. Workshops. Friday, July 8, 2022, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Miracle, Mountain, Museum: Curator Sonya Mace on Revealing Krishna

Talks and Lectures Free, no registration required  The exhibition Revealing Krishna: Journey to Cambodia’s Sacred Mountain, currently on view at the National Museum of Asian Art, transports visitors to a sacred mountain in the floodplains of southern Cambodia. The exhibition showcases a monumental sculpture of the Hindu god Krishna lifting Mount Govardhan to protect his people from a torrential storm sent by an angry god. Sonya Rhie Mace, the George P. Bickford Curator of Indian and Southeast Asian Art at the Cleveland Museum of Art, reveals in this illustrated lecture how provenance research and conservation over the last decade have led to new, awe-inspiring insights into the meaning and context of this monumental Cambodian masterpiece.  This talk is part of the event Afterhours @ NMAA: Summer Festival. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Event Location: Gallery 27. Cost: Free. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, July 8, 2022, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Truth Tellers: An Artist’s Journey to Uphold our Founding Ideals Film Screening & Discussion

One-Time Events Join us at the National Portrait Gallery for an exclusive screening of a new documentary about the power of teaching social justice through art. Truth Tellers is a new documentary film chronicling the lives of courageous Americans fighting for peace, racial equity, environmental justice, and indigenous rights through the eyes of Robert Shetterly, a long-time activist and artist. The film explores the intersection of these issues stressing the urgency of coming together to confront them and galvanizing our resolve to uphold our country’s founding ideals.   Through following Shetterly’s visits to individuals and communities across this nation, Truth Tellers explores his journey to inspire and empower Americans to emulate his “models of courageous citizenship”. His story is an urgent reminder that courage and dissent play a critical role in protecting American rights and liberties and indeed our democracy.   Immediately after the film will be a discussion moderated by Asantewa Boakyewa, Associate Director,… Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: National Portrait Gallery, McEvoy Auditorium. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/truth-tellers-an-artists-journey-to-uphold-our-founding-ideals-tickets-347380393107. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. After Five. Friday, July 8, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

The Way of the Dragon

Films Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4lNDLaSWmhY   Join us for an outdoor Made in Hong Kong Film Festival kick-off celebrating perhaps the most iconic Hong Kong film icon of them all: Bruce Lee, whose most famous film turns fifty this year. After the back-to-back triumphs of The Big Boss and Fist of Fury (screening in the Meyer on July 10), Bruce Lee was given the chance to write, produce, and direct his third outing as a martial arts superstar. He used the opportunity to add a touch of goofily entertaining comedy to his typically action-driven proceedings, which here find him playing a rigorously trained martial artist who travels from Hong Kong to Rome to help his cousin, whose restaurant is being threatened by a gang of thugs. Reaching new heights of virtuosity, Lee unleashes an astonishing display of nunchuck-swinging, fly-kicking mayhem, all culminating in one of his most breathtaking fights: an epic gladiatorial death match with Chuck Norris in the Roman Colosseum. Description adapted from Janus… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Freer Plaza. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, July 8, 2022, 7:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Saturday, July 9, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

MAKER MORNING: RADIANT RAINBOWS

One time events For kids (and adults!) of all ages Embrace all the colors of summer! Join us and take on the challenge of our color quest, make your own drape sculpture, and mix color and light!  Wheelchair accessible entrance to the Sculpture Garden is on the National Mall side of the Garden.  Stroller parking is available. In case of inclement weather, check in the Museum Lobby for our indoor locations. WHAT’S HAPPENING Hands-on maker stations throughout the Museum and Sculpture Garden including color and light mixing, a color scavenger hunt, and a collaborative wall mural 10 am–1 pm | Museum and Sculpture Garden DO THIS AT HOME! Colorful Kaleidoscope Have you ever seen a rainbow? Maybe you’ve noticed one refracted through a glass prism or while playing in a sprinkler on a sunny day. This project will give you the power to make your own rainbow! Create.  Colorful Coffee Filter Transform a flat coffee filter into a sculptural work of art inspired by artist Sam Gilliam. All you need is a coffee filter, some markers, and… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Co-sponsor: Hirshhorn Education. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Sculpture Garden, entrance on Jefferson Drive, accessible entrance mall-side. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/maker-morning-radiant-rainbows/. Categories: Workshops. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Flights of Fancy Story Time: Looking Down by Steve Jenkins

Ongoing Activities What kinds of tools can people use to examine the Earth? Join us to play an “I Spy” game with Steve Jenkins’ wordless book, Looking Down and consider all kinds of tools from satellites to magnifying lenses that have been used to help us understand our planet and how we live on it. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free with registration. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Related Events: Soar Together @ Air and Space Family Program. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Log Cabin Improvisation

Resident Associate Program The beginning quilter can use the simple and familiar log cabin block as the framework for exploring color, value contrast, and spontaneity in piecing. Projects may vary in size from that of a table runner to a bed-sized quilt, depending on the student’s experience. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254376?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Performances. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Introduction to Beading

Resident Associate Program In this class, learn to create your own hand-crafted jewelry. This experience is perfect for the student new to jewelry making, or those with experience who want to refresh their skills. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254377?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Air and Space Adventures: Virtual Challenges for families

One-Time Events Join us for Air and Space Adventures, our monthly virtual game using the app GooseChase! Our game features fun missions, activities and photo challenges for you and your friends and family to do together, featuring content and activities about all things air and space. Earn points with every activity you complete! This month is all about the spy planes and satellites. The game runs for 3 hours starting at 12:30 pm EST and ending at 3:30 pm EST. You can complete missions any time during this period. Our game judges will be there with you every step of the way to cheer you on or help you out! Join the game by using these simple steps: Download the GooseChase iOS or Android app. , Choose to play as a guest or register for a personal account with a username and password of your choice.  , Type in the game code KM8BEK to join the game. , Follow the prompts to select or create your team. Have fun! We look forward to seeing your submissions! Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online only. Cost: Free. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Related Events: Soar Together @ Air and Space Family Program. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 12:30 PM – 3:30 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Performances. Saturday, July 9, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Sunday, July 10, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Whistler to Cassatt at the VMFA

Resident Associate Program Join art historian Ursula Rehn Wolfman on a visit to Richmond’s Virginia Museum of Fine Arts to view Whistler to Cassatt: American Painters in France, which examines the rich variety of American painting in the advent of modernism as French avant-garde philosophies and styles melded with American individualism. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs from the Holiday Inn Capitol at 550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts). Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254548?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Workshops. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 8:00 AM – 7:00 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254378?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:45 PM.

Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Performances. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Tsimshian Celebration featuring the Git Hoan Dancers

One-Time Events Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Eagle and the Young Chief totem pole with its carvers, David A. Boxley and his son, David R. Boxley (both Tsimshian), and the Git Hoan Dancers. The dances tell the history of the Tsimshian First Nation. They feature stunning hand-carved masks by David Boxley Sr. and colorful handmade regalia emblazoned with symbols of Tsimshian culture. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: Potomac Atrium. Cost: Free. Categories: Celebrations. Performances. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Fist of Fury

Films Get your free tickets here: https://mihk2022.eventive.org/films   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_4RjSbSIFY   Bruce Lee is at his most awe-inspiringly ferocious in this blistering follow-up to his star-making turn in The Big Boss, which turned out to be an even greater success than its predecessor. Set in 1910s Shanghai, Fist of Fury casts Lee as a martial arts student who, after his revered master is murdered by a rival dojo of Japanese imperialists, sets out to defend the honor of both his school and of the Chinese people, with his fatal punch his preferred weapon of choice. Elevating Lee to a hero of near folkloric proportions, this historical revenge fantasy blends its stunning action set pieces with a strong anti-colonialist statement and a potent dose of the fierce cultural pride the actor embodied. Description by Janus Films. (Dir.: Lo Wei, Hong Kong, 1972, 107 min. DCP, Mandarin with English subtitles) Images courtesy of Janus Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Sunday, July 10, 2022, 2:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Monday, July 11, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Make Good the Promises: Teacher Workshop with Zinn Education

Ongoing Tours & Activities To provide teachers an opportunity to explore how to teach about the rich history of the Reconstruction era, the National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) and the Zinn Education Project are offering a two-day workshop for 30 middle and high school teachers. The workshop will be in person at NMAAHC, with time for participants to explore the special exhibit, Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies. Participants will also engage in middle and high school lessons from the Zinn Education Project Teach Reconstruction campaign, review primary source documents and audio resources, and share teaching ideas with peers. The content of the sessions will draw from the Make Good the Promises exhibit (and companion book) and the Zinn Education Project national report, Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle. Lunch is provided. Participants receive copies of the lessons, professional development certificate, and two books, Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies and Black… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: $50. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/make-good-the-promises-teacher-workshop. Categories: Workshops. Related Exhibition: Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies. Monday, July 11, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks take place at: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

IN GALLERY | Young Portrait Explorers: Body Language

One-Time Events Join us at the museum for a special tour of “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today” exhibition and highlight themes for our young visitors. For children up to age five and their adult companions. Class size is limited. Parents and guardians must remain with their children. Masks are appreciated but not required for participants. Museum educators will be masked. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Free- Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/337356060057. Categories: Kids & Families. Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:30 AM – 11:30 AM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 PM, and 12:30PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Monday, July 11, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Virtual 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. Sponsor: 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 11, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254380?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 1:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Monday, July 11, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Basic Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom

Resident Associate Program Acquire the basic skills to work with the versatile and portable rigid heddle loom—a great entryway into weaving scarves, placemats, dishtowels, and more. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254381?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254379?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Western and Asian Religious Views of Humanity

Resident Associate Program Charles Jones, a professor of religion at Catholic University of America, explores the differences in how Western and Asian religions embrace dissimilar concepts of humanity—and how that plays into specific problems of moral reasoning and ideas about human destiny with unexpected outcomes. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254346?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 11, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Tuesday, July 12, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Make Good the Promises: Teacher Workshop with Zinn Education

Ongoing Tours & Activities To provide teachers an opportunity to explore how to teach about the rich history of the Reconstruction era, the National Museum of African American History (NMAAHC) and the Zinn Education Project are offering a two-day workshop for 30 middle and high school teachers. The workshop will be in person at NMAAHC, with time for participants to explore the special exhibit, Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies. Participants will also engage in middle and high school lessons from the Zinn Education Project Teach Reconstruction campaign, review primary source documents and audio resources, and share teaching ideas with peers. The content of the sessions will draw from the Make Good the Promises exhibit (and companion book) and the Zinn Education Project national report, Erasing the Black Freedom Struggle. Lunch is provided. Participants receive copies of the lessons, professional development certificate, and two books, Make Good the Promises: Reclaiming Reconstruction and Its Legacies and Black… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd Floor Classrooms. Cost: $50. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.zinnedproject.org/news/make-good-the-promises-teacher-workshop. Categories: Workshops. Related Exhibition: Make Good the Promises: Reconstruction and Its Legacies. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 9:30 AM – 3:30 PM.

The Magic of Light and Shadow in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Learn to create patterns of light and dark in watercolor through demonstrations and hands-on exercises. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254383?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 PM, and 12:30PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Bilingual Baseball Story Time / Hora del Cuento de Béisbol Bilingüe

One-Time Events Join National Postal Museum educators for a bilingual story time program highlighting themes from the exhibit Baseball: America's Home Run. This program is targeted for ages 3-6 but all are welcome. No registration required.  Únase a los educadores del Museo Postal Nacional para un programa bilingüe de cuentos que destaca los temas de la exhibición Béisbol: El Jonrón de los EE.UU. Este programa está dirigido a niños de 3 a 6 años, pero todos son bienvenidos. No es necesario registrarse. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: 3rd floor, Byrne Education Loft. Cost: Free. Categories: Kids & Families. Related Exhibition: Baseball: America's Home Run. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks Take place at: 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Color Stories Journal

Resident Associate Program Explore your relationship to individual colors and how they connect to many facets of your life. Practice simple and playful acrylic painting techniques incorporating all the colors of the spectrum, plus black and white. Then, begin to record personal stories in a journal to use every day. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254385?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Watercolor Techniques and Textures

Resident Associate Program Take your paintings to the next level by learning watercolor techniques to create washes and contrasting textured areas using drybrush, splattering, lifting, and more. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254384?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Introduction to Photography - In Person

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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr SW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254382?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Art + History: Evening Encores

Resident Associate Program If you’ve not experienced Paul Glenshaw’s dynamic series Art + History, in which he examines great works of art in their historical context, now’s your chance. In this summer series, he reprises six of his earlier daytime sessions in livestreamed evening programs. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In this session, Glenshaw discusses The 3rd of May by Francisco Goya.</span> (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254243?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, July 12, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Wednesday, July 13, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks take place at: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:30 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254386?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 PM, and 12:30PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Illuminating Biodiversity in Deep Waters of Puerto Rico

One-Time Events Come talk to members of a recent research expedition investigating deep sea habitats off the coast of Puerto Rico. These deepwater explorers will share some of the discoveries they made, the emerging technologies they used, their career paths, and what it's like to do science at sea. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: 1st Floor, Sant Ocean Hall. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Kids & Families. Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Sant Ocean Hall. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: The Jones-Hall-Sims House

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  The freedom house is where visitors can think about what makes a house a home? The Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in 1874 and originally belonged to the formerly enslaved Richard Jones in Poolesville, Maryland.  It is the first house built in what became the free African American community of Jonesville, Maryland. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: The program meets at Jones-Hall-Sims House Level C2. Talks take place at: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein

Resident Associate Program Everyone makes mistakes. But were the signature theories of great scientists like Charles Darwin, Lord Kelvin, Linus Pauling, Fred Hoyle, and Albert Einstein free of blunders? Absolutely not. Distinguished astrophysicist Mario Livio demonstrates that mistakes are an essential part of scientific progress. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254525?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Introduction to Photography II

Resident Associate Program Whether you work digitally or on film, this course is ideal for students who are familiar with their cameras but are interested in expanding their understanding of photography fundamentals. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254387?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254388?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Historic Congressional Cemetery: Stories to Tell

Resident Associate Program Congressional Cemetery’s grounds, stones, and people buried there all have stories to tell—the stories of American history. Learn the cemetery’s fascinating stories and unique history with the cemetery's president, Jackie Spainhour. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254526?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 13, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Thursday, July 14, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

IN-GALLERY | Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events In this series of drawing workshops, artist Jill Galloway will lead participants through the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Each workshop will highlight select portraits from a Portrait Gallery exhibition and include instruction, a guided drawing session, and all supplies. Open to artists of all levels, ages 18 and up. Space is limited. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: G Street Lobby. Cost: Fee: $12. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Color Theory for Embroidery Artists

Resident Associate Program Find your personal sense of color confidence while learning to apply color to embroidery art as would a painter using pigments and a palette. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254389?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Castle Stories: Where It All Began

Smithsonian Castle One-Time Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the United States, and the world. Join one of our volunteer Castle Docents  and learn about the history of the Smithsonian, its first Secretary, Joseph Henry and discover why this great American Institution is named after a British aristocrat. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover some of the treasured stories that are part of the Castle’s rich history. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , We welcome all visitors to our programs! Automatic Zoom captions will be turned on for this event. … Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 1:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Virtual Art Workshop

One-Time Events Bring a piece of the museum's collection into your home in this virtual craft workshop.    Join curator of African American Women’s History Angela Tate and Alicia Mazzara of Fresh Pear Jewelry as we explore Wadsworth Aikens Jarrell’s painting of Angela Davis, Revolutionary. In this workshop, you will learn how to create your own polymer clay trinket dish inspired by Jarrell’s piece. Learn about Revolutionary while forming your own trinket dish using colors and patterns inspired by the painting.   Your ticket includes the cost of all materials needed for the activity, instructions, and postage. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Participants must register by July 5, 2022, to ensure materials arrive on time.       Materials kit includes:   Polymer clay   Acrylic roller   Craft knife   Depth guides   Tissue blade   Wet/dry sandpaper   Super glue   Bowl mold       Participants will need to provide a pencil, parchment paper, a cookie sheet, and a home oven to finish their d… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: $20. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6583493/virtual-art-workshop--washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-audience-engagement. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

60 Years of Bond, James Bond

Resident Associate Program You’ll be shaken, if not stirred, by this multimedia presentation—unredacted and for your eyes only!—where the mission is to crack the code behind the high-tech glamour, globetrotting excitement, and enduring popularity of the 007 film cycle. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254483?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Drawing Heads, Hands, and Feet

Resident Associate Program This class is designed for students interested in sharpening their figure drawing skills by focusing on the most challenging and expressive details of the human figure. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254683?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254390?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Paris: A Virtual Adventure of the Left Bank

Resident Associate Program The storyline of Paris can be followed along its iconic River Seine. Journey with travel writer Barbara Noe Kennedy as you discover the city’s most intriguing sites, historical aspects, and art on the Left Bank in this virtual series that uses maps, photos, videos, and other visuals. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254524?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 14, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Friday, July 15, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Caravaggio and Bernini: Loves and Rivalries in the Age of the Baroque

Resident Associate Program The Baroque period is characterized by the spirit of competition among great painters, sculptors, and architects. Art historian Aneta Georgievska Shine explores the spirit of admiration and rivalry that shaped the work of Caravaggio and Bernini, both in relation to Michelangelo and their own contemporaries. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit) . Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254347?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 15, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 15, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, July 15, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Kung Fu Hustle

Films Get your free tickets here: https://mihk2022.eventive.org/films   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PRbPXbgsKyE   In the early 2000s, Stephen Chow (Shaolin Soccer, The Mermaid), the clown prince of Hong Kong cinema, leapt from lampooning local quirks to poking fun at everything from sports to cherished Chinese legends. His films became worldwide hits. Kung Fu Hustle was his breakthrough: an anarchic, relentlessly hilarious homage to—and lampoon of—classic martial arts movies. Featuring a cast of legendary Hong Kong action stars, it pits the ragtag denizens of a rundown slum against the dapper and ruthless Axe Gang. A nonstop series of action sequences is fueled by some of the most outrageous special effects ever devised. (Dir.: Stephen Chow, Hong Kong, 2004, 96 min. 35mm, Cantonese with English subtitles) Images courtesy of Photofest. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, July 15, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Smithsonian Nighttime Adventures

Resident Associate Program <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In-person Program:</span> Join other night owls as you immerse yourself in a unique Smithsonian evening experience at the <span style="color: #2880b9;">Natural History Museum</span>. Wander through the museum's galleries and enjoy special activities related to fossils, dinosaurs, and the ocean. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Geared for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History 10th St & Constitution Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254564?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Kids & Families. Friday, July 15, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Saturday, July 16, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254391?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Planning Your Dream African Safari: Tips from Safari Guide Russell Gammon

Resident Associate Program Putting together a wildlife-focused visit to Africa can be a daunting experience. Turn to veteran safari guide and National Geographic Expeditions leader Russell Gammon as he unravels the often-bewildering array of destinations, accommodation options, activities, and lesser-known spots that you won’t want to miss in Southern and East Africa. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254348?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 10:30 AM, 11:30 PM, and 12:30PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:45 PM.

Unicorn Kids Club

One-Time Events Celebrate What Makes You Magical!   Here is your chance to celebrate who you are, find other kids like you, and have some fun.  There is power in numbers! Each month we’ll focus on a different way to be different. Join us for stories, making cool stuff, and other activities designed just for kids like you.    Geared towards kids aged 5 – 12    The Unicorn Kids Club meets every third Saturday of the month from 11am to 12pm from June to November of this year.   Each date has a different focus.  June 18 - Transgender/Gender-creative Kids Day , July 16 - Introverted Kids Day     , Aug 20 - Kids with Dyslexia Day , Sept 17 - Deaf and Hard of Hearing Kids Day  , Oct 15 - New Kids on the Block Day    , Nov 19 - Celebrate All Difference Day. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: First Floor. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/unicorn-kids-club-tickets-338488055887. Categories: Kids & Families. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Surrealism: Hands-On History of Photography

Resident Associate Program Art historian and photographer Patricia Howard introduces the world of the photo surrealists and explores how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. Create your very own surrealist collage as part of the experience. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254392?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

CANCELLED - Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks Take place at: 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand

Resident Associate Program The elegance of hand-lettered calligraphy is unmatched by machine. This class gives students a chance to learn the basics of this graceful and stylish art in a relaxed and supportive setting. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254393?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 2:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Sounds of Africa

One-Time Events Come enjoy the lively beats of the African diaspora and dance the night away! Eme & Heteru, featuring Chelsey Green, kick off the summer concert series with songs of liberation to commemorate the Juneteenth holiday. Sounds of Africa is an ongoing concert series celebrating the music of the African diaspora. For the latest info about upcoming events, follow us on Eventbrite. Sponsor: African Art Museum. Venue: African Art Museum. Event Location: Enid A. Haupt Garden. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/329101159427. Categories: Kids & Families. After Five. Performances. Saturday, July 16, 2022, 6:30 PM – 10:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Sunday, July 17, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

New York: The Fashion Capital

Resident Associate Program Splendid style is on the Manhattan itinerary when you take in fashion-focused exhibitions at the Fashion Institute of Technology, the Met’s Costume Institute, and the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum, led by design historian Elizabeth Lay. Even the tour’s hotel has style with participants staying at the Art Deco-era Hotel Edison in the heart of the Theater District. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Detailed information for overnight tours is mailed approximately FOUR WEEKS. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254549?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 8:00 AM – Monday, July 18, 2022, 10:30 PM.

Sketchbook Habit: The Art of Everyday Life

Resident Associate Program Create a personal and powerful record of experiences by drawing and painting moments from your life that you include in your sketchbook. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254395?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop: Basic Book Making with Jodi Hoover

One-Time Events SOLD OUT Join us for an introductory book making lesson with Baltimore-based artist Jodi Hoover. In this workshop you'll learn to make folded book structures from a single sheet of paper using a few basic tools. Participants will master basic techniques that can serve as a starting point for future book creations, from quick books and zines to more complex projects. Tickets include the cost of materials, instructions, and postage. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Please note that space is limited for this program, and registration is required.    SOLD OUT | Registration required via Eventbrite   If you are outside of the US, please contact SAAMPrograms@si.edu before registering.   Image courtesy of the artist.  . Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Luce Foundation Center. Event Location: Online. Cost: SOLD OUT | Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-beyond-the-studio-workshop-basic-book-making-with-jodi-hoover-tickets-344386648737?aff=0722trumba. Categories: Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

On-Location Photography - In Person

Resident Associate Program Great shoots start with great locations—and Washington offers plenty of unbeatable visual inspiration. Learn to capture this vibrant city and sharpen your way of thinking about shooting outdoors as you deploy a minimal amount of equipment and a lot of fresh perspective. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr SW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254394?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Workshops. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM.

Shaolin Soccer

Films Get your free tickets here: https://mihk2022.eventive.org/films   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEWUDWYDdYs  Part Jackie Chan, part Jerry Lewis, and part Bugs Bunny, Stephen Chow is a one-man maelstrom of physical comedy. He both directs and stars in this special effects-filled farce, playing a down-on-his-luck goofball who just happens to be trained in the Shaolin school of martial arts, which gives him superhuman abilities when it comes to things like kicking soccer balls. Together with his former classmates–each of whom has their own special power–he forms a soccer squad to take on “Team Evil” in a high-stakes tournament. The film’s “infectious style has a way of lifting spirits. You don't have to be a fan of soccer or kung fu to enjoy it” (Claudia Puig, USA Today). (Dir.: Stephen Chow, Hong Kong, 2001, 87 min. 35mm, Cantonese with English subtitles) Images courtesy of Photofest. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 2:00 PM.

George Washington's Mount Vernon

Resident Associate Program Historian Laura A. Macaluso traces the development of George Washington’s Mount Vernon from a traditional Virginia farmhouse to a splendid Georgian mansion. She addresses the workings of Mount Vernon both as a house and as part of an 8, 000-acre plantation on which more than 300 enslaved men, women, and children lived and worked. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254527?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sunday, July 17, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Monday, July 18, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 18, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 18, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: The Jones-Hall-Sims House

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  The freedom house is where visitors can think about what makes a house a home? The Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in 1874 and originally belonged to the formerly enslaved Richard Jones in Poolesville, Maryland.  It is the first house built in what became the free African American community of Jonesville, Maryland. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: The program meets at Jones-Hall-Sims House Level C2. Talks take place at: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968. Monday, July 18, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

African Art Through the Centuries

Resident Associate Program From the vibrant paintings found in Stone Age caves to the abstract sculptures produced during the continent’s colonial period, the arts of Africa have been shaped by unique creative insight as well as by specific political, social, religious, and economic forces. Art historian Kevin Tervala explores these vibrant artistic expressions through an examination of the continent’s historical trajectory. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254349?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 18, 2022, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

A Geologic Tour of Switzerland

Resident Associate Program Join a geologist for an overview of the fascinating geology of Switzerland, birthplace of the science of glaciology, as he surveys the evolution of the Alps and the Ice Age glaciation that sculpted the country’s landscape. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254528?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 18, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Tuesday, July 19, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

All Shook Up: Hollywood Learns To Rock

Resident Associate Program Rock music exploded on the big screen in 1955 when Bill Haley & His Comets’ “Rock Around the Clock” played behind the opening credits of Blackboard Jungle. Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, looks at rock movies’ first decade and how Hollywood benefited from the power of this music—and its target audience—around the world. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254314?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Castle Stories: Where It All Began

Smithsonian Castle One-Time Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the United States, and the world. Join one of our volunteer Castle Docents as they explore how the Smithsonian evolved from an idea to a Castle, to the largest museum and research complex in the world. Learn about the Smithsonian’s evolution into what we know it as today.. Here is your opportunity to discover some of the treasured stories that are part of the Castle’s rich history. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , We welcome all visitors to our programs! Automatic Zoom captions will be turned on for this event. , 'Castle Stories' are 30-minute presentations on Zoom , Visitors are encouraged to interact with the Castle docent , Registration is… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Going 3D – Explorations in Alternative Surfaces and Forms - In Person

Resident Associate Program Experiment with this mixed-media form as you create tactile pieces working with wood panels and boxes. Explore ways to enshrine personal mementos, objects, photos, and other materials in a three-dimensional format. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr SW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254396?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: After Five. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

King Arthur: Fact and Fiction

Resident Associate Program Historian Jennifer Paxton examines the evidence for and against the existence of a warrior leader named Arthur, who supposedly stemmed the tide of the Anglo-Saxon advance into Britain in the late 5th century in the chaotic aftermath of the collapse of Roman rule. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254529?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Hope for Humpbacks

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Humpback whales are a conservation success story, having largely recovered from the threat of commercial whaling. But they still need our help. In this webinar, biologist Stephanie Stack of the Pacific Whale Foundation will share tales from her 10 years of research on humpback whales. She will discuss the most urgent threats to whales today, why whales are critical for a healthy ocean, and the actions needed to protect these ocean giants. This webinar will be recorded! Closed captions will be available at the live event and on the recording. By signing up on Zoom, you'll be able to watch live and receive a link to the recording as soon as it's ready. Part of the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's free Earth Optimism webinar series. Sign up to watch live or on demand, See more Smithsonian Earth Optimism webinars, (Photo: Pacific Whale Foundation). Sponsor: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816534073612/WN_AIELXEzkTuSR057jk_mDNQ. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/5816534073612/WN_AIELXEzkTuSR057jk_mDNQ. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, July 19, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Wednesday, July 20, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

VIRTUAL | Young Portrait Explorers: Body Language

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we discus themes from “The Outwin 2022: American Portraiture Today” in a 30-minute program that incorporates close looking at art, movement and art-making. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/337342930787. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

The Spice Routes: Culture and Cuisine

Resident Associate Program We take spices for granted today, but our spice cabinets are home to commodities that were once so exotic and desired that the excitement and competition they elicited spurred a complex sea trade that changed the course of history, the foods we eat, and who we are. Food writer Eleanor Ford traces the rich story of the ancient spice routes and explores how centuries of international trade laid the foundations for the modern world. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254643?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks Take place at: 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

See Me at the Smithsonian: National Museum of Asian Art

See Me at the Smithsonian See Me at the Smithsonian (See Me) is a free, virtual, interactive program for adults living with dementia and their care partners. During each event, pre-registered participants (12-15 people) explore some of the Smithsonian's most beloved objects through small group discussions and multi-sensory activities. See Me programs provide intellectual engagement, socialization, and an opportunity for loved ones to spend time together in a relaxed setting. At this event, we will be exploring items from the collection of the National Museum of Asian Art. The event will be held virtually via Zoom and a link will be provided to registered participants. Sponsor: Access Smithsonian. Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Virtual via Zoom. Cost: Free, but registration is required. Please email access@si.edu to register for this event.  Program space is limited to a maximum of 15 people. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Events: Please visit the See Me at the Smithsonian webpage for additional program dates. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Hudson River School

Resident Associate Program Beginning in the early 19th century, the Hudson River School—a loose fraternity of American landscape artists—was neither a school nor confined to the Hudson River Valley. Art historian Bonita Billman examines the work and influence of Hudson River School artists Thomas Cole, Frederic E. Church, Asher B. Durand, and others. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254530?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Mediterranean Exchanges: Cordoba, Venice, Cairo

Resident Associate Program For thousands of years the Mediterranean Basin has nurtured creative and powerful cultures. Alice C. Hunsberger, a professor of Islamic culture, explores <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Cordoba, Venice, and Cairo</span> as key cities around the Mediterranean where the interplay of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam flourished in rich and complex cultures during the millennium between 500 and 1500 A.D. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254486?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 20, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Thursday, July 21, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

VIRTUAL | Drawn to Figures

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, each session includes guided instruction on the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Participants will be offered the chance to share their work at the end of the session. Each program will highlight a Portrait Gallery exhibition or portrait from the collection. Open to all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Suggested materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/339032012877. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art and Fiction: When Words and Art Commune

Resident Associate Program In this summer series, discover a “novel” way to explore the arts. Independent art historian Heidi Applegate explores the artists—Leonardo da Vinci, Judith Leyster, and Camille Pissarro—and paintings that inspired three works of art-focused historical fiction. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session discusses Carrie Callaghan's A Light of Her Own.</span> (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254297?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Castle Stories: The Megatherium Club

Smithsonian Castle One-Time As the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building many of the things you might think of when you think of the Smithsonian started here! Join one of our Castle docents as they spotlight one of these stories in the Castle’s rich history and trace it forward through time to see how it impacts the Smithsonian as we know it today.   “The increase and diffusion of knowledge,” words from founding benefactor James Smithson’s will that guide the entire Smithsonian. But what did they mean to a group of (occasionally) rowdy and colorful young scientists? Tasked with exploring the North American continent and collection specimens of all kids—beetles, birds, rocks and fossils—for the National Museum house in the Castle these scientists paved the way for the discoveries being made by Smithsonian scientists today. Members of the Megatherium Club were known individually for their contributions to zoology, paleontology and geology, but as a group the jolly band held sack races after hours in the Castle and serenaded the… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: The Jones-Hall-Sims House

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  The freedom house is where visitors can think about what makes a house a home? The Jones-Hall-Sims House was built in 1874 and originally belonged to the formerly enslaved Richard Jones in Poolesville, Maryland.  It is the first house built in what became the free African American community of Jonesville, Maryland. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: The program meets at Jones-Hall-Sims House Level C2. Talks take place at: 1:00 PM, 2:00 PM, and 3:00 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Defending Freedom, Defining Freedom: The Era of Segregation 1876-1968. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:15 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 1:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Visitors cannot overlook the Point of Pines Plantation Slave Cabin, a circa early 1800s slave cabin from the Point of Pines Plantation on Edisto Island, S.C.   The cabin is one of two remaining slave dwellings on Edisto Island.  Its story provides a revealing glimpse into the most formative and troubling chapters in American history. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at Point of Pines Planation Slave Cabin, Slavery and Freedom exhibition, Level C3. Talks take place at: 1:30 PM, 2:30 PM, and 3:30 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Slavery and Freedom. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 1:30 PM – 3:45 PM.

In-Person Handi-hour

One-Time Events Summer is in full swing both outdoors and inside the Renwick Gallery at Handi-hour! Cool off with craft cider options from ANXO Cidery while you create a custom planter out of air-dry clay. Find inspiration for your piece by exploring the building-wide 50th anniversary exhibition, This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World. Tickets ($20) include two drinks, crafting supplies, and light snacks. Must be 21 years or older to attend and must present a valid ID at the door. Tickets ($20) include two drinks, crafting supply kits, and light snacks. Space is limited to accommodate social distancing. Registrants must be 21 years or older to attend and must present a valid ID.  Space is limited for this program, and registration is required. Tickets are available starting July 7.  Please Note COVID-19 Guidelines:    The Smithsonian no longer requires visitors to wear a mask to visit its museums and the National Zoo. Visitors may choose to wear a mask during their visit or while participating in a program or event.… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Renwick Gallery. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Renwick Gallery, 2nd Floor: Rubenstein Grand Salon. Cost: $20 | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-handi-hour-tickets-342022728187?aff=JulyHandiTrumba. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Demonstrations. Related Exhibition: This Present Moment: Crafting a Better World. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

The History of Vaccines

Resident Associate Program Though humanity has benefited from them for more than two centuries, the pathway to effective vaccines has been neither neat nor direct. Medical historian Howard Markel traces the history of vaccines and immunization from its late-18th-century beginnings and how it may inform long-term solutions to contemporary problems with vaccine research, production, and supplies. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254292?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Voices of Freedom: Poets of the Abolitionist Movement

Resident Associate Program By 1830, Washington, D.C. was one of the nation’s most important sites for the interstate slave trade. In response, the region’s abolitionist movement became particularly important. Join poet and author Kim Roberts as she traces the abolitionist history of the region and highlights writers whose poems were seen as unique forms of moral persuasion on the subjects of slavery and abolition. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254531?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 21, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Friday, July 22, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Understanding the Krebs Cycle: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death

Resident Associate Program The Krebs cycle generates the building blocks of life and fuels the furnace of respiration. Biochemist Nick Lane offers an overview of this complex pathway within our cells that could answer questions from the origins of life to the devastation of cancer. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254484?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 22, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 1:15 AM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Friday, July 22, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Through the Window and into the Mirror: Narratives of African American STEM Professionals with Isabel Rodriguez

One-Time Events Through the Window and into the Mirror is a video conversation series about the experiences of African American STEM professionals today. Students will peer into the ‘windows’ of the speakers’ lives, learn from their lived experiences as STEM professionals, and find parts of their culture and lifestyle ‘mirrored’ in the speakers’ lessons of their youth and greatest challenges and accomplishments. Through the Window and into the Mirror aims to inform, inspire, and be a starting point for students as they take steps towards having careers in STEM. Isabel Rodriguez (they/them) works as Data & Communications Manager at PDX Women In Technology, a non-profit organization working to build a better tech industry. They received their Bachelor’s in Physics from Portland State University in 2018, and their Master’s in Physics from Oregon State University in 2021. Outside of their work as a data professional, Isabel is passionate about writing, science fiction, and making STEM a place where people from marginalized… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This is a free program. Participants are encouraged to submit questions to the speaker(s). Submit questions for the speakers. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/2c5b829697514bbdbde52a2be2e401ac. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Friday, July 22, 2022, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Old-World vs. New-World Wines

Resident Associate Program The long and sometimes not-so-friendly competition between Old World and New World wine regions has produced some notable challengers and amazing tales. Award-winning sommelier Erik Segelbaum leads a blind tasting of pairs of wines from each of the winemaking worlds. Part of a 3-session summer series, this immersive program includes a curated personal tasting kit to enhance the experience. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254647?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, July 22, 2022, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Running on Karma

Films Get your free tickets here: https://mihk2022.eventive.org/films  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s-ttjuNyEiQ  Stephen Teo, author of Director in Action: Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film, likens this bizarre genre mash-up to “an action film starring Arnold Schwarzenegger directed by Robert Bresson.” If that’s not enough to pique interest, it also won three Hong Kong Film Awards, including Best Film and Best Actor. It stars Andy Lau (in an absurd muscle suit) as Big, an ex-Buddhist monk turned bodybuilder who makes his living as a striptease artist. Big is blessed with “Karma-vision” (the ability to see people’s past lives), and he uses it to help a cop (Cecilia Cheung) hunt for a dangerous wall-crawling supervillain “straight out of the Marvel comic books” (Teo). An action thriller at heart, Running on Karma also mixes in elements of humor and Buddhist parable. By the end, it’s clear that Big’s journey is ultimately a spiritual one. (Dir.: Johnnie To & Wai Ka-fai, Hong Kong, 2003, 93 min.… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, July 22, 2022, 7:00 PM.

Smithsonian Nighttime Adventures

Resident Associate Program <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In-person Program:</span> Join other night owls as you immerse yourself in a unique Smithsonian evening experience at the <span style="color: #2880b9;">Natural History Museum</span>. Wander through the museum's galleries and enjoy special activities related to fossils, dinosaurs, and the ocean. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Geared for children ages 8 to 14 years old, accompanied by an adult.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: National Museum of Natural History 10th St & Constitution Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254565?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Kids & Families. Friday, July 22, 2022, 7:00 PM – 11:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Saturday, July 23, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Growing Community Series - Birds and Bees in the Garden

One-Time Events GROWING COMMUNITY Gardens are more than seeds and soil. They have been sites of community empowerment, allowing us to connect with the land, feed family and community, and form emotional bonds. What happens when these spaces are no longer available? How can we retain the ability to steward our green spaces and our communities? During this six-part series, workshop attendees will explore how a connection to community, cultural traditions, and well-being can be achieved through gardening in small spaces. Participants will also explore how these smaller thriving green spaces serve as sites of community and habitation for residents of every shape and form. Guest Gardener- Sam Droege, U.S.G.S. Native Bee Lab Gardens provide habitation to neighbors of all kinds. As we work to maintain the summer garden, facilitator Derek Thomas and guest gardener Sam Droege of U.S.G.S Native Bee Lab will explore the importance of a thriving community through the presence of the birds and bees who are important additions to our n… Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Hybrid - Virtual and in person (only 15 slots in person). Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RYmjMPzOQ06KXlVlgXO27w. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Film screening: The Song of the Butterflies (El Canto de las Mariposas)

One-Time Events Join us in person to watch the movie The Song of the Butterflies (El Canto de las Mariposas) by director Núria Frigola Torrent. The film is in Spanish and Munuka with English subtitles, and is presented in collaboration with the Embassy of Peru. The Song of the Butterflies (El Canto de las Mariposas) (Peru/Colombia, 2020, 65 min.) Rember Yahuarcani, an Amazonian artist from the Uitoto nation in Peru, left his community to pursue a successful career in Lima. Rember’s artwork is inspired by the myths and stories his late grandmother Martha used to tell him. These stories include the genocide of the Uitoto people during the rubber boom period. To find new artistic inspiration and understanding of his grandmother’s stories, he travels to La Chorrera, in Colombia, the original land of the Uitoto people. There he confronts the painful past of his people and understands why the stories of his ancestors cannot be forgotten. Image courtesy of The Song of the Butterflies. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum DC. Event Location: Rasmusen Theater, 1st floor. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Painting and Collage: Landscapes

Resident Associate Program Try your hand at a mixed-media approach to the popular subject of landscapes. Experiment with layering pre-printed and handmade papers, fabric, and textured materials to create vibrant compositions featuring natural and built environments. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254684?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Workshops. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 1:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

(In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents “Quartet for SOL”

One time events Don’t miss the final performance for Laurie Anderson: The Weather in the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden. Anderson will introduce a presentation of Quartet for Sol, a musical tribute that she composed based on conceptual artist Sol LeWitt’s number series drawings. LeWitt taught Anderson at the School of Visual Arts and remained a mentor throughout her career. Quartet for Sol, composed between 1972-74 and arranged in 2016, will be performed by celebrated cellist Rubin Kodheli and other performers to be announced. Kodheli and Anderson will perform a duet to open the event. Can’t wait? Neither can we! Get a taste of Laurie and Rubin playing together for Laurie Anderson: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert (May 2021). The performance will be recorded for online broadcast. ABOUT THE PERFORMERS As a Grammy Award-winning musician, performer, writer, and artist, Laurie Anderson has an international reputation as an artist who combines the traditions of the avant-garde with popular culture. Anderson’s theatrical works combine a… Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Sculpture Garden. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/in-person-laurie-anderson-presents-quartet-for-sol/. Categories: Performances. Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather through Sunday, July 31st. Saturday, July 23, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Sunday, July 24, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sunday, July 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Castle Stories: Where It All Began

Smithsonian Castle One-Time Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the United States, and the world. Join one of our volunteer Castle Docents  and learn about the history of the Smithsonian, its first Secretary, Joseph Henry and discover why this great American Institution is named after a British aristocrat. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover some of the treasured stories that are part of the Castle’s rich history. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , We welcome all visitors to our programs! Automatic Zoom captions will be turned on for this event. … Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, July 24, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Running Out of Time

Films Get your free tickets here: https://mihk2022.eventive.org/films  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IexqlkqnUuE   Although he began directing films in 1980, it was in 1999’s Running Out of Time that all the elements that make up the Johnnie To touch–sleek visuals; tight, suspenseful plotting; and brilliant action sequences–came together. To’s “most accomplished movie,” according to Stephen Teo, author of Director in Action: Johnnie To and the Hong Kong Action Film, stars the charismatic Andy Lau as a cancer victim who is told he only has four months to live. He decides to use that time to stage an elaborate heist to take revenge on a crime boss and to steal his money to donate to charity—not to mention a valuable diamond for himself. He enlists the unwitting help of a police inspector (Lau Ching-wan) in what becomes a complex, fast-moving, cat-and-mouse con game. (Dir.: Johnnie To, Hong Kong, 1999, 93 min. 35mm, Cantonese with English subtitles) Images courtesy of Fortune Star. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meyer Auditorium. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Sunday, July 24, 2022, 2:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Monday, July 25, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

NMAAHC Summer STEM Workshop: The 3Rs- Inventions for Rest, Refrigeration and Relaxation

One-Time Events Summer break is here, but just because school is out, it doesn’t mean our learning is done. Here at the National Museum of African American History and Culture we are ready to get back to the 3 ‘Rs’. Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture as we dive into a 3-day teacher workshop devoted to learning about African American inventions related to rest, refrigeration, and relaxation.   During the workshop, 3rd-12th grade educators will learn of inventors such as Sarah Goode, Frederick McKinley Jones, and Henry Blair and how they changed the way we live, eat and store food. Through a series of engineering challenges participants will learn and demonstrate how material choice relates to the structural and functional qualities of objects designed for rest, food preservation, and relaxation. Teachers will engage in individual and group work, explore NMAAHC’s collections and use math to better understand strength, temperature, size and scale.   By the end of the workshop, teachers will be… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor. Cost: This is a free workshop. Registration is required for participation.Registration closes on Monday July 15, 2022 at 5pm EDT, or when all spaces have been filled. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ca41d141b54648f2a36bae7c58a834dd. Categories: Workshops. Monday, July 25, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Big Objects, Big Stories: I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  Bisa Butler is an American fiber artist known for her quilted portraits inspired by historical photographs.  I Go To Prepare A Place For You is based upon a portrait of underground railroad conductor and abolitionist Harriet Tubman. Learn what the artwork reveals about Tubman’s complexity as a person, including her African ancestry, bravery, and legacy as an agent of change. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets at the I Go To Prepare A Place For You (Harriet Tubman Quilt) by Bisa Butler, Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience, Level 4. Talks take place at: 10:15 AM, 11:15 AM, and 12:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: Reckoning: Protest. Defiance. Resilience. Monday, July 25, 2022, 10:15 AM – 12:30 PM.

Virtual 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. Sponsor: 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. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Monday, July 25, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 25, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Big Objects, Big Stories: Swing Low by Richard Hunt

One-Time Events Join us for a docent-led tour to get a fresh look into the Museum's featured object. At each of these 15-minute talks visitors will hear incredibly big stories about a big object. About this Program:  What happens when you start looking up instead of down!  If you are inside Heritage Hall you will notice a monumental sculpture, Swing Low, by Richard Hunt that stretches across the ceiling.  A sculpture of welded bronze, talk with a docent and explore its meaning together. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Program meets in Heritage Hall, Level 1. Talks Take place at: 1:15 PM, 2:15 PM, and 3:15 PM. Cost: Free; walk-in Tours are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: A Century in the Making. Monday, July 25, 2022, 1:15 PM – 3:30 PM.

Naming a Secret: The Underground Railroad

Resident Associate Program How and why did the 19th-century network of clandestine routes to freedom come to be known as the Underground Railroad when in reality it was neither? Historian Richard Bell examines the term’s mysterious origins and its effectiveness in building public support for the antislavery movement and in pushing the cause of Black freedom to the center of national debate by the eve of the Civil War. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254532?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:00 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. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254397?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 25, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Why Sharks Matter

Resident Associate Program Sharks are some of the most fascinating, ecologically important, threatened, and misunderstood animals on Earth. Touching on everything from Shark Week to shark fin soup, overfishing to marine sanctuaries, conservation biologist David Shiffman reveals why these iconic predators are in trouble, why we should care, and how scientists, conservationists, and individuals can save them. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254644?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, July 25, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Tuesday, July 26, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Ancient Korean Architecture in Context

Talks and Lectures 8:30—10:30 a.m. (Washington, DC)  9:30—11:30 p.m. (Seoul, Korea)    This webinar, inspired by the current exhibition Once Upon a Roof: Vanished Korean Architecture, examines recent research findings on ancient Korean architecture and ceramic roof tiles created more than one thousand years ago during the Three Kingdoms and Unified Silla kingdoms. Although no buildings from these periods survive, archaeological surveys reveal the advent of distinct regional styles on the peninsula that contributed to the complex cultural exchanges taking place in East Asia from the fifth through the ninth centuries. The four featured scholars from Korea and the United States will place Korea's earliest wooden architectural traditions in a broader East Asian context. Special emphasis is placed on roof tiles— the subject of the current exhibition—and two speakers will address the original design and fabrication of a special type of ornamented roof tile, called chimi in Korean, that crowned both ends of the main roof ridge of… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 8:30 AM – 10:30 AM.

NMAAHC Summer STEM Workshop: The 3Rs- Inventions for Rest, Refrigeration and Relaxation

One-Time Events Summer break is here, but just because school is out, it doesn’t mean our learning is done. Here at the National Museum of African American History and Culture we are ready to get back to the 3 ‘Rs’. Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture as we dive into a 3-day teacher workshop devoted to learning about African American inventions related to rest, refrigeration, and relaxation.   During the workshop, 3rd-12th grade educators will learn of inventors such as Sarah Goode, Frederick McKinley Jones, and Henry Blair and how they changed the way we live, eat and store food. Through a series of engineering challenges participants will learn and demonstrate how material choice relates to the structural and functional qualities of objects designed for rest, food preservation, and relaxation. Teachers will engage in individual and group work, explore NMAAHC’s collections and use math to better understand strength, temperature, size and scale.   By the end of the workshop, teachers will be… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor. Cost: This is a free workshop. Registration is required for participation.Registration closes on Monday July 15, 2022 at 5pm EDT, or when all spaces have been filled. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ca41d141b54648f2a36bae7c58a834dd. Categories: Workshops. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Castle Stories: Where It All Began

Smithsonian Castle One-Time Did you know that the Castle is the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building? It first opened its doors in 1855 and has born witness to countless moments in history for the Smithsonian, the United States, and the world. Join one of our volunteer Castle Docents as they explain the importance of the phrase “the increase and diffusion of knowledge” and how it went from being six words in an English scientist’s will to shaping the destiny of the Smithsonian we know today. Come learn about the founding and early history of the Smithsonian; its original benefactor, James Smithson; and the incredible history and architecture of the Castle. Here is your opportunity to discover some of the treasured stories that are part of the Castle’s rich history. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , We welcome all visitors to our programs! Auto-Captions… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

The Flash Class - In Person

Resident Associate Program Lighting can make or break your work as a digital photographer. Learn the tech tips that will make your flash one of your most effective creative tools. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Venue: S. Dillon Ripley Center. Event Location: S. Dillon Ripley Center 1100 Jefferson Dr SW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254398?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Art + History: Evening Encores

Resident Associate Program If you’ve not experienced Paul Glenshaw’s dynamic series Art + History, in which he examines great works of art in their historical context, now’s your chance. In this summer series, he reprises six of his earlier daytime sessions in livestreamed evening programs. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In this session, Glenshaw discusses Liberty Leading the People by Eugène Delacroix.</span> (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254244?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, July 26, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Wednesday, July 27, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian National Education Summit

SI Distance Learning Come together July 27–28 for the Smithsonian National Education Summit! You’ll hear from museum experts and teacher practitioners in 30+ free online and in-person skill-building workshops across subject areas, and leave with a toolbox full of classroom-ready ideas. Registration is now available. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Venue: American Art Museum. Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Registration Check-In: G Street Lobby. Online Link: https://s.si.edu/EducationSummit2022. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://s.si.edu/EducationSummit2022. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Captioning. Wednesday, July 27, 2022 – Thursday, July 28, 2022.

NMAAHC Summer STEM Workshop: The 3Rs- Inventions for Rest, Refrigeration and Relaxation

One-Time Events Summer break is here, but just because school is out, it doesn’t mean our learning is done. Here at the National Museum of African American History and Culture we are ready to get back to the 3 ‘Rs’. Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture as we dive into a 3-day teacher workshop devoted to learning about African American inventions related to rest, refrigeration, and relaxation.   During the workshop, 3rd-12th grade educators will learn of inventors such as Sarah Goode, Frederick McKinley Jones, and Henry Blair and how they changed the way we live, eat and store food. Through a series of engineering challenges participants will learn and demonstrate how material choice relates to the structural and functional qualities of objects designed for rest, food preservation, and relaxation. Teachers will engage in individual and group work, explore NMAAHC’s collections and use math to better understand strength, temperature, size and scale.   By the end of the workshop, teachers will be… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: 2nd floor. Cost: This is a free workshop. Registration is required for participation.Registration closes on Monday July 15, 2022 at 5pm EDT, or when all spaces have been filled. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/ca41d141b54648f2a36bae7c58a834dd. Categories: Workshops. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. Whether you’re a beginner or a skilled practitioner, join us for free, 30-minute online meditation sessions three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers.  The practice of meditation is rooted in a variety of Asian spiritual traditions. Each month, we will use a different theme as a lens through which to explore these traditions. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender.   Register and join the sessions here.  Image: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1857), Japan, Showa era, 1931/10, woodblock print, ink and color on paper, Robert O. Muller Collection, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, S2003.8.763. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Shooting Stars and Space Rocks

Resident Associate Program Meteors, or shooting stars, are among the night sky’s most captivating phenomena. Kelly Beatty, senior editor at Sky & Telescope magazine, provides an introductory overview of meteors and meteorites along with tips on where, when, and how to watch for annual meteor showers such as the Perseids and Leonids. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254360?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Laurie Anderson: Personal Service Announcement

Ongoing Tours & Activities Personal Service Announcements originally aired in 1989 on commercial music television channels like VH-1 and MTV and addressed important issues of the time. Anderson monologues in each about topics as wide-ranging as women’s salaries, military spending, the national debt, and the national anthem. Watch them all here. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/exhibitions/laurie-anderson-the-weather/. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Related Events: (Online) O Superwomen: Artist Talk with Rada Akbar and Laurie Anderson, Art Cart: Invent an Instrument, (In Person) "I have something to say": Advocating for Human Rights Through Artmaking, (Online) Meditation and Mindfulness": "Songs from the Bardo" (in Person) Laurie Anderson Presents Lou Reed's Drones with Stewart Hurwood, (In Person) Film Double Feature: Laurie Anderson's "Home of the Brave" and "Heart of a Dog" (In Person) Laurie Anderson Presents "Quartet for Sol". Related Exhibition: Laurie Anderson: The Weather. Thursday, July 28, 2022. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Highlights Tour

Ongoing Tours & Activities Look for our friendly volunteer at the Welcome Desk for a 45 minute tour of the highlights of the museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Starts at the Welcome Desk in the Historic Lobby. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Accessibility: Assisted listening devices. Wheelchair accessible. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 11:30 AM – 12:15 PM.

Permanent Collection Tour

Tours The National Museum of Asian Art has over 45,000 artworks from across Asia. Enjoy some of the finest on a docent-led tour and learn about commonalities and differences in cultures, aesthetics, and ideas.   The public can schedule reserved group tours using the online reservation form. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Meet at Freer information desk. Cost: Free. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit asia.si.edu.

Castle Stories: Bison in Our Backyard

Smithsonian Castle One-Time As the Smithsonian’s first and oldest building many of the things you might think of when you think of the Smithsonian started here! Join one of our Castle docents as they spotlight one of these stories in the Castle’s rich history and trace it forward through time to see how it impacts the Smithsonian as we know it today.   Did you know the National Zoo started behind the Castle? The founding of the National Zoo and the American conservation movement have deep roots in the Castle’s backyard. Meet the man, William Temple Hornaday, and the bison behind this story. Hornaday went from being the Smithsonian’s Chief Taxidermist and a big game hunter to a wildlife conservationist and founding director of the National Zoo. This turn of events was entirely due to his relationship with the American Bison. Note: 'Castle Stories' are subject to docent availability; last minute cancellations may occur , Registrants will receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link for the 'Castle Stories' event they signed-up for , … Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Lectures & Discussions. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

The Story of the House of Windsor: What’s in a Name?

Resident Associate Program Tudor scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger explores the history of the House of Windsor, including its four monarchs, the royal family's German heritage, and its image in modern times. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254533?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Good for the Land, Good for Us: How Farming Can Improve Human Health

Resident Associate Program The health of the soil on farms has a direct relation to the health of crops and livestock—and ultimately, our own. Drawing on their new book What Your Food Ate, David R. Montgomery and Anne Biklé examine why regenerative farming practices, which strengthen the vitality of soil, can also offer untapped potential for improving human health. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254645?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Follow the Music: An All-American Road Trip

Resident Associate Program You love the songs that are the soundtrack of your life. Join national travel journalist and broadcaster Bill Clevlen on a virtual road trip to the places where they were born and where iconic performers made history. It’s a memorable cross-country journey into the heart of American music that just might inspire your own. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This online program is presented on Zoom. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/254646?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2022FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=260966. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, July 28, 2022, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.