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Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Marisol Escobar

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, September 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z20t4TL9QF-f33KIzB7xsw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to Music Theory

Resident Associate Program In this introductory course, music educator and conductor Ernest Johnson offers the perfect opportunities to gain or expand your knowledge of music theory, the essential language and elements of musical notation and composition for singers or instrumentalists. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251799?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Western Landscapes Under the Milky Way

Resident Associate Program The American West’s beautiful landscapes are best appreciated beneath expansive dark skies. Using watercolor, learn how to capture light and shadow in a nighttime scene, work with gouache to create highlights and stars, and mix colors to portray the region’s unique red-rock landscapes. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251698?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Lady Bird Johnson, Hidden No More

Resident Associate Program Lady Bird Johnson’s complex and captivating role—as a political partner to her husband, as a vital yet underappreciated presence in the White House, and as a critical advisor and strategist—is revealed in Julia Sweig’s new biography of the first lady. The story is told in Lady Bird’s own words through the largely unknown audio diaries that she kept during her five-plus years as first lady. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251645?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

NASA's Next Great Observatory: Opening the Infrared Treasure Chest

Resident Associate Program NASA’s long-awaited new telescope will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with a greatly improved sensitivity that enables it to look much closer to the beginning of time and for the unobserved formation of the first galaxies. Astrophysicist John Mather reviews the Hubble successor’s development, capabilities, and planned observing program. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251793?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, September 22, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hKIEZ5G3QP-oarVAa325wQ. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Resident Associate Program Learn about Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, located along the Appalachian flyway in eastern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1934 as the world’s first sanctuary for raptors, Hawk Mountain’s 2, 500 acres of land are dedicated to conservation and connected to an important migratory pathway that thousands of birds pass through daily in peak fall migration. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251633?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Getting the Most out of Small Space/Urban Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens Using examples from D.C.-area gardens, Kathy Jentz, editor and publisher of Washington Gardener magazine, will illustrate basic design principles for maximizing garden space. Kathy will address common small-space challenges such as creating privacy and adding light to shady areas. She'll offer innovative low-or-no-budget solutions as well. Kathy Jentz is editor and publisher of Washington Gardener magazine and hosts the popular GardenDC Podcast. She is also the editor of the Water Garden Journal (IWGS), The Azalean (ASA), and Fanfare, for the local daylily society. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_edfQVGrSRdSmF8EtBJe_Pg. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_edfQVGrSRdSmF8EtBJe_Pg. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fs7-JEBFRH2swmxotdPiPg. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Castle Stories

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!… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Portraits Signs: A Tour in ASL

One-Time Events Join us for an interactive and energetic tour celebrating several legendary athletes from the museum’s exhibition, Champions. Learn about their athletic accomplishments as well as their contributions to the vibrant life and culture of this nation. Note: This interactive program will be presented in American Sign Language with voice interpretation so that all may attend. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/portraits-signs-a-tour-in-asl-tickets-172919495867. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

The Philosophical Thought of Thomas Aquinas

Resident Associate Program The thought of Thomas Aquinas (1225–1274) presents one of Western civilization’s most comprehensive philosophical systems. Although a theologian by profession, this man of faith dedicated much of his vast writings to discerning what the human mind can learn independently of faith. Aquinas scholar Gregory T. Doolan explores Aquinas’s philosophical thought. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251674?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Resident Associate Program Join Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, for in-depth looks at four UNESCO World Heritage sites that have been profoundly affected by nearby volcanoes, from Pompeii to Virunga National Park. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience, incorporating insights drawn from current scholarship and research. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Herculaneum and Pompeii.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251547?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Wine & Design Virtual Handi-hour: The Stamp Edition

One-Time Events “Errors,” “Freaks,” and “Oddities” are all terms for postage with printing mistakes that can make stamps exceptionally valuable. On September 23rd at 7 pm EDT, join the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Postal Museum for this joint virtual happy hour program. Grab your favorite beverage and learn how printing mistakes happen and what makes these faulty stamps so prized during a conversation led by Lauren Maloy of the National Postal Museum. Then join Gloria Kenyon, acting head of public programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a step-by-step crafting tutorial on how to make a stamp out of household materials like wine corks, Styrofoam, and even vegetables. Gloria also shows you how to turn accidents, like that coffee mug ring on your nice watercolor paper, into beautiful artworks. Space is limited. A full materials list is provided after registration.   Image: 24c Curtiss Jenny inverted, 1918, collection of the National Postal Museum. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-design-virtual-handi-hour-the-stamp-edition-tickets-165341716525?aff=HandihourTrumba. Categories: After Five. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Wine and Design Virtual Handi-hour: The Stamp Edition

One-Time Events SOLD OUT “Errors,” “Freaks,” and “Oddities” are all terms for postage with printing mistakes that can make stamps exceptionally valuable. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the National Postal Museum for this joint virtual happy hour program. Grab your favorite beverage and learn how printing mistakes happen and what makes these faulty stamps so prized during a conversation lead by Lauren Maloy of the National Postal Museum. Then join Gloria Kenyon, acting head of public programs at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, for a step-by-step crafting tutorial on how to make a stamp out of household materials like wine corks, Styrofoam, and even vegetables. Gloria also shows you how to turn accidents, like that coffee mug ring on your nice watercolor paper, into beautiful artworks. Space is limited. A full materials list is provided after registration. Image: 24c Curtiss Jenny inverted, 1918, collection of the National Postal Museum. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Online. Cost: SOLD OUT Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wine-and-design-virtual-handi-hour-the-stamp-edition-tickets-165341716525?aff=HandihourTrumba. Categories: After Five. Demonstrations. Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, September 23, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Hometown Sounds and Night Train 357

One-Time Events Luce Unplugged has gone digital! SAAM’s Luce Foundation Center has teamed up with Paul Vodra and Anthony Porecco of local music podcast Hometown Sounds to feature music and conversations from DC artists. Tune in for an episode featuring emcee Night Train 357. Train, winner of the 2021 Wammie award for Best Rap Album, is an emcee who combines wordplay, pop culture references, and socially conscious topics with a touch of nerd rap. Listen to this episode and subscribe to the Hometown Sounds podcast now! SAAM is celebrating 10 years of Luce Unplugged and our local music community! Check out our anniversary page and enjoy performance recordings, interviews, and special content highlighting the amazing local musicians who have performed in the Luce Foundation Center as part of this beloved concert series. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Hometown Sounds. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://hometownsoundsdc.com. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Performances. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Accessibility: Audio description. Friday, September 24, 2021. For more info visit hometownsoundsdc.com.

The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United States

One-Time Events Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative. Join the Smithsonian for a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples, focusing on the legacy of Spanish colonization in the Americas and Asia and its impact on what is now the southwestern United States. Experts from a range of academic disciplines, including Indigenous studies, anthropology, and history, examine untold stories of coerced labor and peonage and the long-term impact of Indian slavery.  Panelists discuss the legacies of Native American enslavement with Indigenous community leaders and cultural workers. The symposium explores the different forms and complexity of human bondage that resulted in hybrid cultures, tangled economic practices, and intricate social relationships between the Spanish and Indigenous communities. This program seeks to give a comprehensive “first voice” to these hushed stories and living legacies. The symposium is presented by the Smithso… Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: The symposium is presented in conjunction with the Smithsonian Latino Center and the National Museum of African American History and Culture as part of the Smithsonian’s initiative Our Shared Future: Reckoning with Our Racial Past. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/the-other-slavery. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Friday, September 24, 2021 – Monday, September 27, 2021.

Courts of Renaissance Italy: Urbino

Resident Associate Program With the Ducal Palace providing the splendid backdrop, Urbino’s became the ideal princely court among the most illustrious of Europe, providing patronage to such artists as Raphael and Titian. Return to the 15th century with art historian Elaine Ruffolo to experience a Renaissance court in all its glory. (World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit) . Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251597?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, September 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

The Beasts Before Us: The Untold Story of Mammal Origins

Resident Associate Program In the last 20 years, scientists around the world have uncovered new fossils that have drastically rewritten the story of mammal evolution as we knew it. Paleontologist Elsa Panciroli goes back hundreds of million years as she discusses the emergence of the extraordinary lineage to which we belong, called Synapsida, from their murky split from a shared ancestor with reptiles at the dawn of life on land. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251618?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, September 24, 2021, 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, September 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Visual Art and the American Experience. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BRHLZv1vS-it_aAVaXdB7g. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Friday, September 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Resident Associate Program Put away your point-and-shoot camera and pull out your iPhone to create great images. Learn to make the most of your phone’s camera, starting with photography basics such as essential compositional skills and exposure, then moving on to an exploration of some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251699?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Workshops. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Literary Baltimore: Poe, Stein, Mencken, and Fitzgerald

Resident Associate Program Something about Baltimore clearly nurtures the literary impulse, but what is it, exactly? Arts journalist and Charm City resident Richard Selden explores the reasons as he takes a look at the sites and works closely connected with the most famous writers who lived there. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251648?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Indigenous Peoples’ Day Curriculum Teach-In—Indigenous Land: Stewardship, Relationships, and Responsibility

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change host a day of online conversation, curriculum sharing, and ideas exchange.   Museum education experts, Teaching for Change, and K–12 teachers share curriculum and teaching strategies and explore the NMAI’s Essential Understandings for teaching about Indigenous peoples’ histories and their experiences around land justice today. The keynote speaker discusses land rights issues and the relationship between Indigenous knowledge and the land. Workshops feature classroom resources from the NMAI’s online education portal Native Knowledge 360° and the Zinn Education Project’s Teach Climate Justice Campaign. The teach-in is presented online via Zoom. Rivers, trees, and other plants have existed and been governed by natural laws for millennia. What if they had legal, sovereign rights, too? How can we honor the land? What relationships with the land can we mend through Indigenous thinking and practices? Discuss, be inspired, and conne… Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Co-sponsor: Teaching for Change. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.teachingforchange.org/2021-indigenous-peoples-teach-in#register. Cost: $10 | Registration required. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: Captioning. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 12:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

WEL Lecture Series: Three Women, Three Paths and a (Natural) Connection

One-Time Events This WEL lecture showcases the journey of three women - a cancer patient advocate, a community leader, and a nature engager - from their first meeting to an evolving collaboration for community wellness and environmental health. Their shared creative work, which taps into the healing potential of nature and the arts, addresses deep issues of social justice and wellbeing in the lives of our communities and people. SPEAKERS: Lisa Simms Booth, Smith Center for Healing and the Arts Brenda Richardson, Friends of Oxon Run Park Stella Tarnay, Capital Nature. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_7p3qPfxlR4ua35DGxaXbkg. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Saturday, September 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Historia Natural en Casa: Mascotas saludables - Explorando Porque la Salud de Nuestras Mascotas es Importante para la Familia

One-Time Events Historia Natural en Casa: Mascotas saludables - Explorando Porque la Salud de Nuestras Mascotas es Importante para la Familia Acompaña a educadores del museo mientras guían a su familia a través de actividades científicas y maneras de explorar el mundo natural. Durante este programa, las familias explorarán las diferentes maneras en que la salud humana, animal y el medio ambiente están conectadas. Para ello observaremos más de cerca a algunos de nuestros animales favoritos: nuestras mascotas! El Dr. Ernesto Domínguez, Exotics Veterinarian at Wellesley Animal Hospital, nos acompañará a explorar lo importante que es la salud de nuestras mascotas para nuestra familia y nuestra comunidad. Historia Natural en Casa: Healthy Pets - Exploring Why the Health of Our Pets is Important to the Family Join museum educators as they walk your family through science-skill building activities and ways to explore the natural world.   During this program, families will explore the ways the health of humans,… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95266882145. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, September 26, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 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. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

"I'm Ready for My Close-up": Favorite Movies and Their Times

Resident Associate Program Some moments in movies never leave us: the piercing eyes of a private eye, a raft hurtling down the rapids, that little black dress, the close-up of a fading movie star. In a 5-session film discussion series, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson revisits some of our favorite movies and characters, setting them against the backdrop of their times, the people who dreamed them up, and the America they reflected—or asked us to imagine. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Humphrey Bogart and Paul Newman.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251733?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series

Resident Associate Program Join curator Elizabeth Lay and her expert guests for an image-rich lunchtime lecture series focusing on fascinating decorative arts and design topics. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session explores what our collections tell us about our time, our values, and ourselves.</span> Part of a 3-session Decorative Arts fall series. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252027?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, September 27, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this June as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/82145659237?pwd=ODVNQjZQWjhPUUZOWUIwQVdjQUdGZz09. Cost: Free! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Visual Art and the American Experience. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OAQKPPDaStqhtVKO6vqXvg. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Monday, September 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Visual Art and the American Experience. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JbJF0FNjT1O86F5qhc2ZPA. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Monday, September 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Looking Within: Understanding Ourselves through Human Imaging

Resident Associate Program Radiologist Cullen Ruff explores the history of medical imaging, from the discovery of X-rays that revolutionized medicine, to newer modalities such as nuclear medicine, computed tomography, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251680?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Reading Faulkner: Chronicler of the American South

Resident Associate Program Join Author Michael Gorra in an exploration of works by William Faulkner, one of the greatest—and most problematic—figures in American literature. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Absalom, Absalom!</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251245?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, September 27, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Fire and Ice: Volcanoes of the Solar System

Resident Associate Program Volcanic activity occurs in almost every corner of the solar system, even in the most unexpected of locations. Geologist and cosmochemist Natalie Starkey guides a fascinating exploration of the tallest, coldest, hottest, and most unusual volcanoes and their origins. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251627?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House

Resident Associate Program Frank Lloyd Wright’s residence for Buffalo businessman Darwin D. Martin is one of the most substantial and highly developed of his Prairie-style houses and among the architect’s most significant early commissions. Mary Roberts, executive director of the Martin House, leads a live virtual tour through sections of the main house, the open-air pergola, and conservatory as she shares the fascinating history of the site. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251654?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Cultivating Learning: Community Building through Art

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join Eveleen Eaton, a teacher at Sidwell Friends School, to learn how to use digital museum resources to nurture students’ abilities to explore ideas of community and actively participate in community building in your classroom.  Together, we’ll use transferrable techniques and discuss strategies to develop thoughtful interpretations, consider diverse perspectives, and explore identities in diverse learning environments. Participants will leave with ready-to-use activities for learners of all ages. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=exO7SfTHZ88. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Plat du Jour: French Classics for Today's Home Chef

Resident Associate Program Plat du Jour, French for dish of the day, is announced on chalkboards displayed in front of France’s restaurants, cafes, brasseries, and bistros. Cooking teacher, author and journalist Susan Herrmann Loomis highlights this iconic part of a set menu.  Virtually enter her Parisian kitchen as she shares what the cook needs to know to make a delicious plat du jour. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251683?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Culinary Arts. Tuesday, September 28, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Pedro Martínez

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Introducing... Juan Marichal

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Travel Writer Colin Thubron on the Amur River

Resident Associate Program The Amur River is the tenth longest river in the world—yet it is almost unknown. The river rises in the Mongolian mountains, then flows through Siberia to the Pacific. Colin Thubron brings alive a pivotal world as he recounts an eye-opening, often-perilous journey from the Amur’s secret headwaters to the river’s desolate end. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251566?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, September 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Cultural Expressions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Zsp29-Q-Quu8XOtTdc_s-g. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Building Your Future in a Changing Museum World

One-Time Events Museums are powered by professionals with wide-ranging backgrounds—from historians and scientists to accountants, attorneys, computer programmers, and graphic designers. Join staff members from the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM) and Smithsonian Gardens for an engaging virtual conversation about the changing landscape of the museum field and the need for greater diversity among the professional staff. Discuss your passions, studies, and experience with practicing museum professionals during this informational session. The program starts with a panel discussion with Smithsonian staff discussing their unique career paths, followed by breakout sessions where representatives from an array of departments—including conservation, visitor services, education, publications, and more—offer advice and guidance to aspiring museum professionals. Learn more and register at Eventbrite. Image credit: Libby Weiler. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/building-your-future-in-a-changing-museum-world-tickets-145561230559?aff=CareerDayTrumba. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. ASL-interpreted program. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Seen from Above: Aerial Photographer David Maisel Views the Age of Humans

One-Time Events American photographer and visual artist David Maisel, whose large-format aerial photographs highlight industrial scars on natural landscapes, will discuss the politics and aesthetics of radically human-altered environments with co-curator of the Unsettled Nature exhibition, Joanna Marsh. Maisel has spent decades making aerial images of environmentally damaged sites, both throughout the United States and, most recently, in Chile’s ecologically sensitive Atacama Desert. He and Marsh consider how we can expand our notions of landscape by including damaged sites like open pit mines, areas of clearcut deforestation, and massive water reclamation zones. This program is part of a series of conversations with artists featured in Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans. Learn more about the series and the exhibition here.   This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.  Image credit/Caption: American Mine (Carlin NV 1) features open pit… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Related Exhibition: Unsettled Nature: Artists Reflect on the Age of Humans. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition - Episode 3 - Food Assistance Resistance

One-Time Events Stories for Change: Food Justice Edition (A Virtual 3-episode Series) Change the story, change the world. Seven community members took a leap and accepted our invitation to learn the craft of storytelling and to tell their truths on stage. Through their eyes we will look at a side of our food system we rarely see -- the struggles and triumphs of everyday people trying to eat healthily, grow sustainably, and cook with passion in Greater Washington DC. Coached and directed by a Grand Slam Champion of the Moth DC, Phill Branch, these stories are sure to entertain as much as they challenge the status quo. Individual performances were recorded and will be featured in a series of three virtual programs as well as a professionally produced podcast. In this last episode, we’ll hear our final two awe-inspiring story performances. Misty Wilson and Wilma Consul bravely come forward to shed light on what if feels like to receive food stamps (SNAP benefits) in  America. After watching their performances, we’ll… Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5c_1jMnqSD2smLw6ieEjNg. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

The Story of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Resident Associate Program Folklorists Sara Cleto and Brittany Warman share the surprising history of Grimms Fairytales, and how these tales—too often dismissed as simple children's stories—have profoundly shaped Western culture. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251600?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Wine and the White House: A Presidential Toast

Resident Associate Program From the earliest administrations to today, presidents have recognized the important function wine plays in entertaining at the White House. In an illustrated conversation, Fred Ryan, Jr. author of Wine and the White House: A History, is joined by Smithsonian Distinguished Scholar Richard Kurin for an informative and entertaining evening perfect for devotees of presidential history, lovers of wine, or both. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251748?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

National Silent Movie Day: The Goddess

Films A group of film archivists with a passion for silent movies has established September 29 as National Silent Movie Day—an annual day to celebrate silent film history and raise awareness about the race to preserve surviving silent films. For the inaugural celebration, theaters across the country will be screening silent films with musical accompaniment. Our contribution is a virtual screening of a classic performance by famed Chinese silent movie star Ruan Lingyu, with music by master accompanist Donald Sosin.   Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-goddess-tickets-166307156181 Featuring an exclusive score by pianist Donald Sosin! Chinese film expert Christopher Rea calls The Goddess “the most celebrated Chinese film of the silent era.” Starring the legendary Ruan Lingyu—the most famous silent film actress in China—in one of her most iconic performances as a Shanghai prostitute who will sacrifice everything for her young son. Featuring visually stunning images of nighttime Shanghai, the film… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, September 29, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Untold Stories: Women and the Asian Art Trade

Talks and Lectures 8:30 a.m.–12 p.m. (Washington, DC, EDT)  1:30 p.m.–5 p.m. (London)  2:30 p.m.–6 p.m. (Berlin)  The histories of collecting and the art market are essential to advancing provenance research. Provenance research attempts to uncover the actors and mechanisms behind translocations, to understand the transformation of material culture, and to explore the production of knowledge within different worlds and systems of meaning.     “Untold Stories: Women and the Asian Art Trade” highlights the often overlooked—but nevertheless profound—influence of women on the circulation of Asian art objects. The historical analysis of the market has long focused on contributions of male dealers and collectors, as cultural norms provided them more access to formal education, financial resources, and exclusive social circles. While women were part of these networks, their participation and contributions were often less documented and have sustained little scholarly focus. This webinar attempts to recover the histories of thes… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 8:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Human Origins Research in the Time of COVID-19

One-Time Events COVID-19 has disrupted research travel globally. How have scientists who conduct international fieldwork responded to this challenge?   Dr. Rick Potts, Director of the Smithsonian’s Human Origins Program, will share his creative response to this situation and describe how he was able to conduct a “virtual” field season at two sites in Kenya in the summer of 2021 in collaboration with colleagues from the National Museums of Kenya. Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.   This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.    This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. . Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Washington National Cathedral Gardens: Divine Inspiration & Earthly Changes

Smithsonian Gardens Landscape designer Florence Brown Bratenahl worked with landscape architect Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. to lay out the gardens of the Cathedral Close in the early 1920s.  They were presented with a huge mass of soil displaced by excavation for the Cathedral atop the steep incline of Mount St. Albans in Washington, D.C.  Bratenahl envisioned “A Garden of the Ages” and designed a terraced medieval garden divided into garden rooms using historic plants and sculpture.  The divine garden she created has blessed visitors for nearly a century.  Continued construction, the sloped topography and steadily increased visitation has led to maintenance challenges over the years. This lecture will discuss both the divine and the challenging aspects of these beloved gardens. Sandra Flowers has a Master’s Degree in Science from Georgia State University.  She came to the Washington National Cathedral in 2013 as the Bishop’s Gardener, transitioning through Garden Manager, then became Director of Horticulture & Grounds in 2015… Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P1h1n4_DTj2HopBLfXce-A. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_P1h1n4_DTj2HopBLfXce-A. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Cultural Expressions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FxYrhOZpTB2LtwTcvwfEIw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

#TakeTimeThursday: A "Write" To Remember: Self-Discovery Through Poetry

One-Time Events Join spoken word poet, Dwayne Lawson-Brown, for a guided writing exercise inviting you to explore your past and envision your future. What challenges have you faced? How do you celebrate your victories? "Take time" September 30th at 2:30pm to pen pieces of your legacy in this interactive IG Live workshop. Dwayne Lawson-Brown a.k.a. The “Crochet Kingpin” is a DC native father, poet, educator, and CEO of Crochet Kingpin LLC. He is one of the hosts of DC’s longest-running open mic series, Spit Dat DC, as well as host captain for the Busboys and Poets 450K location. His work to increase HIV awareness through spoken word has garnered recognition from the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, BBCAmerica, the Discovery Channel, and The Washington Post. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vE0hHFMVSU2-7VxqTQQ6-A. Categories: Workshops. Performances. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_xLIFJXIaSUSp-czrm11Hgg. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Frank Sinatra: He Set the Standard. Period

Resident Associate Program He went from bobby-soxers’ dreamboat to the Chairman of the Board—and he did it his way. Music historian John Edward Hasse toasts the unmistakable voice that defined Sinatra’s stardom. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251677?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying

Resident Associate Program In Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, culinary historian and award-winning cookbook author Grace Young writes of how for centuries the Chinese carried their woks and stir-frying techniques around the globe. In America, beginning around the late-19th century, Chinese immigrants struggled to establish themselves in cities and small towns—from San Francisco to the Mississippi Delta—while contending as well with poverty, discrimination, and to this day, anti-Asian bias. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Co-sponsor: National Museum of American History. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251497?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Culinary Arts. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Resident Associate Program Join Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, for in-depth looks at four UNESCO World Heritage sites that have been profoundly affected by nearby volcanoes, from Pompeii to Virunga National Park. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience, incorporating insights drawn from current scholarship and research. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Thingvellir.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251548?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

New Vistas in Astronomy: Imaging a Black Hole

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Black holes are cosmic objects so small and dense that nothing, not even light, can escape their gravitational pull. Until recently, no one had ever seen what a black hole actually looked like. Einstein's theories predict that a distant observer should see a ring of light encircling the black hole, which forms when radiation emitted by infalling hot gas is lensed by the extreme gravity near the event horizon. The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a global array of radio dishes, linked together by a network of atomic clocks to form an Earth-sized virtual telescope that can resolve the nearest supermassive black holes where this ring feature may be measured. On April 10, 2019, the EHT project reported success: we imaged a black hole, and saw the predicted strong gravitational lensing that confirms the theory of General Relativity at the boundary of a black hole. Led by founding director Shep Doeleman, this talk will cover how this was accomplished, details of the first results, as well as future directions that… Sponsor: Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCkiPJf3aUgP42E030I5ucmw. Cost: Free. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, September 30, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.cfa.harvard.edu.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: C is for Creative, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, C is for Creative. People can express creativity in many ways! Join museum educators to learn about Black theater, look at costumes in our museum collection and create wearable art during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABCs: C is for Creative Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/3781890/joyful-fridaysc-is-for-creative-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 1, 2021, 11:00 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 1, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

For the Record: Ten Years of Luce Unplugged at SAAM

One-Time Events Luce Unplugged, DC’s favorite local music concert series, is celebrating ten years of rocking out! Let’s celebrate by looking back at some of the greatest hits. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for a virtual trip down memory lane and discuss favorite performances, local bands, and DC’s unique and vibrant music scene. Over the past decade, the Smithsonian American Art Museum has worked with contributors from Washington City Paper, DC Music Download, and Hometown Sounds to bring you performances by talented musicians that call Washington, DC, home. Check out our anniversary page and enjoy performance recordings, interviews, and special content highlighting the amazing local musicians who have performed in the Luce Foundation Center as part of this beloved concert series. Check out our anniversary page and enjoy performance recordings, interviews, and special content highlighting the amazing local musicians who have performed in the Luce Foundation Center as part of this beloved concert series.… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://s.si.edu/record. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Audio description. Friday, October 1, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM. For more info visit s.si.edu.

Historic Chestertown: With a Cruise on the Schooner Sultana

Resident Associate Program Regional historian Hayden Mathews explores the rich heritage of this lovely Eastern Shore town, focusing on both land and sea. The day includes a cruise on a replica of an 18th-century vessel, as well as a historic-district walking tour guided by Chestertown’s mayor. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs from Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C St SW (corner of 6th & C Sts) Fringe stop: New. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252040?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sunday, October 3, 2021, 7:45 AM – 6:15 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. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 4, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 4, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Learning Lab team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime! Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UOb8tYWb0l4. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 4, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court and Politics

Resident Associate Program <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Streaming Program Option: </span>In response to growing criticism that the Supreme Court has become too political, Stephen Breyer, a Supreme Court justice, asserts that the judiciary’s hard-won authority could be marred by reforms premised on the assumption of ideological bias. He argues for a way to promote better understandings of how the judiciary actually works. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252332?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Justice Stephen Breyer on the Supreme Court and Politics

Resident Associate Program <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In-person Program Option: </span>In response to growing criticism that the Supreme Court has become too political, Stephen Breyer, a Supreme Court justice, asserts that the judiciary’s hard-won authority could be marred by reforms premised on the assumption of ideological bias. He argues for a way to promote better understandings of how the judiciary actually works. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: National Portrait Gallery McEvoy Auditorium, 8th & G Sts NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252331?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Monday, October 4, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:15 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Kids & Families. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Kids & Families. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Getting Started: Digital Museum Resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Explore the basics of using the Smithsonian Learning Lab to support learning with digital museum resources. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dVRhBTCj1Zg. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Toward an African Methodist Episcopal Aesthetic Idyll: Art and Images at Wilberforce University, 1863¬–1914

One-Time Events Presented by Melanee Harvey, assistant professor & coordinator of art history at Howard University. Kate Clarke Lemay, acting senior historian and interim director of PORTAL, the Portrait Gallery's Scholarly Center, will moderate the Q & A. As the first independent African American religious denomination, the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) church maintains a historic position as one of the oldest surviving African American institutions. Through the use and circulation of visual culture, the AME denomination established a cultural base of Black Formalist sensibilities rooted in uplift and cultural definition. This presentation will examine how art and strategies of visual representation were used to present Wilberforce University, one of the nation’s first historically Black colleges and universities (HBCU), as an aesthetic idyll shaped by Bishop Daniel Payne and other AME bishops of the late nineteenth century. Denominational leadership marshalled images of the AME’s flagship educational institution… Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__CPjpIHDSmmbDXU5kTfpjQ. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

At Home with the Smithsonian Libraries and Archives: Magnificent Obsessions

Smithsonian Libraries and Archives Without obsessed collectors gathering their favorites over the years, much of our cultural heritage would be lost. Often it’s the small details of a child’s worn book, a treasured cookbook, or a guide to the World’s Fair that contemporary scholars use to understand the full picture of history. Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect, currently on view in the National Museum of American History, tells the captivating stories of the book collectors whose diverse interests and passions helped shape—and continue to contribute to—the libraries of the Smithsonian. Through rare books, manuscripts, and other intriguing items from across the varied libraries, the exhibition highlights the personal motivations and enduring impact of book collectors who were compelled to share their “magnificent obsessions” with the nation. Join curators Mary Augusta Thomas and Stephen Van Dyk as they share the stories of some of these fascinating collectors and incredible objects, as well as behind-the-scenes insights into the… Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Related Exhibition: Magnificent Obsessions: Why We Collect. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

How Food and Drink Shaped European Culture

Resident Associate Program Can a Renaissance feast tell us about perspective in painting? Drawing on his new book The Hungry Eye, Leonard Barkan, a professor of comparative literature at Princeton University, explores the central role of food and drink in literature, art, philosophy, religion, and statecraft from antiquity to the Renaissance. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251811?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Culinary Arts. After Five. Tuesday, October 5, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Dolores Huerta and César Chávez

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

In Their Own Words: Memoirs of Lives Recalled

Resident Associate Program Documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson looks at three remarkable memoirs, as different in approach and style as the lives they led. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">In this session, discuss Born a Crime by comic Trevor Noah who recounts his childhood in apartheid South Africa.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251772?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

The Queen’s Residences: Royal Recollections

Resident Associate Program The official and personal residences of Queen Elizabeth II scattered through the United Kingdom are magnificent living palaces, estates, and castles that are used daily to serve the needs of the royal family. Join Andrew Lannerd to explore the vibrant history of each of these famed residences in detail, including behind-the-scenes accounts of events such as a royal wedding at Windsor Castle and a private party that celebrated the queen’s 80th birthday. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251624?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 6, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Drop in on Design at Home | National Design Month Edition

Cooper Hewitt Museum Take your Halloween costume to the next level with the winner of the 2021 National Design Award for Fashion Design, Becca McCharen-Tran! For many costumes, it’s the accessories that really make it pop! In this hands-on workshop, participants will explore the design process, learn more about where and how designers find inspiration, and discover how to use everyday materials to create their own sustainable accessory design. Participants have the option to design an accessory that can be added to their Halloween costume, or redesign an accessory to help you in your everyday life. AUDIENCE This intergenerational program is suitable for families, youth, and adults. Participate as a family or join us on your own to learn more about the basic principles and elements of design. This is a beginner workshop, no prior experience in design required to participate. MATERIALS Participants have the option to build a 3-dimensional design using everyday materials from their home. If you are interested in… Sponsor: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.cooperhewitt.org/event/drop-in-on-design-at-home-national-design-month-edition-10-06-2021/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZErduyqrD0iE9fCoSb0F73KkqnNnLzWlK15. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.cooperhewitt.org.

Los Angeles: Creating the Vision

Resident Associate Program From the last years of the 19th century throughout much of the following one, Los Angeles evolved from a destination for health seekers and winter vacations to a dynamic center of industry and the leading port of the Western United States. Bill Keene draws on booster literature, magazine articles, and scholarly and informal histories to examine how LA’s vision of itself became a reality. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251651?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

GE Lecture: Working Toward Greener Skies

One-Time Events What was the carbon footprint of your last commercial flight? As consumers, we might not always think about sustainability as it relates to air travel, but the aviation industry is actively working to make your flight more efficient, more innovative, and ultimately, more green. From developing new fuels to engineering entirely new fleets of vehicles and even experimenting with battery power, innovators are defining what the future of air travel will look like. Join us for this panel discussion of industry experts who will discuss the potential and challenges of these new technologies, and how they’re working to make aviation better for the environment today, tomorrow, and in the future. Panelists: Mohamed Ali, Vice President of Engineering, GE Aviation , Sean Clarke, X-57 Principle Investigator, NASA , Amanda Simpson, Vice President of Research and Technology, Airbus Americas. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Autumn’s Harvest: A Reflective Writing Workshop

Resident Associate Program Discover the power of reflective writing guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface. Inspired by works of art by Hudson River landscape painter Jasper Francis Cropse and poetry by Mary Oliver, explore the lessons that the season of autumn offers us when we slow down, look closely, and reflect. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251817?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Sports:  Leveling the Playing Field. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G-G5dFo8SfGIKHSyg4Xexw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Drawn to Figures LIVE: Drawing a Titled Head

Ongoing Activities 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. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art Meets Music: A Duet Between Visual Artists and Composers

Resident Associate Program Join popular speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin for a fascinating exploration into the intimate relationship between the visible and invisible arts, and how music can literally bind the arts together in this fall series. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Marc Chagall and opera.</span> (World Art Certificate Program elective, 1/2 credit) . Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251766?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  The Power of Place. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_c6pvU8kgTvGIGzEdJcFRMQ. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

America InSight Online: Verbal Description Tours

One-Time Events Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum online for a docent-led tour designed for participants who are blind or have low vision. Discover highlights from the collection through rich audio verbal descriptions that invoke a multisensory experience. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/america-insight-online-verbal-description-tours-tickets-165930355159. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Howardena Pindell: On the Performance of Autobiography

One-Time Events Over the course of nearly six decades, groundbreaking multidisciplinary artist Howardena Pindell has radically expanded the medium of painting and transformed the language of abstraction. Join us for a special screening of Pindell's iconic video Free, White and 21, the first of only three videos in the artist’s body of work. After the screening, Pindell will be in conversation with Naomi Beckwith, Deputy Director and Jennifer and David Stockman Chief Curator at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Valerie Cassel Oliver, Sydney and Frances Lewis Family Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and NPG curator Charlotte Ickes. This program is part of Viewfinder: Women’s Film and Video from the Smithsonian, a monthly virtual film screening and conversation series sponsored by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story. This second half of the series showcases creative responses to the external forces that shape the way we move through and expe… Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vXe9D3MHQvCmcgzhcl0Vyg. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:30 PM.

Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Resident Associate Program Join Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, for in-depth looks at four UNESCO World Heritage sites that have been profoundly affected by nearby volcanoes, from Pompeii to Virunga National Park. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience, incorporating insights drawn from current scholarship and research. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Mount Fuji.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251549?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

In-Person Exhibition Preview: Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass

One-Time Events Be one of the first to experience the magic of Venice during this in-person exhibition preview. Join us as we celebrate the opening of the highly anticipated Sargent, Whistler, and Venetian Glass: American Artists and the Magic of Murano at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Explore the dazzling Venetian glass revival of the nineteenth century, which inspired American artists such as John Singer Sargent and James McNeill Whistler. Featuring more than 150 objects, this exhibition is the first comprehensive examination of the American Grand Tour to Venice. Discover a selection of rarely seen glass vessels presented alongside paintings, watercolors, and prints. Specialty cocktails and food inspired by the magic of Venice will be available for purchase. Masking is required when not actively eating or drinking. Space is limited, social distancing is encouraged. Registration for this event closes on October 6 at 8:00 p.m. ET. Image Credit: John Singer Sargent, A Venetian Woman, 1882, oil on canvas,… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Cost: Free; Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-exhibition-preview-sargent-whistler-and-venetian-glass-registration-171275107457?aff=SWAVGTrumba. Categories: After Five. Celebrations. Lectures & Discussions. Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: https://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/sargent-whistler-glass. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM.

Stanley Tucci's Taste: My Life Through Food

Resident Associate Program Award-winning actor and food obsessive Stanley Tucci grew up in an Italian American family that spent every night around the kitchen table. Join him in conversation with bestselling cookbook author Ina Garten as they discuss his favorite food memories; his recent series for CNN; his new book, Taste: My Life Through Food; and what he’s most looking forward to in the future of food. Mangia! Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251814?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Culinary Arts. Thursday, October 7, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Flights of Fancy Story Time: Violet the Pilot

One-Time Events Join us for a reading of Steve Breen’s touchingly funny story of Violet the Pilot, a girl who creates flying machines from junk. Then learn about real homebuilt aircraft and try your hand at creating a flying machine from recycled materials. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free with registration. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  The Power of Place. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_tG-9dMz2TXqbO1LHFt-wXg. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 8, 2021, 10:30 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 8, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Speak Easy | Historically Speaking: Constructing Community x Paris Is Burning to Pose - Choosing Family

Ongoing Tours & Activities About this Program Inspired by the inclusive club scene of the Harlem Renaissance, NMAAHC invites you to our annual Speak Easy Evening, a virtual space that welcomes all gender identities and orientations and allies.    6:30 PM  Historically Speaking: Constructing Community     During the era of Reconstruction, there was a hardening of racial boundaries between black and white and the emerging definitions of sexual identities. Recent scholarship posits that these developments were not just concurrent, but intersectional. Please join us for a discussion between Channing Gerard Joseph, author of the soon-to-be published book House of Swann: Where Slaves Became Queens and black feminist scholar Sarah Haley, Associate Professor, Columbia University.     8:00 PM  Paris is Burning to Pose - Choosing Family    Thirty years ago, Paris Is Burning won the Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for a Documentary. The discussion with offer an intimate portrait of the New York’s ballroom subculture in… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0195yuazxzkfkrx2hw41u46e3663tc5z80x3na1uvhr1x2ftb7jt. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. After Five. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 8, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Flights of Fancy Story Time: Violet the Pilot

One-Time Events Join us for a reading of Steve Breen’s touchingly funny story of Violet the Pilot, a girl who creates flying machines from junk. Then learn about real homebuilt aircraft and try your hand at creating a flying machine from recycled materials. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Venue: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free with registration. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:30 AM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Musical Crossroads. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w0gl5t1PSN2OjIjr4I5m4g. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Saturday, October 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Youth in Action: Indigenous Peoples' Day—Black-Indigenous Youth Advancing Social Justice

One-Time Events How are Black-Indigenous youth working to advance social justice? This Indigenous Peoples' Day program highlights youth of blended Black and Native heritage who use art, activism, and policy to advance Black and Indigenous solidarity and affect positive change in their communities.  Moderated by Amber Starks (African American and Muscogee [Creek]) she/her. Panelists include Joy SpearChief-Morris (African American and Kainai Blood Tribe), Kyle T. Mays (Black and Saginaw Chippewa) he/him/his, and Autumn Rose Williams (Black and Shinnecock). Learn more about the panelists here.  The program is free, but advance registration is required. A direct link to view the program will be emailed to registrants 24-48 hours before the program. The program will be available on demand after it premieres. This program is part of the Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series, which features young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working towards equity and social… Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Monday, October 11, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Revealed by Moonlight: Shapeshifters in Japanese Woodblock Prints

Talks and Lectures Throughout Japanese folklore, the silvery orb of the moon is often used as a device to reveal the monstrous identity lurking behind an innocent façade. In this Halloween season edition of Sneak Peek: New Research from the Freer and Sackler, join assistant curator Kit Brooks in viewing 19th-century Japanese woodblock prints that explore the theme of shapeshifting. Over the years, some artists and audiences appear to have identified with bombastic warrior heroes depicted in the dynamic moment when they have vanquished their foes. Others show empathy for lonely, monstrous figures sensitively depicted in atmospheric compositions that employ a gentle color palette. The enormous amount of grotesque imagery produced at this time is often attributed to the psychological states of the artists but is better understood as a general taste for the macabre that continues to thrive today.    Kit Brooks is the Japan Foundation Assistant Curator of Japanese Art at the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Castle Stories

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… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

A Geologic Tour of Patagonia

Resident Associate Program The Patagonia region of South America has long attracted naturalists and explorers to unravel the mysteries of its dramatic landscape. Join geologist Kirt Kempter on a virtual tour of the region including highlights such as national parks, glaciers, and several picturesque volcanoes of the southern Andes. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252098?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 12, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Carmen Herrera

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history and more! This thirty-minute program incorporates close looking at portraiture as well as movement and artmaking. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Introducing... Carmen Herrera

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 11:00 AM.

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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Castle Stories

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 story of James Smithson and the beginning of the Smithsonian Institution. 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. , 'Castle Stories' are 30-minute presentations on Zoom , … Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

How To Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human

One-Time Events How to Be Animal: A New History of What It Means to Be Human, by environmental philosopher Melanie Challenger, takes a new approach on the story of what it means to be human and argues that at the heart of our psychology is a profound struggle with being animal. Challenger examines how technology influences our sense of our own animal nature and our relationship with other species with whom we share this fragile planet.    In a conversation with Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, Challenger will explore the wide-ranging ways this mindset affects our lives, tracing it from the origins of Homo sapiens through the age of the Internet, and on to futures of AI and human–machine interface.  This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants.   About the Author: Melanie Challenger works as a researcher on the history of humanity and the natural world, and on environmental philosophy. She is the… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Dr. Fauci and the Covid Crisis

Resident Associate Program From day one of the Covid pandemic, Anthony Fauci has been front and center in the fight to destroy the virus. After a brief respite, the virus, in a mutated form, has created a new crisis. Join the head of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases as he helps us understand—from a scientific viewpoint—where we have been and what we need to know going forward. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252059?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 6:45 PM.

Drawing Heads, Hands, and Feet

Resident Associate Program This workshop is designed for students interested in sharpening their figure drawing skills by focusing on the most challenging and expressive details of the human figure. Working from photographs, students employ both wet and dry media to experiment with line, modeling, foreshortening, structure, expression, and varied rates of drawing. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251881?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture with Nada Shabout

One-Time Events Examine the enduring impact of colonialism and orientalism within the mainstream history of modernism with scholar Nada Shabout. During this captivating virtual talk, discuss efforts to decolonize the field of art history and prioritize inclusion and equity. Shabout highlights the noticeable absence of Arab artists in conventional narratives about modern and contemporary art, and uses several past and present examples to emphasize the need to produce new knowledge and revise curricula to fully integrate Arab artists within the field. Nada Shabout is a professor of art history and coordinator of the Contemporary Arab and Muslim Cultural Studies Initiative at the University of North Texas, Denton. She is the founding president of the Association for Modern and Contemporary Art from the Arab World, Iran and Turkey, and project advisor for the Saudi National Pavilion of the 2019 Venice Biennale. She is the author of Modern Arab Art: Formation of Arab Aesthetics (2007) and co-editor, with Salwa Mikdadi, of New… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/clarice-smith-virtual-lecture-with-nada-shabout-tickets-165332535063?aff=CSLShaboutTrumba. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Wednesday, October 13, 2021, 6:30 PM.

Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Renoir

Resident Associate Program Albert Barnes amassed 181 works by Pierre-August Renoir—the world’s largest collection. Barnes Foundation educator Penny Hansen uses high-definition Deep Zoom technology to offer remarkable close-up views of his paintings as she examines his stylistic changes over the years, and discusses Barnes’ great affinity for Renoir, especially his late works. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251829?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Autumn’s Harvest: A Reflective Writing Workshop

Resident Associate Program Discover the power of reflective writing guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface. Inspired by works of art by Hudson River landscape painter Jasper Francis Cropse and poetry by Mary Oliver, explore the lessons that the season of autumn offers us when we slow down, look closely, and reflect. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252373?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Drawn to Figures LIVE: Drawing the Features in Proportion

Ongoing Activities 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. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free-- registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Art Meets Music: A Duet Between Visual Artists and Composers

Resident Associate Program Join popular speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin for a fascinating exploration into the intimate relationship between the visible and invisible arts, and how music can literally bind the arts together in this fall series. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on symbols and allegories.</span> (World Art Certificate Program elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251767?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YC_QPU8CT-WFAZF8oreo_w. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Theme:  Visual Arts from the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-XjlKb8SQ3GHWXPK4PQjcw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

One-Time Events Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. How can we work together to protect voting rights? Together with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we will explore the legislative and cultural history of voting rights from the Reconstruction Era to the present. Our conversation will center on a popular print from 1870 commemorating the Fifteenth Amendment and the pen President Lyndon B. Johnson used to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. Free—Registration required. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-163585168643. Cost: Free--registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-163585168643. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

Ongoing Tours & Activities About this Program Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from across the Smithsonian to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. How can we work together to protect voting rights? Together with the National Museum of African American History and Culture, we will explore the legislative and cultural story of voting rights from post-Civil War to the present. We’ll feature a 1870 15th Amendment colored lithograph paired with President Lyndon B. Johnson’s pen used to sign the 1965 Voting Rights Act into law. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants via Eventbrite 12-24 hours in advance of the program. Each participant must register separately. We will only allow participants into the meeting if their names (and email addresses) are on the registration list. The Portrait Gallery strive… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Portrait Gallery. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-dialogue-smithsonian-objects-and-social-justice-tickets-163585168643. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Art Signs Online: An Artful Conversation in ASL

One-Time Events Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute virtual conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for hearing participants. A Zoom link will be provided via email upon registration. Image credit(s): Photo by Mary Tait. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-signs-online-artful-conversations-in-asl-tickets-165909831773. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Resident Associate Program Join Justin M. Jacobs, associate professor of history at American University, for in-depth looks at four UNESCO World Heritage sites that have been profoundly affected by nearby volcanoes, from Pompeii to Virunga National Park. Each lavishly illustrated program goes far beyond the typical tourist experience, incorporating insights drawn from current scholarship and research. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Virunga National Park.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251550?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Observatory Night: Cosmic Explosions, from Supernovae to Tidal Disruption Events

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The biggest explosions in the universe dwarf any we see on Earth. In space, we regularly witness exploding stars that can shine brighter than the rest of a galaxy as a supernova, or a black hole ripping apart a star that's visible from billions of light years away in what's called a Tidal Disruption Event (TDE). In this talk, astrophysicist Yvette Cendes will discuss how we observe cosmic explosions from Earth and learn about them, from Chinese records thousands of years ago to her modern-day observations as a radio astronomer. This will include Yvette's research on supernovae, such as the closest one ever observed to Earth -- Supernova 1987A -- and outflows from TDEs that "spaghettify" stars that wander too close to black holes. Dr. Yvette Cendes is a postdoctoral fellow at the Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian, where she specializes in transient radio astronomy. Yvette has written for several publications, including Astronomy, Discover and Scientific American, and is currently the astro… Sponsor: Center for Astrophysics | Harvard & Smithsonian. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-UUo6Y7fP0N41Qw7KcKtcQ. Cost: Free. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 14, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit www.cfa.harvard.edu.

A Tale of Three Sisters

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from October 15–31 Stream it Here:  https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PQL2zRfxi84&feature=youtu.be Three sisters, Reyhan, Nurhan, and Havva, are reunited in the remote mountain village where they grew up with their father after having lived as besleme (foster children and maids) with their foster parents in the city. All three desire to return to the city as soon as possible, but whether this can be achieved depends on their cunning, and on the decisions made by the men around them, including their father, their foster father, and Reyhan’s husband. Description courtesy of the Boston Turkish Film Festival. (Dir.: Emin Alper, Turkey, 2019, 107 min. Turkish with English subtitles) Images courtesy of Emre Erkmen. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Food for a Funeral

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from October 15–31 Stream it Here:  https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://vimeo.com/389245972 The story of Ölü Ekmeği, or Food for a Funeral, is set in a drought-ridden, poverty-stricken part of rural Anatolia at the beginning of the 1960s, where it is customary for children to watch over their animals high up on the hillsides, from which they have sweeping views of the plain below. Whenever they see food being prepared for either a wedding or a funeral, one or two children are sent down into the village to find whatever they can beg, borrow, or steal and to bring it back for them all to share. Mustafa, an apprentice to a well-known ashik, or bard, in the area, longs to write songs for Gülbayaz, an older girl whom he loves with a passion, and to win her heart. He also happens to be the most enthusiastic among the children when it comes to fetching the pickings on offer in villages. But in the two villages he visits, two big surprises lie in… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Hey There!

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from October 15–31 Stream it Here:  https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vy52S-eUWAw&feature=youtu.be Istanbul is under lockdown, and Felek and Kerim have the scheme set up. They infiltrate people’s personal computers pretending to be the government, then they scare these strangers with alleged “crimes” and rip them off. But this is Istanbul, and people come in all types: in this case, the academic, the land registry officer, the treasure hunter, and the beauty specialist. This is not a story about victims of crime, but a hilarious, open-hearted, sharp peek into what happens when people are caught home alone. They get agitated, annoyed, and afraid, but they also defy, yearn, wonder, love,  and, of course, they dance! Written and shot via Zoom during the global pandemic, internationally renowned director Reha Erdem’s Hey There! virtually brings together some of the best-known actors of Turkey, in their own homes,… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Passed by Censor

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia rom October 15–31 Stream it Here:  https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://vimeo.com/169852705 Working as a censor in a prison, Zakir’s days are spent reading other people's letters and carefully blacking out everything not meant for the eyes of those serving time. In order to escape the stress of his job, he signs up for a creative writing course. One day, however, he is given a tricky assignment: to select a photograph and write a fictional account inspired by the picture. He decides to use a photo he finds enclosed in one of the prisoner’s letters. But Zakir's interest in the woman it depicts shifts beyond the assigned task and becomes a compulsive preoccupation to help her, regardless of whether her cruel fate is real or just a figment of his imagination. Passed by Censor is a psychological study of a man who succumbs to his obsession, unable to distinguish fantasy from reality. Description courtesy of the Boston Turkish Film Festival.… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

Stray

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from October 15–31 Stream it Here:  https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://vimeo.com/397479687, “Human beings live artificially and hypocritically and would do well to study the dog.” —Diogenes of Sinope, 360 BCE Through the eyes of three stray dogs wandering the streets of Istanbul, Stray explores what it means to live as a being without status or security. As they search for food and shelter, Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal embark on inconspicuous journeys through Turkish society that allow us an unvarnished portrait of human life—and their own canine culture. Fiercely independent Zeytin  embarks on solitary adventures through the city at night; Nurturing and protective Nazar easily befriends the humans around her; while shy Kartal, a puppy living on the outskirts of a construction site, finds refuge with the security guards who care for her. The disparate lives of Zeytin, Nazar, and Kartal intersect when they each form intimate bonds with a… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

You Know Him

Films Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from October 15–31 Stream it Here: https://watch.eventive.org/dcturkishfilmfest Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JD6zdOWxO8&feature=youtu.be, You Know Him is a tragicomic story of doctor Kemal, who wants to become a mayoral candidate for Istanbul’s Beyoğlu district. Kemal prepares excitedly for the night that his candidacy will be announced by Number One, whose favor he is desperate to win. Yet unexpected events will occur that night. You Know Him is Ercan Kesal’s debut feature in which different aspects of politics, negotiations, and political strategies are expressed in a realistic way through a candidate’s eyes, all in the space of one day. Description courtesy of the Boston Turkish Film Festival. (Dir.: Ercan Kesal, Turkey, 2020, 105 min. Turkish with English subtitles) Image courtesy of Barbu Balasoiu. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Films. Friday, October 15, 2021 – Sunday, October 31, 2021.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: D is for Daring, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years, D is for Daring. Dare to keep trying! Join museum educators to learn about the perseverance of daring Black Olympic athletes and make medals to celebrate everyday daring acts during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABCs: D is for Daring Activity Book.   Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5644925/joyful-fridaysd-is-for-daring-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 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 everyday. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252109?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Fridays at Noon with Elizabeth Beck

Resident Associate Program In this members-only series led by veteran arts educator Roberta Gasbarre, go behind the scenes and into the working lives of some of the most intriguing people from all across the Smithsonian and Washington’s worlds of culture, science, and education. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This program features Elizabeth Beck, director of the Smithsonian Women’s Committee, on the Smithsonian’s craft shows.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252335?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop: Trick or Treat

Kids and Family The art doctor is in to help you get your spooky fix! Join us this Halloween season for some ghoulish art stories in this virtual workshop. See how Smithsonian conservators preserve and protect our artworks that love the dark, from ghosts to bats. Then create your own shadow decorations in time for Halloween.         This hands-on, art-making preservation workshop is designed for children ages three to eight and their caretakers. The program is cohosted by the Smithsonian American Art Museum and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art.      Register now! https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kypUZnFsT8uTVflZUgQH7Q  One registration per family. A Zoom link and a list of suggested materials will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop.       Image Credit: Art & Me online family workshop. Image courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum, photo by Andrea Champaloux. . Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

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 program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252111?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Traditional French Oil Painting Techniques

Resident Associate Program Explore the traditional French academic painting techniques from the 17th to 18th centuries. Learn technical secrets and gain insight into how artists such as Jean Dominique Ingres, Jacque-Louis David,  William-Adolphe Bougereau, and Elizabeth Vigee LeBrun achieved their signature effects. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit) . Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252110?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Saturday, October 16, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Natural History at Home: Creativity and Communication - Exploring the Art of Ancient Humans

One-Time Events The exploration of natural history doesn't have to just happen at the museum - it can happen in your home too!  Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. During this program, families will explore art made by ancient humans! Anthropologist Briana Pobiner will join us to share about different artifacts from our collection, the Hall of Human Origins exhibit, and from other locations around the world. Together we will make observations of these objects to learn more about how art and imagination have been a part of our human story here on this planet. Both throughout and after the program, families will be encouraged to create art together using methods and inspiration from ancient human artworks and artifacts. Please have the following materials ready at the start of the program: Paper sack or piece of blank paper , Markers or crayons , Paint (optional) , Pencil This program will be presented as… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/92995335754. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, October 16, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop: Watercolor with Samantha Testa

One-Time Events SOLD OUT Venture beyond the studio with the Smithsonian American Art Museum and DC-based calligrapher and watercolor artist Samantha Testa. During this engaging virtual workshop, participants learn essential watercolor tips and techniques, then create a custom watercolor scene of Smithsonian American Art Museum. Formerly a first-grade teacher, Testa believes in making art accessible and helping people realize their own creativity. Now the owner and artist behind Painted Palettes, Studio #1 at Brookland Arts Walk, Testa’s work is featured at all Shop Made in DC locations, Park Story, Steadfast Supply, and Gift & Gather. Please note that space is limited for this program and registration is required.  Materials kit includes:    Two watercolor brushes , Watercolor set , Watercolor paper , Step-by-step instructional booklet This program is presented in partnership with Painted Palettes.  If you are outside of the United States, please contact SAAMPrograms@si.edu before registering.  Image:… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Luce Foundation Center. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: SOLD OUT. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-studio-virtual-workshop-watercolor-with-samantha-testa-registration-166328465919?aff=OctBeyondtheStudioSAAMCalendar. Categories: Workshops. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, October 17, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Historia Natural En Casa: Mixtec & Mayan Language Past, Present and Future

One-Time Events Historia Natural en Casa: Mixtec & Mayan Language Past, Present and Future Acompaña a educadores del museo mientras guían a su familia a través de actividades científicas y maneras de explorar el mundo natural. Durante ese programa las familias podrán aprender lo importantes que son los lenguajes para diferentes culturas. El Doctor Omar Aguilar de y el Doctor Genner Llanes Ortiz compartirán con nosotros como los lenguajes Mixtecas y Mayas se han transmitido de generación en generación y cómo las nuevas generaciones los están utilizando. Historia Natural en Casa: Mixtec & Mayan Language Past, Present and Future Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world. During this program, families will explore the importance of language to communities around the world. Join us as we welcome Dr. Omar Aguilar and Dr. Genner Llanes Ortiz who will share with us how they are passing knowledge of language to others. Families… Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95794077650. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. Accessibility: Captioning. Sunday, October 17, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Magnificent Movie Music: The Heartbeat of Film

Resident Associate Program Film music can inspire and romance us, salvage a bad movie and make a good one great. In this weekend series, speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin explores the many elements that go into creating an effective score and showcases the memorable work of some of the leading masters of the form. Fasten your seatbelts…it’s going to be a fabulous ride! <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on film music from Jaws, Laura, and The Third Man.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252043?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sunday, October 17, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Relief Printing - Linocut and Woodblock

Resident Associate Program The most sculptural of all printmaking techniques, woodblock printing and linocut printing are ideal for creating bold images composed of patterns and textures. This course introduces the relief print, from techniques of design and transfer through cutting and printing the block. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251898?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 18, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:00 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. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Castle Stories

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 take you on a trip through time to meet some of the people who shaped the early Smithsonian and how the Castle functioned as both headquarters and a testing grounds for what became 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!… Sponsor: Smithsonian Visitor Center. Venue: Smithsonian Castle. Event Location: Online/Zoom. Cost: free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Gallery Talks & Tours. Kids & Families. Accessibility: Captioning. Monday, October 18, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Learning Lab team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime! Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VgsQFRN4JEA. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 18, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Shaping Ancient Civilizations in the Armenian Highlands

Talks and Lectures The Armenian Highlands and the Caucasus were a protected region, or glacial refugium, during the glacial periods and a hotspot of biodiversity, hosting a large number of endemic plant and animal species. This diversity and abundance of natural resources attracted ancient populations from the dawn of human history. The favorable climate and rich natural resources have helped define the region’s pivotal role as an important destination and thoroughfare for hominin populations—of which anatomically modern humans are the only surviving species today—throughout the Paleolithic period and into protohistoric and historic times. The area is thought to be one of a handful of important glacial refugia for hominins during the Pleistocene (the most recent Ice Age) and thus served as a core location from which (re)colonizations of Eurasia began.     In this presentation, Dr. Boris Gasparyan will present archaeological finds from the Neolithic-Chalcolithic period to the Iron Age to reconstruct the behaviors of ancient hu… Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 12:00 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_oqoINSvMR7qENmcknuR5mw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. These programs are designed for classes of 10 to 30… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

Teaching with Design: Taking Action on Climate Change with Doris Sung, 2021 National Design Award Winner

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join 2021 National Design Award winner Doris Sung (Climate Action Award for InVert™ Self-Shading Window) and educators from Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum to learn how to use the museum’s Learning Lab collections, digital resources, and virtual field trips to support teaching and learning about climate change across disciplines. In this interactive session, we’ll share resources that can be used to center climate change and take action within art, history, social studies, and STEM curricula. We’ll discuss the design process as an adaptable support tool to help students create, evaluate, and revise all types of projects and learning outputs. Finally, Sung will guide participants through a simple, hands-on activity borrowed from her design process that can be adapted to suit learners of all ages and subjects. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Cooper Hewitt Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K3Iyl0xKtI8. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

From Global Change to Local Action, with Katharine Hayhoe

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Climate change isn’t just a problem for polar bears or future generations anymore—it’s affecting us here and now. In today's politically charged environment, are we still able to act on climate? In the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center's last evening lecture of the year, join Katharine Hayhoe as she untangles the complex science connecting our choices to future impacts and highlights climate solutions underway right now. Katharine Hayhoe is a climate scientist and science communicator. She serves as Chief Scientist of The Nature Conservancy, and the Political Science Endowed Professor in Public Policy and Public Law at Texas Tech University. Her TED talk, “The most important thing you can do to fight climate change: Talk about it” has nearly 4 million views. Her most recent book, “Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing in a Divided World,” will be published in September 2021. She also co-founded Science Moms, a group of scientist mothers working to demystify climate change and g… Sponsor: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Venue: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://serc.si.edu/event/global-change-local-action-katharine-hayhoe. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/9416182435578/WN_TPNa2CVaQZKD_siCRu8eWQ. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Related Events: Earth Optimism Webinar: Stories from the Smithsonian's Wetland of the Future (Sept. 21, 7pm ET). Accessibility: Captioning. Tuesday, October 19, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 20, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Freedom Struggles

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents. American slavery and American freedom is a shared history. Through powerful objects and first-person accounts, visitors connect to the past and hear about the actions of ordinary men and women demanding freedom and transforming our nation.   Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office, or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Slavery and Freedom. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Kjo-ufXAQ424TZJAY6amuw. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Teacher Workshops Online—Memorials and Memory (SEL)

One-Time Events Military service impacts those who serve as well as their families. Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an online workshop, designed for educators, that examines social and emotional learning techniques. Learn more about artists whose legacy of service colors their work. Examine how they mark, mourn, and celebrate their military service. How might their artworks give us, and our students, a way to feel connected? This virtual workshop is designed for teachers of all grade levels and disciplines.  Image credit: Ehren Tool, 204 of Thousands, 2014–15, stoneware with glaze and decals, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the artist in honor of the people who give the work meaning, 2015.35, © 2015, Ehren Tool. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-workshops-online-memorials-and-memory-sel-tickets-159524757845. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Wind Down Wednesday: Bidi Bidi Bom Bom

One-Time Events Join the National Portrait Gallery for a conversation about Tejana icon Selena and the power of representation, image and fashion. Learn to make an “Amor Prohibido” cocktail or mocktail and explore the ways Selena created an image that continues to inspire, empower and electrify her fans. Nos sentimos muy… excited! Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram Live @smithsonianNPG. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Wednesday, October 20, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Theme:  Visual Arts from the Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hQxZxejITJiORVEqy4CyaQ. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. Classes may join the program via individual devices… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

The Evolution of Human Warfare and Peacefare

One-Time Events It might seem like humans are predisposed towards violence and aggression. But is the truth more complicated than that? And what role does compassion and peace play in our origins?    Marc Kissel, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at Appalachian State University, will share the research he and his colleagues  have done to study these questions and help to better understand the roles of compassion and of violence in the past. Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.   This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.    This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. . Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Art Meets Music: A Duet Between Visual Artists and Composers

Resident Associate Program Join popular speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin for a fascinating exploration into the intimate relationship between the visible and invisible arts, and how music can literally bind the arts together in this fall series. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on The Sharp Family.</span> (World Art Certificate Program elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251768?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Workshops. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Sports:  Leveling the Playing Field. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_58hBhjIKTD-OK71T0-PAbQ. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Classroom Connections

Ongoing Tours & Activities Classroom Connections, Designed for: Students K-2nd Grade, About this Program: Classroom Connections experiences are live virtual school programs designed for Kindergarten, First and Second Grade students and teachers. Led by a NMAAHC educator, each 45 minute session includes engaging conversations about history and objects from the Museum collection, an interactive story time and an art project.  Classroom Connections offers 4 program themes teachers can choose from:  Diversity + Unity: Learn how our differences can make us stronger with adventurous museum stories!  Community + Celebration: Meet historic communities and celebrate your own.  Voices + Change: Discover the power words have to change the world with museum stories about activism!    Family + Culture: Learn about and celebrate different kinds of families and cultures.  For a quality and engaging educational experience for students, we only allow one class to register per time slot. Classes may join the program via individual devices… Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1021253/classroom-connections-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 1:30 PM – 2:15 PM.

The Palestinian Village Sampler

Resident Associate Program Palestinian embroidery is a centuries-old art form, representing cultural identity, heritage, and resilience throughout generations. The class offers an in-depth exploration of traditional Palestinian concepts and styles of embroidery as well as the basics of transferring a pattern to fabric, threading a needle, color theory, and more. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252112?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

#TakeTimeThursday: A Quick Introduction to Investing - Session II

One-Time Events Looking for other streams of income? Interested in investing and not sure how to start?  You don’t need as much money as you think to get started. Investor, Christopher White, returns to share more of his journey into investing.   In case you missed the first session and is interested in viewing it, you can do by clicking this link to our YouTube page -  TTT - A Quick Intro to Investing Session I. Christopher White is a counselor at Community Systems. He helps people with disabilities to find happiness in their home and in the community. In his spare time, Mr. White enjoys trading stocks and leads a stock investment group for friends and family helping them to create other streams of income. Christopher has developed a passion for investing and has transformed his life in a fairly short period of time. He has learned to reap a profit you must be willing to take a risk. Christopher is a third-generation Washingtonian and currently resides in Prince George’s County, MD.   Disclaimer:  Please consult a… Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wWGW0bJkSTOsnnN_2hqVag. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:15 PM.

In-Person Exhibition Preview: New Glass Now

One-Time Events Expect the unexpected and be the first to see the latest innovations by glass artists during this special in-person exhibition preview of New Glass Now at the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s Renwick Gallery. Discover how artists, architects, and designers from around the world use the challenging medium of glass to push technical, social, and cultural boundaries in this survey organized by The Corning Museum of Glass. Representing fifty makers working in more than twenty-three countries, New Glass Now showcases artists who challenge the status quo and represent a modern era in glassmaking full of new voices, visions, and representation. Masking is required when not actively eating or drinking. Space is limited, social distancing is encouraged. Exhibition Credit: New Glass Now is organized by The Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. The presentation at the Renwick Gallery is made possible by generous support from the Alturas Foundation and the Crown Equipment Exhibitions Endowment. Image Credit:… Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: Renwick Gallery. Event Location: Renwick Gallery. Cost: Free; Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/in-person-exhibition-preview-new-glass-now-registration-171285047187?aff=NGNTrumba. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Celebrations. Gallery Talks & Tours. Related Exhibition: New Glass Now. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Virtual Wine & Design: Dead Letter Office

One-Time Events Our October virtual postal-themed crafting happy hour will feature the mysteries of the Dead Letter Office, the destination of all undeliverable mail for most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the crafting side of the indecipherable by learning how to clearly write your own calligraphy using supplies you have at home. Registration opens September 21st: stay tuned for more information and for a full list of supplies. Image Credit: Dead Letter Office cover, National Postal Museum,1863.  https://postalmuseum.si.edu/object/npm_2010.2004.112. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Demonstrations. Accessibility: Captioning. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Drowned Worlds: Submerged Lands in Science, Memory, and Myth

Resident Associate Program We live surrounded by drowned worlds according to geologist Patrick Nunn. Join him live from Australia as he recounts the histories of some of these shadow lands and what their understanding implies, drawing on research informed by science as well as human memories of submerged lands retained in oral traditions and eyewitness observations that became encoded in myth. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251784?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Thursday, October 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Found-Fabric Journals

Resident Associate Program Discover the illustrative potential of fiber art as you create a one-of-a-kind art book to document and preserve moments from your creative journey. Explore basic design principles with fabric, including the relationship of figure and ground, symmetry and asymmetry, and how to create perspective using color and line. Fusing, hand-stitching and embellishing techniques are also explored. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252113?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 22, 2021, 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM.

Beer Histories, Now

Resident Associate Program Americans have been brewing, enjoying, and thinking about beer for generations. But there’s still new light to shed on the nation’s favorite libation. Join a lively conversation with a panel of professionals from the fields of filmmaking, historical research, journalism, and brewing as they discuss their innovative ways to share the stories and histories of the venerable beverage. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252185?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Friday, October 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:15 PM.

Smithsonian Craft Show: Celebrating American Artistry

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For nine days (Oct. 23–31), online Artist Shops will feature more than 100 contemporary crafters. Each artist has created a digital Artist Shop on a secured platform, where visitors can browse or seek a specific treasure, and purchases can be made safely. The categories include works of wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC), the Craft Show is a sale of the finest in American contemporary craft and design, handcrafted in America. Artists are carefully selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a panel of esteemed jurors. Proceeds support grants to the Smithsonian for innovative education, outreach and research projects. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us. Cost: Free. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Online. Saturday, October 23, 2021. For more info visit smithsoniancraftshow.org.

The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia

Resident Associate Program A stunning contemporary setting, the unique vision of its founding collector, and galleries that house a dazzling array of modern and post-impressionist paintings are among the many reasons that make the Barnes Foundation Philadelphia a one-of a kind magnet for art lovers. Join art historian Ursula Wolfman to experience it in person during a memorable one-day visit. (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/252186?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Hands-On History of Photography - Surrealism

Resident Associate Program Delve into the fascinating history of photography as an art form in this unique program that combines a lecture with a hands-on project. Art historian and photographer Patricia Howard introduces the world of the photo surrealists—Man Ray, Laszlo Maholy Nagy, Hannah Höch and others—and explores how they pushed the boundaries of photographic imagery in the 1920s to 1940s. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251903?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Saturday, October 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Smithsonian Craft Show: Celebrating American Artistry

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For nine days (Oct. 23–31), online Artist Shops will feature more than 100 contemporary crafters. Each artist has created a digital Artist Shop on a secured platform, where visitors can browse or seek a specific treasure, and purchases can be made safely. The categories include works of wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC), the Craft Show is a sale of the finest in American contemporary craft and design, handcrafted in America. Artists are carefully selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a panel of esteemed jurors. Proceeds support grants to the Smithsonian for innovative education, outreach and research projects. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us. Cost: Free. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Online. Sunday, October 24, 2021. For more info visit smithsoniancraftshow.org.

Magnificent Movie Music: The Heartbeat of Film

Resident Associate Program Film music can inspire and romance us, salvage a bad movie and make a good one great. In this weekend series, speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin explores the many elements that go into creating an effective score and showcases the memorable work of some of the leading masters of the form. Fasten your seatbelts…it’s going to be a fabulous ride! <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on film music from The Madness of King George, Chicken Run, and Dr. Zhivago.</span>. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252044?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sunday, October 24, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Smithsonian Craft Show: Celebrating American Artistry

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For nine days (Oct. 23–31), online Artist Shops will feature more than 100 contemporary crafters. Each artist has created a digital Artist Shop on a secured platform, where visitors can browse or seek a specific treasure, and purchases can be made safely. The categories include works of wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC), the Craft Show is a sale of the finest in American contemporary craft and design, handcrafted in America. Artists are carefully selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a panel of esteemed jurors. Proceeds support grants to the Smithsonian for innovative education, outreach and research projects. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us. Cost: Free. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 25, 2021. For more info visit smithsoniancraftshow.org.

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. Friday sessions include inspiration from art in the museum collections, as well as appearances by special guest teachers and artists. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.  Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Register and join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g        Image credit: Early Autumn in Urayasu, Kawase Hasui (1883–1957), 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, October 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this June as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/84151430889?pwd=ZHpTbXBEY0xLSGdObmp3ckZycVYvQT09. Cost: Free! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Monday, October 25, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Musical Crossroads. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_529025TAQ6qhHgJF6cyELQ. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Monday, October 25, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Smithsonian Craft Show: Celebrating American Artistry

Smithsonian Sponsored Events The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from Oct. 23 to Oct. 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health and safety measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.  For nine days (Oct. 23–31), online Artist Shops will feature more than 100 contemporary crafters. Each artist has created a digital Artist Shop on a secured platform, where visitors can browse or seek a specific treasure, and purchases can be made safely. The categories include works of wearable art, basketry, ceramics, decorative fibers, furniture, glass, jewelry, leather, metal, mixed-media, paper and wood. Sponsored by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee (SWC), the Craft Show is a sale of the finest in American contemporary craft and design, handcrafted in America. Artists are carefully selected from a competitive pool of applicants by a panel of esteemed jurors. Proceeds support grants to the Smithsonian for innovative education, outreach and research projects. Sponsor: Special Smithsonian Event. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.bidsquare.com/auction-house/the-smithsonian-craft-show/about-us. Cost: Free. Categories: Shopping/Book Signing. Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 26, 2021. For more info visit smithsoniancraftshow.org.

Historic Chestertown: With a Cruise on the Schooner Sultana

Resident Associate Program Regional historian Hayden Mathews explores the rich heritage of this lovely Eastern Shore town, focusing on both land and sea. The day includes a cruise on a replica of an 18th-century vessel, as well as a historic-district walking tour guided by Chestertown’s mayor. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: Departs Mayflower Hotel, DeSales St side 1127 Connecticut Ave NW. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252326?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 7:45 AM – 6:15 PM.

Virtual Typewriter Poetry Pop-up! with Ars Poetica

One-Time Events Poetry is a powerful and universal tradition for processing joy and pain, beauty, and struggle, predating the written word, crossing all barriers. In America, Black poets have been the truth-tellers, movement-makers, and creative catalysts that have guided us through our most trying times and celebrated our greatest heights. As we reckon with the world around us in 2021, who better than poets to crystalize what we've felt inside over the past year or more? Ars Poetica poets Akolade Coker, Anthony McPherson, Kearah-Armonie are awaiting your requests to write you a custom, one-of-a-kind poem on any theme that's meaningful to you. We hope this poetic gift will inspire you until we are able to meet again in person! Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/691b48f95103424185930966f6db0fe8. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM.

A Guide to the Gothic

Resident Associate Program In a pre-Halloween program to enthrall anyone yearning to lift the veil on our fascination with the eerie, morbid, and supernatural, British author and professor Roger Luckhurst introduces the world of Gothic fiction, film, and fine art. Expect vampires, werewolves, zombies, and other wonders to flicker into existence as you explore the topography of this shadowy territory. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/252187?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Lost Civilizations: The Sumerians

Resident Associate Program The Sumerians are famous as a people who created the world’s earliest civilization. Living on the fertile plains of what is today southern Iraq (ancient Sumer), they developed a flourishing culture between about 3500 and 2000 B.C. Paul Collins, a curator at Oxford University’s Ashmolean Museum and author of The Sumerians: Lost Civilizations, tells the story of how a Sumerian people came to be “discovered” and how things are not always as they seem. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/251615?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – Sunday, December 26, 2021, 1:15 PM.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our virtual guided programs are a wonderful way for adults and college students to enjoy the museum from home, in the office or at school and to participate in a fun and interactive learning environment. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Exhibition Experience:  Making A Way Out of No Way. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hs6Lm_gKT22QPA9HfwDtcA. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Hs6Lm_gKT22QPA9HfwDtcA. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Creating Collections: Digital Museum Resources and the Smithsonian Learning Lab

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Learn how to create and personalize collections of digital museum resources on the Smithsonian Learning Lab to support your teaching. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=24uc0T4tPq8. Cost: FREE. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Tuesday, October 26, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.