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Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Resident Associate Program Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this workshop, which provides a solid introduction to these cameras’ features and potential. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249733?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Artists from the Kennedy Center Honors: Film Heroes Then and Now

Resident Associate Program In a 2-session series, join Sara Lukinson, a longtime filmmaker and writer for the Kennedy Center Honors, as she looks at the lives and careers of some performing arts legends and explores what made the work of these actors and musicians so moving, memorable, and exciting. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on film heroes.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250316?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) 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 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 8, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Music City, DC

Resident Associate Program Washington, D.C. has given much to the musical world beyond its best-known exports Duke Ellington and the punk and go-go scenes. In a 3-session series, join musician, broadcaster, and historian Ken Avis as he explores the area’s lesser-known, remarkable, and fascinating musical avenues across the decades and why they could only have developed here. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on D.C.'s rock, go-go, and rhythms and blues legacy.</span>. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250120?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming months. The themes for each month are as follows: January: Still Life with Charles Ethan Porter , February: Word Portraits with Wadsworth Jarrell , March: Printmaking with Elizabeth Catlett We are only allowing one class to register per time slot. Please know that when you sign up for this program, you are making an appointment with an NMAAHC educator. Our team member will only be interacting… Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAPqH2tVRjSfql757U002A. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sneak Peek—Enduring Images: Repetition of Motifs in Ancient Near Eastern Seals

Talks and Lectures Small in size but rich in iconography, seals were in use for millennia throughout the ancient Near East. Known mainly as administrative tools, seals had many other functions. Today, seals are a valuable source of information on the social practices of the ancient Near East. In this talk, assistant curator Antonietta Catanzariti will discuss a little-studied, small group of ancient Near Eastern seals from the Smithsonian Institution’s collection to explore the role that iconographic images took when engraved on seals. She will specifically speak about her research to understand the motifs that were engraved on seals and that persisted over time. Indeed, seals were known for their mobile nature and thus, the images engraved upon them were prone to travel. As repeated images, these motifs took on an agency that evolved over time, transferring with them messages or agendas.    Antonietta Catanzariti was appointed the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, assistant curator for the ancient Near East, at th… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. 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_x6axMBJVTv2SXMIbsgeuAg. 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/j/84955739907?pwd=dC94aE5PNmQwMEZiUG9RMGJqNWtGQT09. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me, I know that song!

One time events Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music. It is well known that music sampling is a key element in hip-hop. However, did you know that RnB singers also use samples? Analyze the work of Erykah Badu, Lil’ Kim, and Ari Lennox to explore how RnB singers sample vocal melodies and lyrics of the past. Then, create your own vocal sample using Sample-Stitch and Audiobridge.  Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.   This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-09/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) 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 between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FNQRVEKESM. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Great Monuments of the Ancient World: Teotihuacan

Resident Associate Program Each of the more than 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. Some, however, are more iconic than others. Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an in-depth overview of four of the most significant ancient sites in Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Mesoamerica. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Teotihuacan.</span>. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249655?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Margaret Wise Brown

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history, and more! Each month Portrait Gallery educators will lead a thirty-minute activity that incorporates close looking at portraiture, movement, and art-making. We will offer the same program twice in one day to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Adults must remain with children throughout the program. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. The email will come from Eventbrite. Please only register for your child. Adults do not need to register. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: npg.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Marine Science in the Morning: Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation Indexing

One-Time Events Ashley Miller Chelberg from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge will talk about Hatchling Orientation Indexing: saving baby sea turtles one light at a time. Southern Brevard County, Florida contains a stretch of land that is critical for hatchling sea turtles. Within the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR), Ashley works to determine hatchling orientation and relationships with the lighting environment of the beach habitat. In a hatchling sea turtle's journey from the nest to the sea, lighting and orientation data provides insight into management of factors that can cause disorientation, beach mortality, and decreased survivorship resulting from artificial lighting. Learn more about how hatchling sea turtles make their way safely from beach to ocean and hear more from the researchers who are working to understand how to support the sea turtles' harrowing journey. Registration Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zTWJWTbRT72OyPDR8ArWWQ, About Marine Science in the Morning… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zTWJWTbRT72OyPDR8ArWWQ. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Henri Matisse: An Enduring Fascination

Resident Associate Program Over more than five decades, the pioneering French modernist Henri Matisse created work in a dazzlingly wide range of materials and styles. Art historian Nancy G. Heller explores how all of Matisse’s diverse output reflects a unified aesthetic philosophy and investigates why his work continues to fascinate today’s creative minds. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250004?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Young Portrait Explorers: Margaret Wise Brown

One-Time Events Join our virtual workshop for children ages 3-6 and their adult companions as we learn about art, history, and more! Each month Portrait Gallery educators will lead a thirty-minute activity that incorporates close looking at portraiture, movement, and art-making. We will offer the same program twice in one day to accommodate as many schedules as possible. Adults must remain with children throughout the program. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. The email will come from Eventbrite. Please only register for your child. Adults do not need to register. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: npg.eventbrite.com. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:30 PM.

Teacher Virtual Workshop—Community Snapshots: 145th Street Stories

One-Time Events How are each of us shaped by our community? Join us for this virtual program designed for educators and consider how artworks can add more depth and perspectives, creating curiosity and nuanced thinking in your students. This free workshop is open to all teachers; content will be most relevant for 6th to 9th grades. Image: Dawoud Bey, A Girl and Boy Sitting on a Stoop, 1989, printed 2018, inkjet photograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2019.30.2, © 2019, Dawoud Bey. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. 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-workshopcommunity-snapshots-145th-street-stories-tickets-115736134895?aff=TeacherWkspSAAMWebsiteCalenderOfEvGetTicketsButton. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Innovative Lives: My Inventor Dad

One-Time Events In 1927, the New York Times covered a speech that declared the end of the independent inventor. “The genius in the garret,” who had invented the telegraph, telephone, light bulb, and thousands of other 19th century technologies, had supposedly yielded to scientists and engineers who, like the speaker, worked in industrial research labs. But independent inventors not only survived but thrived throughout the 20th century, and they continue to create new solutions to today’s pressing needs. Join the Smithsonian’s Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation on March 10 at 4:00pm (ET) for an online panel looking at the innovative lives and impactful inventions of two of America’s most notable independent inventors of the late 20th century, Jerome Lemelson and Dr. InBae Yoon. Innovative Lives: My Inventor Dad will feature the filmmakers Robert Lemelson and Cindy Yoon sharing stories and clips from their documentaries about their inventor-fathers. Lemelson Center director Arthur Daemmrich will… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Lemelson Center. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: No cost. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/x/innovative-lives-my-inventor-dad-tickets-140337456109. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit www.eventbrite.com.

Creating Supportive and Inclusive STEM Classrooms for Students

Ongoing Tours & Activities On Wednesday March 10th from 4pm-6pm, The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites 3rd-12th grade educators to participate in the workshop, Creating Supportive and Inclusive STEM Classrooms for Students. Educators will increase their knowledge of inclusive teaching frameworks and develop a culturally responsive teaching checklist designed to improve student learning. Participating teachers will leave with ideas and strategies for immediate use in the classroom.   Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021, Time: 4pm-6pm EST, Location: A Zoom link will be shared following registration,   For questions about the event, please email NMAAHC-STEM@si.edu. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Registration is required to participate in this FREE workshop. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Wonderful Women Creating Change

Smithsonian Libraries To celebrate Women’s History Month in March and the recent release of Wonder Woman 1984 (filmed and set at the Smithsonian!), join us for the first in our Women’s History with Smithsonian Libraries and Archives program series, sponsored by Deloitte, "Wonderful Women Creating Change." You'll learn about our own connections to this iconic character and hear what it was really like to be a woman working at the Smithsonian in the 1970s and 1980s. Lilla Vekerdy, Head and Curator of Special Collections, and Elizabeth Harmon, Digital Curator of the History of Smithsonian Women in Science, will share behind-the-scenes insights into the intriguing contents of our collection of materials from the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, and our fascinating Smithsonian records that document the experiences of real women. Thank you to our generous sponsors of this program! Signature Sponsor: Deloitte Sponsor: Smithsonian’s Atlanta Regional Council, Co-Chaired by Cheryl Neal and Christine Ragland … Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916137502124/WN_T4IZdKb2RReycCrht3buJQ. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Activist Histories with Coco Fusco

One-Time Events Join award-winning artist and writer Coco Fusco for a virtual conversation about her work that examines the complex relationships between art, politics, and identity since the 1990s. Watch a screening of Fusco’s 2004 a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, which explores the role of photography in the FBI’s hunt for and trial of Black Power activist Angela Davis. Fusco is joined in conversation by Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn more about how government surveillance impacts activists in the era of camera phones and facial recognition technologies. Fusco’s film La botella al mar de María Elena (2015) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 8, to Sunday, March 14. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program. This… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of African American History and Culture. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:30 PM.

Forced Into War: How Impressment Fueled the Royal Navy

Resident Associate Program In the 18th century, the British Royal Navy impressed, or forced, tens of thousands of seamen into a lifetime of service—a practice that drew resistance across the Empire. Historian Denver Brunsman examines the high human cost that enabled England’s maritime superiority. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250071?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Photo 101: Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and Exposure Modes

Resident Associate Program Take command of your photographic vision as you learn the basics of your camera’s exposure functions. Learn to control the properties of your images through the understanding of apertures, shutter speeds, depth of field, shutter motion effects, equivalent exposures, and exposure modes. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249734?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Inside the Historic Arts Club of Washington

Resident Associate Program A private club with a public mission to foster the arts in the nation’s capital, the Arts Club of Washington has welcomed sculptors, painters, poets, musicians, architects, writers, dancers, and arts lovers since 1916. The club’s historian Martin Murray offers an illustrated overview of the architecture and history of the elegant Federalist-era clubhouse and a lively history of how notable Arts Club members helped shape—and sometimes shake up—Washington’s cultural landscape. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. 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/250159?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:00 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: ¡Pleibol!

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on the museum's upcoming exhibit ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues. Check out more Social Studies Online resources and episodes at https://learninglab.si.edu/org/americanhistory. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Drawn to Figures

Ongoing Activities Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Book Arts: Standards and Creative Variations

Resident Associate Program Learn the rules of bookmaking…then get creative and break them!  Each week, make different kinds of books, including an accordion book, Japanese stab bound journal, and a travel journal with sewn in pages. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249735?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, The Secret to Tree & Shrub Health: Forget Everything You’ve Learned About Planting & Mulching

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens arborist Jake Hendee for a thought-provoking Let’s Talk Gardens examining the epidemic of tree and shrub health problems caused by our most basic garden maintenance practices. Healthy trees, shrubs, and urban forests require a paradigm shift about how we manage the trees in our gardens, yards, parks, and streetscapes. You simply won’t ever see trees the same way again. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gUy3vEqHT6mwcCGnql8uug. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gUy3vEqHT6mwcCGnql8uug. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#TakeTimeThursday: Step Away from Your Computer and Get to Moving!

One-Time Events Join fitness instructor, Serena Goodyear, owner of PittFitness, LLC, as she shares some light exercises to incorporate into your busy workday. Mrs. Goodyear has certifications to include group exercise, personal training, and sports nutrition. She has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and has held fitness center contracts with various government agencies. Working at home has made our workdays more sedentary so it is crucial to take breaks to get up, stretch and get to moving. #Take Time Thursdays with the Anacostia Community Museum gives participants a chance to take time for wellness, health, and creativity with artists, thought leaders, performers, wellness practitioners and others. Take a 30-minute break with us from 2:30 - 3:00 p.m. each Thursday and boost your mind, body and spirit. Note: Sign Language interpretation or live captioning for our virtual programs available upon request. Two weeks advance notice is appreciated. Place your request by emailing Jenelle Cooper at CooperJR@s… Categories: Demonstrations. Lectures & Discussions. Workshops. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DuSw902iQmq_SlXIRNDdtw. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me, I know that song! (for teens)

One time events Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music. It is well known that music sampling is a key element in hip-hop. However, did you know that RnB singers also use samples? Analyze the work of Erykah Badu, Lil’ Kim, and Ari Lennox to explore how RnB singers sample vocal melodies and lyrics of the past. Then, create your own vocal sample using Sample-Stitch and Audiobridge.  Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.   This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-11/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

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 the Smithsonian and other institutions to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. What are the qualities of great leadership? Together with educators from the National Air and Space Museum and the National Women's History Museum, we will celebrate Women's History Month and explore this key question in relationship to portraits of activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Air and Space Museum. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137887997713. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Science Cafe: Swimming Sea Snails, Microfossil Shells, and Identifying Human Remains

One-Time Events Join us for our next Virtual Science Café! We’ll take a look at the life of snails adrift on the ocean, the microscopic shells revealing the history of climate change, and how forensic science and chemistry are being used to close the case for unidentified human remains and missing persons investigations. Once again, we’re teaming up with local DC-area restaurant Busboys and Poets to help you set the stage at home for this virtual event. Upon registration you'll receive an order link, and whether you're local or non-local you can shake up a themed drink to enjoy using a recipe provided by Busboys and Poets. “The Life of a Swimming Sea Snail” by Stephanie L. Bush Did you know there are snails that spend their entire lives swimming or drifting in the ocean? From the sea surface to 2000 meters deep and beyond, a group of open ocean snails, named pteropods, are taking advantage of Earth’s largest habitat, the open ocean. Marine scientist Stephanie L. Bush will share what these animals are, why scientists… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Thursday, March 11, 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 participants who are deaf or partially deaf. Zoom link to be provided via email upon registration. Image credit: Mary Tait, SAAM Education. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-signs-online-an-artful-conversation-in-asl-tickets-139940841825?aff=ArtSignsTrumbaCalendarPromo. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Sculpting with Color and Light

Resident Associate Program Learn to capture the likeness of a sunlit sculpture in watercolors. Explore how dramatic sunlight and layered shadows can give a watercolor painting a sense of dimension. This new way of seeing can be your stepping-stone to the world of watercolor portraiture. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249736?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Archetypes of American Film

Resident Associate Program The United States didn’t invent cinema, but over the last century it became an American institution. Using clips from movies ranging from Stagecoach to The Dark Knight, film critic Noah Gittell considers a trio of American archetypes that emerged at key points in Hollywood history: the Cowboy, the Rogue Cop, and the Orphan Protector. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249657?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Resident Associate Program For 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents, larger-than-life ambitions and an obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Drawing on her new book Icebound, journalist Andrea Pitzer shares this gripping tale of survival in a conversation with wildlife biologist and author Jonathan C. Slaght. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250258?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Look & Listen: Cambodian Art and Dance of the Divine Serpent, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, dancer/choreographer, with curator Emma Natalya Stein

Performances Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwAbObq7Q0iBaBzSiCeXvg   Explore the symbolism of the legendary serpent deity, the naga, as it has long been expressed in art across South and Southeast Asia and in Cambodian classical dance. See how the naga is depicted in sculptures, royal adornment, and ritual objects representing the serpent’s many positive roles as a bridge connecting the human and divine worlds. Watch classical Khmer (Cambodian) dance that embodies the aesthetic of the serpent and tells stories of the naga’s actions in the world, accompanied by Khmer court music.     Our guides will be dancer and choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and curator Emma Natalya Stein.     Sophiline Cheam Shapiro is founding director of the Khmer Arts Academy and was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (the United States’ highest honor in the traditional arts). She has both studied and taught at Cambodia’s Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom… Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM.

A Conversation on Black Futures with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

One-Time Events Join authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in conversation with NMAAHC curator Michelle ​Joan Wilkinson as they discuss their visions for the present and future and the way they see these visions captured ​by artists, activists, and thinkers. Their new book, Black Futures, poses a central pressing question, "What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?" The result is a collection of essays, photography, memes, visual art, tweets, poetry, and more, that place archive, technology, and Afrofuturist ideas in conversation. Kimberly and Jenna will be joined by Alisha B. Wormsley, whose project There Are Black People in the Future is featured in the book. This event is part of an ongoing series on the theme of Afrofuturism in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of African Art. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: YouTube. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Voices in the Wind

Films Available in the United States for up to 600 views beginning March 12   Stream it Here: https://nmaancbf2021.eventive.org/welcome  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-vV_H0sCw   Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as a “hidden gem” of the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, Nobuhiro Suwa’s moving drama was inspired by the “wind phone”: a phone booth with a disconnected rotary phone located on a hillside in Otsuchi, one of the towns that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Visitors can “call” their deceased loved ones, and since 2011, tens of thousands have made the pilgrimage. Set in 2018, Suwa’s film tells the story of seventeen-year-old Haru (model Serena Motola), who lost her family in the disaster and now lives with her aunt in Hiroshima. When Haru’s aunt is hospitalized, she decides to hitchhike the hundreds of miles back to her hometown of Otsuchi to try to bring closure to her grief. In mainly improvised scenes, Haru meets various characters, all of whom are still affected… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 12, 2021.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: H is for Happy, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    H is for Happy. What makes you happy? Nature and friendships can spark happiness! Join us to create nature-inspired friendship bracelets with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: H is for Happy Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8334955/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysh-is-for-happy-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Botticelli: Visual Poet of the Renaissance

Resident Associate Program Sandro Botticelli’s art captures the shift from a mystical, symbolic medieval worldview to the more humanist ideals of the Early Renaissance. Art historian Elaine Ruffolo traces the life and times of this Florentine master from his rise as painter to the Medici bankers to his downfall as a devoted follower of fiery Savonarola. (World Art History Certificate elective, ½ credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250072?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Friday, March 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series

Resident Associate Program Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch and how to create a tatreez sampler, using a standard size sheet of Aida cloth fabric and one that can incorporate numerous patterns and eventually become a wall-hanging. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This workshop’s motif focus is carnations, originating from the Bersheba Region.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249737?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Making 120,000 Stories: Nobuko Miyamoto, Quetzal Flores, and Derek Nakamoto

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrating the release of Nobuko Miyamoto’s new Smithsonian Folkways album, 120,000 Stories, this program explores how three community-based artists collaborated as musicians, producers, arrangers, and activists. We will discuss Miyamoto’s songs, cultural heritage, identities, and community histories. The conversation features Nobuko Miyamoto, Quetzal Flores, and Derek Nakamoto, who produced this album for the new Smithsonian Folkways Asian Pacific America Series. Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong will moderate. Sponsor This event is presented by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and co-produced by the Folklife Festival. Accessibility Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and CART (via Zoom) CART only (via Streamtext). Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Smithsonian Folkways. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Friday, March 12, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Artistic Encounters: Literature, Music, and Art History (Day 3, Session 4)

One-Time Events Day 3, Session 4: Artistic Encounters: Literature, Music, and Art History Examining the diaspora through the lens of cultural production and retention offers dynamic examples of the meanings and legacies of migration. This session will explore how cultural productions in literature, music, and art both reflect and contribute to the complexity of encounters between African Americans and black immigrants during the 20th century.  Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University ,  Dagmawi Woubshet, University of Pennsylvania ,  Silvio Torres-Saillant, Syracuse University ,  Jason McGraw, Indiana University , Chair: Zita Nunes, University of Maryland College Park. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=g4225ezk6n5ssdr0xp13h9r93xx86axuf5xdh8xz7eg4stf55553. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule and more information  click here. Friday, March 12, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Global Geographies and Constructions of Blackness (Day 3, Session 5)

One-Time Events Day 3, Session 5: Global Geographies and Constructions of Blackness This session will address how black immigrants and their interactions with African Americans have forged new and more global experiences of blackness over the course of the 20th century. Lara Putnam, University of Pittsburgh , J. Marlena Edwards, Penn State University , Minkah Makalani, University of Texas at Austin , Erik McDuffie, University of Illinois , Chair: Samir Meghelli, Anacostia Community Museum. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=0wwh7tuaub9djnau4wjubsw6yade670y9uch16zbd1n7s505ykjd. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. See the full schedule here. Friday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

The Barnes Foundation: A Collector's Vision

Resident Associate Program In the early 20th century, Albert C. Barnes drew on expert guidance and his own fortune to assemble a dazzling collection of primarily French post-impressionist works that reflect his interest in the creators of his time. Bill Perthes, director of adult education at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, offers a comprehensive look at how a collector’s unique vision created an equally distinctive institution rooted in its founder’s belief that art has the power to improve minds and transform lives. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250160?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Log Cabin Building Blocks

Resident Associate Program In quilting, the traditional Log Cabin block offers a wonderful framework for exploring color and value contrast—and for spontaneous piecing. Learn this technique, then finish ten blocks into a table runner. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249738?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - "Amazing Brains!"

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, we will be joined by special guests, brain scientist Elaine Miller and visual designer & illustrator Marli Richmond for a reading of their book, “Amazing Brains!” Together we’ll explore the different shapes and sizes of animal brains and why they’re so different. After the book reading, Marli will lead us through a draw-along of different animal brains. How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836 Registration/Signup: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn ​about ​who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. Please make sure to have… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Cellphones and Point-and-Shoot Cameras: Digitizing with What You Have

One-Time Events Leah Jones, photographer at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, will teach participants how to digitize family papers and other personal collections using cellphones, compact cameras, and everyday essentials from home.    Photo of Leah Jones courtesy of the Robert F. Smith Center. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0rac1a35wehdxmp4az7caz91pv2x0bfp6vyvyu0fes64rhbjvr8r. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Women in Environmental Leadership (WEL) Series: Environmental Advocacy amid Dual Pandemics

One-Time Events In celebration of Women’s History Month, ACM’s Urban Waterways project will be hosting four virtual community forums as part of its Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) initiative.  Explore the importance of acknowledging the environmental context in which the dual pandemics are taking place. This panel discussion will explore the willingness to explore present challenges through an environmental lens and the lessons intersectional approaches can offer in addressing present challenges.  The impacts of Covid-19 on communities worldwide have served to bring into sharper focus inequities which are the consequences of centuries of systemic racism. Socioeconomic disparities have resulted in communities of color experiencing a disproportionate burden of Coivd-19 cases and deaths. If the past year has served as a reminder of the interdependence which is at the center of thriving communities, to what extent have the ongoing efforts of those who view their Environmental work from an intersectional lens served… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_BsTRPK0iQm-HGtb32488eQ. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Celebrate Persian New Year: Painting with Natural Colors

Workshops Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, at home in this art-making workshop. Guided by artist Saya Behnam, use natural pigments made from saffron, turmeric, and tea to paint decorative eggs and postcards with Persian motifs. This hands-on workshop is designed for ages sixteen and older. No art experience or specialized materials needed—we'll make our supplies during the workshop from items commonly found at home.     Sayeh (Saya) Behnam is an Iranian American artist based in northern Virginia who works with materials from nature, such as flowers, spices, teas, and minerals. She has recently led workshops at the United States Botanic Garden and the University of California, Berkeley.     This program is part of the event series Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration and is made possible by the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund.     Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-qyUKp4hTa2S2cDTd4g4Eg.    One registration per household. A Zoom link and a… Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Curating Blackness in Museums and Cultural Spaces (Day 4, Session 6)

One-Time Events Day 4, Session 6: Curating Blackness in Museums and Cultural Spaces,  Although measures of diversity name “black” as a single category, some,  museums and cultural institutions focus on the research, collection,  preservation, and display of black diversity. This panel will explore what it,  means historically, and in a contemporary context, to present diverse,  black stories, whether for “traditional” museum audiences, predominantly,  black visitors, or in digital spaces.  Deborah L. Mack, National Museum of African American History and Culture ,  María Elena Ortiz, Perez Art Museum Miami ,  Aleia Brown, University of Maryland, College Park ,  Diala Touré Appraisals of Value ,  MODERATOR: Ariana A. Curtis, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=0z2w3rj52j8ctnhfakpdjdxgum0em47v6ey5bh4jhnftxerzuag0. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule, click here. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World

Resident Associate Program Whether they are park-like retreats, centers of research, or incorporate both, the world’s botanical gardens are museums with living collections that tell unique stories. Naturalist Keith Tomlinson surveys six of the most remarkable, covering gardens from Singapore to South Africa, Morocco to Missouri. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Marrakech's Majorelle Gardens and Istanbul's Nezahat Botanical Gardens.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250164?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) 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 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this March as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/83033352944?pwd=WWpWZDdocVlHTjc0aWhBSi9ZT2FvZz09. Cost: Free! Monday, March 15, 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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RsoCgh2YRYWpsgPTyFA0SA. Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 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. We’ll introduce how the site works, share examples of engaging interactive learning experiences (“collections”) from a wide variety of users, demonstrate how to search for digital museum resources and collections, and show how to create your first collection. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gM0lVXYpN9E. Cost: Free. Monday, March 15, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Marie Antoinette at Versailles: Life, Art, and Myth

Resident Associate Program Over the centuries, the dramatic life of Marie Antoinette has continued to fascinate. Decorative arts historian Stefanie Walker appraises Marie-Antoinette’s cultural legacy—and why the myths about her are so enduring. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250073?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CLUGTrNUSKW1B_qmIXlavA. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Join the Curator: A Conversation with Artist Nazgol Ansarinia

Talks and Lectures Join the curator for a conversation with Tehran-based artist Nazgol Ansarinia focused on how her recent work grapples with the pressing issues facing cities and urban populations today. Ansarinia’s practice reflects on tensions between private worlds and the wider socioeconomic realm and how local iterations of a culture might act as sites for the hopes and fears of those living in a (faltering) globalized world. Her recent projects—ranging across sculpture, installation, drawing, and video—represent ways of understanding the role of architecture in delineating interior and exterior spaces and private and public spheres. This program is offered as part of The Studio, the Freer and Sackler’s contemporary art virtual space.     Nazgol Ansarinia (b. 1979, Tehran) graduated from the London College of Communication in 2001 before earning a master of fine arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in 2003. Her recent exhibitions include: The Room Becomes a Street (2020); Fragile Frontiers:… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:00 PM.

Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Resident Associate Program Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249739?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) 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 between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAgERf8KgE. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

A World Tour of Mesmerizing Mosaics

Resident Associate Program Escape into the unique world of mosaics in a lively pictorial lecture that travels to Ravenna, Barcelona, Chartres, and other locations to celebrate the beauty and expressive variety of the art form. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249740?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cole Porter: Sophisticate of American Song

Resident Associate Program He’s the top! American music specialist Robert Wyatt leads a musical journey through Cole Porter’s dazzling career on Broadway and in Hollywood, his personal tragedies, and his legacy of some of the most deliciously witty, provocative, and elegant contributions  to the great American songbook. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250005?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM.

Historically Speaking: A Women’s History With Ruth E. Carter

One-Time Events Spotlighting the amazing breadth of her work, renowned costume designer Ruth E. Carter discusses her sartorial and visual aesthetic in films—among them Do the Right Thing, Black Panther and Coming 2 America. From Brooklyn to Wakanda and Zumanda, Carter will describe what drives her personal inspiration, creativity and vision in in a special conversation moderated by Robin Givhan, the Washington Post’s senior critic-at-large. Admission is free; however, registration is recommended.   Original costume sketch by Ruth E. Carter Photo Credit: Crystal Shin. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://video.ibm.com/channel/zCPF4U3hFPc. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0r584bg246k2kdatx0vzvx90fsd74ega5wvtsknmjv46kpb45uef. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit video.ibm.com.

The Quest To Understand (And Manage) Invasive Phragmites

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Since the 1970s, the invasive reed Phragmites australis has been taking over wetlands across the U.S. In this virtual science talk, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center ecologists Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham will explore what set the stage for its explosive invasion, and share discoveries from over a decade of Smithsonian research on Phragmites. They will also highlight efforts to manage it, and discuss public perceptions of this not-so-friendly European visitor. This talk will be recorded. By signing up online, you will be able to join live and receive a link to a closed-captioned recording after the event. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Venue: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Event Location: Online (Zoom). Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016105707629/WN_En0w0vxOR1eiN_JOx6pNuw. Cost: Free; registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016105707629/WN_En0w0vxOR1eiN_JOx6pNuw. Related Events: To see more virtual science talks at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, visit https://serc.si.edu/visit/eveninglectures. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 11:00 AM.

American TV in the 1950s: A Medium's "Golden Age"

Resident Associate Program In the years after World War II, television blossomed as a creative medium, with live dramatic shows like “Kraft Television Theater” and “Playhouse 90” showcasing the talents of soon-to-be-famous performers, directors, and writers. But this golden age was a short one, as was New York City’s dominance as a center of production. Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, explores the forces behind the demise. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250035?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Artful Observations

Ongoing Tours & Activities “Artful Observations” hopes to encourage critical thinking, careful observation, and perspective taking through guided close looking exercises. No formal art or art history training is required to participate. Each session will focus on one work of art from NMAAHC’s visual arts or photography collection. Guided by an NMAAHC educator, participants will spend an hour examining the work in detail. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to share their inferences and interpretations based on visual observations. Brief contextual information, supported by collection objects, will be provided to round out participants’ broader understanding of the selected piece. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6096605/REGISTRATION-Artful-Observations-March-17-2021. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Pandemic Histories with Mariam Ghani

One-Time Events Join internationally exhibited artist, filmmaker, and writer Mariam Ghani for a virtual conversation about two of her upcoming projects developed around the 100th anniversary of the 1918 pandemic. Watch clips from the film DIS-EASE, which examines themes of illness, otherness, and invasion. Then enjoy the short The Fire Next Time. This film traces the connection between epidemics and social upheaval from the 1800s to the present. Ghani is joined in conversation by Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Sabrina Sholts, curator of biological anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Learn more about Ghani’s films, Sholts’s 2018 exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, and how past health crises inform how we navigate COVID-19’s impact on our individual lives and societal landscapes. Ghani’s documentary What We Left Unfinished (2019) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of Natural History. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:30 PM.

Tea and Conversation: Persian Culinary Traditions for Nowruz

Talks and Lectures Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the arrival of spring across large parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Feasts that accompany Nowruz are central to the celebration. Join Omid Roustaei, a Seattle-based Persian chef, to learn about special dishes associated with the holiday as well as the richness, subtleness, and playfulness of Persian cuisine and to hear stories from his childhood in Tehran. The conversation is moderated by Freer and Sackler curator Simon Rettig.     Omid Roustaei is an Iranian American psychotherapist and culinary instructor who is passionate about sharing Persian culture and traditions through food and storytelling. He attended the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied the art of intuitive cooking. His current mission is to spread awareness of Persian culture and cuisine, which he does by writing his blog, The Caspian Chef (thecaspianchef.com); by teaching online cooking classes; and through his work with the nonprofit organization Seattle-Isfahan… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Photo 101: Basic Flash Photography

Resident Associate Program Though flashes can be intimidating, just a bit of knowledge can make yours an invaluable photographic tool. Understand the essential basics of TTL (through-the-lens) flash photography as you learn about modes, bounce flash, exposure compensation, and using accessories. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249742?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Search and Rescue: Back from the (Creative) Edge

Resident Associate Program Breathe new life into your unfinished or "failed" collages or paintings. Find ways to infuse interest and create a variety of compositions to change the look and feel of your pieces. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249741?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Elizabeth Kolbert on the Nature of the Future

Resident Associate Program Journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert is best-known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Sixth Extinction, in which she described the rich and diverse world disappearing rapidly before our eyes. She explores the possibility that the feats of human innovation that have imperiled our planet may now be the only hope to save nature. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250259?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

The Future of Humanity in Space

Resident Associate Program Look to the space-traveling future as Michael Summers, a professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University, explores how the use of space resources could propel human colonization throughout the solar system in the coming decades and beyond. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250138?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series (Native Women Making Change)

One-Time Events What roles do Indigenous women uphold in society today that serve both their communities and our society at large? Traditionally, Native women have held significant influence in the social, spiritual, and political lives of Indigenous societies. Though their roles and responsibilities have changed since colonization, they continue to be some of the most influential leaders in tribal governance. Today  we also see Native women serving in state legislatures, the US Congress, and in global leadership roles that work to increase representation and amplify Indigenous voices and causes. Watch on demand a conversation with Aidan Graybill (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) and Representative Christina Haswood (Diné [Navajo]), two young Native women who are currently working at local and state levels to make change.    Youth in Action: Conversations About Our Future is a monthly program led by young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working toward equity and social justice f… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://nmai.brand.live/c/youthinactionmarch. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Films Available in Washington, Maryland, and Virginia from March 18 through March 22 Stream it Here: https://watch.eventive.org/feathersoffire/play/603fd295b3f7e8006f537728   Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3THbMF0CbK8     Feathers of Fire is a breathtaking cinematic shadow play telling the magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the tenth-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). Accompanied by an original score that draws on traditional music, the play incorporates puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation to create a unique theatrical experience. The acclaimed musical team of Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali (both of whom have performed at the Freer Gallery of Art) created the original score. Feathers of Fire had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016 and went on to tour twenty-three US cities and six countries for a total audience of more than 100,000. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola called the production, “Fantastic! Spectacular cinematic wizardry.”… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Monday, March 22, 2021.

Storyteller Xanthe Gresham: Simorgh and the Conference of Birds

Performances Starting Thursday, March 18, 10 am  Stream from the museum’s YouTube channel: [link to come]  7 min.       Enjoy this modern adaptation of a classic Persian poem about the mysterious creature all the world’s birds seek as their new leader. Led by the extravagantly coiffed Hoopoe, the birds embark on a dangerous journey over Asia in search of the mythical Simorgh. Through courage, determination, and some magic, they survive obstacles and dangers and finally discover the truth about the mysterious Simorgh who they hope will help them save the Earth.       Based in the United Kingdom, storyteller Xanthe Gresham has performed at the Freer and Sackler’s annual Nowruz celebration for more than ten years and created this video specially for this year’s online edition. She is the author of Goddesses and Heroines: Women of Myth and Legend, published by Thames and Hudson, and has created a variety of shows celebrating the feminine divine, including “Cassandra” for BBC Radio 4, “Morgana Le Fay” for the Cheltenham… Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 10:00 AM.

Drawn to Figures LIVE

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include 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. Required materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Free—Registration required. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

HOT Topic: Homo floresiensis: The “Hobbits” of Human Evolution

One-Time Events Almost 20 years ago, the discovery of a human skeleton with a chimp-sized brain and short stature (~1 meter) in a cave on a remote Indonesian island shocked scientists and the general public alike from around the world. Dr. Matt Tocheri, the Canada Research Chair in Human Origins at Lakehead University and a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program, will share his knowledge and answer your questions about Homo floresiensis, the enigmatic "hobbits' of human evolution. Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.   This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.    This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Animal Communication

Resident Associate Program Arik Kershenbaum, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, explores the nature of how animals communicate and whether we’ll ever be able to understand what they’re saying—or if they are saying anything at all. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250191?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Great Magnolias for the Mid-Atlantic

Smithsonian Gardens Join Andrew Bunting for an overview of great magnolias for the Mid-Atlantic region. Andrew will review the many cultivars and species that thrive in our area. He will include cultural information, design considerations and how to best maintain these plants in the landscape. Andrew serves on the Board of Magnolia Society International and published “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.”. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U2q5CXx_Sde-YIkyzzdPZw. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U2q5CXx_Sde-YIkyzzdPZw. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#Take Time Thursday: Growing Healthy Houseplants with the U.S. Botanic Garden

One-Time Events Join USBG Plant Health Care Specialist Chelsea McKinley live from the U.S. Botanic Garden’s Conservatory for helpful hints on maintaining healthy houseplants. Using images and plants from the Garden’s collections, Chelsea will share tips for diagnosing and addressing common houseplant health concerns. Participants will leave the session better equipped to cultivate a thriving indoor plant collection at home. Chelsea McKinley is the Plant Health Care Specialist at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Chelsea has worked at the Garden since 2014, previously working as a gardener in the Horticulture Collections team, caring for the Medicinal and Mediterranean plant collections. Before joining the Garden, Chelsea worked as the assistant grower at Greenstreet Gardens, the operations manager at the University of California Santa Cruz Greenhouses, and a research associate for Syngenta Flowers Lawn and Garden R&D in Gilroy, California. At Syngenta, she conducted trials testing the efficacy of plant health… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Co-sponsor: U.S. Botanic Gardens. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uBoi7NGVSR2SLUpdZQbX9w. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adopt-a-Book Salon: Global Perspectives

Smithsonian Libraries This year, we’ve taken our annual Adopt-a-Book Evening online and will be hosting a series of four intimate salons in March and April, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our librarians, archivists, and conservators. You’re invited to join us for all four events to see books and materials from all 21 of our library branches and the Archives!   Thursday, March 18 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Global Perspectives, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Focusing on the global breadth of our collections, Books from Anacostia Community Museum Library, Botany and Horticulture Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Asian Art Library, National Museum of Natural History Library, Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library   Thursday, April 1 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Off the Mall, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Featuring an interdisciplinary selection of libraries located off the National… Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: $35 per person, per event We're offering discounts if you attend multiple events: - $60 for two (save $10) - $85 for three (save $20) - $115 for all four (save $25). Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM. For more info visit library.si.edu.

The Art of Science: Session 1 – Visual Art

One-Time Events Explore the connection between science and art in the first program of the new virtual series, “Art of Science: Conversations with Creatives in Science,” from the Smithsonian Marine Station in Ft. Pierce, Florida. This session focuses on Visual Artists and features three panelists from diverse scientific and artistic backgrounds. Panelists will share how their understanding of science has shaped their own artistic journey, give the audience “tips and tricks” for aspiring scientific creatives, and answer questions from the audience. This is a free program! Panelists for this session include: Sean Vidal Edgerton, a scientific illustrator with a background in Ecology, Evolution and Conservation Biology , Terri Nelson, an award-winning scientific illustrator and cartoonist , Skye Morét, a marine scientist who creates visual art from scientific data This program will be delivered via Zoom video; use this link to register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1lx__oVzQS-pB3Y-fNk-Cw. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1lx__oVzQS-pB3Y-fNk-Cw. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital: this body is so impermanent…

Films East Coast Premiere  Available in DC, Maryland, and Virginia from March 19–28   Stream it Here: https://dceff2021.eventive.org/films/this-body-is-so-impermanent-602d3630b1319c005afc0e4b   Register here for a special Meditation and Mindfulness session on March 26 at noon with Ganavya Doraiswamy and Michael Schumacher, followed by a Q&A with both artists and director Peter Sellars: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g   Our contribution to this year’s Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital (DCEFF) is a collaboration between opera, film, theater, and festival director Peter Sellars; composer and singer Ganavya Doraiswamy; choreographer and dancer Michael Schumacher; calligrapher and performance artist Wang Dongling; and cinematographer Yu Lik-wai. Conceived as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, each artist meditated on the Vimalakirti Sutra, a Buddhist text from the first century CE. In it, the Buddha’s disciples visit a man on his sickbed who… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 19, 2021 – Sunday, March 28, 2021.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: I is for Interesting Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    I is for Interesting. There are interesting things all around us! Join museum educators to learn about Black photographers and create “cameras” to observe the world with during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: I is for Interesting Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6283213/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysi-is-for-interesting-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Cost: FREE. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6283213/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysi-is-for-interesting-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

A Fiddler on the Roof: The Art of Chagall

Resident Associate Program Art historian Joseph Cassar explores the work of Marc Chagall whose oeuvre—whimsical, colorful and populated with images from the stories of his native Russian culture—is both emotionally and poetically dream-based. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250074?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Anthropologists as Storytellers - Archival Roundtable

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join us for a roundtable discussion exploring anthropologists and filmmakers Lina Fruzzetti (Brown University) and Ákos Östör (Wesleyan University) thirty-year collaboration—spanning numerous publications and 6 films. Moderated by Alice Apley (Director, Documentary Education Resources) and joined by Pam Wintle (Senior Film Archivist, Human Studies Film Archive), this roundtable will focus on Fruzzetti and Östör's important body of work, and the trajectory and craft of their filmmaking and storytelling as anthropologists. ACCESSIBILITY Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program while it is live.  To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and Captions: https://s.si.edu/folklifeASL  Live Captions only via Streamtext: https://s.si.edu/folklifeCART  ------ The Mother Tongue Film Festival is presented by Recovering Voices, a collaboration among the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, National Muse… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Co-sponsor: Documentary Education Resources. Venue: Natural History Museum. American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100328013774926. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit mothertongue.si.edu.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Mediating Blackness: A Journalist's Roundtable (Day 5, Session 7)

One-Time Events Day 5, Session 7: Mediating Blackness: A Journalist's Roundtable Although black migrations within and into the United States are nothing new, articulations of black diversity are receiving a surge in media attention. Black Americans are increasingly naming their transnational, multiethnic, and multilingual realities, among other identities. The journalists on this panel will explore the use of collective terminologies such as African American and black, and discuss how the multiplicity of news media, both written and social, is responding to diverse black perspectives. Isma'il Kushkush, Freelance Jounalist , Carl-Philippe Juste, Miami Herald Media Company , Felice León, The Root , Jeneé Osterheldt, The Boston Globe , Moderator: Natalie Hopkinson, Howard University. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=g1nw6jsd1nchgsyb3e9t10g2n6yrfkmv6wjxwufjc69efjwnfrde. Related Events: The Making African America symposium. For the full schedule and more information about the symposium, click here. Friday, March 19, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Movement of a People: Framing Black Migration on Film (Day 5, Session 8)

One-Time Events Day 5, Session 8: Movement of a People: Framing Black Migration on Film Film can be a powerful visual medium of expression and commentary. This panel, part of The Creatively Speaking Film Series, will use short films to show various aspects of multicultural black American experiences, including migration pathways, the search for roots, and mixed feelings of both alienation and belonging. Cassandra Bromfield, co-creator/talent Into My Life , Julie Dash, filmmaker, Standing on the Scratchline , Ellie Foumbie, filmmaker, No Traveler Returns , Kavery Kaul, filmmaker, The Bengali: A Work in Progress Trailer , Moderator: Michelle Materre, Creatively Speaking Films, Standing at the Scratchline, by Julie Dash, 2016 (11 minutes) - The year 2016 marks a century since the beginning of the first Great Migration of African American families to the Philadelphia area at the start of World War I. Dash captures the stories of a people seeking refuge and freedom in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=gdw6yr1716mgh8aeju0t07v0d0ba011bc1e3fcf2526798v8cp2s. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium.. See the full schedule and more information about the symposium here. Friday, March 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

France During World War II: Occupation and Resistance

Resident Associate Program The world was stunned when, in the spring of 1940, Germany invaded and quickly defeated France. Ronald C. Rosbottom, a scholar of French and European history, examines why knowing more about the impact of both occupation and resistance during WWII helps us understand aspects of France’s present political and diplomatic environment. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250006?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

Introduction to Lightroom

Resident Associate Program Adobe Lightroom is the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images, usable for both RAW and JPEG image files. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules for organizing and editing your files. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250399?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration

One-Time Events Celebrate the start of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join us for a virtual program full of springtime fun for the whole family. Enjoy a lively performance of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming by the group Nen Daiko. Then learn more as the group demonstrates how they plan their performances and design their own instruments. Explore art, nature, and color with SAAM‘s docents in the new virtual edition of our popular Art Cart series. For more activities, check out our Family Zone for seasonal crafts, coloring pages, videos, and more! This program is presented in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Image Credit: Gloria Kenyon. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-cherry-blossom-celebration-tickets-137811669413?aff=CherryBlossomTrumbaLink. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Resident Associate Program Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250205?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Women in Environmental Leadership (WEL) Series: Climate Justice in Action

One-Time Events In celebration of Women’s History Month, ACM’s Urban Waterways project will be hosting four virtual community forums as part of its Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) initiative.    Who is really bearing the burden of the effects of climate change? Join us to examine the ethics of inequality within the environmental justice movement. Panelists will discuss some of the specific impacts of climate injustice on daily life, the development of “climate literate” communities, and the possible forms these communities can take.   Moderator: ­­­­­­Cynthia Peurifoy, Program Advisor, ReGenesis Community Development Corporation  Panelists:  Dr. Adrienne Hollis, Senior Climate Justice and Health Scientist, Union of Concerned Scientists/ President and Founder Hollis Environmental Consulting Services, LLC , Caroline Lewis, Founder, CLEO Institute & Independent Consultant , Rev. Dr. Neddy Astudillo, Florida Organizer & Director for LatinoAmerica, GreenFaith. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_w690v_weR3WMWVIV2ibHog. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora

One-Time Events Telling Tales of the Diaspora invites you to explore what diaspora is and what it means to you. On March 20 Join  Dr. Jessica B. Harris as she discusses her recent book, Vintage Postcards from the African World: In the Dignity of Their Work and the Joy of Their Play. This lively discussion will be illustrated with selected postcards from the early years of the last century.   Starting March 3, you can also click here to find recipes to download from South and Central America, the Caribbean, and West Africa, as well as a place to share what foods remind you of home, a postcard making activity, and the opportunity to add your story to the Museum’s Community Curation Program. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Suggested. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0u5gp552autb9ygat49mkr8mc2h6acwf5kkcpggukt2g3m9k2rkf. Related Events: The Making African America symposium series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be Black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. Click here to see the full schedule and more information about the symposium. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Advancing Blackness in Activism and Justice (Day 6, Session 9)

One-Time Events Day 6, Session 9: Advancing Blackness in Activism and Justice Within Black populations, despite unvarying concerns about violence and racism, each generation believes more strongly in the possibility of racial equity. Millennials are members of one of the most populous, well-educated, and racially and ethnically diverse generation in the United States. This panel discussion will explore contemporary sites of black activism for millennial leaders, including anti-racism, immigration, and economic justice. Malachi Hernandez, Massachusetts State House , Gregory “Ronnie” James, UndocuBlack Network , DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , Nakia Woods, HOPE Collaborative , Moderator: Nana Afua Brantuo, Justice for Muslims Collective. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=g16ny0jdv2nsac2645amcw6gbn5yya4hs1su15w7kgxwjk4ceeja. Related Events: The Making African America symposium series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule and more information about the symposium, click here. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | ‘I Too Sing America’: Writing Blackness in Poetry and Fiction (Day 6, Session 10)

One-Time Events Day 6,  Session 10: ‘I, Too, Sing America’: Writing Blackness in Poetry and Fiction This panel discussion brings together renowned authors whose cultural roots span the African diaspora. They will discuss their use of the written word as a medium to communicate black immigrant experiences, including the complexity of encounters with other Black Americans in the United States. Dinaw Mengestu, author , Edwidge Danticat, author , Elizabeth Acevedo, poet and author , Moderator: Joanne Hyppolite, National Museum of African American History and Culture Titles by Dinaw Mengestu, Edwidge Danticat, and Elizabeth Acevedo are available for purchase courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises using this request form. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. 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=0k64gwux6yz4pj297pp7sjfc9kyt766cd1a2g04g87a2ksykkz5r. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. See the full schedule here. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Great Horned Owls: Fleet and Mysterious

Resident Associate Program The Great Horned Owl is found in every state except Hawaii and in almost every habitat. In a series of talks rich in audio clips, photos, and video, naturalist Mark H.X. Glenshaw presents another in-depth study of this magnificent creature. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on the owl's basic facts and behaviors.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250318?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Historia Natural en Casa: La Historia Natural a través de un Microscopio

One-Time Events La exploración de la historia natural no solo tiene que suceder en el museo, ¡también puede ocurrir en tu hogar!  ¡Acompáñanos a participar en un recorrido muy especial!. Haremos observaciones de la colección de Historia Natural más grande del mundo ¡usando un microscopio!. Exploraremos desde objetos fósiles más pequeños que un grano de arena, hasta los secretos que una mariposa oculta en sus alas. Para todo esto tendremos la ayuda de varios expertos que estamos seguros te sorprenderán, ¡no te lo pierdas! Cómo unirse: el programa será presentado a través de Zoom; haga clic en este enlace para unirse: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956 Registro: el registro es opcional pero no es necesario para participar. Sin embargo, al registrarse, nos ayuda a saber quién asiste a nuestros programas mientras el museo está cerrado, esto nos ayuda a servir mejor a nuestro público. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. 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/98346830956. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

DCEFF at NMNH: Inhabitants

One-Time Events The National Museum of Natural History and the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation's Capital invite you to a virtual screening of Inhabitants. Register to receive the screening information, and tune in on March 21, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. for a virtual Q&A discussion with experts and members of the film team. This program is offered as part of the 2021 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. About the Film: For millennia Native Americans successfully stewarded and shaped their landscapes, but centuries of colonization have disrupted their ability to maintain traditional land management practices. From deserts, coastlines, forests, mountains, and prairies, Native communities are restoring their ancient relationships with the land. As the climate crisis escalates these time-tested practices of North America's original inhabitants are becoming increasingly essential in a rapidly changing world. Inhabitants An Indigenous Perspective is a documentary project that follows five tribes as they… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Mountain

Films Available in the United States beginning March 22  Stream it Here: https://watch.eventive.org/mothertongue  Trailer: https://watch.eventive.org/mothertongue/play/6038ab409736b80055666941?m=1   The Truku people of Taiwan are an Indigenous population that has been forced to live under a variety of colonial rules for hundreds of years. With each regime, the Truku have fought to maintain their culture, even in the face of brutal processes of forced assimilation. Through footage and intimate interviews with a Truku elder, we can better understand the effect of colonization on Taiwan and the history of the aboriginal recertification movement. (Dir.: Su Hung-en, Taiwan, 2015, 61 min. Mandarin and Truku with English subtitles) Content Warning: This film contains scenes of animal death that some viewers may find disturbing.   Images courtesy of Tosee. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 22, 2021.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. 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/j/84955739907?pwd=dC94aE5PNmQwMEZiUG9RMGJqNWtGQT09. Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) 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 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

In Their Own Words: Memoirs of Lives Recalled - Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman

Resident Associate Program Memorable autobiographies are powerful evocations not just of a person, but a time and place, vividly transporting us inside the world of another to experience it as they did. In a 3-session series, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson looks at a remarkable life recounted by Andre Aciman in this session. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250321?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 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. We’ll demonstrate how to start your first collection, add interactive text and questions to engage learners, and upload resources from external websites and your computer to supplement what you’ve found from the Smithsonian. We'll conclude with tips for publishing your collections to share with colleagues, students, and the Learning Lab community. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JELIlel8JhM. Cost: Free. Monday, March 22, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Nicholas Winton: Britain's Schindler

Resident Associate Program Young British stockbroker Nicholas Winton's split-second decision to save as many Jewish children as possible from the Nazis remained a secret for nearly 50 years. Historian Ralph Nurnberger highlights the story of this ordinary but remarkable man who was knighted for his efforts. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250075?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

DCEFF at NMNH: Tasmania - Curious Life of Quolls (Virtual Film Premiere)

One-Time Events When wildlife expert Simon Plowright discovered an abandoned farm hidden deep in the Tasmanian wilderness it was a life-changing experience. Here he found a sanctuary that held a remarkable colony of Eastern Quolls, the undeniably cute but little-known marsupials that today are a threatened species. Simon dubbed this place Quoll Farm, and for the next year he would live and observe these fascinating creatures and the assortment of devils, wombats, eagles and native animals that made this such a special place. Together man and animal would form a special bond – until the moment came that their sanctuary faced extinction. Watch the film, and join us on March 22, 2021 for a virtual Q&A discussion.   Register to receive the virtual screening and discussion link.   This program is offered with the Smithsonian Channel as part of the 2021 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Pacific Ring of Fire: A Geologic Overview

Resident Associate Program The Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire is a vast horseshoe-shaped basin that sweeps over nearly 25,000 miles and is marked by relentless tectonic movements that drive earthquake and volcanic activity in hot spots such as Peru, New Zealand, Japan, and Alaska. Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter for a detailed introduction to one of planet’s most volatile regions. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250293?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Russian Concert Masterworks: A Vibrant Tradition Part II

Resident Associate Program With the works of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and other 19th- and 20th-century composers, Russia has provided some of the most exciting and original music in the repertoire today. In a two-part series, concert pianist Rachel Franklin combines lectures and piano demonstrations to trace the turbulent historical movements that acted both as backdrop and engine for a nation’s fascinating musical evolution. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Note: This is Part II of a two-part course.</span>. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250124?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) 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 between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpVZIgE4HHY. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

The Flavors of Charleston: Signature Foods, Recipes, and Their Stories

Resident Associate Program Join Chef Kevin Mitchell and historian David S. Shields for a delicious dive into the culinary specialties of the Charleston region, which include the famous rice and seafood dishes of the Low Country. Cook along as the chef demonstrates one of the region’s signatures dishes: Hoppin’ John. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250260?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Mars 2020 and the Importance of Planetary Protection (Exploring Space Lecture)

One-Time Events The Exploring Space Lecture Series is online! Speaker: Dr. Moogega "Moo" Cooper, Mars 2020 Planetary Protection Lead Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Mars 2020 mission and its Perseverance rover are designed to investigate key questions related to the habitability of Mars and will conduct assessments that will help plan for future human exploration of the Red Planet. Dr. Cooper will discuss this mission and how scientists plan to use what we learn for future missions. The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: YouTube. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Marine Science in the Morning: Predation and Herbivory in Seagrass Beds

One-Time Events Dr. Olivia Rhoades will be speaking about her work with the Thalassia Experimental Network, an international partnership if 13 academic, nonprofit, government, and community partners in the Gulf of Mexico and Caribbean examining the effects of fishing, pollution, and climate change on seagrass ecosystem processes and functioning. This work focuses on the feeding behaviors of small- and medium-sized fishes in these areas, how these behaviors vary in space and time across the network, and why. Registration Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_52ufuSvtQ1abT1QStp_avw, About Marine Science in the Morning Maybe you like your coffee hot or iced, or maybe you like tea. Whatever you drink in the morning, grab a beverage and join us for Marine Science in the Morning, an a.m. lecture series where marine science professionals share their work with you! The theme of this year's series is "Women in STEM.". Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_52ufuSvtQ1abT1QStp_avw. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Forest Bathing 101

Resident Associate Program Immerse yourself in the restorative and meditative Japanese practice of forest bathing as Melanie Choukas-Bradley introduces its history and how-tos. She also shares tips on how to conduct your own forest-bathing walks using the environments around you, including your own backyard. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250294?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Understanding Contemporary Art: From Pop to Pluralism

Resident Associate Program In this richly illustrated seminar, art historian Nancy G. Heller looks at the roots and later influences of radical American art from the last five decades, from pop and minimalism to the influence of identity politics. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit). Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250081?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Handing It to the Mammals: What Anatomy Reveals about Animal Adaptations

One-Time Events Join scientist Andrea Eller to learn about what the shape and structure of mammal hands reveal about how an animal behaves and what environment it is adapted to. Andrea will also discuss how the basic skills of understanding an animal's anatomy are key to many science careers, including hers as a zoologist. This webinar is designed for students in grades 3-5. It will be approximately 45 minutes with interactive polls and Q&A, followed by a 15-minute Q&A. 
  , This webinar complements the Animal Adaptations school program and can be used as an extension resource. , The primary goals of this webinar are to help students find value in studying the natural world, build their interest and personal connections to science, and learn about science careers.  , This webinar supports learning about animal adaptations and understanding how animals’ internal and external structures function to support survival (NGSS- 4-LS1-1), and how science findings are based on recognizing patterns (NGSS- 3-LS1-1). This program… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Virtual Teacher Workshop | Teen Museum Council Presents: Our Favorite Things

One-Time Events The National Portrait Gallery’s Teen Museum Council (TMC) is comprised of high school students from Washington D.C. Maryland, and Virginia who meet weekly to engage with the Portrait Gallery’s collections and create dynamic programming for their peers. Join the TMC as they discuss some of their favorite portraits in our collection and the thinking routines and methods they suggest using in the classroom. This workshop is intended for classroom teachers. The Zoom link will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Please only register for yourself. We will only be allowing participants into the meeting if their name (and email address) is on the registration list. The Portrait Gallery strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email NPGAccess@si.edu. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://bitly.ws/9tAE. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM.

Wind Down Wednesday

One-Time Events Wind down with a virtual program to bring out your creativity and mindfulness. In partnership with independent mixologists, crafters, artists, and experts in a variety of fields, Wind Down Wednesday offers an optimistic approach to the middle of the week. The first lady as an unofficial role is both highly regarded and highly scrutinized. She is expected to be a role model, a hostess, a celebrity, and an everywoman. Many first ladies have used style as a tool for self-expression and cultural diplomacy. Mixologist Allison Lane will show us how to create a first lady-inspired cocktail/mocktail. Then Sam Reed, senior editor for InStyle.com, will join us to discuss the exhibition "Every Eye is Upon Me: First Ladies of the United States" and the history and fashion of our iconic first ladies. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram Live. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Photo 101: Understanding ISO

Resident Associate Program Students learn how to use their ISO settings to darken and brighten photos, and how this relates to other camera settings such as aperture and shutter speed. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249743?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Charlie Willis: An Aviator's Daring Life of Risk and Re-invention

Resident Associate Program From a highly decorated WWII combat aviator to the head of a gonzo air cargo company to the president of Alaska Airlines—and with a dive into politics along the way—Charles Fountain “Whiskey” Willis lived an adventure of constant re-invention. Aviation historian Paul Glenshaw recounts the tale of how a scrappy upstart who ignored rules, risk, precedent, and protocol shaped a remarkable career. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250324?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Panel Discussion: this body is so impermanent…

Films Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/panel-discussion-on-this-body-is-so-impermanent-tickets-142749943925   Jointly produced by the Boethius Initiative at UCLA and the Fisher Center at Bard College, this body is so impermanent... is a film that explores how art and medicine can both focus on healing, repair, and recovery of the body and mind. Five virtuosic and singular artists—blazing South Indian singer Ganavya Doraiswamy, transcendent improvisatory dancer Michael Schumacher, pathbreaking calligrapher Wang Dongling, esteemed cinematographer Yu Lik-wai, and fearlessly inventive director Peter Sellars— collaborated in cyberspace from Portland, Amsterdam, and Hangzhou to create an hour-long simultaneous meditation that explores two pages from the visionary text, the Vimalakirti Sutra.   This concept calls for a timely discussion, as we are in a global pandemic. To memorialize this unprecedented challenge faced by all mankind on Earth, the film offers an opportunity for understanding, reflection, and… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 7:00 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Drawn to Figures

Ongoing Activities Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 11:00 AM.

The River That Made Paris

Resident Associate Program The Seine flows through every aspect of daily life in Paris. Longtime New York Times foreign correspondent Elaine Sciolino leads a fascinating journey through its history and its myriad reflections in art, literature, music, and film, revealing how this fabled river defines and shapes the essence of a great city. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250139?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Caring for Orchids at Home

Smithsonian Gardens Explore the fundamentals of growing orchids with Smithsonian Gardens Orchid Collection’s Lead Horticulturist, Justin Kondrat. Justin will walk us through each element needed to successfully grow orchids at home, including how to encourage reblooming. He will discuss common challenges and best practices for watering, choice of nutrients, repotting methods, light requirements, air circulation, and the optimal supplies required for home orchid cultivation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDmpCksCQ0Oqk224PkP5dg. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDmpCksCQ0Oqk224PkP5dg. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Suzie Zuzek: Behind the Prints

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Discover the designer behind the prints used to create the iconic Lilly Pulitzer look. Join Susan Brown, Associate Curator of Textiles at Cooper Hewitt, and Li Iordanov Dan, head of creative at HOUSE OF JUNE™ to celebrate the legacy and work of Suzie Zuzek (1920-2011), whose vibrant prints and patterns for Key West Hand Print Fabrics were instantly recognizable as a part of the Lilly Pulitzer brand. Inspired by Zuzek’s depiction of Key West flora and fauna, participants will take a closer look at their own interior or exterior environments and explore how they might view them in new ways to develop a new print or pattern. ACCESSIBILITY This free program will be hosted through Zoom, with the option to dial in as well. Details will be emailed to you upon registration. This program includes closed captioning. For general questions or if we can provide additional accessibility services or accommodations to support your participation in this program, please email us at CHEducation@si.edu or let u… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Cooper Hewitt Museum. Event Location: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-GpqTkoGdzJqBNJMTC3rGJTEWeU0jtm. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-GpqTkoGdzJqBNJMTC3rGJTEWeU0jtm. Cost: Free. Registration Required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYof-GpqTkoGdzJqBNJMTC3rGJTEWeU0jtm. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Québec Cooking with Chef Dominic Sylvain

Resident Associate Program Heavily influenced by the cuisines of France and Ireland, traditional Québécois food is hearty yet sophisticated. Dig into some of its history as Montréal chef Dominic Sylvain demonstrates how to make one of its most iconic dishes, pâté chinois—a beloved French-Canadian spin on shepherd’s pie that’s perfect for warming up a chilly winter. Categories: After Five. Culinary Arts. 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/250937?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:15 PM – 7:30 PM.

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: The Legacy of Printmaking

One-Time Events Chicanx artists and print centers have welcomed, nurtured, and collaborated with non-Chicanx artists from the early civil rights era to today, creating a long legacy of influence and support across communities. Join us for a virtual conversation that explores the impact of this legacy and unites artists who are integral members of the Chicanx print movement. Panelists include Jos Sances, a San Francisco–based artist and master printer, who co-founded Mission Gráfica in 1980, founded Alliance Graphics in 1989, and is a founding member of the performance group The Great Tortilla Conspiracy; and Pepe Coronado, founder of the Coronado Print Studio and a founding member of the Dominican York Proyecto GRAFICA, a collective of Dominican American artists devoted to printmaking and the exploration of Dominican diasporic history and culture. This virtual conversation is moderated by Tatiana Reinoza, specialist in Latinx printmaking and assistant professor of art history at the University of Notre Dame. Reinoza is also… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/printing-the-revolution-virtual-conversation-series-tickets-131957296827?aff=CGVirtualConversationSeriesTrumbaCalendar. Related Exhibition: ¡Printing the Revolution! Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Grammatical Gaffes: A Linguist Looks at Language Peeves

Resident Associate Program Are you someone who winces at the word irregardless? Do you find it hard to believe someone who tells you, “I was literally climbing the walls”? Do you wish everyone would use the Oxford comma in lists of three items? If so, this lively examination of language with linguist Anne Curzan is for you. (Hopefully, you’ll come.). Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250082?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM.

Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms

Resident Associate Program Beginning photographers learn how to use histograms, a graphic display of the brightness levels of pixels in an image—and an essential guide to achieving the correct exposure. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249744?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

DCEFF at NMNH: Climate Emergency - Feedback Loops

One-Time Events Fossil fuel emissions from human activity are driving up Earth's temperature—yet something else is at work. The warming has set in motion nature’s own feedback loops which are raising temperatures even higher. The urgent question is: Are we approaching a point of no return, leading to an uninhabitable Earth, or do we have the vision and will to slow, halt, and reverse them?   Climate Emergency: Feedback Loops, narrated by Richard Gere, is a series of five short films featuring 12 world-renowned climate scientists. Watch the Introduction film and join us for a live Q&A discussion on March 25, 2021, with climate scientists whose research highlights solutions for a hopeful future.   Register to receive the virtual screening and discussion information.   This program is offered as part of the 2021 Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 25, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Podcast Release: Luce Listening Party with Lightmare

One-Time Events Luce Unplugged has gone digital! Tune in for a podcast episode featuring the soulpunk arrangements of Lightmare in conversation with Paul Vodra and Anthony Porreco of Hometown Sounds. Lightmare’s ability to blend the punchy, the political, and the personal into powerful, danceable music has quickly made them a staple of the DC music scene. Listen to this episode on the Hometown Sounds podcast now! Photo by Farrah Skeiky. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Performances. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Hometown Sounds. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://hometownsoundsdc.com. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Audio description. Friday, March 26, 2021.

The Whispering Star

Films Available in the United States from March 26–April 11   Stream it Here: https://nmaancbf2021.eventive.org/welcome  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQ-ebh6rNOc    Inspired by the ruined landscape of Fukushima, Japanese auteur Sion Sono (Love Exposure, Tokyo Tribe) created this eccentric science fiction parable about humanity’s destructive effect on the environment. Megumi Kagurazaka plays Yoko, a humanoid interstellar delivery robot who runs on AA batteries and travels from planet to planet in a spaceship that looks like a Japanese bungalow. During her journey, she becomes curious about the packages she carries—especially those bound for Earth, where humans have become an endangered species. The fact that the planet’s landscapes “were shot in evacuated zones of Fukushima, primarily with non-professional actors living in the area affected by the nuclear disaster, makes the film's themes of memory and decay that much more haunting. But The Whispering Star’s touch remains playful, funny, and very… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 26, 2021 – Sunday, April 11, 2021.

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: The Mountain Screening and Q+A

Smithsonian Sponsored Events In conversation with Smithsonian National Museum of Art film curator Tom Vick, filmmaker Su Hung-En will discuss his documentary The Mountain, available March 22 to April 4. Focusing on creativity and cultural perseverance under the challenges of forced assimilation, viewers will learn about the history of Taiwan's Indigenous peoples' recertification movement via the director's filmmaking process in this live Q+A. The event is co-sponsored by the Taiwan Academy, the Taiwan Ministry of Culture, and the Freer Gallery of Art and the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery—the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. To view the film beforehand, please register here.  Content Warning: This film contains scenes of animal death that some viewers may find disturbing. ACCESSIBILITY Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program while it is live. To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. American Indian Museum. Natural History Museum. Venue: Freer Gallery of Art. Event Location: Online only. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Friday, March 26, 2021, 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM.

A Conversation with "The Mountain" Director Su Hung-en

Films Join the Conversation Here: https://asia.si.edu/events-overview/?trumbaEmbed=view%3Devent%26eventid%3D151007206  Watch the film here: https://watch.eventive.org/mothertongue   In conversation with Smithsonian National Museum of Asian Art film curator Tom Vick, filmmaker Su Hung-en will discuss his documentary The Mountain, streaming from March 22 to April 4 as part of the Mother Tongue Film Festival. Focusing on creativity and cultural perseverance under the challenges of forced assimilation, viewers will learn about the director's filmmaking process in this live Q&A. This event is cosponsored by the Taiwan Academy; the Taiwan Ministry of Culture; and the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 26, 2021, 9:00 AM.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: J is for Just, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    J is for Just. There are many ways to speak up for justice. Join us to learn about fights for justice and create button pins with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: J is for Just Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Kids & Families. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/5371778/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysj-is-for-jusgt-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 26, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Join us for a special session of our art-based Meditation and Mindfulness series featuring a musical performance and guided meditation. This session accompanies this body is so impermanent… a film we are streaming this month as part of the Environmental Film Festival in the Nation’s Capital. Conceived as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the film reflects on the Vimalakirti Sutra, a Buddhist text from the first century CE in which the Buddha’s disciples visit a man on his sickbed to learn about the fragility of the human body. Two of the film’s creators, singer Ganavya Doraiswamy and dancer and choreographer Michael Schumacher, will perform and lead the meditation. They will then be joined by Peter Sellars, the film’s director, for a Q&A session.     This free session is appropriate for all levels of practitioners and includes a variety of mindfulness practices. All are welcome! No previous experience is required. Participants are invited to watch the film either before or after the session here: … Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 26, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Friday, March 26, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Architecture and Philosophy: A History of Interactions

Resident Associate Program The link between architecture and philosophy may seem like an unlikely one, but that centuries-long connection has influenced everything from ancient temples to Gothic cathedrals to modernist structures. Architectural researcher André Patrão traces a history of the disciplines’ notable intersections and uncovers their dramatic effects from antiquity to today. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250251?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 26, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop | Celebrating Cherry Blossoms

One-Time Events Just in time for peak bloom around DC's tidal basin, let's ring in the arrival of spring with the art doctors in this virtual workshop. From paintings to Japanese tea bowls, discover how Smithsonian conservators preserve these colorful artworks. Then try your hand in making your own cherry blossom-inspired creation. This virtual hands-on, artmaking preservation workshop for ages three to eight and their caretakers. The program is part of a yearlong series 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. This program is presented in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Register now; a Zoom link and suggested material list will be sent to registered participants 24–48 hours in advance of the workshop. Image credit: Art & Me online family workshop. Photo by Gloria Kenyon. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of Asian Art. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-me-preservation-family-workshop-celebrating-cherry-blossoms-registration-137860461351?aff=ArtandMeTrumbaLink. Accessibility: Wheelchair accessible. Real-time captioning. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Art & Me Preservation Family Workshop | Celebrating Cherry Blossoms

Kids and Family Just in time for peak bloom around DC's Tidal Basin, let's ring in the arrival of spring with the art doctors in this online workshop. From paintings to Japanese tea bowls, discover how Smithsonian conservators preserve these colorful artworks. Then try your hand at making your own cherry blossom-inspired creation.       This hands-on, art-making preservation workshop is designed for ages three to eight and their caretakers. The program is part of a yearlong series 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; 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.     Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-me-preservation-family-workshop-celebrating-cherry-blossoms-registration-137860461351?aff=ArtandMeFSGExternalMarketing Image credit: G. Kenyon. Categories: Kids & Families. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Forgotten No More: Rediscovering Remarkable Women

Resident Associate Program From a Dutch artist’s workshop and a Frankfurt classroom in the 17th century to the streets of Washington in the early 1900s to musical stages today, women have been making strides in their fields that have often been overlooked, uncredited, or forgotten by time. Celebrate Women’s History Month by spending a fascinating day with four experts who bring to light an array of remarkable women who have lived in the shadows of history far too long. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250036?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:30 PM.

Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic: Women’s History Month Virtual Festival

One-Time Events Join the Portrait Gallery in a virtual celebration of women making history! We will explore the online exhibition “Where There Is a Woman There Is Magic,” which highlights leaders in sports, arts, science and activism. It is part of a day-long lineup featuring events and activities for participants of all ages, including workshops, speakers, art activities and more! More information available soon. Image Credit: Maria Tallchief, by Philippe Halsman / 1956, Gelatin silver print on paper / National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Steve Bello in memory of Jane Halsman Bello / © Philippe Halsman Archive. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Kids & Families. Celebrations. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: npg.eventbrite.com. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Women in Environmental Leadership (WEL) Series: The Future is Here

One-Time Events In celebration of Women’s History Month, ACM’s Urban Waterways project will be hosting four virtual community forums as part of its Women’s Environmental Leadership (WEL) initiative. Known for their forward-thinking ideas, this week’s female panelists will give us a glimpse into the future of environmental justice. Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum started women’s history month with an exploration of women’s leadership roles in the seminal First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit held thirty years ago in Washington, DC and the impacts of such participation on subsequent justice efforts. We end our celebration of a month of women’s environmental leadership with an exploration of the future, the women who are shaping and will continue to shape and lead environmental spaces at local, national, and international levels. Panel discussions will explore the perspectives they bring into these multiple spaces, the definitions they will challenge and expand, and the shape of the commu… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GezgV_18TAWqz7K37hleig. Saturday, March 27, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop with Alicia Mazzara and Cielo Contreras

One-Time Events SOLD OUT Venture beyond the studio with local DC artists in this virtual crafting workshop series. Bring the outdoors in with the founders of Rock Paper Plant, Alicia Mazzara and Cielo Contreras. During this engaging Zoom workshop, participants hear how Rock Paper Plant got its roots, while learning the basics of needle felting to create a 3D cherry blossom out of wool. Please note that space is limited for this program. Tickets include the cost of materials needed for the activity, instructions, and postage. Materials kits will be shipped to participants in advance of the program. Participants must register by March 7. Materials kit includes: Pink and brown wool roving , Two felting needles , Foam felting pad , White felt fabric , Glue , Embroidery hoop Participants will need to provide their own scissors and a pencil. This program is presented in partnership with Rock Paper Plant and the National Cherry Blossom Festival. $20 Materials fee | Registration required Image credit:… Categories: Workshops. Demonstrations. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Luce Foundation Center. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: SOLD OUT | Waitlist available | $20 Materials fee | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beyond-the-studio-virtual-workshop-with-alicia-mazzara-and-cielo-contreras-tickets-139975355055. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, March 28, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM.

Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World

Resident Associate Program Whether they are park-like retreats, centers of research, or incorporate both, the world’s botanical gardens are museums with living collections that tell unique stories. Naturalist Keith Tomlinson surveys six of the most remarkable, covering gardens from Singapore to South Africa, Morocco to Missouri. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Arizona's Boyce Thompson Arboretum and Botanical Garden.</span>. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. 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/250165?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  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. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_F62xEWHSRkK_2qq7LKIGcg. Monday, March 29, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) 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 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 29, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this March as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/85827912470?pwd=RnpYbVQ0bWJXYzVTVXoxMzdkVDBKZz09. Cost: Free! Monday, March 29, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Cultivating Learning: Engaging Young Learners with Portraiture

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join Beth Evans and Irina Rubenstein, educators from the National Portrait Gallery, to learn how to use portraiture, movement, and art-making to engage young learners with art, history, and more. In this interactive session, presenters will model transferable techniques and discuss strategies for adaptation into different learning environments. Participants will leave with ready-to-use activities, digital museum resources, and a deeper understanding of free online programs to use with young learners in and out of the classroom. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8KNrk3boaM. Cost: Free. Monday, March 29, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Beauty Is More than Skin Deep: The Estée Lauder Story

Resident Associate Program What began in 1946 in a family kitchen in Queens, became The Estée Lauder Companies, one of the world’s leading marketers of beauty products. Chairman emeritus Leonard A. Lauder tells the story of a great company founded by his mother—a woman who was pushy, but in a nice way. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250192?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 29, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:45 PM.

Documenting Cultural Heritage Online: The Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran

Talks and Lectures Register for this event here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_0wJOC2PGShymTRXuyPu52w  Iran is estimated to have over 300,000 archaeological sites, dating from the Old Stone Age to medieval times. These sites range from prehistoric caves, shelters, and campsites to highly complex monuments and cities. In spite of several attempts to create an inventory of these archaeological sites, given their sheer number, there has never been a complete, updated record of Iran’s archaeological remains. In this lecture, Dr. Ali Mousavi will present the Archaeological Gazetteer of Iran, a UCLA project that plans to offer a site-based encyclopedia in which archaeological sites are catalogued and plotted on an interactive map. The digital platform incorporates, digitizes, and presents rare and less accessible publications and reports—particularly those in Persian—but is intended to cover all Iranian archaeological sites regardless, including a number of important places that are now outside the present-day… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) 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 between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CSNM-x5bQY4. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

A World on the Wing: The Wonder of Avian Migration

Resident Associate Program Naturalist Scott Weidensaul is joined in conversation by Jennifer Ackerman, New York Times best-selling author of The Bird Way, as they explore the science and sheer wonder of global bird migration. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250140?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Italian Renaissance Art

Resident Associate Program Rocky Ruggiero, a specialist in the Early Renaissance, explores some of the great masterworks of art and architecture created from the late-14th to the 16th centuries as he examines the intellectual trends and social context that gave rise to such giants as Giotto, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit). Categories: After Five. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250037?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 30, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Spotlight on the American Scene: Trailblazing Women in Entertainment

One-Time Events The Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History celebrates Women’s History Month and its forthcoming exhibition Entertainment Nation by convening a conversation exploring how women have changed and continue to influence the landscape of the entertainment industry. Topics will include how women have built and shaped their roles throughout the history of entertainment, how women off-screen have worked to increase representation and stories of women on-screen, what challenges remain and how women in entertainment are tackling them. Featuring   Gigi Pritzker, Founder & CEO, Madison Wells Abbe Raven, Acting Chairman, A+E Networks   Anna Deavere Smith, Playwright, Professor and Actress     In Conversation With   Anthea M. Hartig, Ph.D. Elizabeth MacMillan Director. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: http://bit.ly/NMAH331. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: http://bit.ly/NMAH331. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit bit.ly.

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 live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Y8XgfleWQxu9n12tp_k1cw. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Artisanal Bread Making: Innovation Is on the Rise

Resident Associate Program What’s in store for bread making? Find out when a panel of top bakers mix it up in a conversation that spans traditional and new methods of sourcing ingredients to trends in the baking process itself. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250141?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 31, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Drawn to Figures LIVE

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include 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. Required materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Free—Registration required. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Thursday, April 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Adopt-a-Book Salon: Off the Mall

Smithsonian Libraries This year, we’ve taken our annual Adopt-a-Book Evening online and will be hosting a series of four intimate salons in March and April, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our librarians, archivists, and conservators. You’re invited to join us for all four events to see books and materials from all 21 of our library branches and the Archives!   Thursday, March 18 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Global Perspectives, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Focusing on the global breadth of our collections, Books from Anacostia Community Museum Library, Botany and Horticulture Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Asian Art Library, National Museum of Natural History Library, Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library   Thursday, April 1 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Off the Mall, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Featuring an interdisciplinary selection of libraries located off the National… Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: $35 per person, per event We're offering discounts if you attend multiple events: - $60 for two (save $10) - $85 for three (save $20) - $115 for all four (save $25). Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, April 1, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM. For more info visit library.si.edu.

Webinar Series: The Wild Side of STEAM

Special Zoo Events Get a glimpse of some un-ZOO-sual careers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Join us on the first Friday of every month as we meet the faces behind saving species and explore a variety of unique careers available in science, technology, engineering, art and math. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Friday, April 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, April 2, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Mantua: Power, Patronage, and the Renaissance

Resident Associate Program Mantua’s history is deeply connected to the Gonzaga dynasty. Their rule may have been tyrannical and warfare their principal occupation, but the family’s patronage brought into being some of the finest buildings and works of art of the Renaissance. Join art historian Elaine Ruffolo for a gaze into the dynamics of court life and the family who shaped a city. (World Art History Certificate elective, ½ credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250076?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, April 2, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, April 2, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

In Their Own Words: Memoirs of Lives Recalled - Speak Memory by Vladmir Nabokov

Resident Associate Program Memorable autobiographies are powerful evocations not just of a person, but a time and place, vividly transporting us inside the world of another to experience it as they did. In a 3-session series, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson looks at a remarkable life recounted by Vladmir Nabokov in this session. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250322?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, April 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, April 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.