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Civil War Portraits: The Women of Fredericksburg
All-Day Tour
Textile historian Dixie Rettig leads a visit to Fredericksburg that provides a highly personal look at the everyday experiences of the women who resolutely survived three Union occupations, cared for the wounded, and helped rebuild the town after the South’s defeat.
Saturday, May 30, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Elaine de Kooning: Portraits
Members-Only: The creative vibrancy and energy of New York at the height of the abstract expressionist movement come alive in the striking, color-infused portraits of Elaine de Kooning. Sip a cocktail as you get a private, after-hours view of the National Portrait Gallery’s exhibition of her works, guided by its curator Brandon Brame Fortune.
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 - 6:30 PM
Say Cheese!
Conan O’Sullivan of DC’s Sona Creamery explores the long global history of cheese-making, cheese production globally and locally, and what turns a good cheese into a great one.
Thursday, July 9, 2015 - 6:45 PM
The Dawn of Flight in Washington, D.C.
All-Day Tour
You might be surprised to learn that locations like College Park, the White House, and even the Smithsonian Castle played key roles during the earliest years of fight. Paul Glenshaw, a Wright Brothers scholar, leads a day devoted to the thrilling era when Washington—and all of America—first looked to the skies.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 9:00 AM
Emerson String Quartet 2015-2016 Concert Series
The Emerson String Quartet returns for its 36th year at the Smithsonian with a five-concert series that displays the range and unparalleled musicianship of an ensemble that has been hailed as “the one indispensable quartet” by Newsweek.
Saturday, October 10, 2015 - 6:00 PM