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Colin Powell: On Life and Leadership

Gen. Colin Powell is one of America’s most respected and admired public figures. He shares his thoughts on reaching goals and realizing dreams during a life spent in service to his country.

Monday, August 4, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
City as Canvas: Three Distinctive New York Museums
All-Day Tour

Discover El Museo del Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, and the Studio Museum in Harlem as museum education consultant Sheila Pinsker guides a lively exploration of how art reflects urban history and culture.

Friday, August 15, 2014 - 7:00 A.M.
Breakfast at the Zoo: Lions and Tigers and Bears…Oh, Baby!

For Resident Promoter members or below; Smithsonian staff; and eligible Friends of the Smithsonian members: Join us as we celebrate many cuddly baby animals at this year’s Breakfast at the Zoo. There’ll be plenty of family fun, food, music, and activities—and it all happens before the zoo opens to the public.

Saturday, September 20, 2014 - 8:00 A.M.
Synthesizing Art and Science Through the Senses: Exploring the Aesthetics of DNA

A panel of artists, scholars, and scientists comes together for a fascinating conversation on how arts and popular culture can provide unique insights into the narrative of human history told through our DNA.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Amazing Iceland

Glaciers, volcanoes, hot springs—and Vikings—produced a rich tapestry of natural and human history in Iceland. Geologist Jim Zimbelman provides a personal guide to the island nation, as well as some great tips for visitors to this cool country that’s become a hot travel destination.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Existentialism: The Human Search for Meaning

Francis J. Ambrosio of Georgetown University examines the origins, themes, and influences of the cultural and philosophical movement that grew out of—and helped define—the 20th century.

Saturday, November 8, 2014 - 9:30 A.M.
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