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Photography Classes
Leonard Bernstein: Reaching for All the Notes
Fifty Years of Excellence
Science Among the Stars: The History of Space Stations

Elaine de Kooning: Portraits
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
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra: The Legacy of Hard Bop Pianist Horace Silver
Horace Silver, co-founder of the iconic Jazz Messengers, helped to shape the hard-bop style—and the careers of some of today’s outstanding jazz musicians. SJMO pays tribute to his music and his influence.
Saturday, July 11, 2015 - 7:30 PM
The Phantom Tollbooth: A Celebration of a Classic with Author Norton Juster and Bill Harley
Travel to the Lands Beyond in the company of author Norton Juster and singer-storyteller Bill Harley as they reflect on the beloved book’s enduring relevance. A screening of a new documentary about the making of the classic tale adds to the fun.
Sunday, July 12, 2015 - 3:00 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
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode
Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this one-day class, which includes a shooting session on the Mall; and an in-the-field discussion of technical elements along with composition, light, and other aesthetic considerations.
Sunday, July 26, 2015 - 10:00 AM