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Now available, our digital program guide
The Riddle of Umami: In Search of the Fifth Taste
Digital Detectives Reveal Medicine's Roots
DC's Historic Sites: Welcome to Southeast


Digital Detectives Reveal Medicine’s Roots
Michael B. Toth, a technology specialist who works in the preservation of cultural objects, tells the fascinating story of how he and associates digitally reunited a seminal translation of an early medical text by Galen from libraries around the globe—and what they discovered beneath the manuscript’s layers.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Vinegar: A New Vintage
Take a leap beyond balsamic with innovative vinegar-maker Daniel Liberson of Virginia’s Lindera Farms, who takes a look at the new directions taken by today’s vinegars—many of which are crafted with some deliciously unconventional ingredients.
Thursday, February 25, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Six More Italian Regions Worth Discovering
Fred Plotkin, an expert on all things Italian, recently surveyed the delights of six Italian regions. In a 6-session course of illustrated talks, he casts his sights on six more from the Alps to the Mediterranean, revealing their histories, mysteries, and pleasures. This session focuses on Tuscany.
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 6:45 PM
Putting on the Ring: Wagner’s Monumental Cycle Comes to Washington National Opera
Washington National Opera’s director Francesca Zambello, music director Philippe Auguin, and designers and leading singers join opera expert Fred Plotkin for a day-long exploration of how the company will tackle the musical, dramatic, and technical challenges of bringing Wagner's Der Ring des Nibelungen to the Kennedy Center this season.
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 9:30 AM
The Shanghai Quartet with Guest Artist Wu Man, pipa
Two-time Grammy-nominated artist Wu Man performs music for solo Chinese lute (pipa) when she joins the renowned ensemble for an all-Chinese program in a special Smithsonian appearance. Co-presented by the Freer and Sackler Galleries and Smithsonian Associates
Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 7:30 PM
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