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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

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
Dumplings: A Global Wrap and Savory Culinary History
From North and South America to Europe, Africa, and Asia, the dumpling has become synonymous with comfort food. Find out from food expert Barbara Gallani how this simple dish has inspired songs, poems, and even monuments. And then, sample dumplings from around the world.
Monday, July 13, 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
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
Voltaire for the 21st Century
Voltaire’s 1763 Treatise on Tolerance, a cry against religious fanaticism, surged in sales in France after the Charlie Hebdo shootings. Jennifer Tsien of the University of Virginia discusses why the writer’s philosophy still speaks to us—and grows more relevant across the centuries.
Tuesday, August 11, 2015 - 6:45 PM