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Dr. Livingstone’s Lost Diary: Technology Opens a Window on History

Written in berry juice on newspapers, the contents of the 1871 field diary on which legendary explorer David Livingstone recorded his observations on the African slave trade faded to near-invisibility in just a few years. A team of scholars, scientists, and spectral imaging experts have revealed his words again.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Smithsonian Craft2Wear Advance Chance Party

Enjoy the best of Craft2Wear shopping, wine and light buffet, modeling, and more.

Friday, October 24, 2014 - 5:30 P.M.
Rob Kapilow’s What Makes It Great?

A masterwork by Schubert gets the distinctive in-depth examination from composer, conductor, and commentator Rob Kapilow in the new season. Presented in partnership with Washington Performing Arts.

Sunday, October 26, 2014 - 6:00 P.M.
Keep On Keepin’ On

In this moving documentary, explore the unlikely bond between a blind piano prodigy and his mentor, jazz legend Clark Terry. After the exclusive screening, producer Quincy Jones discusses Terry and the making of the film with John Edward Hasse.

Monday, October 27, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
Nelson Rockefeller—An American Original: With Biographer Richard Norton Smith

Before he was 30, he had helped his father develop Rockefeller Center and his mother establish the Museum of Modern Art. At 32, he was Franklin Roosevelt’s wartime coordinator for Latin America. As New York’s four-term governor, he set national standards in education, the environment, and urban policy. Biographer Richard Norton Smith discusses the always-fascinating life of Nelson Rockefeller.

Thursday, October 30, 2014 - 7:00 P.M.
Behind the Science with Joe Palca: Insights from Scientific Innovators

NPR’s Joe Palca returns to the Smithsonian to sit down with stellar scientists for some engaging and entertaining conversations about the exciting work they do and how it connects to our lives. Tonight's program features Eva Emerson and the public's understanding of science. Part of a 5-Session Lecture Series.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 6:45 P.M.
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