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Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 5:00 PM

COMBO TICKET: With champagne, a featured cocktail, and hors d'oeuvres, meet Visionary Award honoree and Honorary Chair Toots Zynsky. This initial reception will be held in the elegant Commissioners Suite of the National Building Museum. Afterward, enjoy the remaining Preview Night activities from 6:00 to 9:30 p.m.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:00 PM

Come meet the artists and Visionary Award honoree and Honorary Chair Toots Zynsky, enjoy first-choice shopping, savor a delicious cocktail buffet, and listen to music. This ticket DOES NOT include the Visionary Artist Reception.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Kelly Conway, curator of American Glass at the Corning Museum of Glass, traces how technology, design, marketing, and shifting cultural aspirations came together to make Steuben Glass a name synonymous with modern elegance, superior quality, and glamour.

Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 10:30 AM

Save money and avoid long lines by ordering your Smithsonian Craft Show Daily Admission tickets online and in advance (includes access to the Great Collectors Series lectures scheduled daily). Two-day passes also available.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015 at 6:45 PM

In a fascinating overview of ancient material culture, art historian Renee Gondek surveys the paintings, sculptures, and architectural wonders produced in ancient Egypt and the Greco-Roman world that served as inspiration for generations of creators to come. (World Art History Certificate core course)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM

The architecture and interiors of Scotland’s finest historic houses uniquely reflect the country’s heritage and culture. Spend a day guided by Lorella Brocklesby of New York University as she explores more than 400 years of splendor, from fortified 16th-century tower houses to baroque palaces to exuberant revival styles of the Victorian period. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, May 2, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores the contributions of several lesser-known painters who created some of the period’s most fascinating, intriguing, and still-insufficiently understood works of art. (World History Certificate elective)

Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 6:45 PM

The chef and proprietor of the celebrated restaurant and hotel reveals how architectural ingenuity and opulent interior design transformed a former garage into a luxurious country destination.

Friday, May 8, 2015 at 8:00 AM

Explore the creative synergies between architecture and design as you spend two fascinating days in New York City and Connecticut in a tour led by architecture and urban studies specialist William Keene.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Art critic Judy Pomeranz examines how a group of painters created powerful and personal works that revealed unvarnished truths about urban life in the early 20th century. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Thursday, May 14, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Examine the works of the early-20th-century artists who forged a boldly innovative and highly personal style of painting rooted in their emotions—and that reflected the rapidly changing world around them. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, May 16, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Art critic Judy Pomeranz introduces the formal principles of art and other tools to help develop your visual vocabulary and deepen your understanding and appreciation of the works you view. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session five of a six-session course.

Saturday, May 30, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Art historian Nancy G. Heller explores some of the Prado’s most important treasures, placing them in their aesthetic and sociopolitical contexts. The day includes a Spanish-themed lunch. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 at 12:00 PM

The systematic seizure of countless art treasures during WWII was an unprecedented attack on Europe’s cultural heritage. Ori Z. Soltes of Georgetown University explores its political background, execution, and postwar and contemporary implications. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, June 6, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Art historian Karin Alexis places baroque art in its artistic and historical contexts, tracing its evolution and examining its richness and breadth through masterworks in many forms. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Saturday, June 13, 2015 at 9:30 AM

Artist and art historian Joseph Cassar leads a fascinating journey through the landscape of the imagination as reflected in the distinctive work of artists including Ernst, Arp, Miro, Magritte, and Dali. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 6:45 PM

Veneto, Sardinia, Emilia-Rogmagna, Campania, Le Marche, Piedmonte: The names conjure up vivid images of spectacular landscapes, stunning art and architecture, regional cuisines, and great Italian style in all things. Fred Plotkin provides a guide to the histories and the pleasures of these distinctive areas. This is session six of a six-session course.

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