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Monday, February 22, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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 Lombardy.

Monday, February 29, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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.

Saturday, March 12, 2016 at 9:30 AM

What is the reason for Venice’s endless fascination for artists of all kinds? Eric Denker of the National Gallery of Art surveys the city’s defining urban elements—from bridges and canals to squares and churches—to discover the source of Venice’s spell over the creative imagination. (World Art History Certificate elective)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at 6:45 PM

Explore the Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland with Smithsonian Journeys expert Cassandra Potts Hannahs. Learn about the fascinating history and culture of Scotland’s stunning rugged island archipelago, and also the many sites and events that can be visited and enjoyed today.

Monday, March 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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 Puglia.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 6:45 PM

The cookbook author and PBS series host sits down with National Geographic food writer Mary Beth Albright to discuss her Mexican heritage and share stories of the food, people, and places behind the recipes in her newest collection, Mexican Today.

Monday, April 25, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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 Friuli-Venezia Giulia.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at 7:30 PM

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

Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 9:30 AM

Explore four of England’s most beloved cities, from York’s bustling medieval streets and Oxford’s beautiful colleges to the splendid vistas of Cambridge and the Georgian elegance of Bath, and discover the treasures and the history that have long made these cities unforgettable.

Monday, May 16, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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 Sicily.

Monday, June 13, 2016 at 6:45 PM

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 Umbria.

 

 

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