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UPDATE: Smithsonian Associates has put on hold all public programs in support of the effort to contain the spread of COVID-19. We are not announcing the date at this time when our programs will resume and will provide updates on a regular basis.

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Smithsonian Associates - Educating and Entertaining Audiences for More Than 50 Years

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

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.

Date of event
Sunday, June 14, 2020 - 9:30 a.m.

Creativity in Dark Times: Artists and Writers of the New Deal

Author David Taylor looks at some of the artists and writers for whom the Federal Writers’ Project and the Federal Arts Project gave them a new purpose: recording American life. Their works—some of which remain controversial—provide a vivid portrait of a nation struggling for recovery and identity during the Great Depression.

Date of event
Tuesday, June 30, 2020 - 6:45 p.m.

The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia

Led by art historian Bonita Billman, spend a day at the Barnes museum in Philadelphia to view its dazzling collections of French modern and post-impressionist paintings. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Sunday, July 26, 2020 - 8:00 a.m.