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

Historian Richard Bell reconstructs the fascinating history of America’s Declaration of Independence, covering its origins, purpose, impact, and its extraordinary influence on more than 100 similar declarations in countries around the world.

Event date
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Drawing on her memoir, Trailblazer, Gilliam talks to veteran reporter and freelance journalist Kristin Jensen about her remarkable 50-year career as The Washington Post’s first black female journalist and her determination to “make the media look more like America.”

Event date
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Students are introduced to the materials, tools, and technologies used in collage and assemblage. They find inspiration in artists who worked in collage including Joseph Cornell, Romare Bearden, and Gertrude Green.

Event date
Wednesday, July 10 to 31, 2019 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Go inside the epic first mission to Pluto with astrobiologist David Grinspoon. He takes you to July 14, 2015, when the spacecraft New Horizons soared past the long-mysterious icy worlds of the planet’s system. Then, the robotic spacecraft continued on its 9-year voyage 3 billion miles from Earth.

Event date
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Many Westerners are familiar with Taoism as a set of teachings that center on following nature and nurturing the spirit in this life. Learn about another component of Taoist thought and practice: the search for immortality.

Event date
Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.