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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

With the closures of Smithsonian museums and facilities due to the pandemic, Smithsonian Associates in-person programs are temporarily suspended. We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we introduce Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you’ve come to expect from us.


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

Live Streaming

Since the dawn of humankind, we have wondered if we are alone in the universe. Join professors of physics and astronomy from George Mason University to examine how science has progressed in furthering our understanding of this age-old question.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Live Streaming

The human and mythological activities depicted on the painted surfaces of Greek vases provide a richly detailed visual narrative of life in the ancient civilization. Art historian Renee Gondek explores the uses, stories, and artistry of these vessels. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Live Streaming

Add the touch of your own hands to clothing as you apply basic hand-embroidery stitches to create modern designs to enhance knits, felted wools, and ready-made garments, including infant onesies.

Date of event
Tuesday, July 21 and 28, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Live Streaming

Great art is timeless. Paul Glenshaw examines the iconic painting Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley, exploring its historical context, delving into the era of its artist, the present he inhabited, and what shaped his vision and creations. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Date of event
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Live Streaming

Join Food and Wine magazine’s 2019 Sommelier of the Year Erik Segelbaum in an enjoyable interactive workshop series designed to boost the wine IQ of both novices and seasoned aficionados. He dives into the worlds of French and Italian wine, covering four regions whose output is world-renowned—and you follow along with an at-home tasting kit. This workshop focuses on the Bordeaux wine region.

Date of event
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET