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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

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

Course
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

From colossal Olmec heads to the paintings of Frida Kahlo, Aztec temples to Mexican murals, this survey of Latin American art sweeps through the centuries. Join art historian Michele Greet, who traces the significant creators and trends that defined and shaped the arts of Latin America from their earliest expressions through the 19th and 20th centuries. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Lecture/Seminar
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Their scandals became the stuff of legends, but this royal family in just three generations, reshaped the monarchy and changed England, Europe, and the world. Scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger of the Folger Shakespeare Library leads a look behind the Tudors’ carefully contrived image of monarchy.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger explores how London served as a backdrop and inspiration for William Shakespeare. She reveals how he was inspired by the humanity he observed in the city to create the unforgettable worlds of his plays.

Lecture/Seminar
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET

NASA’s long-awaited new telescope will complement and extend the discoveries of the Hubble Space Telescope, with a greatly improved sensitivity that enables it to look much closer to the beginning of time and for the unobserved formation of the first galaxies. Astrophysicist John Mather reviews the Hubble successor’s development, capabilities, and planned observing program

Lecture/Seminar
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET

Food markets and food halls are a hot culinary trend right now, but Baltimore is home to the nation’s oldest continuously operating public market system, one that draws on the harvest of Marlyand farms and the Chesapeake Bay. Christine Rai explores each of the city’s markets, delving into their history, architecture, and evolution, as well as stories of the city’s traditional produce vendors, the arabbers and their iconic horse-drawn carts.

Members-Only Program
Friday, August 13, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

In this members-only series led by veteran arts educator Roberta Gasbarre, go behind the scenes and into the working lives of some of the most intriguing people from all across the Smithsonian and Washington’s worlds of culture, science, and education. This program features Christopher Wilson, Director of Visitor Design at the National Museum of American History.

Lecture/Seminar
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

With a story that ranges from Louis Armstrong to Wynton Marsalis, educators and documentary filmmakers Darroch Greer and Paul Glenshaw share great moments, characters, and incredible music from the ongoing love affair between Paris and jazz.