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Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Join the Emmy Award–winning filmmaker, educator, literary scholar, journalist, and cultural critic as he adds another distinction to the list: recipient of Smithsonian Associates’ 17th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 7:00 p.m.
Art and Kingship in Southeast Asia
5-Session Daytime Course

Art historian Robert DeCaroli examines the cultural and artistic traditions of ancient Southeast Asia from the earliest archaeological evidence to the onset of colonialism, with a focus on the royal arts of the great civilizations that arose in the region. (World Art History Certificate core course, 1 credit)

Wednesday, March 7 to April 4, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection
2-Session Daytime Course

Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your landscape and still-life paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges.

Tuesday, April 17 and 24, 2018 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Rise of the Synagogue in Jewish Life

According to the New Testament, Jesus and Paul preached in synagogues. But two thousand years ago, the Jerusalem Temple was the focal point of the Jewish religion. Archaeologist Jodi Magness explores the origins of the synagogue and its evolving role in religious Jewish life in the centuries after the Temple’s destruction in 70 A.D.

Saturday, February 24, 2018 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Great Suffrage March of 1913: The Final Push for the 19th Amendment

When more than 5,000 suffragists and supporters marched down Pennsylvania Avenue on the eve of Woodrow Wilson’s inaugural, they made history—and marked a newly energized phase of a decades-long fight. Join author Rebecca Boggs Roberts as she traces the heroic struggle of suffrage leader Alice Paul and the National Woman’s Party as they worked to earn the vote.

Thursday, March 1, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.