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For many years, Cokie Roberts generously shared her insights, her scholarly knowledge, and her incisive sense of humor with Smithsonian Associates’ audiences. She was a vital contributor to our programs and graced our stages as speaker, interviewer, and honored guest. Staff, volunteers, and members cherish the memories of her times with us; we miss her deeply and send our love, sympathy and respect to her colleagues, friends and family.

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

Musical Monday Matinees: Dreamgirls

Celebrate the Smithsonian’s Year of Music and Year of the Woman with a free matinee screening of a classic musical starring some of Hollywood’s most talented and memorable female leads. This screening features Dreamgirls, starring Beyoncé, Jamie Foxx, Eddie Murphy, and Jennifer Hudson.

Date of event
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:00 p.m.

Fungipedia: The Strange and Wonderful World of Fungi

There’s been a recent spike of interest in all things fungal, with more people eating mushrooms, and more people baffled by trying to identify them. Mycologist and author Lawrence Millman explains why mushrooms are essential to our planet’s health, their roles in nature, and why he’d rather gaze admiringly at one than sauté it.

Date of event
Tuesday, September 24, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera: Moving Beyond Auto Mode

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, October 6, 2019 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.