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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

All Smithsonian Associates in-person programs are temporarily suspended due to the pandemic. We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we present Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new platform for the live, high-quality and engaging programs made possible by generous supporters like you.

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

Course
Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m ET

Dedicate three midday breaks to learning with Linda Lang, a certified yoga therapist, as she weaves together yogic practices and shares the keys for using them to face change with wisdom, grace, strength, and resilience. In addition, meet local members of the medical community who endorse and use yoga as a tool for prevention and healing.

Lecture/Seminar
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET

Whether an afterthought or part of carefully calculated balancing act, the selection of a presidential running mate carries an undeniable impact on both a campaign and an administration. Historian Ralph Nurnberger examines the shifting criteria used to fill the number-two spot on the ticket and how some of the choices have changed the course of history.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

In a conversation moderated by Jamila Robinson, food editor for the Philadelphia Inquirer, chef and author Marcus Samuelsson discusses how Black cooking has always been more than soul food, with flavors that can be traced to the African continent, the Caribbean, across the United States, and beyond.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET

Film studios and media platforms have recently seen an increased interest in black-centered television shows and movies. NPR television critic and author Eric Deggans sheds light on some of the most important series and films that focus on issues of race and culture to watch right now.

Members Only
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET

Witness the decades-long fight for suffrage in a special digital screening of the new Smithsonian Channel documentary She the People: Votes for Women. The film draws on rarely seen footage, expert opinions, and dozens of historic objects from the Smithsonian’s collections to tell the stories of the heroic women who fought to claim their rights as citizens.