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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

With the closures of Smithsonian museums and facilities due to the pandemic, Smithsonian Associates programs are temporarily suspended. We invite you to stay connected to us through our Digital Digest, a lively weekly resource designed to make your time at home more stimulating. While we look forward to resuming our in-person events, we’re developing some special online programs designed for our audiences.

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

Pantry-Friendly Cooking

Live Streaming

Learn to optimize your pantry from food writers Charlotte Druckman and Joe Yonan, whose newly released cookbooks are perfect guides to quarantine cooking.

Date of event
Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

The Disasters of Ancient Thebes

Live Streaming

In Greek mythology, a plague, a bloodthirsty monster, and inept rulers all tested the fortitude of the citizens of Thebes. Art historian Renee Gondek explores this convergence of calamities though the focus of Oedipus the King.

Date of event
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

A Decade of Disruption: America in the New Millennium

Live Streaming

The United States weathered a turbulent first decade of the 21st century, tumultuous years of economic crises, social and technological change, and war. Historian Garrett Peck examimes how the fallout from the Great Recession led to the hyper-polarized society of the years that followed and why timely re-examination of the period between 2000 and 2010 can reveal how we’ve arrived at our current era of cultural division.

Date of event
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.