The 2017–18 season marks the Emerson String Quartet’s 38th year in residence at the Smithsonian. In this concert, cellist Paul Watkins performs a solo recital.
A daylong exploration of mindfulness examines its Buddhist origins, benefits, and role in changing harmful habits, and provides skills and practices to use in daily life.
Author Melanie Benjamin discusses her new novel, The Girls in the Picture, the story of the friendship and creative partnership between two of Hollywood’s earliest female legends, screenwriter Frances Marion and silent-movie superstar Mary Pickford.
In an absorbing series, intelligence experts and historians explore how secrets are safeguarded and stolen. They cover collection operations and counter tactics from the Cold War to today, ranging from organized campaigns by one country against another, to systems turned again citizens, and even to solo 21st-century hackers with an agenda.
Smithsonian’s experts really do have some of the most curious specialties, which will be highlighted in an occasional “behind-the-scenes” series Strange and Curious Smithsonian Jobs. To kick things off, meet two scientists who study birds in unexpected ways.
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