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

Studio Arts
Tuesday, November 10 to December 8, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

Designed for beginners who want to learn how to use their digital or mirrorless camera as a creative tool, students will gain skill in technical aspects of photography so that they can concentrate on composing beautiful images.

Lecture/Seminar
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

The elegant Federal-era mansion Tudor Place has been called the most architecturally significant early-19th century residence in Washington. Join Leslie L. Buhle, a former executive director of Tudor Place, for a look at its history-rich rooms, garden, archival collections, and rare artifacts. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

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.

Studio Arts
Friday, November 13 and 20, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Explore the creative possibilities of combining wool with other decorative elements such as metal, beads, and stones to make distinctive necklaces, rings, pendants, earrings, and other jewelry.

Lecture/Seminar
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET

The holidays are meant to be filled with friends, family, cheer, and great meals. So why stress over the right wines to pair with the season’s traditional foods? Sip along at home with award-winning sommelier Erik Segelbaum in a guided tasting of the perfect wines to accompany your menus.