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Smithsonian Associates - Entertaining, Informative, Eclectic, Insightful

We invite you to discover Smithsonian Associates Streaming, our platform that offers live, high-quality, and engaging programs made possible by generous supporters like you. As Smithsonian museums reopen this summer, we will continue to stream our programs to people across the country, who have enthusiastically joined our loyal local audience. We look forward to resuming in-person programming when we can welcome you back with appropriate safety protocols.

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

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

In their native environments, most common orchids grow above the soil attached to trees or rocks. Discover the unique attributes of orchids that allow them to grow this way. 

Studio Arts Course
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

It takes a village! In this workshop, students construct their own tiny houses, which they personalize working in paper-mache, acrylics, and mixed media.

Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET

On February 23, 1961, Jacqueline Kennedy launched the most historic and celebrated redecoration of the White House in its history. James Archer Abbott and Elaine Rice Bachmann—co-authors of a new book that chronicles the undertaking—discuss the 60-year legacy of one of the most influential interior design projects in American history.

Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Join Tudor and Renaissance scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger on a journey to Regency England as seen through the eyes of Jane Austen and her novels.  She provides fans of Austen added insight into the characters and their lives, and aficionados of history with the details and dramas that made this one of the most fascinating eras in English history.

Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

Astrophysicist Hakeem Oluseyi dives into the mysteries of the universe and how the universe we perceive is not the universe that actually exists.

Studio Arts Course
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET

This intermediate-level photography course offers a better understanding of compositional elements and practices—such as simplicity, balance, and natural lighting—that promote taking better and more unique photographs.