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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

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

One of the most sought-after vocal coaches in Hollywood, Denise Woods shares proven, practical, and invaluable tools to change both how we communicate and ultimately how we see ourselves.

Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Historian and scholar Michele L. Simms-Burton, a former professor of African-American studies at Howard University examines the creators and the works that came alive during one of the most creative and intellectually productive eras in African American history, the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s.

Studio Arts Course
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

There’s no reason to fear a blank canvas. If you’ve ever wanted to paint, here’s a class that offers the perfect introduction to the art—and will have you ready to pick up your brush with confidence.

Studio Arts Workshop
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Use colorful Akua water-based printmaking ink to create evocative spring-themed prints on fabric.

Studio Arts Course
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET

Explore the wide range of colors that nature can yield. In this workshop, learn how to establish a dye studio at home, dive into various dyestuffs and colors, and walk through the process of dyeing fiber with natural materials.

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET

Paul Glenshaw reprises four of his most popular programs from his daytime series Art + History, in which he examines great works of art in their historical context. As he explores seminal works by John Singleton Copley, Augustus Saint Gaudens, Edouard Manet, and Auguste Renoir he brings the world of the art and its creator to vivid life. (World Art History Certificate elective: Earn 1/2 credit.) This session focuses on The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin.