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Facing Fear

Why do our bodies and minds react the way they do when we’re in danger? Joseph LeDoux, a professor of science at New York University, discusses the impact of recent research into the neurological and emotional roots of fear, and why it might change our pharmacological and behavioral approaches to helping people reframe this emotion.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
2018 Smithsonian Craft Show Awards Ceremony and Preview Night Benefit

Part of the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show, enjoy its Exhibitor and Award Ceremony, recognizing Asian Influence-American Design Visionary Artist Foon Sham, renowned for his wood sculptures. Then, enjoy the Preview Night party with first-choice shopping, drinks, and a cocktail buffet. 

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Friends Night Out at the 2018 Smithsonian Craft Show

A special shopping experience for you and your friends. Meet Craft Show artists, sample signature drinks from celebrity mixologists, and enjoy light hors d’oeuvres. Ticket includes April 26 Craft Show admission, a cocktail, and a range of snacks.

Thursday, April 26, 2018 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Grant Wood: Beyond American Gothic

A new exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art reveals Grant Wood as a complex, sophisticated artist whose image as a farmer-painter was as mythical as the fables he depicted in his art. Sarah Humphreville, senior curatorial assistant at the museum offers an overview of the exhibition and insights into lesser-known aspects of Wood’s life and career. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit)

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m.
Reading the Neapolitan Quartet

The novels of Elena Ferrante’s rich, intense Neapolitan Quartet have captivated readers as they follow two friends whose lives change over the course of 60 years after World War II. Part of a 4-session course, join Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University in spirited lectures and informal discussions about these compelling books. This session's featured novel is The Story of the Lost Child.

Monday, June 4, 2018 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.