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The Celtic World: Ancient and Modern

Does our contemporary fascination with all things Celtic truly reflect the complex history and heritage of these ancient peoples? Historian Jennifer Paxton traces how their legacy affects culture and politics in the nations and regions commonly known as the Celtic Fringe—as well as in the wider world.

Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
Reading the Gilded Age Authors

Works by novelists Edith Wharton, Henry James, Theodore Dreiser, and Anzia Yezierska provide literary perspectives on the changes that swept America during the Gilded Age. Lisbeth Strimple Fuisz of Georgetown University leads a reading-group series that explores their varied depictions of characters whose personal dramas play out against rapidly shifting social, cultural, and economic backdrops. This session spotlights Henry James’ Daisy Miller (1878) and Kate Chopin’s The Awakening (1899).

Date
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Henry VIII: The Man Behind the Crown

An egomaniacal monarch? A driven political and religious reformer? A notorious serial queen-maker? If any king suffered from a centuries-old image problem, it’s Henry VIII. Join scholar Carol Ann Lloyd Stanger for an unvarnished and comprehensive look at the man whose bigger-than-life royal legend masks a complex man.

Date
Saturday, March 4, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
The Celtic World: Ancient and Modern

Does our contemporary fascination with all things Celtic truly reflect the complex history and heritage of these ancient peoples? Historian Jennifer Paxton traces how their legacy affects culture and politics in the nations and regions commonly known as the Celtic Fringe—as well as in the wider world.

Date
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
2017 Smithsonian Craft Show Honorary Chair Reception and Preview Night Benefit

Join Honorary Chair Lloyd Herman, Founding Director, Renwick Gallery of Art, for a reception in his honor. Then attend the Award Ceremony recognizing Visionary Artist Faith Ringgold, renowned for her narrative quilts. After that, enjoy the Preview Night party with shopping, drinks and a dinner buffet.

Date
Wednesday, April 26, 2017 - 5:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.