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Monday, December 5, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
In-Person
$3 - $1,200

For Ages 5 to 10.  This signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of seasonal holiday celebrations from all over the world.


Monday, December 5, 2022 - 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
In-Person
$3 - $1,200

For Ages 5 to 10.  This signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of seasonal holiday celebrations from all over the world.


Session 3 of 4
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

A superb concerto performance is one of the great emotional highs of the concert experience. But how did this singularly theatrical art form evolve, and why does it remain as treasured as ever with audiences? In a 4-session course, popular speaker and concert pianist Rachel Franklin uses live piano demonstrations and historic and contemporary film clips to explore the birth of the solo concerto, glory in its great masterpieces, and consider its role in more modern times.


Session 2 of 3
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Tell your story as you fill three unique handmade books with original art and writing. Each book presents an opportunity to work with different techniques and media.


Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET

Historian Jennifer Paxton examines how a dispute between rival branches of the English royal dynasty dominated English and European politics for nearly a century and has inspired popular culture on both sides of the Atlantic, from the novels of Sir Walter Scott in the 19th century to the current Outlander novels and television series.


Session 8 of 8
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET

A continued study of watercolor techniques provides the opportunity for greater individual experimentation and expression. Go beyond the basics of paint application, constructing strong, vibrant, personality-filled paintings.


Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
In-Person & Online
$20 - $25

In-Person and Online Program: For the past 40 years, documentary photographer, filmmaker, and National Geographic Society Explorer Chris Rainier has been in search of the sacred and the very meaning of sacredness. Rainier shares his discoveries from that exploration as he leads a visual journey into a world of spiritual landscapes and sacred sites around the globe, combining powerful and haunting images with insights from leading authors, spiritual thinkers, indigenous elders, explorers, and religious scholars.


Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET

As America’s ambassador to Japan in the decade that led up to WWII, Joseph C. Grew’s prescient warnings to American leaders about the risks of Japan’s raging nationalism and ambitious militarism were often disregarded in Washington. Author Steve Kemper examines Grew’s tenure in Japan, offering a backstage glimpse at these explosive years from vantage points including the Imperial Palace, the Japanese cabinet, and Grew’s own perspective from the American embassy in Tokyo.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Discover the power of reflective writing guided by the founding instructor of the National Gallery of Art’s popular Writing Salon, Mary Hall Surface. Inspired by Claude Monet’s The Magpie and two winter poems by Mary Oliver, you’ll explore the lessons that the season offers us when we slow down, look closely, and reflect.


Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
In-Person
$3 - $1,200

For Ages 5 to 10.  This signature Discovery Theater show celebrates the history and customs of seasonal holiday celebrations from all over the world.