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Tim Robbins

The Academy Award-winning actor and activist adds another honor to the list tonight: recipient of Smithsonian Associates’ 15th annual Benjamin Franklin Creativity Laureate Award.

Date
Friday, April 7, 2017 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
2017 Smithsonian Craft Show Daily Admission

Save money and avoid the lines by ordering your ticket in advance (includes access to the day’s special events). Two-day passes also available.

Date
Thurs., April 27, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Fri., April 28, 2017, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sat., April 29, 2016, 10:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Sun., April 30, 2016, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Discover Cuba: One Island, Many Worlds

After so many years, a thaw in diplomatic relations offers hope for greater opportunities for Americans to travel to Cuba and to rediscover a still-evolving island and its people. Emilio Cueto, a popular Smithsonian Journeys’ study tour leader to Cuba, takes you on a virtual journey around the amazing island in the Caribbean.

Date
Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.
American Wine’s Historic Roots

Today’s most familiar wines derive from Europe’s ancient grape varieties, but America has a rich diversity of indigenous—and far lesser-known—grapes of its own. Jerry Eisterhold of Missouri’s Vox Vineyards discusses the history of American heritage grapes and what they offer to producers and wine lovers.

Date
Thursday, April 20, 2017 - 6:45 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Roman Holiday: A Cinematic Introduction to the City’s Architecture

In an offbeat and entertaining overview of the Eternal City, follow the cinematic adventures of Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck in clips from the 1953 romantic comedy Roman Holiday. A scholar provides the architectural commentary on the locations. Hepburn and Peck provide the dazzle. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit)

Date
Saturday, June 10, 2017 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.