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Smithsonian Associates Streaming

Your newest link to our world of learning

Welcome to Smithsonian Associates Streaming, a new digital platform for the high-quality, engaging and varied programs that you've come to expect from us.

We invite you to join us from the comfort of your home as we present individual programs, multi-part courses, studio arts classes, and virtual study tours inspired by the Smithsonian's research, collections and exhibitions. We're excited to present this new aspect of our 55 years as the world's largest museum-based educational program-and to have you be an important part of our future growth.

View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

Explore all our offerings in this month's digital program guide.

Getting Started with Zoom

We use Zoom for all our streaming programs. Most of the large format programs do not require you to download the Zoom application, however, some of the interactive programs utilizing the meeting function require it. You can download Zoom here.

Streaming Programs

The Barnes Collection: Another Closer Look
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography
Thursday, September 24, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
"Fire!": The Real History of the Boston Massacre
Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Celebrating 50 Years: Smithsonian Magazine and Earth Day
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Laundry to Legacy: Repurposing Treasured Garments Into Memory Quilts
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Sears Houses of Arlington
Saturday, September 26, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Deepak Chopra: Meditation for Today
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The 1920s: Welcome to the New World
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Bakari Sellers: My Vanishing Country
Wednesday, September 30, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Ninth Street Women: Abstract Expressionists Who Made Their Own Mark
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Civility's Role in Social Justice
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
John Lewis and the Power of Hope
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Greening of Religion: Ethics and the Environment
Friday, October 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
The History of Ireland: Four Turning Points
Saturday, October 3, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Santorini: Pompeii of the Aegean
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Eleanor Roosevelt: First Lady and Moral Force
Monday, October 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Medieval History Through Artists’ Eyes
Tuesday, October 6 to 27, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Igor Stravinsky: The Masterworks
Tuesday, October 6 to November 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 3)
Jodi Picoult: The Book of Two Ways
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
How the Suffragists Invented Washington Activism
Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Galileo: Lessons from a Great Scientist
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Railway by Edouard Manet
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
An Expert's Hunt for History
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, October 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Inside Stories on New York City's Outer Boroughs: Brooklyn
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Cezanne: The Father of Modern Art
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Northern Italy
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography II
Tuesday, October 13 to December 8, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
Modern Mosaics, Ancient Techniques
Tuesday, October 13 to December 8, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
Modern Mosaics, Ancient Techniques
Tuesday, October 13 to December 8, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
Tapestry Weaving
Tuesday, October 13 to November 17, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
John Brennan: Undaunted
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Quilting for Beginners
Wednesday, October 14 to November 4, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Composition
Wednesday, October 14 to November 4, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Five Giants of Romantic Music: Friends in Life, Rivals in Art
Wednesday, October 14 to Friday, October 16, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Where’s My Muse? Flexing Your Creative Muscle
Wednesday, October 14 to 28, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
Wednesday, October 14 to November 18, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 11)
The Long Goodbye: The American Revolution in Britain
Wednesday, October 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Exploring Color in Watercolor
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 25)
Seed Saving 101
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 25)
Indian Art and Calligraphy: An Immersive Exploration
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 26)
Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor
Thursday, October 15 to December 10, 2020 – 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 25)
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, October 15 to November 12, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Remembering Apollo 13
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Inside Stories on New York City's Outer Boroughs: Staten Island
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Photography: A Hands-on History
Friday, October 16 to November 20, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Dissecting Design with Abstract Collage
Friday, October 16 to November 13, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (no class Oct. 30)
George Washington in Alexandria
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Learn To Paint From the Impressionists
Saturday, October 17 to December 12, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 28)
Introduction to Pointed-Pen Calligraphy
Saturday, October 17 to December 12, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 28)
Children’s Book Illustration
Saturday, October 17 and 24, 2020 – 11:00 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Painting Landscapes from Photographs
Saturday, October 17 to November 21, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
Saturday, October 17 to December 12, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 28)
Beginning Drawing
Sunday, October 18 to December 13, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 29)
Introduction to Photography
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, October 19 to November 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Presidential Elections of 1800 and 1876
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Curating a Life: Art as Memoir
Monday, October 19 to November 30, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 23)
Introduction to Watercolor
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Oil Painting
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, October 19 to December 7, 2020 – 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Altered Books
Tuesday, October 20 to December 15, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
Collage and Mixed-Media
Tuesday, October 20 to December 15, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
James Baker: The Man Who Ran Washington
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Travels with Darley: The Best Destinations for 2021
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
A Man and His Ship: Building the S.S. United States
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Knitting in Living Color
Wednesday, October 21 to November 4, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Christopher Kimball: Throw It Together
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: Gassed by John Singer Sargent
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Edward Hopper: American Modernist
Thursday, October 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Inside Stories on New York City's Outer Boroughs: Queens
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Tracing Jewish History: From Yemen to Yorkshire
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, October 24 and Sunday, October 25, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Southern Maryland
Saturday, October 24, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Presidential Elections of 1912 and 1948
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Thomas Cromwell: Villain or Victim?
Monday, October 26, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Tuesday, October 27, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Yoga for Healthy Living: Embracing Change and Transition 
Wednesday, October 28 to Friday, October 30, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Matisse
Thursday, October 29, 2020 -10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Circular Weaving
Thursday, October 29 and November 5, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Great Sacred Places of the World
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Inside Stories on New York City's Outer Boroughs: The Bronx
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Friday, October 30 to November 13, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Wine 101: A Top Sommelier's Guide
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, October 31 and November 7, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint Gaudens
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad?
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Italian Renaissance Masters: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo
Friday, November 6 and 13, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Fabric Printing Using Natural Materials
Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lives Recalled: Great Autobiographies and Memoirs - Julia Child
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. ET
The Elgin Marbles Controversy
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: Filling a Space in a Beautiful Way
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Through the Seasons on Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Going Medieval: How Pop Culture Reflects the Past
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
How Fashion Survived WWII: Redesigning an Industry in Paris, London, and New York
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Art of India: From the Indus Valley to Independence
Monday, November 16 to December 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Mindful Stitching
Tuesday, November 17 to December 15, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
All You Can Eat: A Culinary History of America
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Cézanne
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Wolves of Yellowstone: 25 Years of Science and Discovery
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Brandywine Valley
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global Conflict
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
The Ancient Art of Henna Tattoos
Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
John Eaton Celebrates His Favorite Songwriters
Tuesday, November 24 to December 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Unearthing History at Armageddon
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Lenses, Optics, and Filters
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Painters in Provence: From Van Gogh to Matisse
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Orchids for the Holidays
Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Duke Ellington: Genius Beyond Category
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Shenandoah Valley
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Understanding ISO
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Renoir
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Modigliani and Soutine
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET