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Smithsonian Associates Streaming

Your newest link to our world of learning

Welcome to Smithsonian Associates Streaming. We’ve asked several of our popular speakers to create special programs to launch this online learning initiative designed with our audiences in mind.

Our first series of free streaming programs runs from May 14 to June 11. They’re designed to provide you with early access to Smithsonian Associates Streaming and invite you to join us as we plan and produce an expanded slate of future online programming inspired by the full range of topics we offer year round.

We’re excited to present this new aspect of our 55 years as the worlds’s largest museum-based educational program—and to have you be an important part of that process.

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Streaming Programs

Traditional Oil Painting Techniques: Lessons from Museum Masterpieces
Thursday, July 9 to August 13, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Exploring World Heritage Sites in Asia
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Build a Tiny House
Friday, July 10 to 24, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Forensic Anthropologist Kathy Reichs
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Jazzy Nights in Washington: A Stroll Through the 1920s Shaw Neighborhood
Friday, July 10, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Quilting for Beginners: A Small Handmade Quilt
Saturday, July 11 to August 1, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Image Transfers and Photo Alteration
Saturday, July 11 to 25, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Sunday, July 12 and 19, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Sunday, July 12 to August 16, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
African Art Through the Centuries
Monday, July 13 to Friday, July 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Where's My Muse? Flexing Your Creative Muscle
Monday, July 13 to 27, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Searching for Life in the Universe
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
How Advanced Technology Reveals Hidden Histories
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Language of Palestinian Embroidery
Thursday, July 16 and 23, 2020 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Auroras: Nature's Light Show
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Authentic, Revival, or Reproduction? A Day with a Curator at Dumbarton House
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Greek Vase-Painting: Gods and Humans
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Hand Embroidery for Today
Tuesday, July 21 and 28, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
How Hamilton Remixes History and Show Biz
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: Watson and the Shark by John Singleton Copley
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Exploring World Heritage Sites in Asia
Thursday, July 23, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Backyard Forest Bathing: Reconnecting with Nature
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Bordeaux
Friday, July 24, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, July 25 and Sunday, July 26, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Dropping the Atomic Bomb: The Debate Continues
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
Tuesday, July 28 to August 11, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Author Erik Larson on Churchill's Darkest Year
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Leadership in Crisis: Defining Moments of Modern Presidencies
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Venice: 1000 Years of History
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Jazzy Nights in Washington: A Stroll Through the 1920s Shaw Neighborhood
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
"A Momentous Victory": The Decisive Battle of Midway
Monday, August 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Economics + Harry Potter
Tuesday, August 4, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Gross Clinic by Thomas Eakins
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Philosophy and "The Good Place"
Wednesday, August 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Exploring World Heritage Sites in Asia
Thursday, August 6, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Sparkling Mosaics of Ravenna
Friday, August 7, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Michelangelo, Pope Julius, and the Sistine Chapel
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Central and Southern Italy
Saturday, August 8, 2020 - 4:00 p.m. ET
Will Rogers: Oklahoma's Favorite Son
Monday, August 10, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Milky Way and Our Neighbors
Tuesday, August 11, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Into the Planet: The Science and Exploration of Underwater Caves
Wednesday, August 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Developing Black-and-White Film at Home
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
How We Remember Women's Suffrage
Thursday, August 13, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Burgundy
Friday, August 14, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
The Battle for America: The French and Indian War
Monday, August 17, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Washington's Marvelous Mosaics
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Roving for Signs of Life on Mars
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Langley and Manly and Orville and Wilbur: The Race To Be First To Fly
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
China's Lost Treasures: Plundered or Bartered?
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Discovering the Wines of South Africa
Thursday, August 20, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Retelling Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey
Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Decoding the Royal Wardrobe: From the Tudors to Today
Wednesday, August 26, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Cheese Pairings with Cheesemonster Studio
Thursday, August 27, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
How the Bible Is Written: Faith and Literary Form
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Global Climate Justice: What Does It Mean?
Tuesday, September 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: Guernica by Pablo Picasso
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Language of Butterflies: A Message of Hope
Wednesday, September 2, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Democracy: Lessons from the Ancient Greeks
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Vermeer: In Praise of the Ordinary
Friday, September 4 to 25, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Decorative Lettering
Tuesday, September 8 to 29, 2020 – 10:15 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Botanicals in Watercolor
Tuesday, September 8 to 29, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
The Ottoman Empire's Legacy
Tuesday, September 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Composition
Wednesday, September 9 to 30, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Bird Brains: How Birds Talk, Work, Play, Parent, and Think
Wednesday, September 9, 2020 - 7:00 p.m. ET
The Supreme Court: A Preview of the New Term
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
William Faulkner and the Civil War
Thursday, September 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Heaven and Hell: Perspectives on the Afterlife
Saturday, September 12, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Sunday, September 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Charlemagne: Father of Europe
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Anti-Semitism in America
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Stellar Astronomy: The Fall Colors of Stars
Tuesday, September 15, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
The Complicated, Controversial Lives of British Royal Consorts
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Women of the Arts and Crafts Movement
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Wine Regions of France and Italy: Northern Italy
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Crepe Paper Flower Making
Sunday, September 20, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Women Who Ruled the East End: Remarkable Tales of Wartime London
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Beading
Monday, September 21 to Wednesday, September 23, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, September 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Introduction to Exterior Mosaics
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Why Brexit?
Tuesday, September 22, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Extreme Weather and Climate: Adaptation in a Changing World
Wednesday, September 23, 2020 - 6:45 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
The 1920s: Welcome to the New World
Tuesday, September 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.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
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
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)
Galileo: Lessons from a Great Scientist
Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 6:45 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; November 19; and December 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Jug Bay Wetlands Sanctuary
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 6:45 p.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
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET