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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 largest museum education program in the world—and to have you be an important part of our future growth.

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

Architecture and Public Art Photography
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Breakout! Allied Operations After D-Day
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Portrait Drawing
Wednesday, August 17, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Photo Essay
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Seeking the Lost Colony of Roanoke
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Destination Cities: St. Louis
Thursday, August 18, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Secrets of the Sommelier
Friday, August 19, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters
Saturday, August 20, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Age of Confucius
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Elbert Hubbard and the Roycrofters: America’s Arts and Crafts Movement
Monday, August 22, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Bridges of Light and Time: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Jazz: Modern Soundscapes in Film
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Botanical Illustration: Watercolor Flowers
Tuesday, August 23, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Abstract Watercolor for Beginners
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
The ENIAC Programmers: The Women Behind the First Modern Computer
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
DC’s Black Broadway: Remembering U Street’s Brightest Lights
Wednesday, August 24, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Indigenous Civilizations of the Southwest: Transitions and Innovations
Thursday, August 25, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Volcanic Pulse of Italy
Monday, August 29, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, August 30, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How To Be a Conscious Eater
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Brunelleschi and Ghiberti: The Rivalry that Ignited the Renaissance
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Tangier and Smith Islands: Beauty and Peril
Wednesday, August 31, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Composition
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drawing for the Everyday Overthinker
Thursday, September 1, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Medici Villas: Tuscan Inspiration
Friday, September 2, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Art and Kingship in Southeast Asia
Tuesday, September 6, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Night Photography and Tripods
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Madame President: What Will It Take? with Capitol Hill Correspondent Ali Vitali
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Spice 101: Cumin
Wednesday, September 7, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Art and Fiction: When Words and Art Commune
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Animal Portraits
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
The Vice Presidency: Power on Hold
Thursday, September 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Nikola Tesla: An Inventor Re-invents Military Technology
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Private Space Industry Revolution
Friday, September 9, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Medieval England's Art and Archaeology
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Visual Journaling: Creativity Workout
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 10, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Exploring the American Revolution: Yorktown and the French Alliance
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
The Age of Elegance: Fashion in the 1930s
Tuesday, September 13, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rockin' TV: From Elvis to the Monkees
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and Exposure Modes
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Insurrection in a Bavarian Beer Hall: Hitler’s Failed Putsch and Its Consequences
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Taking Control of Your Cancer Risk with WebMD’s John Whyte
Wednesday, September 14, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rick Martínez: Mi Cocina - A Culinary Journey of Self-discovery
Thursday, September 15, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Art: A Guide to the Basics
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
The Private Space Industry Revolution
Friday, September 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Baltimore Neighborhoods: Mount Washington
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Regency London's "Ton": The Business of Pleasure
Monday, September 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Miles Davis: Prince of Style
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Building the Panama Canal: A Controversial Symbol of American Might
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Tiffany Glass from the Neustadt Collection
Tuesday, September 20, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Orson Welles: A Turbulent and Brilliant Life
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Rosetta Stone, a Key to the Past
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Understanding ISO
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Sean Carroll: Demystifying Physics
Wednesday, September 21, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
The Dome of the Rock
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Boost Your Emotional Fitness
Thursday, September 22, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Ultimate Guide to the Food-Friendly Wines of Beaujolais
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Private Space Industry Revolution
Friday, September 23, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, September 24, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
The Untouchable Eliot Ness
Monday, September 26, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Margaret Beaufort and the Making of the Tudor Dynasty
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Extinctions on Earth: Then and Now
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Legal Legacy of Jim Crow
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease and the Dementias: What We Know, What We Can Do
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
How Baseball Became A National Pastime
Thursday, September 29, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Art, Architecture, and Ambition in Aragonese Naples
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Private Space Industry Revolution
Friday, September 30, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Philosophy in the Middle Ages: A Harmony of Faith and Reason
Saturday, October 1, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Evolutionary Medicine: Why Do We Get Sick?
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
A Salute to Scavengers at Hawk Mountain
Monday, October 3, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, October 4, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Russia: Revolution and Civil War
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Whistler: Departing from Tradition in Making Art
Wednesday, October 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Jim Thorpe: Outracing the Odds
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Jacques Pépin on the Art of the Chicken
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Ghost Fleet of Mallows Bay
Thursday, October 6, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Judgement of Paris: The Origins of Impressionism
Friday, October 7, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Exploring Color in Watercolor
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Painting Skies, Clouds, Trees, and Mountains in Watercolor
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Drawing Light… and How the Masters Did It
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Wild Wood: True Tales of Trees
Tuesday, October 11, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Cezanne: The Father of Modern Art
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Altered Books
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Aspect Ratios
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Art Crimes: Trailing Modern Treasure Hunters
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Howard Baskerville: An American Martyr in Iran with Author Reza Aslan
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Portrait Painting in Oil and Acrylic
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Art of Floral Design
Wednesday, October 12, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Bobbin Lace: Beyond the Basics
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Exploring Abstraction
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Supernatural Classics: Musical Magic, Ghouls, and Ghosts
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Is God a Mathematician?
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: Enduring Lessons from Ancient Classics
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
World War II and the Rise of American Intelligence
Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
A Night in NorCal: California's Iconic Wine Regions
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The History of France: Four More Turning Points
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Keeping Up the Sketchbook Habit
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Visual Journaling: Creativity Intensive
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Out of Sight, Out of Mind: Drawing for the Everyday Overthinker
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Jodi Picoult and Jennifer Finney Boylan: A Novel Duo
Saturday, October 15, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Sunday, October 16, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Curating a Life: Art as Memoir
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Continued Watercolor
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Kitchen Table Collage
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Life and Times of Norman Cousins: A Peacemaker in the Atomic Age
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Shakespeare and Company: The Bookshop That Shaped the Lost Generation
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Zingerman's Deli Turns 40
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Films of Alfred Hitchcock
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Written in Fabric: Memory Messages Through Quilts
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Slow Shutter-Speed Photography
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Spanish Civil War: A Rehearsal for WWII
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Techniques in Modernist Painting
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Stories Behind English Spelling: An Awesome Mess
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Reading Faulkner: Chronicler of the Deep South in Literature
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
The Geologic Past of the Mid-Atlantic Region
Thursday, October 20, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Build a Tiny Interior
Friday, October 21, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Cultural Heritage Sites of China
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Quick-Sketch Watercolors: A European Tour
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
iPhone Photography II
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
What We Don’t Know About Dinosaurs
Sunday, October 23, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Steve Case Drives Them To Succeed
Monday, October 24, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Medieval History Through Artists’ Eyes
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
500 Years of Anne Boleyn: The Woman Who Changed England’s History
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mosaics for Beginners
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Tapestry Weaving
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Confucianism and Daoism
Tuesday, October 25, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Ghostly Images in Japanese Art
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Dances of the World With PBS’s Mickela Mallozzi
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Lightroom Tune-up
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Chroma-psychology Workshop
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Lerner and Loewe: Musical Champagne
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Acadian Diaspora
Thursday, October 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Home Is Where the Art Is: Connecting Creativity and Place
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
Dining on the Rails: A Moveable Feast
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Supernatural Classics Concert: Tales for Halloween
Friday, October 28, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Composition
Monday, October 31, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Revolutionary Samuel Adams
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Giacomo Puccini: Master of Operatic Lyricism
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Alexis de Tocqueville’s Democracy in America
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
The 1920s: Welcome to the New World
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Dances of the World With PBS’s Mickela Mallozzi
Wednesday, November 2, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
From Streaming TV to the Oscars: How Netflix Disrupted the Entertainment Industry
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Night and the Cities: Film Noir’s Suspense-Driven World
Thursday, November 3, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Nude: The Unclothed Form in Western Art
Saturday, November 5, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
A Native History of the American Revolution
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Dances of the World With PBS’s Mickela Mallozzi
Wednesday, November 9, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Search for Life Beyond Earth
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Irrepressible Rosa Bonheur: The 19th Century’s Most Famous Woman Artist
Wednesday, November 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Gloriana: Elizabeth I and the Art of Queenship
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Maria Sibylla Merian: A Biologist to the Bone
Thursday, November 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Spanish Wines: They Belong on Your Vinous Radar Now!
Friday, November 18, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Death and Beyond: Comparative Reflections on World Religious Traditions
Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Europe 1900: The Golden Ages of Vienna, Paris, London
Saturday, December 3, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
France’s Hidden Gems: Drink Like a French Sommelier
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET