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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 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.

Figures in Watercolor
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Paris: A Virtual Adventure of the Right Bank
Thursday, July 7, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Log Cabin Improvisation
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Beading
Saturday, July 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Sunday, July 10, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Basic Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Western and Asian Religious Views of Humanity
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, July 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Magic of Light and Shadow in Watercolor
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Watercolor Techniques and Textures
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Color Stories Journal
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, July 12, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography II
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Brilliant Blunders: From Darwin to Einstein
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Historic Congressional Cemetery: Stories to Tell
Wednesday, July 13, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory for Embroidery Artists
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
60 Years of Bond, James Bond
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Drawing Heads, Hands, and Feet
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Paris: A Virtual Adventure of the Left Bank
Thursday, July 14, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Caravaggio and Bernini: Loves and Rivalries in the Age of the Baroque
Friday, July 15, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Planning Your Dream African Safari: Tips from Safari Guide Russell Gammon
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Surrealism: Hands-On History of Photography
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
Saturday, July 16, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Sketchbook Habit: The Art of Everyday Life
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
George Washington's Mount Vernon
Sunday, July 17, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
African Art Through the Centuries
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of Switzerland
Monday, July 18, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
All Shook Up: Hollywood Learns To Rock
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
King Arthur: Fact and Fiction
Tuesday, July 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Spice Routes: Culture and Cuisine
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Hudson River School
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mediterranean Exchanges: Cordoba, Venice, Cairo
Wednesday, July 20, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art and Fiction: When Words and Art Commune
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The History of Vaccines
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Voices of Freedom: Poets of the Abolitionist Movement
Thursday, July 21, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Understanding the Krebs Cycle: The Deep Chemistry of Life and Death
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Old-World vs. New-World Wines
Friday, July 22, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Painting and Collage: Landscapes
Saturday, July 23, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Naming a Secret: The Underground Railroad
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Why Sharks Matter
Monday, July 25, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, July 26, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Shooting Stars and Space Rocks
Wednesday, July 27, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Story of the House of Windsor: What’s in a Name?
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Good for the Land, Good for Us: How Farming Can Improve Human Health
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Follow the Music: An All-American Road Trip
Thursday, July 28, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Art, Architecture, and Ambition in Aragonese Naples
Friday, July 29, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Caravaggio: The Cursed Painter
Monday, August 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
“Into the Jaws of Death”: Fighting the Crimean War
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Creativity Seminar
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
How the Ninth Street Women Conquered the Art World
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mediterranean Exchanges: Toledo, Palermo, Granada, Istanbul
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Practice
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Mystical Core in Traditional Religions
Thursday, August 4, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Artistic Legacy of Ancient Greece
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Freestyle Embroidery Basics
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Orchids for Beginners
Saturday, August 6, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Hopper and Hitchcock: Spectatorship and Voyeurism in Art and Film
Sunday, August 7, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
The Secret History of Home Economics
Monday, August 8, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Watercolor Workshop: Colors of Collioure
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The French Revolution and the Birth of Modernity
Tuesday, August 9, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Drawing Light…and How the Masters Did It
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Animal Behavior: How It Evolves and Why It Matters
Wednesday, August 10, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Complete Colored Pencils
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Great Gothic Cathedrals of the High Middle Ages: Awe, Wonder, and Imagination
Thursday, August 11, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Hands-On History of Photography: The Cyanotype
Saturday, August 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
French Fairytales
Monday, August 15, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, August 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
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 Island: 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
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
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
Margaret Beaufort and the Making of the Tudor Dynasty
Tuesday, September 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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
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
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, October 4, 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
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, October 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 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
Cultural Heritage Sites of China
Saturday, October 22, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Ghostly Images in Japanese Art
Wednesday, October 26, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Tuesday, November 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET