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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.

The Jacobites’ Legacy: From Bonnie Prince Charlie to Outlander
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
In Search of Sacred Sites
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
An American Ambassador in Prewar Japan: The Countdown to Pearl Harbor
Monday, December 5, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Winter Wisdom: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Lost Civilizations: Egypt
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Gulliver's Travels: A Satire Not Just for Children
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Yuletide in Dixie: Slavery, Christmas, and Southern Memory
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Birding in a Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Modern Evergreen Wreath
Wednesday, December 7, 2022 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Escape Artist: A Warning from Auschwitz
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Rediscovering Botticelli’s Lost Drawings—and the Renaissance
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
The Rothschilds: From Frankfurt’s Judengasse to Bankers to the World
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Mini Watercolor Painting Workshop
Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Orchids for the Holidays
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
The Barnes Foundation Philadelphia
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
A Traveler's Guide to the Stars: The Possibilities of Interstellar Exploration
Friday, December 9, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
White-Line Woodblock Printing II
Saturday, December 10, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Decking the Halls at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue
Sunday, December 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Building St. Peter's Basilica
Monday, December 12, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Winter Wisdom: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Favorite Movies: Glamour, Mystery, Corruption, and Unexpected Love
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Lost Civilizations: The Incas
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Los Angeles: Portrait of a Mature Metropolis
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Spices 101: Cinnamon
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Magic of Fred Astaire
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Drawing on Toned Paper: Winter Botanicals
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
How Weather Has Shaped Human History
Thursday, December 15, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Donatello: Artist of the Florentine Renaissance
Friday, December 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 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
From Carson to Oprah to Stephen Colbert: A History of the TV Talk Show
Thursday, January 5, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Frederic Church's Olana: A Masterwork of American Landscape and Design
Friday, January 6, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Geology of Western National Parks: Big Bend, Texas
Monday, January 9, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
The Women Who Made Art History: From the Renaissance to the 21st Century
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
For the Love of Schubert
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World
Tuesday, January 10, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Casanova's Venice
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Transformation of Christ in Art: From the Catacombs to Caravaggio
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Ian Fleming: The Creator of James Bond
Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
“Ike”: Eisenhower from D-Day to the Defeat of Hitler’s Germany
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
The Best of Ballet Music: The Soul of Movement
Thursday, January 12, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Spanish Art and Architecture: A Treasury of Delights
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Mid-century Modern: Sleek, Stylish, and Accessible
Friday, January 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Reading and Understanding James Joyce’s Ulysses
Saturday, January 14, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Decorative Letters in Watercolor
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Painting Water… with Watercolor
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Drawing Light… and How the Masters Did It
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Basic Weaving on the Rigid Heddle Loom
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Brave Hearted: The Women of the American West
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Music Theory
Tuesday, January 17, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Handwork Basics for Today’s Quilter
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media: Animals and Nature
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Photography II
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Drawing Light… and How the Masters Did It – In Color
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Focus and Depth of Field
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Poetic Watercolor Skies
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
How To Nourish Your Mental Health
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Portrait Drawing
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
A Garden Odyssey: In Search of the World’s Most Creative Gardens
Wednesday, January 18, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Elements and Principles of Art
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Principles of Abstraction
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Adam Smith's America
Thursday, January 19, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Wife of Bath
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Three Greatest Paintings in Florence
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Cold-Weather Wines from Hot Climates
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Renaissance Rome
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Beading
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Calligraphy: Introduction to the Italic Hand
Saturday, January 21, 2023 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination
Sunday, January 22, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Jamestown: The First 100 Years
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Cinema and the Cities: Capturing the Urban Metropolis on Film
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Yalta Conference: The Road to the End of World War II
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Search and Rescue: Back from the (Creative) Edge
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Creative Mind Mapping
Monday, January 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Color Stories Journal
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Cocktails, Lipstick, and Jazz: Fashion and the 1920s New Woman
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How To Write a Fairy Tale
Tuesday, January 24, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Richard the Lionheart and Saladin: A Rivalry of the Third Crusade
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment: Clues to Reading Russian Novels
Wednesday, January 25, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Practice
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
A Journey into the Brain
Thursday, January 26, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Inside Shakespeare: Celebrating 400 Years of the Bard’s First Folio
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Crepe Paper Flowers: Cosmos, Peony, and Iris
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Visual Journaling: Creativity Workout
Saturday, January 28, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Jamestown: The First 100 Years
Monday, January 30, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Allied Strategy and Operation Overlord: The Great WWII Crusade
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Galápagos Islands: Darwin’s Smoking Gun
Tuesday, January 31, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Discovering Bordeaux
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art Crimes: International Art Heists
Wednesday, February 1, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rick Steves on Eating in Italy: A Cultured Conversation with Fred Plotkin
Thursday, February 2, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Take a Break to Knit: Strip Knitting
Friday, February 3, 2023 - 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Botanical Gardens World Tour: Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew and the Eden Project
Sunday, February 5, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Jamestown: The First 100 Years
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Art of Black-and-White Photography
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Geology of Western National Parks: Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands
Monday, February 6, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
The Second Middle Passage: America’s Domestic Slave Trade
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
"The Chinese Question": Gold Rushes and Global Politics of Exclusion
Tuesday, February 7, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Spices 101: Ginger
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Stonehenge: An Epic Enigma
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Art of Floral Design
Wednesday, February 8, 2023 - 7:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Marisol: A Pop Art Superstar
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Chroma-psychology Workshop
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Astrology in Renaissance Art: Representation and Meaning
Thursday, February 9, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
War and Pieces: The Met Cloisters and the Lens of History
Friday, February 10, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Regency World of Jane Austen: Art, Architecture, Culture
Saturday, February 11, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Botanical Gardens World Tour: Singapore Botanic Garden and Norfolk Botanical Gardens
Sunday, February 12, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Jamestown: The First 100 Years
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Ancient Art Collections of Rome
Monday, February 13, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Evocative Concert Music from Europe’s Northern Countries
Tuesday, February 14, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Gothic Kingdoms: The Fall of Rome and the Birth of Europe
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, February 15, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Colored Pencils
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Rustic European Doorways in Watercolor
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Discovering Türkiye
Thursday, February 16, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Road Trip: Wines of the Iberian Coast
Friday, February 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Orchids for Beginners
Saturday, February 18, 2023 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Botanical Gardens World Tour: Temple Gardens of Kyoto, Japan
Sunday, February 19, 2023 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Sumi-e Watercolor for Beginners
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Grapes of Wrath
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Mosaics for Beginners
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Scientific Illustration - Watercolor and Ink
Tuesday, February 21, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
An Anatomy of Addiction
Wednesday, February 22, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Wildfire: The Life and Works of Edmonia Lewis
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Gene Kelly: Singing and Dancing in the Rain
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Art of Paste Painting
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
I Do Solemnly Swear: A History of Supreme Court Nominations
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Frederick Douglass: Autobiographer
Thursday, February 23, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Creative Instagram Content for Artists and Entrepreneurs
Friday, February 24, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Scotland and England: An Imperfect Union?
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Accordion Book Structures
Saturday, February 25, 2023 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
The Language of Textiles
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Composition
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Back from the Brink: Lessons from Wildlife Species Defying Extinction
Monday, February 27, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Contemporary Art: From Pop to Pluralism
Tuesday, February 28, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Exploring Ancient Anatolia: A Turkish Odyssey
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, March 1, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Sunday, March 5, 2023 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Geology of Western National Parks: Grand Canyon, Arizona
Monday, March 6, 2023 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
What Does It Mean To Live a Good Life?
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Oscars
Tuesday, March 7, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, March 8, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
American Women and the Fight for Equality
Thursday, March 9, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Ancient Egypt Through its Art and Architecture
Saturday, March 11, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Feminist Fairy Tales: Who Needs a Prince?
Monday, March 13, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Tale of Shuten Doji
Tuesday, March 14, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Wednesday, March 15, 2023 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How the Internet Changed the Media
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Heart of John Brown
Thursday, March 16, 2023 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Island Time: Exploring Wines from the World's Best Island Regions
Friday, March 17, 2023 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Tudor London: A Dynasty’s Imprint on History
Saturday, March 18, 2023 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Thomas Gainsborough: Beyond the Blue Boy
Thursday, March 23, 2023 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET