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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.

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

Streaming Programs

A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Color Theory and Psychology
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, April 22 to May 20, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods and Hidden Gems in Florence, Berlin, and Dublin
Thursday, April 22, May 20, and June 17, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Power of Fairy Tales
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Cocktails and Confections: A Long Overdue Partnership
Thursday, April 22, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
A Spring Walk on Theodore Roosevelt Island
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
The Janus Point: A New Theory of Time, Order, and Chaos
Friday, April 23, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Friday, April 23 to May 7, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Art Deco: Vibrant, Eclectic, and Dynamic
Saturday, April 24, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Surrealism and Photograms: Hands-on Photography History
Saturday, April 24, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Every Penguin in the World: A Quest to See Them All
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World
Sunday, April 25, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Making Life’s Decisions (Inspired by Beatles Songs)
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Easter Island
Monday, April 26, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
The Native Landscape: Spring at the National Museum of the American Indian
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
The Next 500 Years: Human Life Beyond Earth
Tuesday, April 27, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Mystery of Ancient Megalith Göbekli Tepe
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Treaty of Paris: America's Future on the Brink
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Gilded Age and Today
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Wild Love: Public Displays of Affection in Nature
Wednesday, April 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
City of Trees: Washington, D.C.
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Norman Invasion: William's Unlikely Conquest
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Soulful Shirley Horn
Thursday, April 29, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. E.T.
All Roads Lead to Rome: The History of Rome Part II
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Creative Instagram Content for Artists and Entrepreneurs
Friday, April 30 to May 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with John Grant
Friday, April 30, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Felted Flowers in Bloom
Friday, April 30 and May 7, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, May 1 and Sunday, May 2, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Treat Yourself to Sweet Handmade Cards
Saturday, May 1, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Flash Quilt Stories
Saturday, May 1, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
A Celebration of French Music
Monday, May 3 to Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art
Monday, May 3 and 10, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Monday, May 3 to 24, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
African Art and the Slave Trade
Monday, May 3, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Benedict Arnold: "The Blackest Treason"
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Saving Chinatown and Our Legacies
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Pioneering Women in Architecture
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Vision, Craft, Expression: A Photographic Seminar
Wednesday, May 5 to 26, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. ET
Composition
Thursday, May 6 to 27, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, May 6 to June 24, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Three Ordinary Girls: Women Resistance Fighters in WWII Netherlands
Thursday, May 6, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Flash Class
Thursday, May 6 to 27, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Drama Most Splendid: The Art and Architecture of the Baroque and Rococo
Thursday, May 6 to 27, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with Dana Tai Soon Burgess
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Wherever I May Rhône
Friday, May 7, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Saturday, May 8, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Emerging Safari Destinations of the World: Virtual Safaris with Russell Gammon
Saturday, May 8, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World
Sunday, May 9, 2021 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:15 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Australia
Monday, May 10, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Introduction to Palestinian Thobe Embroidery: Panel Design
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Vergil's Aeneid: A Modern Take
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Moviegoing in America: Nickelodeons to Movie Palaces to IMAX to Streaming
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Image Transfers and Photo Alteration
Wednesday, May 12 to 26, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Interpreting Earth's Patterns
Wednesday, May 12, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Spaces of Remembrance: Revisiting the Memorials of Washington, D.C.
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Colored Pencils
Thursday, May 13 and 20, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
New England Transcendentalism and Its Legacy
Thursday, May 13, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Waltz: Music, Sex, Society, and Politics in Three-Quarter Time
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Toulouse-Lautrec's Montmartre
Friday, May 14, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Gyotaku II: Fish-printing Hawaiian Style
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
iPhone Photography II
Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Star Book with Pockets and Inserts
Saturday, May 15 and Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Emerging Safari Destinations of the World: Virtual Safaris with Russell Gammon
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Self-Portraits: Photography
Saturday, May 15 and 22, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Knitting and Lace Workshop
Saturday, May 15, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Found-Fabric Journals
Saturday, May 15 to June 19, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (no class May 29)
Great Horned Owls: Fleet and Mysterious
Sunday, May 16, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Japan
Monday, May 17, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Greek Heroes and Art: Achilles
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Smithsonian National Gem Collection Unearthed
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Palmyra
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Tamika Mallory: State of Emergency
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Historic Boundary Markers of the Federal District
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Quilting the Labyrinth
Wednesday, May 19 to June 2, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Stories from the American Songbook
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Oil Pastels
Wednesday, May 19 to June 23, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Dante Without Footnotes
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Southeast Asia Got Something to Say
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Jake Tapper: The Devil May Dance
Wednesday, May 19, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Death of Marat by Jacques-Louis David
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Midnight in Cairo: The Divas of Egypt's Roaring '20s
Thursday, May 20, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Flavors of Maryland
Friday, May 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
The Civil War in Perspective: Our Evolving Story
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Shakespeare: The Music Behind the Movies
Saturday, May 22, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Ancient Art of Henna Tattoos
Sunday, May 23, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Summer Orchid Care
Sunday, May 23, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of the Pacific Ring of Fire: Alaska
Monday, May 24, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Woodcut Printmaking Without a Press
Tuesday, May 25 to June 22, 2021 – 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
England's Historic Royal Palaces: A Step Inside
Tuesday, May 25 to June 15, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
How To Break a Democracy: Lessons From an Age of Acrimony
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Bamiyan Buddhas
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Philadelphia Flower Show: Still Blooming
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
The Unicorn Tapestries: At the Water's Edge
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Alexander von Humboldt: His World of Nature
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Fighting for Space: Pilots Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Corning Museum of Glass
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
Thursday, May 27 to June 10, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Topkapi Palace: The Sultan’s Opulent Seat of Power
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with Monica Mohindra
Friday, May 28, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
How To Fix a Democracy: Lessons From an Age of Acrimony
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Timbuktu
Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Stories from the American Songbook
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. and 1:15 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and Exposure Modes
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Adventures in Knitting
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. ET
What Can "Downton Abbey" Teach Us About British History?
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Lior Lev Sercarz on Cooking with Spices
Wednesday, June 2, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Circular Weaving
Thursday, June 3 and 10, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Colored Pencils II
Thursday, June 3 and 10, 2021 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Medieval Roots of Racism
Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
An Adventurer's Delight: Spruce Knob-Seneca Rocks National Recreation Area
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Grape Explorations: Chardonnay and Pinot Noir in Context
Friday, June 4, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, June 5 and 12, 2021 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Orchestral Music of J.S. Bach
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Fabric Printing with Natural Materials
Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Crepe Paper Flowers: Gerbera Daisies
Saturday, June 5, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Photography: A Hands-on History of Cyanotypes
Saturday, June 5, 2021 – 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
An Evening with Admiral William H. McRaven: The Hero Code
Monday, June 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The President’s Neighborhood: Lafayette Park
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Introduction to Palestinian Thobe Embroidery: Chest Design
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Endangered UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Great Barrier Reef
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
How Disney Conquered the Entertainment Universe
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Planning Operation Overlord: Behind the Normandy Invasion
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Focus and Depth of Field
Wednesday, June 9 and 16, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Dead Sea Scrolls: Why They Matter
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
"Fast, Casual, Ethnic": Asian Food Beyond Misnomers and Myths
Wednesday, June 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Exploring Calabria's Art and Cuisine
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Oyster Wars of the Chesapeake
Thursday, June 10, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Pisa and Lucca: A Tale of Two Cities
Friday, June 11, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Shakespeare's History Plays: A Chronicle of Crowns
Saturday, June 12, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, June 12 and Sunday, June 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Mapping Indigenous DC
Monday, June 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Byzantine Art: Heaven on Earth
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Quick-Sketch Watercolors: Landscapes
Tuesday, June 15 and 22, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Stories from the American Songbook
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Postcard from Provence in Watercolor
Wednesday, June 16, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Psychology
Thursday, June 17, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms
Thursday, June 17, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to American Art
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET and Saturday, June 19, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Misinformation: Why It Exists—And How To Stop It
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Making the Most of Your Memory
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Montgomery Meigs and the Nation's Capital
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Watercolor Sunflowers in Spain
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Understanding ISO
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Asian American Farmers Look Back to Go Forward
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
How Space Became a Cold War Battleground
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Natural-Light Photography
Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Classic Summer Cocktails with Philip Greene
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Birding 101
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. ET
Raphael and the Papal Apartments
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Harlem Renaissance: From New York to Washington, DC
Saturday, June 26, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Hieronymus Bosch: Heaven and Hell
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
A Family Affair: The Borgias' Scandalous Legacy
Tues., June 29, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Sommeliers’ Choices: Hidden Gems from Around the World
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. ET