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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.

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

Streaming Programs

Exploring Abstraction
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Anatomical Drawing
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Figures in Watercolor
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Best Destinations for 2022
Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Along the Tiber River
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
South African Wines: A Delicious Diversity
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Philosophy of Human Nature
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Sketchbook Habit: The Art of Everyday Life
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Kolam Quilt: Design Your Day
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Collage Fundamentals
Saturday, January 22, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Continued Watercolor
Sunday, January 23, 2022 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
Composition
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Complete Colored Pencils
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Night Photography and Tripods
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Operation Dynamo: The Miracle at Dunkirk
Monday, January 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Contemporary Mosaic: Abstraction
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Drawing Birds in Graphite
Tuesday, January 25, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Incorporating Fruit into Floral Arrangements
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Wednesday, January 26, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
101 Ways to Make a Mark
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Christopher Kimball: Spotlight on Vegetables
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. ET
The Imagination of Charles Dickens
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Practice
Thursday, January 27, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The History of France: Four Turning Points
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Embroidered Patch Workshop
Saturday, January 29, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Curating a Life: Art as Memoir
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Art + History: Albert Bierstadt’s American West
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Write Into Art: Creative Writing Inspired by Visual Art
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Painting is for Everyone
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Origins of Western Art: From the Paleolithic Through the Aegean Bronze Age
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Reality+: From the Metaverse to The Matrix
Tuesday, February 1, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Why Shakespeare Matters Today: Rethinking Hamlet, Othello, and King Lear
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Watercolor Workshop: Carmel-by-the-Sea
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Techniques in Modernist Painting
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Seven Games and Why We Love Them
Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Long May She Reign: Britain’s Ruling Queens
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Punitive Expedition in Mexico: How New Technology Readied the US for WWI
Thursday, February 3, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Book of Hours: The Art of Medieval Manuscript Illumination
Friday, February 4, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
A Day with the Pre-Raphaelites
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Surrealism: Hands-on Photography History
Saturday, February 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Afghan Geometric Design
Sunday, February 6, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Focus and Depth of Field
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Freedom Writers: Black Leaders on the Idea of America
Monday, February 7, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Cracking Art Crimes at the FBI: An Art Detective's Colorful Exploits
Tuesday, February 8, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
“And Now, a Word From Our Sponsor”: The Early Days of TV Advertising
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Pump: A Natural History of the Heart
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Say Their Names: How Black Lives Came to Matter in America
Wednesday, February 9, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Cézanne
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Thomas Eakins: Working from Life
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
A Whirlwind History of the English Language
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Genomic Politics: Scientific Breakthroughs, Polarizing Controversies
Thursday, February 10, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with Eric Hintz
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Creative Instagram Content: Habits for Success
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Palestinian Embroidery, Storytelling, and Resilience
Friday, February 11, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Oaxaca: Crossroads of a Continent
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
Handmade Cards: All Occasions
Saturday, February 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Agatha Christie: The Queen of Crime
Monday, February 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Colors of Love: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Ray Charles: “The Genius”
Tuesday, February 15, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Art of Floral Design
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
The Battle of Antietam: Reassessing a Campaign
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How To Be Perfect with Michael Schur and Todd May of “The Good Place”
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Willa Cather’s Death Comes for the Archbishop
Wednesday, February 16, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
More Stories from the American Songbook
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Reel World: True-Story Films of World War II
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Politics and Sports: An All-American Matchup
Thursday, February 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The Popes' Art
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
A Better World, One Glass at a Time
Friday, February 18, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
iPhone Photography II
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Orchids for Beginners
Saturday, February 19, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Sunday, February 20, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
A Nation in the Balance: Lincoln and the 1864 Presidential Election
Tuesday, February 22, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Newsprint Collage
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Comets, Asteroids, and the Birth of the Solar System
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Mary, Queen of Scots: Villain or Victim?
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Aspect Ratios
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: Canaletto's Venice
Wednesday, February 23, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Photo Essay
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Travels With Darley: Discover The Liberty Trail
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Joe Wilder: The Pretty Sound
Thursday, February 24, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Jewish Diaspora: Finding a Home in the World
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, February 26, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Botanical Gardens World Tour: Innisfree and Fairchild Tropical Garden
Sunday, February 27, 2022 - 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Color Theory and Psychology
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Spanish Inquisition: Race, Faith, and Power
Monday, February 28, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Fairy Tales: American Traditions
Tuesday, March 1, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Claude Monet and His Water Lilies: Seeking Solace in Art
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to Music Theory
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Architecture and Public Art Photography
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Saving Us: A Climate Scientist’s Case for Hope and Healing
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Wednesday, March 2, 2022 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Can Huckleberry Finn Survive?
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Polynesian Dispersal: Chronicles of Legendary Expeditions
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Rise of the Medici
Friday, March 4, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Crepe Paper Flowers: Tulips, Daisies, and Irises
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Focus on Self Portraits
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Today, We Feel: A Book Art Project
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Accordion Book Structures
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Sustainable Closet: Mending and Darning
Saturday, March 5, 2022 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
From Mary Pickford to Meryl Streep: Hollywood's Star System and How It Works
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Jean-Michel Basquiat: Finding a Place in Art History
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Richard III: The Search for the "Real" King
Tuesday, March 8, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Coming to America: European Musical Artists Conquer the States
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Enduring Themes in Western Art Part II
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Jewish District of Krakow: Centuries of Change
Wednesday, March 9, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
God: An Anatomy
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Realism in 19th-Century French Painting
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Captain Cook and the Pacific: Cook’s First Voyage
Thursday, March 10, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with Carol Lynn Maillard
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Felted Flowers in Bloom
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Kitchen Table Collage
Friday, March 11, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Richard Wagner: Beyond the Ring
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Quick-Sketch Watercolors
Saturday, March 12, 2022 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Sunday, March 13, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Jane Austen: Her Enduring Legacy
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
The American Revolution in the Caribbean: The Untold Story
Monday, March 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Charles Darwin in Context: The Evolution of Dangerous Ideas
Tuesday, March 15, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Poetry and Drama into Music
Wednesday, March 16, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Favorite Movies and Their Stars: The Good, the Bad, the Gorgeous, and the Funny
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Secret Gangs of Civil War America
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Captain Cook and the Pacific: Cook's Second Voyage
Thursday, March 17, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Medici: From Popes to Dukes
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Extreme Viticulture
Friday, March 18, 2022 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Churchill: The Man Behind the Myths
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Videography
Saturday, March 19, 2022 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
An Armchair Tour of Oxford and Cambridge
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Romance of the Century: Vivien Leigh and Laurence Olivier
Tuesday, March 22, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
J’Accuse! The Dreyfus Affair and its Aftermath
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
A Night at the Oscars
Wednesday, March 23, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
King and Collector: The Art of Henry VIII
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Rise and Fall of Roman Britain
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
J. Kenji López-Alt on The Wok
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Captain Cook and the Pacific: Cook's Third Voyage
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Brain Training for Everyone
Thursday, March 24, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Intersection of Art and Literature: Vasari’s Lives
Sunday, March 27, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Triumph and Resilience: Ancient and Historical Women in Afghanistan
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
A History of Epidemics
Wednesday, March 30, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Favorite Movies and Their Stars: The Good, the Bad, the Gorgeous, and the Funny
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Mutiny on the Bounty: Chronicles of Legendary Expeditions
Thursday, March 31, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Assisi: Where the Past and Present Live
Friday, April 1, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
“And That's the Way It Is”: 70 Years of TV News
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Exploring the Arts of Japan
Tuesday, April 5, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Wild Wings: Fascinating Pollinators and Their Stories
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Favorite Movies and Their Stars: The Good, the Bad, the Gorgeous, and the Funny
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
“A New Birth of Freedom”: Lincoln’s Oratory and the Civil War
Thursday, April 14, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
Further Explorations in Music Theory
Tuesday, April 19, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Artemisia Gentileschi: A Star Reborn
Wednesday, April 20, 2022 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Intersection of Art and Literature: Auguste Rodin and The Gates of Hell
Sunday, April 24, 2022 - 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Favorite Movies and Their Stars: The Good, the Bad, the Gorgeous, and the Funny
Thursday, April 28, 2022 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET