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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

Introduction to American Art
Friday, June 18, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Misinformation: Why It Exists—And How To Stop It
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Making the Most of Your Memory
Tuesday, June 22, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 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. to 8:00 p.m. ET
How Space Became a Cold War Battleground
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 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. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Birding 101
Thursday, June 24, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 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
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Road Books: Unforgettable Journeys
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Black Smoke: African Americans and the United States of Barbecue
Thursday, July 1, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Botanicals in Watercolor
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Botanicals in Watercolor II
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Tapestry Weaving
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Color of Light: Impressionists Degas, Monet, Morisot, and Renoir
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. ET
Freestyle Embroidery on Kimono Silk
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Today’s Quilts by Hand
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Story of America in Seven Books
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media: Animals and Nature
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Virtual Exploration
Wednesday, July 7, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Soutine and de Kooning: Conversations in Art
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Newsprint Collage
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Art of Floral Design
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Animal Portraits
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Mastering Exposure
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Surveying in Colonial America: The Point of Beginning
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Ravenna: The Twilight of the Roman Empire
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Fridays at Noon with Richard Olsen and Craven Rand
Friday, July 9, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Calligraphy: The Foundational Hand
Saturday, July 10, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Introduction to Watercolor
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 10:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. ET
The Ancient Art of Henna Tattoos
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
The Geology of Yellowstone: Past, Present, and Future
Sunday, July 11, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Our Deceptive Universe 
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Collage Fundamentals
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
The African American Great Migration: Pursuing the American Dream
Monday, July 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
The View from Here: A Reflective Writing Workshop
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Children’s Book Illustration
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Tempest in a Teapot: The Boston Tea Party
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Maps and the Birth of America: Charting a New Continent
Tuesday, July 13, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Introduction to Photography
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Daniel Silva: The Cellist
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Hidden History of Coined Words
Wednesday, July 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art + History: The 3rd of May by Francisco Goya
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
A Salute to Ira and George Gershwin
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:45 p.m. ET
Sensational!: Trailblazing Women Journalists
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Rock Creek Park: A Nature and History Walk
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Sommeliers’ Choices: Hidden Gems from Around the World
Friday, July 16, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
England, Custodian of the Jewish Past
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
White-Line Woodblock Printing
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Back-to-Basics Boot Camp for Knitters
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Painting and Collage
Saturday, July 17, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Backyard Bird Feeding: Getting Started
Sunday, July 18, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Relief Printing - Linocut and Woodblock
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
How To Watch Movies Like a Film Professor
Monday, July 19, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Mosaic & Found Object Assemblage: Fun Faces
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET
Operation Pedestal: The Fleet That Battled to Malta
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How Prohibition Shaped the Twenties
Tuesday, July 20, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Frank Lloyd Wright: Affordable Homes for Americans
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
How the Old West Forged the New Woman
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Economics + Harry Potter: The Sequel
Wednesday, July 21, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Finding the Real Queen Charlotte
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Beyond Stonewall: How DC Shifted the Nature of Pride
Thursday, July 22, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Medici in Florence: Political Dynasty, Patrons of the Arts
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series 
Friday, July 23, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Metaphysics: A Philosophical Exploration of Ultimate Questions
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Beatles: From Liverpool to Legend—A Musical Celebration
Saturday, July 24, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Designing Camelot: The Kennedy White House Restoration and Its Legacy
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Reading Faulkner: Chronicler of an "Aprocryphal" Territory
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Pleibol and Eat Well!: Latino Culinary Traditions and Américas’ Game
Monday, July 26, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Driving the Green Book
Tuesday, July 27, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Painting is for Everyone
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Rescuing the Planet: Protecting Half the Land To Heal the Earth
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
How To Start Traveling Again
Wednesday, July 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Napoleon’s Complicated Legacy
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Baltimore Neighborhoods: Mount Vernon
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Seductive Paris: American Painters in the City of Light (1855—1920)
Saturday, July 31, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Natural Dye Workshop: A Beginners Studio
Sunday, August 1, 2021 - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lightroom Tune Up
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Something To Laugh About: TV Comedy, From Milton Berle to David Letterman
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Valois Dynasty
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Flash Class
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Espionage Act of 1917: The Perils of Protecting the Nation’s Secrets
Tuesday, August 3, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Quick Sketch Watercolors
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Jeffrey Kluger’s Holdout: An Astronaut’s Desperate Move for Justice
Wednesday, August 4, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
A Change Is Gonna Come: How Black Music Powered the Civil Rights Movement
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Sculpting with Color and Light
Thursday, August 5, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Venice: 1000 Years of History
Friday, August 6, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
A Day with the Tudors
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Mindful Stitching
Saturday, August 7, 2021 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Exploring the Arts of Latin America
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, August 10, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to Bobbin Lace
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Architecture & Public Art Photography
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Wyeth Dynasty: The Worlds of N.C, Andrew, and Jamie Wyeth
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Beginning Drawing
Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Build Your Photographic Portfolio
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Shakespeare’s London: A Living Stage
Thursday, August 12, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
The Maya: Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies
Saturday, August 14, 2021 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Lunchtime with a Curator: Decorative Arts Design Series
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Valley Forge Winter: Remembering the Man Who Made a Difference
Monday, August 16, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Elizabeth Barrett Browning: A Reinvented Life
Tuesday, August 17, 2021 - 6:00 p.m. to 7:15 p.m. ET
Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Washington’s Marvelous Mosaics
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
When Good Patterns Go Bad: Avoiding and Fixing Knitting Mistakes
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Michelangelo and The Last Judgement
Friday, August 27, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Fabric Printing with Natural Materials
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Orchids Gone Native
Saturday, August 28, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
A Geologic Tour of Copper Canyon, Mexico
Sunday, August 29, 2021 - 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: Evening Encores
Tuesday, August 31, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
The Photo Essay
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Food Fight: America’s Changing Diet and Its Consequences
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Carl Reiner and Mel Brooks: Grandmasters of American Comedy
Thursday, September 2, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Rise and Fall of the House of Bourbon
Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Thomas Paine: Revolutions of a Founding Father
Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. ET
Build a Tiny House
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Fighting Slavery in the Civil War Era
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Flash Quilt Stories
Saturday, September 11, 2021 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Book Arts: Standards and Creative Variations
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Regency World of Jane Austen: From Parlor to Politics
Monday, September 13, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series
Friday, September 17, 2021 - 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Four Giants of Spanish Painting: El Greco, Velázquez, Goya, and Miró
Monday, September 20, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Thursday, September 23, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Volcanic UNESCO World Heritage Sites
Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET