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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.

View Common FAQs about our Streaming Programs on Zoom.

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

Getting Started with Zoom

We use Zoom for all our streaming programs. Most of the large format programs do not require you to download the Zoom application, however, some of the interactive programs utilizing the meeting function require it. You can download Zoom here.

Streaming Programs

Intro to Scientific Illustration – Watercolor and Ink
Thursday, October 29 to November 12, 2020 – 2:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
The Rise: Black Cooks and the Soul of American Food
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Great Sacred Places of the World
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Inside Stories on New York City's Outer Boroughs: The Bronx
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Collage and Mixed-Media Intensive
Friday, October 30 to November 13, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Wine 101: A Top Sommelier's Guide
Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera
Saturday, October 31 and November 7, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Coiled Chain Bracelet
Sunday, November 1, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Oil Pastels
Monday, November 2 to December 7, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Shaw Memorial by Augustus Saint Gaudens
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Beginning Hand Lettering
Thursday, November 5 to December 3, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 26)
Are Humans Naturally Good or Bad?
Thursday, November 5, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Italian Renaissance Masters: Botticelli, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, and Michelangelo
Friday, November 6 and 13, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
Sunrise Hikes at Great Falls, Virginia
Saturday, November 7, 2020 - 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Fabric Printing Using Natural Materials
Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Handmade Holiday Cards: Let It Snow
Sunday, November 8, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
Lives Recalled: Great Autobiographies and Memoirs - Julia Child
Sunday, November 8, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. ET
The Elgin Marbles Controversy
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Art of Georgia O'Keeffe: Filling a Space in a Beautiful Way
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Palestinian Waste-Canvas Technique
Tuesday, November 10 and 17, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Decorative Glass "Stringer" Plate
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET and Tuesday, December 8, 2020 – 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. ET
The Joy of Photography
Tuesday, November 10 to December 8, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Inside the Cuban Missile Crisis
Tuesday, November 10, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Sunrise Hikes at Great Falls, Virginia
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Through the Seasons on Theodore Roosevelt Island
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET
Georgetown's Tudor Place: Art, Architecture, and Landscapes in the New Republic
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Colored Pencils
Thursday, November 12 and 19, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Exploring Abstraction
Thursday, November 12 to December 10, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 26)
The List: Films and TV About Race To Watch Right Now
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Going Medieval: How Pop Culture Reflects the Past
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Felted Jewelry
Friday, November 13 and 20, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
How Fashion Survived WWII: Redesigning an Industry in Paris, London, and New York
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Non-Traditional Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, November 14, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Sunrise Hikes at Great Falls, Virginia
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 6:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Sunday, November 15, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET
The Art of India: From the Indus Valley to Independence
Monday, November 16 to December 7, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Flash Class
Monday, November 16 to December 7, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Windows on the World: Reading Literature from Many Cultures
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
She the People: Votes for Women
Monday, November 16, 2020 - 8:00 p.m. ET
Mindful Stitching
Tuesday, November 17 to December 15, 2020 – 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET (no class Nov. 24)
The Art and Life of Frida Kahlo
Tuesday, November 17, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Hitler's Spies in America: The FBI and the Case that Stirred the Nation
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Teaching the Visual Arts to Adults on Zoom
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET
Teaching the Visual Arts to Adults on Zoom + Consultation
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. ET (consultation at future date and time)
All You Can Eat: A Culinary History of America
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Cézanne
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting
Thursday, November 19, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Wolves of Yellowstone: 25 Years of Science and Discovery
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Brandywine Valley
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
John Brown and Abraham Lincoln: The Zealot and the Emancipator
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Pontormo and Pasta: Live from Tuscany
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Perfect Food and Wine Pairings (With a Holiday Twist)
Friday, November 20, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
The Napoleonic Wars: A Global Conflict
Saturday, November 21, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to Lightroom
Saturday, November 21 and Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
The Ancient Art of Henna Tattoos
Sunday, November 22, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Owls in Your Neighborhood
Sunday, November 22, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
The Geology of Glacier National Park
Monday, November 23, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
John Eaton Celebrates His Favorite Songwriters
Tuesday, November 24 to December 15, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET
Animal Portraits
Monday, November 30 and December 7, 2020 – 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Existence by Chance: The Making of the Planet, Life, and You
Monday, November 30, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Exhibiting and Selling Your Photographs
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Unearthing History at Armageddon
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Exploring the Mysteries of World Heritage Sites: Easter Island
Tuesday, December 1, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Deconstructing Frank Gehry
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 12:00 p.m.
Exploring the Visual Foundations and Traditions of Art
Wednesday, December 2 and 9, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Lenses, Optics, and Filters
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
Lennon, Ono, and the Making of Double Fantasy
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Darkness in Distress: Halting the Rise of Light Pollution
Wednesday, December 2, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Art + History: The Burghers of Calais by Auguste Rodin
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Quick Sketch Watercolors
Thursday, December 3 and 10, 2020 – 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET
Neighborhoods of Rome, Vienna, and Madrid
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Battling Wildlife Pandemics
Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Elegant Dining and Entertaining in the Victorian Era
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
A Sommelier’s Guide to Virginia Wine
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 6:00 p.m. ET
Painters in Provence: From Van Gogh to Matisse
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 9:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m. ET
Introduction to iPhone Photography
Saturday, December 5 and Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
Gyotaku: The Japanese Art of Printing with Fish
Saturday, December 5, 2020 – 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Non-Traditional Holiday Ornaments
Saturday, December 5, 2020 - 1:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET
Natural Milkweed Floss Ornament
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Orchids for the Holidays
Sunday, December 6, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Moroccan and Sephardic Cuisine
Sunday, December 6, 2020 - 3:00 p.m. ET
Duke Ellington: Genius Beyond Category
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Irish and the American Revolution
Monday, December 7, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Winter Wisdom: A Creative Writing Workshop
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET
Palestinian Embroidery 101: Create a Tatreez Sampler
Tuesday, December 8 and 15, 2020 – 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The Bhagavad Gita: Ancient Wisdom for Today's World
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Exploring the Mysteries of World Heritage Sites: Machu Picchu
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Alex Guarnaschelli: Cooking With Family Connections
Tuesday, December 8, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Etruscans: A Style All Their Own
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Understanding ISO
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The 2-Day Getaway: Rediscovering the Mid-Atlantic Region - Shenandoah Valley
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. to 7:45 p.m. ET
James Joyce's Ulysses: A Fresh Look
Wednesday, December 9, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Mozart: The Reign of Love
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Leonardo da Vinci's Last Supper
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The California Gold Rush and Development of the West
Friday, December 11, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Most Serene Republic: The Splendors of Venice
Saturday, December 12, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Holidays at the White House
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET
First Ladies' Crafting Traditions: The Art of Decorating at the White House
Sunday, December 13, 2020 - 1:00 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. ET
How the Mona Lisa Conquered America
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Tuscan Wine Revolution
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 5:00 p.m. ET
Meteors and Meteorites: Geminids Live
Monday, December 14, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Four Films That Changed America
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Physicist Sean Carroll on Understanding Quantum Worlds
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Nativity in Art: Centuries of Storytelling
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Photo 101: Exposures and Histograms
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 – 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET
The Nature of Nature: Why We Need the Wild
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Renoir
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
The Aeroplane Takes Flight: Early Air Shows Captivate America
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Operation Husky: The Allied Invasion of Sicily
Thursday, December 17, 2020 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Caravaggio: Rebel with a Paintbrush
Friday, December 18, 2020 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Alfred Hitchcock: Master of Suspense
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Female Spies of WWII
Thursday, January 7, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Padua: Saints, Sinners, and Giotto
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
The Real Revolution: America, 1775–1783
Saturday, January 9, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. ET
The Musical Journeys of Johann Sebastian Bach
Tuesday, January 12 to February 16, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Take Notes: An Introduction to Music Theory
Course Sessions: Tuesday, January 12 to March 2, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Performance: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
Becoming Frank Lloyd Wright
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
Surrealism: The Canvas of Dreams
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:30 p.m. ET
The Post-election Blues: How Can Americans Regain Common Ground?
Thursday, January 14, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Shenandoah National Park: Natural History Highlights
Saturday, January 16, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
A Lab of One's Own: Overcoming Sexism in Science
Wednesday, January 20, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
Artists in Depth at the Barnes Foundation: Modigliani and Soutine
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. ET
Siena: A Gothic Dream
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Russell Gammon's Africa: Take a Virtual Walk on the Wild Side
Saturday, January 23, 2021 - 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
The Dawn of Flight in Washington, DC
Wednesday, January 27, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET
America and Iran: From Allies to Adversaries
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 6:45 p.m. ET
The Lost Art of Scripture
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Florence: Where the Renaissance Began
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET