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Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

The History of Ireland: Four More Turning Points

Resident Associate Program The legacy of repeated historic conflicts still looms over an island still emerging from the 30 years of violence known as the Troubles. Historian Jennifer Paxton traces the turbulent and fascinating history of Ireland from the Tudor conquest and the English and Scottish settlements in Ulster to the Good Friday Agreement, Brexit, and beyond. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249993?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

White-Line Woodblock Printing

Resident Associate Program White-line woodcuts are multicolor images printed from a single block of wood. Learn to create your own by cutting a nature print or simple line drawing into a single wood block with a knife or gouge, creating the “white lines” when printed. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249721?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Art of Storytelling: Featuring Kevin Noble Maillard (Mekusukey Band of the Seminole Nation)

One-Time Events Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next. Watch it on YouTube: @SmithsonianNMAI Kevin Noble Maillard (Mekusukey Band of the Seminole Nation) is originally from Oklahoma. A professor and journalist who regularly contributes to the New York Times, Maillard will read his award-winning debut book for youth, Fry Bread: A Native American Family Story, and will demonstrate his cooking skills by making some fry bread.  This program is pre-recorded and available on demand in February, and is made possible by the generous support of Con Edison. Images credit: FRY BREAD by Kevin Noble Maillard; illustrated by Juana Martinez-Neal. Text copyright © 2019 by Kevin Noble Maillard. Illustrations copyright © 2019 by Juana Martinez-Neal. Reprinted by permission of Roaring Brook Press, a division of Holtzbrinck Publishing Holdings Limited Partnership.… Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online, on demand. Online Link: https://youtu.be/NIHUUQcPBTM. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, February 27, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Art of Storytelling

One-Time Events Native American storytellers use the oral tradition to teach life lessons, tribal histories, and the nuance of languages. Such stories are an essential tool in passing knowledge from one generation to the next. In this virtual program, available on demand, enjoy the unique stories from Robert Lewis, Moses Goods, Gene Tagaban and Kevin Maillard.  Experience storytelling with Robert Lewis (Cherokee Nation), who will share stories of his people and culture. Lewis engages audiences of all ages with witty and amusing personal stories and Cherokee tales of language and history. Moses Goods (Native Hawaiian) is one of Hawai‘i’s most prominent theatre artists and storytellers. Moses will share traditional Hawaiian stories with a contemporary twist, including one featuring the legendary trickster Maui. Gene Tagaban (Tlingit), also known as “One Crazy Raven,” is a teller of stories that teach, entertain, and heal. Gene will regale listeners with stories from his grandmother about the trickster Raven. … Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Venue: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online, on demand. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLS6nSmuURFJCC-quLSoMSOWnrl-gkkjYr. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, February 28, 2021.

African Americans in STEM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon

One-Time Events Registration for this event has closed. ------- Join the National Museum of African American History and Culture and blackcomputeHER.org as we celebrate National Engineering Week and Women’s History Month with the African Americans in STEM Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon. Participants will create and edit Wikipedia pages for African American STEM professionals highlighting the impacts on their communities, nation, and the world. The creation and editing of Wikipedia pages will benefit K-12 students and teachers by sharing the narratives of African American STEM professionals, both the past and present. We recommend that participants create a Wikipedia account prior to the start of the Edit-A-Thon. Training will be provided for new editors. This event is presented with support from Wikimedia DC, the regional outreach organization for Wikipedia and the other projects of the Wikimedia Foundation. For questions about the event, email NMAAHC-STEM@si.edu. Visit the Wikipedia event page to learn more. Event… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This is a free event. Sunday, February 28, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Historia Natural en Casa: La Astronomía Maya

One-Time Events La exploración de la historia natural no solo tiene que suceder en el museo, ¡también puede ocurrir en tu hogar!  Este domingo, 28 de febrero, aprenderemos más sobre la astronomía Maya, ¡y que mejor día que el 28 de Febrero, unos días después del Año Nuevo Maya! Junto a educadores y expertos, descubriremos cómo los Mayas descifraron el cielo nocturno y cómo sus descubrimientos impactaron su cultura y tradiciones ancestrales. ¡Acompáñanos! Cómo unirse: el programa será presentado a través de Zoom; haga clic en este enlace para unirse: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956 Registro: el registro es opcional pero no es necesario para participar. Sin embargo, al registrarse, nos ayuda a saber quién asiste a nuestros programas mientras el museo está cerrado, esto nos ayuda a servir mejor a nuestro público. Fotografía: Observatorio "El Caracol" en Chichén Itzá. Imagen de Metal island~commonswiki via Wikimedia. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of the American Indian. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, February 28, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World

Resident Associate Program Whether they are park-like retreats, centers of research, or incorporate both, the world’s botanical gardens are museums with living collections that tell unique stories. Naturalist Keith Tomlinson surveys six of the most remarkable, covering gardens from Singapore to South Africa, Morocco to Missouri. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Singapore's Gardens by the Bay.</span>. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250163?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, February 28, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: March Feature Films

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Mother Tongue Film Festival: The Healing Power of Storytelling 35 Languages | 25 Regions | 45 Films Join the Mother Tongue Film Festival's monthly screening series and tune into our March feature films: spanning a selection of archival documentaries by directors Lina Fruzzetti and Ákos Östör, a short inspired by an old Haida fable, a Māori coming of age story, and more! Explore at mothertongue.si.edu March films include: Hinekura (dir. Becs Arahanga, 2019) Weaving Stories/Tejiendo Relatos (dir. Clara Calvet and Sebastián Riveaud, 2015) Mawhialeo Ote Alowha/ Our Love (Valeriya Golovina, 2020) The Mountain of Sgaana (Christopher Auchter, 2017) In My Mother's House (dir. Fruzzetti and Östör, 2016) Singing Pictures (dir. Fruzzetti, Östör, Aditi Nath Sarkar, 2005) Fishers of Dar (dir. Fruzzetti and Östör, 2001) Seed and Earth (dir. Fruzzetti, Östör, Alfred Guzzetti, Ned Johnston, 1995) Khalfan and Zanzibar (dir. Fruzzetti, Östör, Guzzetti, 2000) Songs of a Sorrowful Man (dir. Fruzzetti, Östö… Categories: Films. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Natural History Museum. Asian Art Museum. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Venue: American Indian Museum. Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/779636892760478. Cost: Free. Monday, March 1, 2021 – Monday, March 29, 2021.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 1, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

A History of the British Monarchy: Early Legends to Modern Monarchs

Resident Associate Program The British monarchy has outlasted most of its European counterparts, adapting to changing times and managing to maintain enough popularity to survive for more than a thousand years. Tudor scholar Carol Ann Lloyd-Stanger traces a path through the lives and times of the kings and queens who have ruled England, then Great Britain, and finally the United Kingdom to examine how the monarchy has endured from the days of King Arthur to today. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249994?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Artful Mind, Tranquil Mind

Resident Associate Program In an artist-led series designed to provide a tranquil mid-day break, create small but satisfying works of art as a way to hit “pause” and incorporate a bit of creativity into your at-home routines. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249722?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this March as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/84108351662?pwd=aGFXQ2QyRU1JT09jU3ZtVERqcDVCUT09. Cost: Free! Monday, March 1, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Composition

Resident Associate Program This course examines fundamental concepts of composition and their practical application in studio-art practice, offering participants tools to enrich their own work as well to analyze and appreciate visual art in general. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249723?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 1, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.    Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum.  To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a3q38Y8UTlCFxhA1KGat-w. Monday, March 1, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM.

Dissecting Design with Abstract Collage

Resident Associate Program Learn to identify the elements of composition, and how to apply and expand design concepts in individual pieces. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249724?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 1, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Nordic Women in Film: “And Breathe Normally”

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Nordic Women in Film is a five-week series of free digital film screenings and conversations, where bold, creative, and distinctive female voices are examined, amplified, and celebrated. In partnership with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Week Five of the series focuses on “Borders & Boundaries.” In Ísold Uggadóttir’s 2018 film And Breathe Normally, two women’s lives intersect while trapped in unforeseen circumstances. Between a struggling Icelandic mother and an asylum seeker from Guinea-Bissau, a delicate bond will form as both strategize to get their lives back on track. Free registration opens on Monday, February 15. The film will be available for 48 hours in the United States and Canada. Sponsor, Nordic Women in Film is presented by the five Nordic Embassies in the United States(Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Women in Film and Television International, and Women in Film & Video Washington, DC. The Folklife Festival is a programmatic and promotional partner. Accessibility… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Film. Categories: Films. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Tuesday, March 2, 2021 – Wednesday, March 3, 2021. For more info visit www.wifti.net.

Sculptural Relief

Resident Associate Program This class introduces students to the principles of relief sculpture, which is a bridge between two-dimensional and three-dimensional art forms. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250017?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

The Art of Sampling: Sylvia Robinson Produced a New Wave

One time events From WondaGurl to Ebonie Smith, Black women have produced award-winning pop hits. Yet they are not always household names like some of their counterparts. In Respect Her Crank!: Producing Sounds of Blackness, this changes. Award-winning producer J’Nae White facilitates multiple workshops designed to teach the art of music production, as inspired by Black women producers. This workshop is all about music sampling, a technique used primarily in producing hip-hop music. You will learn how to identify music samples in contemporary songs and reconstruct a sample for a beat of your own while using FL Studio, Sampulator, and Sample Stitch. The best part is that your MIDI is the keyboard. This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-02/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oie0HecPCOI. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Native American Women and the Politics of Portraiture at the Turn of the 20th Century

One-Time Events Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free—Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: http://bit.ly/2LRs3mM. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. receives the Smithsonian's Great Americans Medal

One-Time Events Witness internationally recognized infectious disease scientist and public health official Anthony S. Fauci, M. D. become the seventh recipient of the Smithsonian’s Great Americans Medal. In a virtual ceremony, the National Museum of American History will honor Fauci for his extraordinary leadership during the COVID-19 pandemic and distinguished career leading federal research and policy. The medal is the museum’s signature honor, and as part of the award program, philanthropist and Smithsonian Regent David M. Rubenstein will interview Fauci. For more than 50 years, Fauci has dedicated his life to the study, prevention, and treatment of immune-related and infectious diseases. As the director of the National Institutes of Health’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases since 1984, Fauci has advised seven U.S. Presidents on many domestic and global health issues. The Great Americans Medal is presented to individuals who have made lifetime contributions to the U.S. while embodying American… Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/GAFauci. Cost: Free, registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com/GAFauci. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM. For more info visit smithsoniannmah.swoogo.com.

Intermediate Tapestry Weaving

Resident Associate Program Gain increased confidence in your weaving skills and take your tapestry to the next level. Knowledge of basic tapestry weaving is required. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250018?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Great Monuments of the Ancient World: Acropolis

Resident Associate Program Each of the more than 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. Some, however, are more iconic than others. Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an in-depth overview of four of the most significant ancient sites in Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Mesoamerica. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Acropolis.</span>. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249654?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 2, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Develop your technical skills in painting landscapes that vividly capture the atmosphere and elements of a scene. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249725?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Lightroom Tune-up

Resident Associate Program This fully hands-on and interactive class is designed for those who have already had a structured introduction to Lightroom and are familiar with the Library and Develop modules. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249726?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM.

2021 NHD at NMAAHC E-Review Clinic (Project Reviews)

One-Time Events Join the NMAAHC in supporting you to create a successful National History Day project! Need help with your project before competition with: Narrowing or focusing your topic? Making your thesis stronger? Advice for last-minute research? Evaluating your analysis? Questions about the feedback from the judges? Look no further! The NMAAHC offers an E-Review Clinic (project reviews) for student participants of National History Day. Students can submit a project on any historical subject. Submissions will be accepted from Wednesday, March 3, 2021, to Wednesday, March 17, 2021, based upon reviewer availability. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE, but registration is required. Spots are limited. Get Tickets or Register: https://nmaahc.si.edu/learn/students/national-history-day/nhd-1-2-3. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:55 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Community + Conversations, Making A Way

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.      Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OMF8Fga7T6u32yA19ITclg. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 11:00 AM.

You Must Remember This: Favorite Movies and Their Times

Resident Associate Program Some moments in movies never leave us: a snappy line of dialogue, a dance in the rain or by the Seine, a timeless love song, a great last line. Documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson revisits some of our favorite movies, setting them against the backdrop of their times, the people who dreamed them up, and the America they reflected—or asked us to imagine. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on musicals in film history during the 1940s and ’50s.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249624?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hLFsRJgLStm4YsWpLlHDFg. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

What Mars Reveals about Life in Our Universe

One-Time Events Explore our universe in this special collaboration between the National Air and Space Museum and Smithsonian Science How. Join educators and experts from the Smithsonian to explore Mars, Earth, and more in this live, interactive webinar. The featured scientists will discuss the meteorites, atmosphere, and planets they study, how they study them, and what some of these far-flung objects from Earth's solar system reveal about life in our Universe. During this webinar, you will be able to respond to polls and submit questions to be answered live by the featured scientists.  The primary goals of this webinar are to help students find value in studying the natural world, build interest and personal connections to science, and explore science careers.  This program will be presented via Zoom video webinar. Please click this link to join the program on March 3 at 1:00 p.m. ET: https://zoom.us/j/91773597201 About Smithsonian Science How Connect your students to Smithsonian science experts in this series… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Air and Space Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit naturalhistory.si.edu.

Beautiful Landscapes in Watercolor

Resident Associate Program Develop your technical skills in painting landscapes that vividly capture the atmosphere and elements of a scene. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249727?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Nordic Women in Film: Director Q&A and Coffee Conversation

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Nordic Women in Film is a five-week series of free digital film screenings and conversations, where bold, creative, and distinctive female voices are examined, amplified, and celebrated. In partnership with the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Week Five of the series focuses on “Borders & Boundaries.” How do filmmakers influence physical, geographical, and emotional boundaries? How do stories and characters shape their surrounding world? Accompanying the free screening of the film And Breathe Normally, join us for a Q&A with director Ísold Uggadóttir and a discussion with Nordic and American filmmakers: Uggadóttir (Iceland), Heather Rae (U.S. Frozen River), Elisabeth Ronaldsdottir (Iceland), and Robyn Watson (WIFT Atlanta). Free registration opens on Monday, February 15. Sponsor Nordic Women in Film is presented by the five Nordic Embassies in the United States (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, and Sweden), Women in Film and Television International, and Women in Film & Video Washington, DC. The… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:30 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Environmental Histories with Cecilia Vicuña

One-Time Events Join renowned Chilean American artist Cecilia Vicuña for a virtual conversation about her work that explores the deep histories, coastal traditions, and the ecology of her homeland of Chile. Enjoy two short video artworks, Seed Song (2015) and Un nudo vivo/ A Living Knot (2017), featuring artistic rituals for healing human-environment relations.     Vicuña is joined in conversation by Amalia Cordova, Latino curator for digital and emerging media at the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.      Vicuña’s film Kon Kon (2010) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 1, to Sunday, March 7. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program.       This program is made possible by the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative, Because of Her Story, and is co-presented with the Center for… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 5:30 PM.

Custom Digital Printing and Mat Cutting

Resident Associate Program Shooting a great photo is just the beginning. Get ready to show off your work by learning how to get your digital images printed accurately and to cut custom-sized windows in mat board. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249728?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Impressionist Muses: The Women Who Inspired Manet, Monet, Renoir, Degas, and Cassatt

Resident Associate Program For many of the impressionists, women were not simply passive models but essential partners, collaborators, muses—and sometimes lovers and wives. Art historian Natasha Schlesinger looks at five fascinating women who inspired portraits created by Renoir, Monet, Degas, Manet, and Cassatt. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249928?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 3, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: Women's History Month

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on Women's History Month. Check out more Social Studies Online resources and episodes at https://learninglab.si.edu/org/americanhistory. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Drawn to Figures LIVE

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include guided instruction on the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Participants will be offered the chance to share their work at the end of the session. Each program will highlight a Portrait Gallery exhibition or portrait from the collection. Open to all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Required materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Free—Registration required. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Earth Friendly Rose Gardens

Smithsonian Gardens With thoughtful plant selection, garden design and cultural practices, your rose garden can be beautiful AND earth friendly. Shelley Gaskins, Smithsonian Gardens' Katherine Dulin Folger Rose Garden Horticulturist, will share information she has learned from experience working and refining the garden. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wrQ1Oh-uSfKcBU8UsXCTjQ. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wrQ1Oh-uSfKcBU8UsXCTjQ. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#TakeTimeThursday - Rest, Refresh, and Replenish: Discovering New Opportunities

One-Time Events Join attorney, businesswoman, and advocate for women, Ifeoma “Iffy” Ibekwe, as she speaks on how to start a business and prioritize margin in a woman’s life. She will discuss leveraging rest to turn talents into capital. Iffy encourages women to preserve agency and provides step-by-step actions to overcome inertia and live without regret. As the principal attorney at Ibekwe Law, PLLC, Iffy Ibekwe believes that every woman deserves to make decisions that affect her with wills, trusts, and other estate planning documents. Emboldening women is Iffy’s calling, and she is also passionate about speaking about entrepreneurship and supporting other women lawyers who desire to practice estate planning law. Iffy graduated from The University of Texas at Austin (undergrad and law school) and has practiced law for 13 years. She is the board president for Be the Bridge, a national nonprofit dedicated to racial justice and reconciliation. When she is not spending time with her remarkable husband and four spirited… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mh9DrlcHQBipusCwt9Y9-A. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

The Art of Sampling: Sylvia Robinson Produced a New Wave (for teens)

One time events From WondaGurl to Ebonie Smith, Black women have produced award-winning pop hits. Yet they are not always household names like some of their counterparts. In Respect Her Crank!: Producing Sounds of Blackness, this changes. Award-winning producer J’Nae White facilitates multiple workshops designed to teach the art of music production, as inspired by Black women producers. This workshop is all about music sampling, a technique used primarily in producing hip-hop music. You will learn how to identify music samples in contemporary songs and reconstruct a sample for a beat of your own while using FL Studio, Sampulator, and Sample Stitch. The best part is that your MIDI is the keyboard. Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.   This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative.  . Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-04/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Natural History on the Big Screen: Frozen Obsession

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of Natural History and the Northwest Passage Project for a screening and discussion of Frozen Obsession - all on your very own screen!   For centuries sailors were obsessed with finding a path across the mostly frozen arctic. Now, scientists are racing to understand a warming Arctic, and how these environmental changes will affect all of Earth’s inhabitants. Frozen Obsession follows the 18-day, 2000-mile Northwest Passage Project, a groundbreaking journey by scientists and students through the stunningly beautiful and extreme Canadian Arctic.  After watching the film, join a virtual discussion on March 4th, with the filmmaker and co-principal investigator David Clark, two oceanographers from the expedition Brice Loose and Donglai Gong, and one of the undergraduate students aboard the vessel, Korenna Estes. In a conversation moderated by NMNH ocean educator Meaghan Cuddy, they’ll offer insight into the expedition’s research, the impacts of a warming Arctic, and the next generation of… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Northwest Passage Project. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is required. Related Exhibition: The Sant Ocean Hall. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Tom Stoppard: A Life

Resident Associate Program Tom Stoppard is a towering and beloved literary figure known for his dizzying narrative inventiveness and intense attention to language. Hermione Lee discusses her new biography of one of our greatest living playwrights with longtime Stoppard collaborator Carey Perloff in a fascinating examination of his work and a riveting look at the life a remarkable man. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250236?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:15 PM.

Viewfinder: Women's Film and Video from the Smithsonian

One-Time Events Mourning is often a private experience. But when the occasions for grief stem from larger social forces, individual pain intersects with history. Such is the case in Zina Saro-Wiwa’s "Sarogua Mourning" (11:37 min. 2011), in which the Nigerian-born artist attempts to cry for her father, the political activist Ken Saro-Wiwa, for the first time since his murder. This video is an incoming acquisition to the National Museum of African Art. The screening will be followed by a conversation between the artist and curator Karen Milbourne. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Films. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: American History Museum. Co-sponsor: African Art Museum. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://womenshistory.si.edu/news/2021/01/meet-women-creators-film-and-video-year-long-viewfinder-series. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IqND1kNiTKa5X7GZ5DGqcA?fbclid=IwAR3aqBKkZRr3oNd4IB_ToHNH2SM1ejyby2_DGeDYCdHtZuoIJj0IQyvyEr0. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM.

Build Your Photographic Portfolio

Resident Associate Program Show off your photos like a pro and learn how to assemble a personal portfolio that reflects your best work and your distinctive vision as a photographer. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249730?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Introduction to Scientific Illustration – Watercolor and Ink

Resident Associate Program Learn to see like a scientist as you use watercolor and ink to illustrate specimens from nature. Experienced students develop their skills in applying key techniques such as composition, working with color, and recording fine detail in nature journaling, watercolor painting, drawing, and creating stand-alone biological illustrations. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249729?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

The Peace Corps at 60 and Beyond: A Towering Task Screening & Discussion

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Watch and comment on Facebook or YouTube Since March 1, 1961, when President John F. Kennedy signed the executive order to establish the Peace Corps, more than 240,000 Americans have served in 141 countries. Now sixty years later, the Peace Corps is at a critical crossroads. Facing the coronavirus pandemic, the agency evacuated all volunteers in March 2020 and is just now restarting operations in some countries. This pivotal moment allows us to look back on sixty years of promoting world peace and friendship, while also looking forward to the next chapter of Peace Corps history. The Smithsonian Folklife Festival began in 1967, not long after the Peace Corps, with many similar goals—especially to promote a greater understanding and appreciation of world cultures. In 2011, the Folklife Festival commemorated the agency’s fiftieth anniversary with a program that featured Peace Corps volunteers and their partners from sixteen countries. In 2021, the Festival once more explores the agency’s significance… Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Film. Narrative Session. Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit festival.si.edu.

Theodore Roosevelt's North Dakota: Badlands, Bison, and the Making of a Conservationist

Resident Associate Program The Badlands of North Dakota transformed Theodore Roosevelt over the course of more than three decades, reinventing himself into the kind of vigorous outdoorsman he’d idealized as a youth—and that shaped his public image as president and a passionate conservationist. Roosevelt scholar and historian Clay Jenkinson tells the story that brings you into the heart of TR’s beloved west and the national park that bears his name. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250157?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 4, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:15 PM.

Creative Sculptural Composition

Resident Associate Program This class provides intermediate-level sculpture students the opportunity to advance from creating simple studies to developing and executing advanced compositions. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250019?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Yale's Treasures: Architecture, Art, and Collections

Resident Associate Program In illustrated presentations, explore Yale University’s architecture, art and artifacts, books and documents, and medical and natural-history objects, focusing on outstanding examples in each category. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250158?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 5, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: G is for Grateful  Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    G is for Grateful. There are so many people and things we can be grateful for! Join us to create gratitude art with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: G is for Grateful Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/7375036/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysg-is-for-grateful--washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 5, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 5, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Webinar Series: The Wild Side of STEAM

Special Zoo Events Get a glimpse of some un-ZOO-sual careers at the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute. Join us on the first Friday of every month as we meet the faces behind saving species and explore a variety of unique careers available in science, technology, engineering, art and math.  Ideal for grades 6-12 but open to all. The webinar is free and live captioning provided. What's under her microscope? This month we'll meet Dr. Kali Holder, veterinary pathologist at the Smithsonian's National Zoo. Find out how Kali's job is like that of a detective, searching for the clues of diseases and cause of death in animals at the Zoo and in the wild. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: National Zoo. Venue: National Zoo. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/89914879028?pwd=WWZWeFdFRlJVVit1SjRQQXMyZHErUT09. Cost: Free. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Friday, March 5, 2021, 1:00 PM – 1:45 PM. For more info visit nationalzoo.si.edu.

Mother Tongue Film Festival: Women Directors Panel

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Women are often entrusted with cultural and language transmission, and Mother Tongue highlights this responsibility by bringing together women directors on a roundtable each year. Join us for a conversation with Becs Arahanga (Hinekura), Valeriya Golovina (Our Love), Sophia Pinheiro (Being Imperfect), and Patricia Ferreira (Being Imperfect), moderated by Smithsonian digital curator Amalia Córdova and curator and filmmaker Cass Gardiner. ACCESSIBILITY Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program while it is live.  To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and Captions: https://s.si.edu/folklifeASL  Live Captions only via Streamtext: https://s.si.edu/folklifeCART  ------ The Mother Tongue Film Festival is presented by Recovering Voices, a collaboration among the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, National Museum of the American Indian, and the Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Addit… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Natural History Museum. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Venue: American Indian Museum. Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/216007956891182/. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Friday, March 5, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit www.facebook.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Remembering Ira Berlin And Welcome Remarks (Day 1 Keynote)

One-Time Events DAY ONE   Keynote  3:30 PM EST Remembering Ira Berlin and Welcome remarks Lonnie Bunch III, Smithsonian Institution , Bonnie Thornton Dill, University of Maryland, College Park Keynote: Dis-locations, Dis-Possessions — On Borders, Walls, Nations Carole Boyce Davies, Cornell University. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g6kd6fgrz34tbv0633srx7p3au4hf58bzhdpx6g0sz4w98g7jfwz. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium. See the full schedule and more information about the symposium here. Friday, March 5, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | African American/American African Encounters (Day 1, Session 1)

One-Time Events Day 1  Session 1: African American/American African Encounters This session will explore methods and theories for understanding the relationships and encounters (both historical and contemporary) between African Americans and African diasporic immigrants. Msia Kibona Clark, Howard University , Joshua Guild, Princeton University , Cynthia A. Young, Pennsylvania State University , Chair: Nancy R. Mirabal, University of Maryland, College Park. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=05a1jxr9cmpn90v85vz7pzy35u1m90m16stye9cmhem2kmaxywv7. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium. See the full schedule and more information about the symposium here. Friday, March 5, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Washington-State Wines From Women Makers: A Top Sommelier's Guide

Resident Associate Program World-class additions to any wine cellar, some of Washington’s most powerful and amazing wines are being brought to life by equally powerful and amazing women. In a guided tasting led by top sommelier Erik Segelbaum, discover some of the state’s best wines produced by women winemakers. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250057?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 5, 2021, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

The Maya: Ancient Splendors, Modern Legacies

Resident Associate Program The famous breaking of the Mayan code in the late 20th century revolutionized the study of these peoples and of ancient America. Humanities scholar George Scheper examines how interdisciplinary study of the Maya extends beyond the traditional archaeological focus to comprise political and social history, art, comparative religion, and ecology. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250003?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM.

Fin-de Siècle Vienna: The Cradle of Modernity

Resident Associate Program As the 19th century drew to a close, Vienna was an incubator for some of the most important figures in the arts, letters, and philosophy. Art historian Aneta Georgievska-Shine explores the ways in which fin-de-siècle Vienna became the cradle of modernity in Central Europe.  (World Art History Certificate elective, 1 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249929?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Crepe Paper Flower: The Amaryllis

Resident Associate Program Forcing bulbs to bloom is a long and intense process. This winter, create a crimson amaryllis’s stamen, petals, leaves, and bulb using crepe paper. Leave the Zoom meeting ready to complete two or three realistic amaryllis plants. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249731?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 10:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Women of The First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit

One-Time Events Join us for an important environmental justice reunion and focus on female activism. This community forum brings together several women who were participants in the First National People of Color Environmental Leadership Summit of 1991. How did this summit impact their work? What lessons were learned in the past that can be applied to efforts today?   About the original Summit:  Over the course of four days in October of 1991, more than 500 participants gathered in Washington, D.C. to challenge myths that communities of color were not concerned about environmental issues.  Participants represented civil rights, environmental health, community development, and faith organizations from across the U.S. Canada, Central and South America, and the Marshall Islands.   Conversations, negotiations, and moments of solidarity produced the 17 Principles of Environmental Justice. These principles forever transformed future notions of “the environment” and “environmentalism.” They energized and supported the effort… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__XyNU1pXR4aCpQfH1gwyhg. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Native Orchids

Resident Associate Program Join an orchid-care expert for a fun, informative afternoon about the native orchids that grow in the northeastern United States, where to find them in nature, and how to grow hardy orchids in your backyard. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249732?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Transnational Ties and Conceptions of Home (Day 2, Session 2)

One-Time Events Day 2, Session 2: Transnational Ties and Conceptions of Home  The meanings and experiences of “home” are often complex and complicated. This panel will investigate homes and homelands through discussions of return migrations, dual residences, historical memory, familial ties, cultural production, and changing technologies of communication.  Nemata Blyden, George Washington University ,  Violet Showers Johnson, Texas A&M University ,  Pablo José López Oro, The University of Texas at Austin ,  Chair: Merle Collins, University of Maryland, College Park. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0pw80ca5x2w7w31vnpt9t0zss0x1tpcbddre37h7v81xn0z66zs6. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium. For the full schedule and more information about the symposium click here. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Struggles for Civil and Labor Rights (Day 2, Session 3)

One-Time Events Day 2, Session 3 - Struggles for Civil and Labor Rights   Struggles for justice have shaped the relationship of Black migrants and African Americans for generations. This panel considers the contributions of Black diasporic organizers and activists in the long history for civil rights and labor rights. Glenn Chambers, Michigan State University , Fumilayo Showers, University of Connecticut , Kaysha Cornealdi, Emerson College , Chair: Quincy Mills, University of Maryland, College Park. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=08zcgscc00v7dv5t6g9h981eb5s7854s7gzzf3bt4rx64eaj6uz6. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium. See the full schedule and more information about the symposium here. Saturday, March 6, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Understanding Your Digital Mirrorless or SLR Camera

Resident Associate Program Get the most out of your digital mirrorless or SLR camera by taking part in this workshop, which provides a solid introduction to these cameras’ features and potential. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249733?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 7, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM.

Artists from the Kennedy Center Honors: Film Heroes Then and Now

Resident Associate Program In a 2-session series, join Sara Lukinson, a longtime filmmaker and writer for the Kennedy Center Honors, as she looks at the lives and careers of some performing arts legends and explores what made the work of these actors and musicians so moving, memorable, and exciting. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on film heroes.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250316?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 7, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:15 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 8, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 8, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Music City, DC

Resident Associate Program Washington, D.C. has given much to the musical world beyond its best-known exports Duke Ellington and the punk and go-go scenes. In a 3-session series, join musician, broadcaster, and historian Ken Avis as he explores the area’s lesser-known, remarkable, and fascinating musical avenues across the decades and why they could only have developed here. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on D.C.'s rock, go-go, and rhythms and blues legacy.</span>. Categories: After Five. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250120?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 8, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming months. The themes for each month are as follows: January: Still Life with Charles Ethan Porter , February: Word Portraits with Wadsworth Jarrell , March: Printmaking with Elizabeth Catlett We are only allowing one class to register per time slot. Please know that when you sign up for this program, you are making an appointment with an NMAAHC educator. Our team member will only be interacting… Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.    Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum.  To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yAPqH2tVRjSfql757U002A. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Sneak Peek—Enduring Images: Repetition of Motifs in Ancient Near Eastern Seals

Talks and Lectures Small in size but rich in iconography, seals were in use for millennia throughout the ancient Near East. Known mainly as administrative tools, seals had many other functions. Today, seals are a valuable source of information on the social practices of the ancient Near East. In this talk, assistant curator Antonietta Catanzariti will discuss a little-studied, small group of ancient Near Eastern seals from the Smithsonian Institution’s collection to explore the role that iconographic images took when engraved on seals. She will specifically speak about her research to understand the motifs that were engraved on seals and that persisted over time. Indeed, seals were known for their mobile nature and thus, the images engraved upon them were prone to travel. As repeated images, these motifs took on an agency that evolved over time, transferring with them messages or agendas.    Antonietta Catanzariti was appointed the Robert and Arlene Kogod Secretarial Scholar, assistant curator for the ancient Near East, at th… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:40 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_x6axMBJVTv2SXMIbsgeuAg. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/84955739907?pwd=dC94aE5PNmQwMEZiUG9RMGJqNWtGQT09. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me, I know that song!

One time events Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music. It is well known that music sampling is a key element in hip-hop. However, did you know that RnB singers also use samples? Analyze the work of Erykah Badu, Lil’ Kim, and Ari Lennox to explore how RnB singers sample vocal melodies and lyrics of the past. Then, create your own vocal sample using Sample-Stitch and Audiobridge.  Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.   This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-09/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6FNQRVEKESM. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Great Monuments of the Ancient World: Teotihuacan

Resident Associate Program Each of the more than 1,100 UNESCO World Heritage Sites offers a fascinating glimpse into the evolution of complex civilizations, empires, and religions. Some, however, are more iconic than others. Historian Justin M. Jacobs offers an in-depth overview of four of the most significant ancient sites in Egypt, Persia, Greece, and Mesoamerica. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Teotihuacan.</span>. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249655?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Marine Science in the Morning: Sea Turtle Hatchling Orientation Indexing

One-Time Events Ashley Miller Chelberg from the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge will talk about Hatchling Orientation Indexing: saving baby sea turtles one light at a time. Southern Brevard County, Florida contains a stretch of land that is critical for hatchling sea turtles. Within the Archie Carr National Wildlife Refuge (ACNWR), Ashley works to determine hatchling orientation and relationships with the lighting environment of the beach habitat. In a hatchling sea turtle's journey from the nest to the sea, lighting and orientation data provides insight into management of factors that can cause disorientation, beach mortality, and decreased survivorship resulting from artificial lighting. Learn more about how hatchling sea turtles make their way safely from beach to ocean and hear more from the researchers who are working to understand how to support the sea turtles' harrowing journey. Registration Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zTWJWTbRT72OyPDR8ArWWQ, About Marine Science in the Morning… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Co-sponsor: Smithsonian Marine Station. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_zTWJWTbRT72OyPDR8ArWWQ. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Henri Matisse: An Enduring Fascination

Resident Associate Program Over more than five decades, the pioneering French modernist Henri Matisse created work in a dazzlingly wide range of materials and styles. Art historian Nancy G. Heller explores how all of Matisse’s diverse output reflects a unified aesthetic philosophy and investigates why his work continues to fascinate today’s creative minds. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250004?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Teacher Virtual Workshop—Community Snapshots: 145th Street Stories

One-Time Events How are each of us shaped by our community? Join us for this virtual program designed for educators and consider how artworks can add more depth and perspectives, creating curiosity and nuanced thinking in your students. This free workshop is open to all teachers; content will be most relevant for 6th to 9th grades. Image: Dawoud Bey, A Girl and Boy Sitting on a Stoop, 1989, printed 2018, inkjet photograph, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Museum purchase through the Luisita L. and Franz H. Denghausen Endowment, 2019.30.2, © 2019, Dawoud Bey. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/teacher-workshopcommunity-snapshots-145th-street-stories-tickets-115736134895?aff=TeacherWkspSAAMWebsiteCalenderOfEvGetTicketsButton. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Creating Supportive and Inclusive STEM Classrooms for Students

Ongoing Tours & Activities On Wednesday March 10th from 4pm-6pm, The National Museum of African American History and Culture invites 3rd-12th grade educators to participate in the workshop, Creating Supportive and Inclusive STEM Classrooms for Students. Educators will increase their knowledge of inclusive teaching frameworks and develop a culturally responsive teaching checklist designed to improve student learning. Participating teachers will leave with ideas and strategies for immediate use in the classroom.   Date: Wednesday March 10, 2021, Time: 4pm-6pm EST, Location: A Zoom link will be shared following registration,   For questions about the event, please email NMAAHC-STEM@si.edu. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Registration is required to participate in this FREE workshop. Get Tickets or Register: https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/b606d4e04afa4a63a0e68ca5f38caa42. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Wonderful Women Creating Change

Smithsonian Libraries To celebrate Women’s History Month in March and the recent release of Wonder Woman 1984 (filmed and set at the Smithsonian!), join us for the first in our Women’s History with Smithsonian Libraries and Archives program series, sponsored by Deloitte, "Wonderful Women Creating Change." You'll learn about our own connections to this iconic character and hear what it was really like to be a woman working at the Smithsonian in the 1970s and 1980s. Lilla Vekerdy, Head and Curator of Special Collections, and Elizabeth Harmon, Digital Curator of the History of Smithsonian Women in Science, will share behind-the-scenes insights into the intriguing contents of our collection of materials from the creator of Wonder Woman, William Moulton Marston, and our fascinating Smithsonian records that document the experiences of real women. Thank you to our generous sponsors of this program! Signature Sponsor: Deloitte Sponsor: Smithsonian’s Atlanta Regional Council, Co-Chaired by Cheryl Neal and Christine Ragland … Categories: Webcasts & Online. After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/3916137502124/WN_T4IZdKb2RReycCrht3buJQ. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Activist Histories with Coco Fusco

One-Time Events Join award-winning artist and writer Coco Fusco for a virtual conversation about her work that examines the complex relationships between art, politics, and identity since the 1990s. Watch a screening of Fusco’s 2004 a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert, which explores the role of photography in the FBI’s hunt for and trial of Black Power activist Angela Davis. Fusco is joined in conversation by Rhea Combs, curator of film and photography at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, and Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Learn more about how government surveillance impacts activists in the era of camera phones and facial recognition technologies. Fusco’s film La botella al mar de María Elena (2015) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from Monday, March 8, to Sunday, March 14. Questions and comments submitted by viewers about the film will be discussed during this virtual program. This… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of African American History and Culture. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 5:30 PM.

Forced Into War: How Impressment Fueled the Royal Navy

Resident Associate Program In the 18th century, the British Royal Navy impressed, or forced, tens of thousands of seamen into a lifetime of service—a practice that drew resistance across the Empire. Historian Denver Brunsman examines the high human cost that enabled England’s maritime superiority. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250071?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Photo 101: Apertures, Shutter Speeds, and Exposure Modes

Resident Associate Program Take command of your photographic vision as you learn the basics of your camera’s exposure functions. Learn to control the properties of your images through the understanding of apertures, shutter speeds, depth of field, shutter motion effects, equivalent exposures, and exposure modes. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249734?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Inside the Historic Arts Club of Washington

Resident Associate Program A private club with a public mission to foster the arts in the nation’s capital, the Arts Club of Washington has welcomed sculptors, painters, poets, musicians, architects, writers, dancers, and arts lovers since 1916. The club’s historian Martin Murray offers an illustrated overview of the architecture and history of the elegant Federalist-era clubhouse and a lively history of how notable Arts Club members helped shape—and sometimes shake up—Washington’s cultural landscape. Categories: After Five. Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250159?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Smithsonian Social Studies Online: ¡Pleibol!

One-Time Events Join the National Museum of American History for an online exploration into key social studies topics, featuring museum resources from the Smithsonian. This episode will focus on the museum's upcoming exhibit ¡Pleibol! In the Barrios and the Big Leagues. Check out more Social Studies Online resources and episodes at https://learninglab.si.edu/org/americanhistory. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American History Museum. Venue: American History Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM. For more info visit www.youtube.com.

Drawn to Figures

Ongoing Activities Discover your inner artist in this digital sketching workshop about portraying the human body. Each Thursday on YouTube at 11 a.m. artist Jill Galloway teaches a new workshop highlighting the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. With guided instruction and helpful tips, these digital workshops are open to all skill levels, ages 13 and up. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Instagram. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 11:00 AM.

Book Arts: Standards and Creative Variations

Resident Associate Program Learn the rules of bookmaking…then get creative and break them!  Each week, make different kinds of books, including an accordion book, Japanese stab bound journal, and a travel journal with sewn in pages. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249735?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, The Secret to Tree & Shrub Health: Forget Everything You’ve Learned About Planting & Mulching

Smithsonian Gardens Join Smithsonian Gardens arborist Jake Hendee for a thought-provoking Let’s Talk Gardens examining the epidemic of tree and shrub health problems caused by our most basic garden maintenance practices. Healthy trees, shrubs, and urban forests require a paradigm shift about how we manage the trees in our gardens, yards, parks, and streetscapes. You simply won’t ever see trees the same way again. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gUy3vEqHT6mwcCGnql8uug. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gUy3vEqHT6mwcCGnql8uug. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Don’t tell me, don’t tell me, I know that song! (for teens)

One time events Black women have voiced and penned some of the most popular songs in American music history. From Gertrude “Ma” Rainey to Lizzo, Respect Her Crank!: Writing Sounds of Blackness examines the delicate craft of songwriting through influential Black women singer-songwriters. Renowned singer-songwriter Amber Mimz facilitates multiple songwriting workshops designed to comprehensively teach elements of quality songwriting in various genres of music. It is well known that music sampling is a key element in hip-hop. However, did you know that RnB singers also use samples? Analyze the work of Erykah Badu, Lil’ Kim, and Ari Lennox to explore how RnB singers sample vocal melodies and lyrics of the past. Then, create your own vocal sample using Sample-Stitch and Audiobridge.  Please e-mail hirshhornexperience@si.edu if you would like to request ASL interpretation for this program.   This project received support from the Smithsonian American Women’s History Initiative. . Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. Venue: Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden. Event Location: Zoom. Online Link: https://hirshhorn.si.edu/event/2021-03-11/. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hvIYp4IvR7O9Yz1ZOrxeng. Related Events: Respect Her Crank! Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM. For more info visit hirshhorn.si.edu.

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

One-Time Events Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues from the Smithsonian and other institutions to discuss how historical objects from their respective collections speak to today’s social justice issues. What are the qualities of great leadership? Together with educators from the National Air and Space Museum and the National Women's History Museum, we will celebrate Women's History Month and explore this key question in relationship to portraits of activists Sojourner Truth and Sylvia Rivera, and pilot Bessie Coleman. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Air and Space Museum. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online Via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/137887997713. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Virtual Science Cafe: Swimming Sea Snails, Microfossil Shells, and Identifying Human Remains

One-Time Events Join us for our next Virtual Science Café! We’ll take a look at the life of snails adrift on the ocean, the microscopic shells revealing the history of climate change, and how forensic science and chemistry are being used to close the case for unidentified human remains and missing persons investigations. Once again, we’re teaming up with local DC-area restaurant Busboys and Poets to help you set the stage at home for this virtual event. Upon registration you'll receive an order link, and whether you're local or non-local you can shake up a themed drink to enjoy using a recipe provided by Busboys and Poets. “The Life of a Swimming Sea Snail” by Stephanie L. Bush Did you know there are snails that spend their entire lives swimming or drifting in the ocean? From the sea surface to 2000 meters deep and beyond, a group of open ocean snails, named pteropods, are taking advantage of Earth’s largest habitat, the open ocean. Marine scientist Stephanie L. Bush will share what these animals are, why scientists… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free. Registration is requested. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Art Signs Online: An Artful Conversation in ASL

One-Time Events Curious about American art? Join us for a 30-minute virtual conversation about selected works from the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s collection. This program is presented in American Sign Language (ASL) with voice interpretation for participants who are deaf or partially deaf. Zoom link to be provided via email upon registration. Image credit: Mary Tait, SAAM Education. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/art-signs-online-an-artful-conversation-in-asl-tickets-139940841825?aff=ArtSignsTrumbaCalendarPromo. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Sculpting with Color and Light

Resident Associate Program Learn to capture the likeness of a sunlit sculpture in watercolors. Explore how dramatic sunlight and layered shadows can give a watercolor painting a sense of dimension. This new way of seeing can be your stepping-stone to the world of watercolor portraiture. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249736?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Archetypes of American Film

Resident Associate Program The United States didn’t invent cinema, but over the last century it became an American institution. Using clips from movies ranging from Stagecoach to The Dark Knight, film critic Noah Gittell considers a trio of American archetypes that emerged at key points in Hollywood history: the Cowboy, the Rogue Cop, and the Orphan Protector. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249657?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Icebound: Shipwrecked at the Edge of the World

Resident Associate Program For 16th-century Dutch explorer William Barents, larger-than-life ambitions and an obsessive quest to chart a path through the deepest, most remote regions of the Arctic ended in both tragedy and glory. Drawing on her new book Icebound, journalist Andrea Pitzer shares this gripping tale of survival in a conversation with wildlife biologist and author Jonathan C. Slaght. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250258?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Look & Listen: Cambodian Art, Dance, and Music, Sophiline Cheam Shapiro, dancer/choreographer, with curator Emma Natalya Stein

Performances Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_iwAbObq7Q0iBaBzSiCeXvg   Explore the symbolism of the legendary serpent deity, the naga, as it has long been expressed in art across South and Southeast Asia and in Cambodian classical dance. See how the naga is depicted in sculptures, royal adornment, and ritual objects representing the serpent’s many positive roles as a bridge connecting the human and divine worlds. Watch classical Khmer (Cambodian) dance that embodies the aesthetic of the serpent and tells stories of the naga’s actions in the world, accompanied by Khmer court music.     Our guides will be dancer and choreographer Sophiline Cheam Shapiro and curator Emma Natalya Stein.     Sophiline Cheam Shapiro is founding director of the Khmer Arts Academy and was awarded a National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (the United States’ highest honor in the traditional arts). She has both studied and taught at Cambodia’s Royal University of Fine Arts in Phnom… Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 7:00 PM.

A Conversation on Black Futures with Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham

Air and Space Museum Join authors Kimberly Drew and Jenna Wortham in conversation with NMAAHC curator Michelle ​Joan Wilkinson as they discuss their visions for the present and future and the way they see these visions captured ​by artists, activists, and thinkers. Their new book, Black Futures, poses a central pressing question, "What does it mean to be Black and alive right now?" The result is a collection of essays, photography, memes, visual art, tweets, poetry, and more, that place archive, technology, and Afrofuturist ideas in conversation. Kimberly and Jenna will be joined by Alisha B. Wormsley, whose project There Are Black People in the Future is featured in the book. This event is part of an ongoing series on the theme of Afrofuturism in partnership with the National Museum of African American History and Culture and the National Museum of African Art. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: YouTube. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 11, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Voices in the Wind

Films Available in the United States for up to 600 views beginning March 12   Stream it Here: https://nmaancbf2021.eventive.org/welcome  Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gc-vV_H0sCw   Hailed by The Hollywood Reporter as a “hidden gem” of the 2020 Berlin International Film Festival, Nobuhiro Suwa’s moving drama was inspired by the “wind phone”: a phone booth with a disconnected rotary phone located on a hillside in Otsuchi, one of the towns that was devastated by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami. Visitors can “call” their deceased loved ones, and since 2011, tens of thousands have made the pilgrimage. Set in 2018, Suwa’s film tells the story of seventeen-year-old Haru (model Serena Motola), who lost her family in the disaster and now lives with her aunt in Hiroshima. When Haru’s aunt is hospitalized, she decides to hitchhike the hundreds of miles back to her hometown of Otsuchi to try to bring closure to her grief. In mainly improvised scenes, Haru meets various characters, all of whom are still affected… Categories: Films. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 12, 2021.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: H is for Happy, Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    H is for Happy. What makes you happy? Nature and friendships can spark happiness! Join us to create nature-inspired friendship bracelets with museum educators during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: H is for Happy Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/8334955/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysh-is-for-happy-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 12, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Botticelli: Visual Poet of the Renaissance

Resident Associate Program Sandro Botticelli’s art captures the shift from a mystical, symbolic medieval worldview to the more humanist ideals of the Early Renaissance. Art historian Elaine Ruffolo traces the life and times of this Florentine master from his rise as painter to the Medici bankers to his downfall as a devoted follower of fiery Savonarola. (World Art History Certificate elective, ½ credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250072?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 12, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Friday, March 12, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Palestinian Embroidery 101: The Tatreez Sampler Series

Resident Associate Program Learn the basic Palestinian cross-stitch and how to create a tatreez sampler, using a standard size sheet of Aida cloth fabric and one that can incorporate numerous patterns and eventually become a wall-hanging. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This workshop’s motif focus is carnations, originating from the Bersheba Region.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249737?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 12, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Making 120,000 Stories: Nobuko Miyamoto, Quetzal Flores, and Derek Nakamoto

Smithsonian Folklife Festival Celebrating the release of Nobuko Miyamoto’s new Smithsonian Folkways album, 120,000 Stories, this program explores how three community-based artists collaborated as musicians, producers, arrangers, and activists. We will discuss Miyamoto’s songs, cultural heritage, identities, and community histories. The conversation features Nobuko Miyamoto, Quetzal Flores, and Derek Nakamoto, who produced this album for the new Smithsonian Folkways Asian Pacific America Series. Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong will moderate. Sponsor This event is presented by Smithsonian Folkways Recordings and co-produced by the Folklife Festival. Accessibility Real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language interpretation will be provided for this program while it’s live. To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and CART (via Zoom) CART only (via Streamtext). Stage: Streaming Online. Folklife Categories: Narrative Session. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Sponsor: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Smithsonian Folkways. Venue: Smithsonian Folklife Festival. Friday, March 12, 2021, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Artistic Encounters: Literature, Music, and Art History (Day 3, Session 4)

One-Time Events DAY 3 Session 4: Artistic Encounters: Literature, Music, and Art History Examining the diaspora through the lens of cultural production and retention offers dynamic examples of the meanings and legacies of migration. This session will explore how cultural productions in literature, music, and art both reflect and contribute to the complexity of encounters between African Americans and black immigrants during the 20th century.  Mukoma Wa Ngugi, Cornell University ,  Dagmawi Woubshet, University of Pennsylvania ,  Silvio Torres-Saillant, Syracuse University ,  Jason McGraw, Indiana University , Chair: Zita Nunes, University of Maryland College Park. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g4225ezk6n5ssdr0xp13h9r93xx86axuf5xdh8xz7eg4stf55553. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule and more information  click here. Friday, March 12, 2021, 3:30 PM – 4:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Global Geographies and Constructions of Blackness (Day 3, Session 5)

One-Time Events Day 3 Session 5: Global Geographies and Constructions of Blackness This session will address how black immigrants and their interactions with African Americans have forged new and more global experiences of blackness over the course of the 20th century. Lara Putnam, University of Pittsburgh , J. Marlena Edwards, Penn State University , Minkah Makalani, University of Texas at Austin , Erik McDuffie, University of Illinois , Chair: Samir Meghelli, Anacostia Community Museum. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0wwh7tuaub9djnau4wjubsw6yade670y9uch16zbd1n7s505ykjd. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. See the full schedule here. Friday, March 12, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

The Barnes Foundation: A Collector's Vision

Resident Associate Program In the early 20th century, Albert C. Barnes drew on expert guidance and his own fortune to assemble a dazzling collection of primarily French post-impressionist works that reflect his interest in the creators of his time. Bill Perthes, director of adult education at the Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia, offers a comprehensive look at how a collector’s unique vision created an equally distinctive institution rooted in its founder’s belief that art has the power to improve minds and transform lives. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250160?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 3:15 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Log Cabin Building Blocks

Resident Associate Program In quilting, the traditional Log Cabin block offers a wonderful framework for exploring color and value contrast—and for spontaneous piecing. Learn this technique, then finish ten blocks into a table runner. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249738?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Video Webinar for Families: Natural History at Home - "Amazing Brains!"

One-Time Events The exploration of natural history doesn't have to just happen at the museum - it can happen in your home too!  Join museum educators as they walk your family through science skill-building activities and ways to explore the natural world and collections. During this program, we will be joined by special guests, brain scientist Elaine Miller and visual designer & illustrator Marli Richmond for a reading of their book, “Amazing Brains!” Together we’ll explore the different shapes and sizes of animal brains and why they’re so different. After the book reading, Marli will lead us through a draw-along of different animal brains. How to Join: The program will be presented on Zoom video. Click this link to join: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836 Registration/Signup: Registration is optional; you do not need to register to participate. However, by registering you help us learn ​about ​who is attending our programs while the museum is closed, so we can better serve our audiences. Please make sure to have… Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/95141495836. Cost: Free. Registration is requested, but not required. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Cellphones and Point-and-Shoot Cameras: Digitizing with What You Have

One-Time Events Leah Jones, photographer at the National Museum of African American History & Culture, will teach participants how to digitize family papers and other personal collections using cellphones, compact cameras, and everyday essentials from home. She will discuss different techniques and varying levels of the digitization process and to help families preserve and share photos, documents, and the like, with family and loved ones. She will discuss different techniques and varying levels of the digitization process to preserve and share photos and documents with family and loved ones.   Photo of Leah Jones courtesy of the Robert F. Smith Center. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0rac1a35wehdxmp4az7caz91pv2x0bfp6vyvyu0fes64rhbjvr8r. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM.

Celebrate Persian New Year: Painting with Natural Colors

Workshops Celebrate Nowruz, the Persian New Year, at home in this art-making workshop. Guided by artist Saya Behnam, use natural pigments made from saffron, turmeric, and tea to paint decorative eggs and postcards with Persian motifs. This hands-on workshop is designed for ages sixteen and older. No art experience or specialized materials needed—we'll make our supplies during the workshop from items commonly found at home.     Sayeh (Saya) Behnam is an Iranian American artist based in northern Virginia who works with materials from nature, such as flowers, spices, teas, and minerals. She has recently led workshops at the United States Botanic Garden and the University of California, Berkeley.     This program is part of the event series Nowruz: A Persian New Year Celebration and is made possible by the Jahangir and Eleanor Amuzegar Persian Cultural Celebrations Fund.     Register here: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-qyUKp4hTa2S2cDTd4g4Eg.    One registration per household. A Zoom link and a… Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Curating Blackness in Museums and Cultural Spaces (Day 4, Session 6)

One-Time Events Day 4 Session 6: Curating Blackness in Museums and Cultural Spaces,  Although measures of diversity name “black” as a single category, some,  museums and cultural institutions focus on the research, collection,  preservation, and display of black diversity. This panel will explore what it,  means historically, and in a contemporary context, to present diverse,  black stories, whether for “traditional” museum audiences, predominantly,  black visitors, or in digital spaces.  Deborah L. Mack, National Museum of African American History and Culture ,  María Elena Ortiz, Perez Art Museum Miami ,  Aleia Brown, University of Maryland, College Park ,  Diala Touré Appraisals of Value ,  MODERATOR: Ariana A. Curtis, National Museum of African American History and Culture. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0z2w3rj52j8ctnhfakpdjdxgum0em47v6ey5bh4jhnftxerzuag0. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule, click here. Saturday, March 13, 2021, 4:30 PM – 6:00 PM.

Beautiful Destinations: Botanical Gardens of the World

Resident Associate Program Whether they are park-like retreats, centers of research, or incorporate both, the world’s botanical gardens are museums with living collections that tell unique stories. Naturalist Keith Tomlinson surveys six of the most remarkable, covering gardens from Singapore to South Africa, Morocco to Missouri. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on Marrakech's Majorelle Gardens and Istanbul's Nezahat Botanical Gardens.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250164?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 14, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:15 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 15, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 15, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Meditation Mondays

One-Time Events Join us every other Monday this March as we explore meditation as a practice in liberation. This 40-minute meditation session provides an opportunity for participants of any experience level to explore the museum’s themes through mindfulness meditation practice.  Together we will experience freedom in the present moment and contemplate the journey of Black Americans toward liberation. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/83033352944?pwd=WWpWZDdocVlHTjc0aWhBSi9ZT2FvZz09. Cost: Free! Monday, March 15, 2021, 12:30 PM – 1:15 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Creative Griots

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversational journey with a museum docent.  You’ll discover how identity, politics, and creativity are articulated through African American performance, music, cultural expressions, and the visual arts. We will explore the ways African Americans have harnessed these elements to fuel social change while creating a vibrant culture that extends to the African Diaspora. Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions. Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_RsoCgh2YRYWpsgPTyFA0SA. Monday, March 15, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:30 PM.

Marie Antoinette at Versailles: Life, Art, and Myth

Resident Associate Program Over the centuries, the dramatic life of Marie Antoinette has continued to fascinate. Decorative arts historian Stefanie Walker appraises Marie-Antoinette’s cultural legacy—and why the myths about her are so enduring. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250073?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.    Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum.  To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CLUGTrNUSKW1B_qmIXlavA. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Join the Curator: A Conversation with Artist Nazgol Ansarinia

Talks and Lectures Join the curator for a conversation with Tehran-based artist Nazgol Ansarinia focused on how her recent work grapples with the pressing issues facing cities and urban populations today. Ansarinia’s practice reflects on tensions between private worlds and the wider socioeconomic realm and how local iterations of a culture might act as sites for the hopes and fears of those living in a (faltering) globalized world. Her recent projects—ranging across sculpture, installation, drawing, and video—represent ways of understanding the role of architecture in delineating interior and exterior spaces and private and public spheres. This program is offered as part of The Studio, the Freer and Sackler’s contemporary art virtual space.     Nazgol Ansarinia (b. 1979, Tehran) graduated from the London College of Communication in 2001 before earning a master of fine arts at the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco in 2003. Her recent exhibitions include: The Room Becomes a Street (2020); Fragile Frontiers:… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:00 PM.

Neuroscience and Art: A Creative Connection

Resident Associate Program Merge recent findings on visual perception with familiar elements of art to discover how your paintings can take on new and fresh creative edges. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249739?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EsAgERf8KgE. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

A World Tour of Mesmerizing Mosaics

Resident Associate Program Escape into the unique world of mosaics in a lively pictorial lecture that travels to Ravenna, Barcelona, Chartres, and other locations to celebrate the beauty and expressive variety of the art form. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249740?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM.

Cole Porter: Sophisticate of American Song

Resident Associate Program He’s the top! American music specialist Robert Wyatt leads a musical journey through Cole Porter’s dazzling career on Broadway and in Hollywood, his personal tragedies, and his legacy of some of the most deliciously witty, provocative, and elegant contributions  to the great American songbook. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250005?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:15 PM.

The Quest To Understand (And Manage) Invasive Phragmites

Smithsonian Environmental Research Center Since the 1970s, the invasive reed Phragmites australis has been taking over wetlands across the U.S. In this virtual science talk, Smithsonian Environmental Research Center ecologists Melissa McCormick and Dennis Whigham will explore what set the stage for its explosive invasion, and share discoveries from over a decade of Smithsonian research on Phragmites. They will also highlight efforts to manage it, and discuss public perceptions of this not-so-friendly European visitor. This talk will be recorded. By signing up online, you will be able to join live and receive a link to a closed-captioned recording after the event. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Venue: Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Event Location: Online (Zoom). Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016105707629/WN_En0w0vxOR1eiN_JOx6pNuw. Cost: Free; registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/6016105707629/WN_En0w0vxOR1eiN_JOx6pNuw. Related Events: To see more virtual science talks at the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, visit https://serc.si.edu/visit/eveninglectures. Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

Introducing...

Ongoing Activities Introducing… a new kind of story time! Each week we shine a light on some of this country's lesser-known history makers and their portraits. Join us on YouTube every Wednesday at 11 a.m. for Introducing… with a Portrait Gallery educator. Children will learn more about art, hear the stories behind the portraits, and even learn some new vocabulary. Select story times will be in Spanish. For children ages 3 and up and their families. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: YouTube. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Links below. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 11:00 AM.

American TV in the 1950s: A Medium's "Golden Age"

Resident Associate Program In the years after World War II, television blossomed as a creative medium, with live dramatic shows like “Kraft Television Theater” and “Playhouse 90” showcasing the talents of soon-to-be-famous performers, directors, and writers. But this golden age was a short one, as was New York City’s dominance as a center of production. Brian Rose, professor emeritus at Fordham University, explores the forces behind the demise. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250035?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Artful Observations

Ongoing Tours & Activities “Artful Observations” hopes to encourage critical thinking, careful observation, and perspective taking through guided close looking exercises. No formal art or art history training is required to participate. Each session will focus on one work of art from NMAAHC’s visual arts or photography collection. Guided by an NMAAHC educator, participants will spend an hour examining the work in detail. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to share their inferences and interpretations based on visual observations. Brief contextual information, supported by collection objects, will be provided to round out participants’ broader understanding of the selected piece. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://survey.alchemer.com/s3/6096605/REGISTRATION-Artful-Observations-March-17-2021. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Women Filmmakers Festival: Lessons from Pandemic Histories with Mariam Ghani

One-Time Events Join internationally exhibited artist, filmmaker, and writer Mariam Ghani for a virtual conversation about two of her upcoming projects developed around the 100th anniversary of the 1918 pandemic. Watch clips from the film DIS-EASE, which examines themes of illness, otherness, and invasion. Then enjoy the short The Fire Next Time. This film traces the connection between epidemics and social upheaval from the 1800s to the present. Ghani is joined in conversation by Saisha Grayson, time-based media curator at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and Sabrina Sholts, curator of biological anthropology at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History. Learn more about Ghani’s films, Sholts’s 2018 exhibit Outbreak: Epidemics in a Connected World, and how past health crises inform how we navigate COVID-19’s impact on our individual lives and societal landscapes. Ghani’s documentary What We Left Unfinished (2019) is also available for viewing on the Women Filmmakers Virtual Festival webpage from… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. After Five. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Co-sponsor: National Museum of Natural History. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration Required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/women-filmmakers-festival-tickets-137497509753?aff=WFFTrumbaCalendar. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 5:30 PM.

Tea and Conversation: Persian Culinary Traditions for Nowruz

Talks and Lectures Nowruz, the Persian New Year, marks the arrival of spring across large parts of the Middle East and Central Asia. Feasts that accompany Nowruz are central to the celebration. Join Omid Roustaei, a Seattle-based Persian chef, to learn about special dishes associated with the holiday as well as the richness, subtleness, and playfulness of Persian cuisine and to hear stories from his childhood in Tehran. The conversation is moderated by Freer and Sackler curator Simon Rettig.     Omid Roustaei is an Iranian American psychotherapist and culinary instructor who is passionate about sharing Persian culture and traditions through food and storytelling. He attended the School of Natural Cookery in Boulder, Colorado, where he studied the art of intuitive cooking. His current mission is to spread awareness of Persian culture and cuisine, which he does by writing his blog, The Caspian Chef (thecaspianchef.com); by teaching online cooking classes; and through his work with the nonprofit organization Seattle-Isfahan… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM.

Photo 101: Basic Flash Photography

Resident Associate Program Though flashes can be intimidating, just a bit of knowledge can make yours an invaluable photographic tool. Understand the essential basics of TTL (through-the-lens) flash photography as you learn about modes, bounce flash, exposure compensation, and using accessories. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249742?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:30 PM.

Search and Rescue: Back from the (Creative) Edge

Resident Associate Program Breathe new life into your unfinished or "failed" collages or paintings. Find ways to infuse interest and create a variety of compositions to change the look and feel of your pieces. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/249741?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:30 PM – 9:00 PM.

Elizabeth Kolbert on the Nature of the Future

Resident Associate Program Journalist and author Elizabeth Kolbert is best-known for her Pulitzer Prize-winning bestseller, The Sixth Extinction, in which she described the rich and diverse world disappearing rapidly before our eyes. She explores the possibility that the feats of human innovation that have imperiled our planet may now be the only hope to save nature. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250259?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

The Future of Humanity in Space

Resident Associate Program Look to the space-traveling future as Michael Summers, a professor of physics and astronomy at George Mason University, explores how the use of space resources could propel human colonization throughout the solar system in the coming decades and beyond. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250138?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Wednesday, March 17, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:45 PM.

Youth in Action: Conversations about Our Future series (Native Women Making Change)

One-Time Events What roles do Indigenous women uphold in society today that serve both their communities and our society at large? Traditionally, Native women have held significant influence in the social, spiritual, and political lives of Indigenous societies. Though their roles and responsibilities have changed since colonization, they continue to be some of the most influential leaders in tribal governance. Today  we also see Native women serving in state legislatures, the US Congress, and in global leadership roles that work to increase representation and amplify Indigenous voices and causes. Watch on demand a conversation with Aidan Graybill (Wyandot Nation of Kansas) and Representative Christina Haswood (Diné [Navajo]), two young Native women who are currently working at local and state levels to make change.    Youth in Action: Conversations About Our Future is a monthly program led by young Native activists and changemakers from across the Western Hemisphere who are working toward equity and social justice f… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online at https://americanindian.si.edu/online-programs. Online Link: https://americanindian.si.edu/online-programs. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021.

Feathers of Fire: A Persian Epic

Performances Directed by Hamid Rahmanian  Free online screening   Vimeo Link: [to follow]  Password: [to follow]      “Feathers of Fire” is a breathtaking cinematic shadow play telling the magical tale of star-crossed lovers from the tenth-century Persian epic Shahnameh (The Book of Kings). Accompanied by an original score that draws on traditional music, the play incorporates puppets, costumes, masks, scenography, and digital animation to create a unique theatrical experience. The acclaimed musical team of Loga Ramin Torkian and Azam Ali (both of whom have performed at the Freer Gallery of Art) created the original score. “Feathers of Fire” had its world premiere at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2016 and went on to tour twenty-three US cities and six countries for a total audience of more than 100,000. Filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola called the production, “Fantastic! Spectacular cinematic wizardry.” Italy’s Le Figaro praised it as “astonishing and magical!”  Director Hamid Rahmanian is a 2014… Categories: Performances. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Thursday, March 18, 2021 – Monday, March 22, 2021.

Drawn to Figures LIVE

One-Time Events Discover your inner artist in this live virtual drawing workshop. Facilitated by artist Jill Galloway, the workshop will include guided instruction on the techniques and challenges of figure drawing. Participants will be offered the chance to share their work at the end of the session. Each program will highlight a Portrait Gallery exhibition or portrait from the collection. Open to all skill levels, ages 18 and up. Required materials will be listed on the Eventbrite program page. Free—Registration required. Categories: Workshops. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Online via Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/national-portrait-gallery-810710525. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

HOT Topic: Homo floresiensis: The “Hobbits” of Human Evolution

One-Time Events Almost 20 years ago, the discovery of a human skeleton with a chimp-sized brain and short stature (~1 meter) in a cave on a remote Indonesian island shocked scientists and the general public alike from around the world. Dr. Matt Tocheri, the Canada Research Chair in Human Origins at Lakehead University and a Research Associate in the Smithsonian Institution's Human Origins Program, will share his knowledge and answer your questions about Homo floresiensis, the enigmatic "hobbits' of human evolution. Moderator: Briana Pobiner, paleoanthropologist and educator at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History.   This program is offered as part of the ongoing HOT (Human Origins Today) Topic series.    This program will be presented as a Zoom video webinar. A link will be emailed to all registrants. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: Free; registration is requested. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM.

Animal Communication

Resident Associate Program Arik Kershenbaum, a zoologist at the University of Cambridge, explores the nature of how animals communicate and whether we’ll ever be able to understand what they’re saying—or if they are saying anything at all. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250191?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Let's Talk Gardens, Great Magnolias for the Mid-Atlantic

Smithsonian Gardens Join Andrew Bunting for an overview of great magnolias for the Mid-Atlantic region. Andrew will review the many cultivars and species that thrive in our area. He will include cultural information, design considerations and how to best maintain these plants in the landscape. Andrew serves on the Board of Magnolia Society International and published “The Plant Lover’s Guide to Magnolias.”. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Smithsonian Gardens. Venue: Smithsonian Gardens. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U2q5CXx_Sde-YIkyzzdPZw. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_U2q5CXx_Sde-YIkyzzdPZw. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM. For more info visit smithsonian.zoom.us.

#Take Time Thursday: Growing Healthy Houseplants with the U.S. Botanic Garden

One-Time Events Join USBG Plant Health Care Specialist Chelsea McKinley live from the U.S. Botanic Garden’s Conservatory for helpful hints on maintaining healthy houseplants. Using images and plants from the Garden’s collections, Chelsea will share tips for diagnosing and addressing common houseplant health concerns. Participants will leave the session better equipped to cultivate a thriving indoor plant collection at home. Chelsea McKinley is the Plant Health Care Specialist at the U.S. Botanic Garden in Washington, D.C. Chelsea has worked at the Garden since 2014, previously working as a gardener in the Horticulture Collections team, caring for the Medicinal and Mediterranean plant collections. Before joining the Garden, Chelsea worked as the assistant grower at Greenstreet Gardens, the operations manager at the University of California Santa Cruz Greenhouses, and a research associate for Syngenta Flowers Lawn and Garden R&D in Gilroy, California. At Syngenta, she conducted trials testing the efficacy of plant health… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Sponsor: Anacostia Community Museum. Co-sponsor: U.S. Botanic Gardens. Venue: Anacostia Community Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: FREE. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_uBoi7NGVSR2SLUpdZQbX9w. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 2:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Adopt-a-Book Salon: Global Perspectives

Smithsonian Libraries This year, we’ve taken our annual Adopt-a-Book Evening online and will be hosting a series of four intimate salons in March and April, where you’ll have the opportunity to interact with our librarians, archivists, and conservators. You’re invited to join us for all four events to see books and materials from all 21 of our library branches and the Archives!   Thursday, March 18 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Global Perspectives, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Focusing on the global breadth of our collections, Books from Anacostia Community Museum Library, Botany and Horticulture Library, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden Library, Warren M. Robbins Library at the National Museum of African Art, National Museum of Asian Art Library, National Museum of Natural History Library, Smithsonian Libraries Research Annex, and Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute Library   Thursday, April 1 – Adopt-a-Book Salon: Off the Mall, 5:30 to 6:45 pm ET, Featuring an interdisciplinary selection of libraries located off the National… Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Libraries and Archives. Event Location: Online; Internet connection required. Cost: $35 per person, per event We're offering discounts if you attend multiple events: - $60 for two (save $10) - $85 for three (save $20) - $115 for all four (save $25). Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Thursday, March 18, 2021, 5:30 PM – 6:45 PM. For more info visit library.si.edu.

NMAAHC Kids: Joyful Fridays

Ongoing Tours & Activities Joyful Fridays: I is for Interesting Designed for: Children ages 4 to 8 years    I is for Interesting. There are interesting things all around us! Join museum educators to learn about Black photographers and create “cameras” to observe the world with during this webinar-style Zoom class. A version of this art project is featured in the Joyful ABC: I is for Interesting Activity Book.    Live Stream & Recordings: Program “sold out” or can’t attend live? Join the livestream or watch the recorded program on the NMAAHC UStream page. PDFs with a list of supplies, project steps and recommended resources are available here.   More Information: Registered guests will receive an email with Zoom information, a list of supplies needed and recommended resources on the Monday before the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6283213/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysi-is-for-interesting-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Cost: FREE. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/p/6283213/nmaahc-kidsjoyful-fridaysi-is-for-interesting-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-culture-early-childhood-education. Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM.

Open Studio

Ongoing Activities The Portrait Gallery is bringing its weekly art workshops to your home via Facebook! Every Friday at 11 a.m. on Youtube we will post a new video with another activity, new techniques, and more chances to get creative. Join us online, by yourself or with roommates or family, in these workshops by artist Jill Galloway. Artists of all ages and skill levels can create art inspired by the Portrait Gallery's collection. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Facebook. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/smithsoniannpg/. Cost: Free. Find it on YouTube, link below. Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

A Fiddler on the Roof: The Art of Chagall

Resident Associate Program Art historian Joseph Cassar explores the work of Marc Chagall whose oeuvre—whimsical, colorful and populated with images from the stories of his native Russian culture—is both emotionally and poetically dream-based. (World Art History Certificate elective, 1/2 credit). Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250074?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Friday, March 19, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Mother Tongue Film Festival 2021: Anthropologists as Storytellers - Archival Roundtable

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Join us for a roundtable discussion exploring anthropologists and filmmakers Lina Fruzzetti (Brown University) and Ákos Östör (Wesleyan University) thirty-year collaboration—spanning numerous publications and 6 films. Moderated by Alice Apley (Director, Documentary Education Resources) and joined by Pam Wintle (Senior Film Archivist, Human Studies Film Archive), this roundtable will focus on Fruzzetti and Östör's important body of work, and the trajectory and craft of their filmmaking and storytelling as anthropologists. ACCESSIBILITY Live real-time captioning (CART) and American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation will be provided for this program while it is live.  To access, please follow the links below. Simulcast with ASL and Captions: https://s.si.edu/folklifeASL  Live Captions only via Streamtext: https://s.si.edu/folklifeCART  ------ The Mother Tongue Film Festival is presented by Recovering Voices, a collaboration among the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History, National Muse… Categories: Films. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. American Indian Museum. Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center. Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage. Co-sponsor: Documentary Education Resources. Venue: Natural History Museum. American Indian Museum. Event Location: Online only. Online Link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1100328013774926. Cost: Free. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Real-time captioning. Friday, March 19, 2021, 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM. For more info visit mothertongue.si.edu.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Mediating Blackness: A Journalist's Roundtable (Day 5, Session 7)

One-Time Events DAY 5  SESSION 7: Mediating Blackness: A Journalist's Roundtable Although black migrations within and into the United States are nothing new, articulations of black diversity are receiving a surge in media attention. Black Americans are increasingly naming their transnational, multiethnic, and multilingual realities, among other identities. The journalists on this panel will explore the use of collective terminologies such as African American and black, and discuss how the multiplicity of news media, both written and social, is responding to diverse black perspectives. Isma'il Kushkush, Freelance Jounalist , Carl-Philippe Juste, Miami Herald Media Company , Felice León, The Root , Jeneé Osterheldt, The Boston Globe , Moderator: Natalie Hopkinson, Howard University. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g1nw6jsd1nchgsyb3e9t10g2n6yrfkmv6wjxwufjc69efjwnfrde. Related Events: The Making African America symposium. For the full schedule and more information about the symposium, click here. Friday, March 19, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Movement of a People: Framing Black Migration on Film (Day 5, Session 8)

One-Time Events Day 5 ♦Session 8 ♦Movement of a People: Framing Black Migration on Film Film can be a powerful visual medium of expression and commentary. This panel, part of the Creatively Speaking film series, will use short films to show various aspects of multicultural black American experiences, including migration pathways, the search for roots, and mixed feelings of both alienation and belonging. Cassandra Bromfield, filmmaker, Into My Life , Roy Clovis, film editor, No Traveler Returns , Julie Dash, filmmaker, Standing on the Scratchline , Ellie Foumbie, filmmaker, No Traveler Returns , Kavery Kaul, filmmaker, The Bengali: A Work in Progress Trailer , Moderator: Michelle Materre, Creatively Speaking Films, Standing at the Scratchline, by Julie Dash, 2016 (11 minutes) - The year 2016 marks a century since the beginning of the first Great Migration of African American families to the Philadelphia area at the start of World War I. Dash captures the stories of a people seeking refuge and freedom in the… Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=gdw6yr1716mgh8aeju0t07v0d0ba011bc1e3fcf2526798v8cp2s. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium.. See the full schedule and more information about the symposium here. Friday, March 19, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

France During World War II: Occupation and Resistance

Resident Associate Program The world was stunned when, in the spring of 1940, Germany invaded and quickly defeated France. Ronald C. Rosbottom, a scholar of French and European history, examines why knowing more about the impact of both occupation and resistance during WWII helps us understand aspects of France’s present political and diplomatic environment. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250006?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30 AM – 4:15 PM.

Introduction to Lightroom

Resident Associate Program Adobe Lightroom is the most useful (and user friendly) software for organizing and editing images, usable for both RAW and JPEG image files. This two-session workshop offers users an overview of the program, with a focus on working with the essential Library and Develop modules for organizing and editing your files. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250399?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 9:30 AM – 1:30 PM.

Virtual Cherry Blossom Celebration

One-Time Events Celebrate the start of spring and the National Cherry Blossom Festival with the Smithsonian American Art Museum. Join us for a virtual program full of springtime fun for the whole family. Enjoy a lively performance of traditional Japanese Taiko drumming by the group Nen Daiko. Then learn more as the group demonstrates how they plan their performances and design their own instruments. Explore art, nature, and color with SAAM‘s docents in the new virtual edition of our popular Art Cart series. For more activities, check out our Family Zone for seasonal crafts, coloring pages, videos, and more! This program is presented in partnership with the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Image Credit: Gloria Kenyon. Categories: Celebrations. Kids & Families. Performances. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian American Art Museum. Venue: American Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free | Registration required via Eventbrite. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-cherry-blossom-celebration-tickets-137811669413?aff=CherryBlossomTrumbaLink. Accessibility: ASL-interpreted program. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM.

Introduction to iPhone Photography

Resident Associate Program Put away your point-and-shoot camera. Learn to make the most of your iPhone’s camera, starting with essential photography basics and moving on to some of the best apps, camera accessories, and low-cost tools for editing and image management. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250205?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM.

Construction & Architecture

Early Enrichment Center Let’s get building! Be introduced to early engineering concepts and learn about architects. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 10:00 AM – 10:45 AM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Community Day: Telling Tales of the Diaspora

One-Time Events This Community Day is presented as part of The Making African America symposium, a series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. To see the full schedule and more information about the symposium visit https://nmaahc.si.edu/making-african-america. Categories: Kids & Families. Performances. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Suggested. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0u5gp552autb9ygat49mkr8mc2h6acwf5kkcpggukt2g3m9k2rkf. Related Events: The Making African America symposium series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. To see the full schedule and more information about the symposium visit https://nmaahc.si.edu/making-african-america. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 3:00 PM – 3:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Theater Arts

Early Enrichment Center Theater is so much more than the performance you see on a stage. From costumes, to sets, to lightening – it takes a big community to create a work of theater. Join us as we explore a variety of roles in the theater. Categories: Kids & Families. Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Online Link: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888. Cost: $75. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/v/16888/smithsonian-early-enrichment-center-virtual-preschool-workshops. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4:00 PM – 4:45 PM. For more info visit seecstories.com.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | Advancing Blackness in Activism and Justice (Day 6, Session 9)

One-Time Events 4:30 PM EST Session 9: Advancing Blackness in Activism and Justice Within Black populations, despite unvarying concerns about violence and racism, each generation believes more strongly in the possibility of racial equity. Millennials are members of one of the most populous, well-educated, and racially and ethnically diverse generation in the United States. This panel discussion will explore contemporary sites of black activism for millennial leaders, including anti-racism, immigration, and economic justice. Malachi Hernandez, Massachusetts State House , Gregory “Ronnie” James, UndocuBlack Network , DeJoiry McKenzie-Simmons, National Association for the Advancement of Colored People , Nakia Woods, Black Alliance for Just Immigration , Moderator: Nana Afua Brantuo, Justice for Muslims Collective. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=g16ny0jdv2nsac2645amcw6gbn5yya4hs1su15w7kgxwjk4ceeja. Related Events: The Making African America symposium series brings together scholars, journalists, activists, curators, filmmakers, and writers to discuss how immigration has shaped and is continuing to reshape what it means to be black in the United States. The symposium takes place over three weekends in March. For the full schedule and more information about the symposium, click here. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 4:30 PM – 5:45 PM.

Making African America: A Symposium on Immigration and the Changing Dynamics of Blackness | ‘I Too Sing America’: Writing Blackness in Poetry and Fiction (Day 6, Session 10)

One-Time Events Day 6  Session 10: ‘I Too Sing America’: Writing Blackness in Poetry and Fiction This panel discussion brings together renowned authors whose cultural roots span the African diaspora. They will discuss their use of the written word as a medium to communicate black immigrant experiences, including the complexity of encounters with other Black Americans in the United States. Dinaw Mengestu, author , Edwidge Danticat, author , Elizabeth Acevedo, poet and author , Moderator: Joanne Hyppolite, National Museum of African American History and Culture Titles by Dinaw Mengestu, Edwidge Danticat, and Elizabeth Acevedo are available for purchase courtesy of Smithsonian Enterprises using this request form. Categories: Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Co-sponsor: The Center for Global Migration Studies, University of Maryland, College Park. Venue: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Virtual. Cost: Free. Registration Recommended. Get Tickets or Register: https://eventactions.com/eareg.aspx?ea=Rsvp&invite=0k64gwux6yz4pj297pp7sjfc9kyt766cd1a2g04g87a2ksykkz5r. Related Events: The Making African America Symposium takes place over three weekends in March. See the full schedule here. Saturday, March 20, 2021, 6:00 PM – 7:30 PM.

Great Horned Owls: Fleet and Mysterious

Resident Associate Program The Great Horned Owl is found in every state except Hawaii and in almost every habitat. In a series of talks rich in audio clips, photos, and video, naturalist Mark H.X. Glenshaw presents another in-depth study of this magnificent creature. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">This session focuses on the owl's basic facts and behaviors.</span>. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250318?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 1:30 PM – 3:00 PM.

Historia Natural en Casa: La Historia Natural a través de un Microscopio

One-Time Events La exploración de la historia natural no solo tiene que suceder en el museo, ¡también puede ocurrir en tu hogar!  ¡Acompáñanos a participar en un recorrido muy especial!. Haremos observaciones de la colección de Historia Natural más grande del mundo ¡usando un microscopio!. Exploraremos desde objetos fósiles más pequeños que un grano de arena, hasta los secretos que una mariposa oculta en sus alas. Cómo unirse: el programa será presentado a través de Zoom; haga clic en este enlace para unirse: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956 Registro: el registro es opcional pero no es necesario para participar. Sin embargo, al registrarse, nos ayuda a saber quién asiste a nuestros programas mientras el museo está cerrado, esto nos ayuda a servir mejor a nuestro público. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Celebrations. Sponsor: Natural History Museum. Venue: Natural History Museum. Event Location: Evento en línea / Online ; Requiere conexión a Internet / Internet connection required. Online Link: https://zoom.us/j/98346830956. Cost: Gratis. Se sugiere registrarse, pero no es obligatorio. Accessibility: Real-time captioning. Sunday, March 21, 2021, 2:00 PM – 2:45 PM.

Community + Conversations with a Docent, Double Victory

Ongoing Tours & Activities Virtual visitors have an opportunity to engage in a conversation with museum docents.  During this talk we will explore the lives and achievements of individuals in the face of injustice and look at African American history through one or more of the following lenses:  civil rights, sports, migration, and education.    Our live, interactive conversation with a docent feature key objects from the museum’s collections and emphasizes personal stories told throughout the museum’s exhibitions.  Using the online meeting platform Zoom, participants can examine and respond to objects in the museum.  To participate in this program, you must have access to a device with Zoom capabilities (including a microphone, speaker, and camera) and a reliable internet connection. Categories: Gallery Talks & Tours. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: This program is free for participants. Registration is required as space is limited to 50 guests. . Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/j/84955739907?pwd=dC94aE5PNmQwMEZiUG9RMGJqNWtGQT09. Monday, March 22, 2021, 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM.

Story Time with the National Postal Museum

Ongoing Tours & Activities Join educators from the National Postal Museum for live, interactive story time. Designed for children ages 3-6, but all are welcome! Mondays at 11:00 (EST) National Postal Museum educators will read stories aloud and lead related activities in a Zoom meeting for children and their caregivers. Explore a range of postal-related topics and more! Sessions will be interactive and last approximately 30 minutes. Caregivers are expected to be present with children for the duration of the program. Categories: Kids & Families. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Postal Museum. Venue: Postal Museum. Event Location: Online Only. Online Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Cost: Free. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/story-time-with-the-national-postal-museum-registration-141338917507. Monday, March 22, 2021, 11:00 AM – 11:30 AM.

In Their Own Words: Memoirs of Lives Recalled - Out of Egypt by Andre Aciman

Resident Associate Program Memorable autobiographies are powerful evocations not just of a person, but a time and place, vividly transporting us inside the world of another to experience it as they did. In a 3-session series, documentary filmmaker and writer Sara Lukinson looks at a remarkable life recounted by Andre Aciman in this session. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250321?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:15 PM.

Meditation and Mindfulness

Workshops Meditation helps us build a relationship to a place of inner quietude. To contribute to a sense of calm in this uncertain time, we are offering free 30-minute online meditations three times each week led by DC-based meditation teachers. These free sessions are appropriate for all levels of practitioners and include a variety of mindfulness practices. Sessions on Fridays include inspiration from art in the museum collection. All are welcome! No previous experience is required.   Meet our meditation teachers: Aparna Sadananda and Philip Bender  Join the sessions here:  https://smithsonian.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5YscuGprjIjQbviGSRDT8R4YRes8_sN6g Image: Mount Ibuki in Snow, Hashiguchi Goyō (1880–1921), Japan, Taisho era, January 1920, woodblock print: ink and color on paper, Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, Gift of H. Ed Robison in memory of Ulrike Pietzner-Robison, S1993.53. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Asian Art Museum. Event Location: Online. Cost: Free. Monday, March 22, 2021, 12:00 PM – 12:30 PM.

Nicholas Winton: Britain's Schindler

Resident Associate Program Young British stockbroker Nicholas Winton's split-second decision to save as many Jewish children as possible from the Nazis remained a secret for nearly 50 years. Historian Ralph Nurnberger highlights the story of this ordinary but remarkable man who was knighted for his efforts. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250075?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM.

The Pacific Ring of Fire: A Geologic Overview

Resident Associate Program The Pacific Ocean’s Ring of Fire is a vast horseshoe-shaped basin that sweeps over nearly 25,000 miles and is marked by relentless tectonic movements that drive earthquake and volcanic activity in hot spots such as Peru, New Zealand, Japan, and Alaska. Join volcanologist Kirt Kempter for a detailed introduction to one of planet’s most volatile regions. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250293?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Monday, March 22, 2021, 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Russian Concert Masterworks: A Vibrant Tradition Part II

Resident Associate Program With the works of Tchaikovsky, Mussorgsky, Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninoff, Prokofiev, and other 19th- and 20th-century composers, Russia has provided some of the most exciting and original music in the repertoire today. In a two-part series, concert pianist Rachel Franklin combines lectures and piano demonstrations to trace the turbulent historical movements that acted both as backdrop and engine for a nation’s fascinating musical evolution. <span style="color: #e74c3c;">Note: This is Part II of a two-part course.</span>. Categories: Workshops. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250124?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 12:00 PM – 1:30 PM.

Artists at Home: School Outreach

Ongoing Tours & Activities This school semester, the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) is offering a digital, interactive art program for teachers and their students in grades 3-8. Adapted from our summer program, “Artists at Home” is designed to engage students in hands-on art making and conversations about African American artists and different genres of visual art. Led by an NMAAHC educator, each hour-long session will focus on a unique visual artist and encourage discussion around their work. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in a hand-on art project using household materials.  Program Goals Introduce students to influential African American artists and their unique approaches to art making , Engage students in close looking exercises for visual art , Inspire curiosity about different genres of art and artists' techniques , Provide kinesthetic learning opportunities and cultivate creative expression A limited number of sessions will be offered throughout the coming… Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: African American History and Culture Museum. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: This program is free for participants. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.etix.com/ticket/e/1015539/artist-at-home-school-outreach-washington-national-museum-of-african-american-history-and-culture-center-for-teaching-and-learning-. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM. For more info visit nmaahc.si.edu.

Smithsonian Learning Lab Office Hours

Smithsonian Sponsored Events Have a burning question for the Smithsonian Learning Lab (https://learninglab.si.edu) team? Need help finding a resource or using one of the Lab’s tools and features? Just want to say "hello"? Take a minute to tune in to our live Q&A. Drop by anytime between 4 and 5! Categories: Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Center for Learning and Digital Access. Event Location: Online. Online Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JpVZIgE4HHY. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery

Ongoing Activities Join us weekly for a virtual creative writing hour. We’ve set up an online space where writers can create, connect and draw inspiration from the Portrait Gallery’s collection. This virtual, creative writing hour is for adult learners. Register here.  The Zoom link for the writing hour will be emailed to registered participants 24- 48 hours in advance of the program. Categories: Webcasts & Online. Workshops. Sponsor: Portrait Gallery. Venue: Portrait Gallery. Event Location: Zoom. Cost: Free. Registration required. Get Tickets or Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/virtual-writing-hour-with-the-national-portrait-gallery-tickets-99411309904. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

The Flavors of Charleston: Signature Foods, Recipes, and Their Stories

Resident Associate Program Join Chef Kevin Mitchell and historian David S. Shields for a delicious dive into the culinary specialties of the Charleston region, which include the famous rice and seafood dishes of the Low Country. Cook along as the chef demonstrates one of the region’s signatures dishes: Hoppin’ John. Categories: After Five. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Smithsonian Associates. Event Location: This program is part of our Smithsonian Associates Streaming series. Cost: Click here to view prices. Get Tickets or Register: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/250260?utm_source=SI-Trumba-Calendar&utm_medium=SIWeb&utm_campaign=2021FY-Trumba-SA-ev&utm_content=SA-Trumba-event&tmssource=254086. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 6:45 PM – 8:15 PM.

Mars 2020 and the Importance of Planetary Protection (Exploring Space Lecture)

One-Time Events The Exploring Space Lecture Series is online! Speaker: Dr. Moogega "Moo" Cooper, Mars 2020 Planetary Protection Lead Engineer, NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory The Mars 2020 mission and its Perseverance rover are designed to investigate key questions related to the habitability of Mars and will conduct assessments that will help plan for future human exploration of the Red Planet. Dr. Cooper will discuss this mission and how scientists plan to use what we learn for future missions. The Exploring Space lectures are made possible by the generous support of Aerojet Rocketdyne and United Launch Alliance. Categories: After Five. Lectures & Discussions. Webcasts & Online. Sponsor: Air and Space Museum. Event Location: YouTube. Cost: Free. Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM.