Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities

May 20, 2021

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities May 20; on demand Indigenous coastal Pacific communities have respected and protected their homelands’ ocean resources for thousands of years. Listen […]

In Dialogue: Smithsonian Objects and Social Justice

May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Heighten your civic awareness through conversations about art, history and material culture. Each month, educators from the National Portrait Gallery will partner with colleagues […]

(At Home) On Art and the Improbable: Artist Talk With Diana Al-Hadid

May 12, 2021

Wednesday, May 12; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Diana Al-Hadid will join Charlotte Burns to discuss her work for the U.S. Embassy in addition […]

Enduring Images: Enslaved People and Photography in the Antebellum South

May 11, 2021

  Tuesday, May 11, 5 p.m. Online via Zoom Closed captioning provided Presented by Matthew Fox-Amato, Assistant Professor of History, University of Idaho From the 1840s to the end of the Civil […]

(At Home) On Art and Other Senses: Artist Talk With Anicka Yi

May 5, 2021

Wednesday, May 5; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Anicka Yi will join Hirshhorn associate curator Anne Reeve for an important exploration into the artist’s […]

The Story of the Lūʻau: Dance and Cooking Demonstration

May 1, 2021

May 1 – 31; on demand Explore the story of the Native Hawaiian tradition of lūʻau and learn why it plays such an important role in Hawaiian culture featuring Vicky […]

(At Home) On Art and Eco-Trauma: Artist Talk With Teresita Fernández

April 21, 2021

Wednesday, April 21; 7 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Teresita Fernández will join Hirshhorn associate curator Marina Isgro to discuss how she brings together concepts, […]

People Power! Citizen Scientists and the Smithsonian


As we lead up to Earth Day, meet Smithsonian researchers and volunteers involved in two citizen science projects. eMammal uses motion-activated game cameras to understand and track the diversity of […]

At Home) On Art and Everyday Life: Artist Talk With Rachel Harrison


Wednesday, April 21; 12 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Rachel Harrison will be joined in conversation by art history professor Darby English, author of the […]

(At Home) Artist Talk With Danh Vō

April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14; 12 p.m. ET Free, registration required for Zoom. Live stream also available on YouTube and Facebook Live. Danh Vō will join Hirshhorn curator-at-large Gianni Jetzer to discuss the role that objects can play […]