Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead)

October 28, 2021

Oct. 28, On demand americanindian.si.edu/calendar To celebrate Día de los Muertos, the museum will showcase two unique Day of the Dead traditions: figural sugar work and papier-mâché arts. The Mondragón […]

Día de los Muertos celebration (Day of the Dead)


In recorded presentations by two renowned Mexican families, the museum showcases two traditions central to Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos): the art of making figures from sugar […]

Smithsonian Virtual Craft Show

October 23, 2021

The 2021 Smithsonian Craft Show will be held virtually from October 23 to October 31. Originally scheduled in-person for October, the craft show will now be online due to health […]

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture with Nada Shabout

October 13, 2021

Examine the enduring impact of colonialism and orientalism within the mainstream history of modernism with scholar Nada Shabout. During this captivating virtual talk, discuss efforts to decolonize the field of […]

Weekend Round Up: October 7-10

October 7, 2021

Another weekend is upon us! Enjoy a weekend of concerts with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Mount Vernon Fall Wine Festival and Sunset Tour, the last weekend of Oktoberfest, a […]

Cooking Up History: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying at the National Museum of American History

September 30, 2021

Cooking Up History: Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge: Chinese Americans and the Power of Stir-Frying Sept. 30; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/stir-frying-to-skys-edge-chinese-americans-and-power-of-stir-frying In Stir-Frying to the Sky’s Edge, […]

Weekend Round Up: September 30-October 3


There are lots of events to do this weekend and great weather predicted. Check out the Wharf’s Oktoberfest (and some racing dachshunds!), the Georgetown French Market, an exhibit at the […]

Indigenous Peoples’ Curriculum Day and Virtual Teach-In Indigenous Land: Rights, Relationships and Responsibility

September 25, 2021

The Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian and Teaching for Change host a day of online conversation, curriculum sharing and ideas exchange. The museum education experts, Teaching for Change […]

The Other Slavery: Histories of Indian Bondage from New Spain to the Southwestern United States

September 24, 2021

Stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples have often been absent from the historical narrative. Join the Smithsonian for a virtual symposium that explores the hidden stories of enslaved Indigenous peoples, focusing […]

Escaramuza Dress New Perspectives case in Girlhood (It’s complicated)

September 17, 2021

Opens Sept. 17; Closes Winter 2021 Second Floor, East  A new case outside of “Girlhood (It’s complicated)” will showcase additional collections. An escaramuza charra dress worn by Veronica Davila is on […]