Emmet Till: River Site Historical Marker

September 3, 2021

Opens Sept. 3; Closes Oct. 5 Flag Hall, Second Floor, Center During a visit to see his great uncle in Mississippi, 14-year-old Emmett Till, of Chicago, was brutally lynched Aug. […]

Hung Liu: Portraits of Promised Lands

August 27, 2021

  Aug. 27, 2021–May 30, 2022 Credit information: “Resident Alien” by Hung Liu, oil on canvas, 1988. Collection of the San Jose Museum of Art; gift of the Lipman Family Foundation. […]

Stories of Black Philanthropy: Treasures from the National Museum of American History

August 10, 2021

Aug. 10, 3-4 p.m. EST Virtual program Free with online registration: https://smithsonian.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eSo6QtNGQSCs1I7abyyeUw In celebration of Black Philanthropy Month, this program takes audiences behind-the-scenes to learn what curators and interns are discovering […]

SAAM Arcade 2021: Building Community, Embracing Individuality

August 8, 2021

SAAM Arcade is back and online this year! Join us for a day of virtual play and be the first to discover the latest independent games created during SAAM’s inaugural game […]

“Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?”

August 6, 2021

Opens Aug. 6; Closes July 2022 Second Floor, Center “Upending 1620: Where Do We Begin?” is a display that examines the early encounters between Wampanoag peoples and English colonists, and […]

Cooking Up History: Lena Richard’s New Orleans Cook Book: A Groundbreaking Story of Innovation and Resilience

August 5, 2021

Guest Chef: Dee Lavigne Aug. 5; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/tickets/lena-richards-new-orleans-cook-book-groundbreaking-story-of-innovation-and-resilience Lena Richard, a Black chef and entrepreneur in New Orleans, built a culinary career in the segregated […]

Viewfinder Virtual Film Series: Leslie Thornton on Surviving


Join the Smithsonian American Art Museum for an engaging virtual lecture with award-winning filmmaker Leslie Thornton. Learn how Thornton, with her decades-long episodic film epic Peggy and Fred in Hell […]

Cooking Up History: Pleibol and Eat Well! Latino Culinary Traditions and Américas’ Game

July 26, 2021

Monday, July 26; 6:45 p.m. Virtual demonstration Tickets available for purchase here: https://smithsonianassociates.org/ticketing/subscriptions/series/?id=175503 Explore the tangible connections between baseball and Latino culinary traditions, food fusions, and experiences that reflect broader themes […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Games of the Americas

July 23, 2021

Playing games is an important tradition shared by all ages in numerous Native communities. Many games are designed to build strength in both body and spirit through exercise, group cooperation, […]

Summer Virtual Field Trip: Native Expression – The Art of Totem Poles

July 22, 2021

Native Americans created and used many shapes, designs, colors, and materials as an expression of their cultures and identities. Native art designs became a way to communicate tribal and family […]