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 […]

The Smithsonian Celebrates 175 Years  

September 16, 2021

In 1846 — the year the Liberty Bell was cracked and James K. Polk was a president — a quintessential feature of our nation’s capital and of our young republic’s life […]

Clarice Smith Virtual Lecture Series with Fred Wilson

September 15, 2021

Take a journey lead by the creative powerhouse, Fred Wilson, during this captivating virtual lecture. Listen as he traces his artistic career and process through many decades, mediums, and techniques. […]

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. […]