Destroying Segregation: The Personal Mission of Civil Rights Attorney Fred Gray

June 10, 2021

Attorney and Civil Rights icon Fred Gray played a pivotal role in the push for equality. Through landmark victories representing the likes of Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King […]

Can Congress Reform Itself Again?

June 9, 2021

Over the years Congress has embraced reforming the institution, but that process often was voter driven. Congress has also periodically looked inwards and asked if its processes are in lockstep […]

Moment of Reflection with the NMAAHC

June 1, 2021

Moment of Reflection Tuesday, June 1; 12 p.m. ET The public is invited to join NMAAHC and Smithsonian museums for a digital commemoration of Tulsa Race Massacre centennial that took […]

The soon-to-open African American History Museum on the National Mall.

Black Wall Street: The Hidden Economy

May 26, 2021

After Reconstruction, the Black community built its own financial engine to give each other much-needed economic support and opportunity. This effort faced political and legal intimidation as well as violent […]

Beyond the Studio Virtual Workshop: Watercolor Illustration with Marcella Kriebel 

May 23, 2021

Sunday, May 23, 1–2 p.m. ET Venture beyond the studio with DC artist Marcella Kriebel. Register now for this engaging Zoom workshop and learn the basics of watercolor and illustration techniques, […]

Renwick Invitational 2020 Virtual Studio Tour with Rowland Ricketts 

May 20, 2021

Thursday, May 20, 7 p.m. ET Enjoy a behind-the-scenes virtual studio tour and artwork demonstration by Rowland Ricketts, one of the artists featured in Forces of Nature: Renwick Invitational 2020. Discover more […]

Youth in Action: Ecological Knowledge in Pacific Coastal Communities


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 […]

¡Printing the Revolution! Virtual Conversation Series: Creating in a Digital Sphere

May 13, 2021

Thursday, May 13, 6:30 p.m. ET The digital realm defines a new chapter of Chicanx graphics. Artists use technologically based artwork to critique Big Tech, as well as distribute digital […]

Emergency Preparedness for Small Arts & Humanities Organizations

April 21, 2021

Online workshop Wednesday, April 21 at 1:00 pm The DC Alliance for Response welcomes staff from local museums, historic houses, archives, libraries and performing arts spaces to learn more about how small […]

Handi-hour Online

April 14, 2021

Wednesday, April 14, 7:00 p.m. ET Grab some colorful duct tape and register now for the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s popular crafting happy hour! Join us for a live crafting […]