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A Message from Smithsonian Associates

During the government shutdown, Smithsonian Associates is making every effort to continue our programs and to serve our members and the public. As you might be aware, Smithsonian Associates does not receive any federal funding. Some of our programs, however, are held in Smithsonian museums and facilities that are affected by the shutdown, and our offices and classrooms in the Ripley Center are closed.

We are looking for alternative venues for upcoming programs, and will do our best to hold events as scheduled. All ticket holders will be notified by email and phone of any location changes or cancellations. Regular updates will also be posted on this website.

We’re proud of our outstanding customer service, and will maintain that same level of professionalism during this period. Tickets for programs can still be ordered online and through Customer Service at 202-633-3030. Staff members will also be happy to answer any questions you might have. We’re grateful for your support and your understanding as we do our best to keep our activities running as close to normal as possible.

Smithsonian Associates - Educating and Entertaining Audiences for More Than 50 Years

Event Status

Introduction to Photography II

Jan. 8 - Feb. 26, 12:30 PM
Canceled

Quilting for Beginners

January 12 - 26, 10:00 AM
Postponed to March 16 & 23

Fair Isle Knitting Technique

January 19, 10:00 AM
Postponed to Feb. 23

Open Darkroom Plus

January 19, 10:15 AM
Postponed

Traditional Oil Painting Techniques

January 19, 10:15 AM
Postponed

Introduction to Afghan Manuscript Illumination

January 19, 1:00 PM
Moving to Studio Pause (Arlington, VA)

Open Darkroom Plus

January 19, 1:30 PM
Postponed

Learn To Paint Like Monet

January 19, 2:00 PM
Postponed

Art of Chinese Calligraphy

January 19, 2:00 PM
Postponed

Beginning Drawing

January 20, 10:15 AM
Postponed

Figure Drawing and Independent Projects

January 20, 1:30 PM
Postponed

Introduction to Watercolor

January 20, 2:00 PM
Postponed

Masterworks of Five Centuries

January 20, 7:30 PM
Canceled

Introduction to Black-and-White Film Photography and the Darkroom

January 22, 6:30 PM
Postponed

The Joy of Photography

January 22, 6:30 PM
Moving to Capital Gallery (Washington, DC)

Introduction to Drawing and Painting

January 23, 10:15 AM
Moving to Hill Center (Washington, DC)

Beginning to Drawing

January 23, 6:30 PM
Moving to Hill Center (Washington, DC)

Photographic Creativity, Design, and Composition

January 23, 6:30 PM
Moving to Capital Gallery (Washington, DC)

Martin Luther King Jr.

January 23, 6:45 PM
Moving to Catholic University
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Martin Luther King Jr.’s Political Legacy

Brandon Terry of Harvard University examines the ethical and political thought of arguably the greatest public intellectual and activist that the United States ever produced. He contends that King’s body of philosophy offers indispensable resources for addressing many of our current political crises.

Date
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Valentine’s Day Bouquets

Guided by floral designer Sarah von Pollaro, modern-day romantics create a one-of-a-kind arrangement to gift to a loved one (or keep for themselves) as they enjoy champagne, strawberries, and chocolates.

Date
Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.