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Veggies are usually the supporting culinary
players in a meal, but the new Milk
Street: Vegetables moves them center of the
plate. Christopher Kimball shares
tips on how to roast, braise, steam, and stir-fry everyday
vegetables into simple but appealing dishes, and
demonstrates a recipe or two from the book’s globally
Freedom Writers: Black Leaders on the
Idea of America
Monday, February 7 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. ET
Though the guarantee of equality, liberty, and
justice for all is enshrined in the Constitution, Black
Americans have long confronted the gap between that promise
and the realities of their lives. Join author Farah Jasmine Griffin as she
examines how thinkers and leaders such as Frederick
Douglass, Malcolm X, and Barack Obama vividly reflect in
their works how these Americans have grappled with the
founding ideals of the United States.
Vertebrate zoologist and author Bill Schutt traces the evolution
of hearts and circulatory systems in the animal kingdom, as
well as our understanding of the anatomy, physiology and
symbolic significance of human hearts throughout history.
The emergence of genomic science in the last
quarter century has revolutionized medicine, the justice
system, and our understanding of who we are. Harvard
University professor Jennifer Hochschild examines
its politically charged and hotly contested issues.
Summer Camp is back—and ready to bring
Smithsonian’s world to life!
Whether in person on the National Mall or
virtually from your home or vacation getaway,
Smithsonian Summer Camp offers one-of-a-kind opportunities
to connect with the Smithsonian’s museums and research—and
meet the people behind it all.
Wednesday, February 23 - 6:30 p.m. to 8:30
On February 8, 1587, Mary, Queen of Scots was
executed for treason on the orders of her English cousin,
Elizabeth I. It was a tragic end to a turbulent life. But
was she the victim of misogyny and anti-Catholic prejudice,
or did she bring her troubles on herself by her own
miscalculations? Historian Jennifer
Paxton explores her life for the answer to
one of history’s enduring questions.
Claude Monet and His Water Lilies:
Seeking Solace in Art
Wednesday, March 2 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Toward the end of his prolific career, French
impressionist Claude Monet created his enchanting Water Lilies series, inspired by the
water-lily ponds he installed at his beloved home, Giverny.
Join author Ross King in
an exploration of these iconic paintings as he brings to
life the extraordinary accomplishment of Monet’s later
years. (World Art History Certificate
elective, 1/2 credit)
Medici family depicted allegorically in a fresco
(detail) by Benozzo Gozzoli ca 1459
The Rise of the Medici
Friday, March 4 - 12:00 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. ET
Join art historian Elaine Ruffolo as she explores the
influence of the powerful Medici family, from their humble
beginnings to their role as great patrons of the arts in
Florence. (World Art History Certificate
elective, 1/2 credit)
Captain Cook and the Pacific: First,
Second, and Third Voyages
3-Session Evening Course Thursday, March 10, 17, and 24 - 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
The three voyages of maritime exploration
undertaken by Captain James Cook from 1768 to 1779 are
perhaps the most famous of any in history. Filled with high
drama, tragedy, intrigue, and humor, their stories have
been told and retold for centuries. Justin M. Jacobs, associate
professor of history at American University, investigates
their enduring appeal.
In the midst of writing The Ring of the Nibelung, the most monumental
artistic work of the 19th century, Richard Wagner took a
breather. His intention was to write works that were
smaller in scale and easier to perform. Using excerpts from
the finest representations on video, opera and classical
music, scholar Saul Lilienstein
unearths the treasures this great composer created beyond
The two great academic centers of
England—Oxford and Cambridge—are steeped in history
reaching back to the 12th and 13th centuries. Scholar and
historian Gary Rendsburg
brings the verve and culture of these great university
towns to life, sharing history flavored with a pleasant
dose of Anglophilia.
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