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01/19/2017 at 17:30. Facebook
Check out some of the most gorgeous botanical illustrations made throughout history before enrolling in "Science as Art: The Beauty of Botanical Illustration" presented in collaboration with Smithsonian Libraries’ Biodiversity Heritage Library on 2/12! For tickets, follow: [ Link ]

A History of Botanical Illustration
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01/19/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
Friday’s schedule: 4 a.m.: Metro opens 6 a.m.: Security gates open 11:30 a.m.: Opening remarks begin Around noon: Oath of office Afternoon: President eats lunch in the Capitol 3 p.m.: Inaugural parade 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.: Official inaugural balls Maps: Red zone: Vehicle road closures Green zone: Ve...

Inauguration guide: Schedule, maps, Metro
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01/18/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Did you know Diane Rehm just launched a podcast? She'll be at a Smithsonian Associates' event on March 28th. Tickets are selling quickly, get yours here: [ Link ]

The Diane Rehm Show Is Over. The Diane Rehm Podcast Is Just Beginning. - The Diane Rehm Show
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01/17/2017 at 16:00. Facebook
Artemisia Gentileschi is highlighted in a major new exhibit running through May 7 that aims to showcase the female artist as a great painter — one of the most talented followers of Caravaggio.

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Long Seen As Victim, 17th Century Italian Painter Emerges As Feminist Icon
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01/17/2017 at 15:25. Facebook
Smithsonian Associates Weekly Roundup!

Looking to get creative? These Studio Arts classes start this week:

Learn to Paint from Impressionists, Introduction to Photography, Encaustic & Mixed Media: Elements of Nature, Collage, Assemblage & Mixed Media, Figure Painting in Oils, Photographic Creativity, Design & Composition, Egg Tempera Painting, Learn Portrait Painting from John Singer...
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01/17/2017 at 05:00. Facebook
"It’s been almost four decades since Paul Revere Williams, an architect whose designs deeply influenced the landscape of Los Angeles, died. Now, writes Patrick Lynch for ArchDaily, the architect has become the first African-American ever to win the American Institute of Architects’ Gold Medal, the highest annual honor of the group and one of the field’s most important awards."

Why You Should Know Trailblazing Architect Paul Revere Williams
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01/16/2017 at 19:03. Facebook
Photo: Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, © Edie Brown Eisenberg 1968. Permission required for use. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was an extraordinary man of many talents and has left behind an enormous legacy. Below you will find five little-known f...

Five Little-Known Facts About Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
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01/14/2017 at 15:14. Facebook
To our patrons attending Smithsonian Associates programs: As you are well aware, the Nation’s Capital is preparing for a Presidential Inauguration. Increased security, road closures and street parking restrictions will be in effect around the National Mall. We strongly advise you to use public transportation and allow extra travel time.

If you are attending programs in the Ripley Center,...
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Smithsonian Associates' Studio Arts classes are starting soon!

Hands-on art classes are offered in a variety of formats from one-day workshops to multisession classes. Designed for art enthusiasts ages 16 and older, the programs encompass a wide range of media and are led by art professionals. Studio courses emphasize developing or enhancing techniques, showcase Smithsonian collections and...
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Thanks Washington Post Express and Sadie Dingfelder for featuring our upcoming program "Changing Ideals of Physical Beauty in Art: The Mystique of the Chic Physique" in today's issue!
Tickets are still available here: [ Link ]

Hot or not? These four pieces of art illustrate beauty standards of eras past.
Connie Britton will be at the Smithsonian on January 31st! Did you know that off screen, she plays an equally important role as goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Development Programme raising awareness of the organization’s work in poverty eradication and women’s empowerment?

Join us on the last day in January at the Natural History Museum to hear Britton talk with NPR’s Linda...
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Connie Britton: Actress as Advocate
Our neighbors at Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden host Yayoi Kasuma's 'Infinity Mirrors' beginning next month.

Yayoi Kusama's ‘Infinity Mirrors’ Exhibit to Tour the U.S.
We've added some exciting new programs to our calendar this month, and can't wait to share them all with you! Whether you're interested in an evening of art, philosophy, or science, you're sure to find something new and interesting.

What's New at Smithsonian Associates
The "ideal" body has changed a lot throughout history. For an artistic perspective on the favored styles of the human form throughout history, attend our daytime program, "Changing Ideals of Physical Beauty in Art: The Mystique of the Chic Physique" on January 14th. Tickets: [ Link ]

It’s Amazing How Much The ‘Perfect Body’ Has Changed In 100 Years
Smithsonian Associates Event Roundup! Check out what's happening this week!

Ready To Be a Rock Star?: Join the Smithsonian Rock ’n’ Roll Chorus
Tuesday, January 10th, 6:45 p.m.
Is the soundtrack to your life filled with the music of the Beatles, Byrds, Beach Boys, and other classic groups? Bring those songs alive again as music director and conductor Cheryl Branham leads an ensemble for...
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Smithsonian Associates' Weekly Event Roundup!

Thursday, January 5th; 6:45 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
"How Fat Works: The Inside Story" SOLD OUT
Fat plagues us. As a nation, we spend $60 billion annually fighting it. Drawing on her new book, "The Secret Life of Fat," biochemist Sylvia Tara offers a scientist’s perspective on how to gain the upper hand in controlling our weight.

Saturday, January 7th;...
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How to keep a New Year's resolution to lose weight? Get a scientist’s perspective! Biochemist Sylvia Tara will explain how to gain the upper hand in controlling your weight at a Smithsonian Associates' event this Thursday, Jan. 5 at 6:45 p.m. at the S. Dillon Ripley Center. Listen to her interview on the The Not Old - Better Show podcast, and watch this video for a preview of what to expect...
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When Illuminated River launches in 2018, it will be the biggest such project ever undertaken

Ambitious New Public Art Project Will Turn the Thames Into an Illuminated Canvas