Smithsonian Associates will host a special evening with Amy Sherman-Palladino, the creator of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, and Dan Palladino, an executive producer who also serves as writer and director, Thursday, Dec. 12, at 6:45 p.m. at the National Museum of American History’s Warner Bros. Theater. In celebration of the show’s Dec. 6 season three premiere on Amazon Prime Video, they will discuss their inspiration behind the creation of the show, their wide-ranging careers in television and what it is like to work together on one of today’s most beloved series.
Lonnie G. Bunch III, the newly appointed 14th Secretary of the Smithsonian, will speak at the National Press Club as part of its Headliners speaker series Monday, Dec. 9 at 10 a.m. Bunch will be in conversation with Alison Fitzgerald Kodjak, president of the National Press Club, to discuss his vision for the Smithsonian and his new book, A Fool’s Errand: Creating the National Museum of African American History and Culture in the Age of Bush, Obama, and Trump.
The past hundred years have brought unparalleled change to the way music is created, disseminated, learned, sold, critiqued and researched. Technology, social change, travel and migration have transformed the ways people engage with music. This evolution poses the question: What will music sound like in 2025 or 2050? The Smithsonian unpacks this question through the “Future of Music Public Forum” Thursday, Dec. 12, through Saturday, Dec. 14.