Smithsonian Associates Presents July Program Highlights

July 2, 2018
News Release
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The July issue of the Smithsonian Associates’ program guide features a variety of educational and cultural programs, including seminars, lectures, studio arts classes, performances for adults and children and local and regional study tours. Highlights this month include:

An Evening with Gourmet Symphony: Musical World’s Fare at the Arts and Industries Building
Sunday, July 8; 5-8 p.m.
Smithsonian’s Art & Industries Building

This program features an evening of music, wine and fine cuisine accompanied by the Gourmet Symphony led by Artistic Director John Devlin. Featured music includes a variety of composers from different backgrounds as participants mingle with musicians inside the historic building built with materials from the first World’s Fair.

The All-Star Game Comes to Washington
Wednesday, July 11; 6:45 p.m.
Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center

Phil Hochberg, veteran attorney and sportscaster, manages an all-star lineup of baseball experts to prepare participants for the city’s fourth hosting of the All-Star game July 17. Greg McCarthy of the Washington Nationals, sports author Fred Frommer and Washington Nationals’ analyst Phil Wood share history and endless baseball trivia. Trivia-contest winners receive autographed baseballs signed by New York Yankees Manager and Hall-of-Famer Joe Torre.

Modern First Ladies: Creating (and Re-Creating) an Identity
Tuesday, July 17; 6:45 p.m.
Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center

Andrew Och, the author and producer for the C-Span series First Ladies: Influence and Image, presents the personal outlooks and historical events that affected and influenced the role of various first ladies in the 20th and 21st centuries. Participants will learn how the role and actions of first ladies highlighted and complemented the aspirations of their spouses’ presidencies.

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech: A Conversation with Melissa Chiu and Franklin Foer
Thursday, July 26; 6:45 p.m.
Smithsonian’s S. Dillon Ripley Center

Online shopping, social media and search engines help to make life more convenient and days more efficient. Franklin Foer, a national correspondent at The Atlantic, and Melissa Chiu, the director of the Hirshorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, present a discussion about the tension between the rise in digital technology and the issue of privacy.

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