Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History
May 23, 2018 - 3:00 pm
Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour showcases 20 authentic historic objects along with detailed replicas and photographs of almost 100 other artifacts and exhibits. Together, these evocative items tell the story of America, its people, and its diverse cultures in 24 lavishly illustrated half-hour lectures.
Your guide is the distinguished scholar, administrator, and bestselling author, Dr. Richard Kurin, Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture at the Smithsonian. Among his many responsibilities, Dr. Kurin oversees most of the Smithsonian’s national museums, libraries, and archives, making him the curator of the country’s greatest treasures—and the ideal host for this remarkable survey.
Dr. Richard Kurin is the Smithsonian’s Under Secretary for History, Art, and Culture. In this position, he oversees most of the Smithsonian’s national museums, libraries, and archives, as well as several of its research and outreach programs. Dr. Kurin holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Philosophy from the University at Buffalo—The State University of New York. He earned both his M.A. and his Ph.D. in Anthropology from the University of Chicago.
Lectures 7 and 8 –The First Americans – Then and Now and Planes, Trains, Automobiles and Wagons
Lectures 9 and 10 – Communications – From Telegraph to Television and Immigrant Dreams & Immigrant Struggles (Wednesday, May 30 at 3:00)
South Village, University Theatre