Picnic Talks

Thursday 6/21 12:00PM | Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Friday 6/22 12:00PM | Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Saturday 6/23 12:00PM | Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Sunday 6/24 12:00PM | Smithsonian Arts and Industries Building
Event Information

Join Smithsonian Associates every day from 12:00pm to 1:00pm for "Picnic Talks," a series of short lightning talks by eclectic experts, thought-provoking artists, and accomplished scientists on unexpected subjects related to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

THURSDAY, JUNE 21: LIFE
12:00: Margaret Weitekamp, Curator, National Museum of Air and Space
12:15: Paul Glenshaw, artist, writer, filmmaker
12:30: John Whyte, internal medicine physician and former medical expert at Discovery Channel

FRIDAY, JUNE 22: LIBERTY
12:00: Rick Bell, historian, University of Maryland
12:15: Taina Caragol, Curator, National Portrait Gallery
12:30: Garrett Peck, author, historian, tour guide

SATURDAY, JUNE 23: THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
12:00: Rebecca Roberts, author and program coordinator, Smithsonian Associates
12:15: Lee Glazer, Curator, Freer Sackler 
12:30: Jerome Grant, Executive Chef, Sweet Home Café at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

SUNDAY, JUNE 24: CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
12:00: Linda Hesh, artist, Put the ‘I’ Into C_ivic
12:15: Huib Schippers, Director and Curator, Smithsonian Folkways Recordings
12:30: Amy Bower, Public Engagement Manager, Hirshhorn Museum
12:45: Lisa Kathleen Graddy, Curator, National Museum of American History
1:00: Georgia Saxelby, artist, To Future Women