Cornell University

Inside the Smithsonian with Curators and Conservators

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Washington, DC

Enjoy an insider's study tour of three of the Smith­sonian Institution's remarkable museums and research centers with Glenn Altschuler, dean of the School of Continuing Education and Summer Sessions and a favorite leader of study tours for Cornell's Adult University (CAU).

The National Museum of American History collects and preserves the country's political, cultural, scientific, and military artifacts, from the original Star Spangled Banner to Archie Bunker's chair. The splendid new National Museum of African American History and Culture is architecturally breathtaking and designed to tell "a people's journey and a nation's story." In the words of its founding director, Lonnie Bunch III, "The African American experience is the lens through which we understand what it is to be an American." At the fabulous National Portrait Gallery, we'll enjoy paintings, sculptures, and photographs of people important to the history and culture of the country.

Cornell's Adult University offers acclaimed education vacations designed and led by Cornell faculty. Programs include off-campus travel adventures and weeklong on-campus summer courses open to all, including Cornell alumni, families, and friends.

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