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The Pulse on Modern Medicine: Insights from NIH Experts

In a four-part series, listen to National Institutes of Health directors and scientific and medical experts discuss what is currently “hot” in biomedical research—and what it all means for our health and medical treatment today and in the future. This program features David Leopold, Chief, Section on Cognitive Neurophysiology and Imaging, National Institute of Mental Health.

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 - 6:45 p.m.
The Emerson String Quartet 2018–19 Season

The Emerson String Quartet continues to delight audiences at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., for its 40th season with a 5-concert series. This concert features music by Copland, Shostakovich, and Beethoven.

Saturday, January 5, 2019 - 6:00 p.m.
Masterworks of Five Centuries 2018-2019 Sunday Concert Series

The Smithsonian Chamber Music Society features musical masterpieces from the 17th to the early 21st century, played by outstanding ensembles on some of the world’s most highly prized musical instruments. This is an eight-concert seriesThis concert features music by consort music of Richard Mico and William Lawes.

Sunday, January 6, 2019
Pre-concert lecture: 6:30 p.m.
Concert: 7:30 p.m.
Chesapeake Cuisine: Nourishing a Healthier Bay

Baltimore-based chef John Shields guides home cooks in preparing dishes in the Chesapeake tradition that are tasty and healthy—and support the regional food industry’s efforts to protect the Bay.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.
Martin Luther King Jr.’s Political Legacy

Brandon Terry of Harvard University examines the ethical and political thought of arguably the greatest public intellectual and activist that the United States ever produced. He contends that King’s body of philosophy offers indispensable resources for addressing many of our current political crises.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 6:45 p.m.