Summer is winding down but Affiliates are busy with great programs as fall begins.
The Friends of the Polk Museum of Art will enjoy behind-the-scenes tours at the Smithsonian, visiting several museums and research centers in Washington, 9.9-9.12.
The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra will give a concert at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach, 9.26.
Two Smithsonian scholars will speak as part of the Acadia Night Sky Festival organized in part by the Abbe Museum. Curator John Grant from the National Air and Space Museum will talk about his research on Mars, and Alasdair Davey, researcher and astronomer from the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory will present his latest solar research in Bar Harbor, 9.10-9.12.
The Asian American Resource Center (part of the City of Austin Parks and Recreation Department) will open the I Want the Wide American Earth exhibition from SITES in Austin, 9.19.
Over 95 Affiliates will participate in Smithsonian Museum Day Live! on 9.26.