Events: Hispanic Art, Haitian Children’s Art, a Revolution in Wood and More

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Monday, October 4: No special events are slated for today. However, visit this site for a full listing of regularly-scheduled exhibitions and permanent collections on view around the Smithsonian and I am sure something is bound to strike your fancy.

Tuesday, October 5: Salmon in the Trees

This evening, take a journey through one of the rarest ecosystems on Earth: Alaska's Tongass Rainforest. Award-winning nature photographer Amy Gulick leads the way in this discussion that will illuminate the astonishing ways in which rainforest life is interconnected. Free. National Zoo, 7:00-9:30 PM

Wednesday, October 6: In the Gallery with the Collector

Come get a special look at the exhibit A Revolution in Wood: The Bresler Collection by taking a tour led by the woman who amassed this collective of stunning works of woodcraft. Fleur Bresler will give you an intimate look at the pieces on display, sharing the stories and anecdotes associated with the artworks. Free. Renwick Gallery, 12:00 PM.

Thursday, October 7: Children’s Art: Inside Out

The show The Healing Power of Art highlights artworks created by Haitian children in the wake of the catastrophic earthquake that decimated the island nation in January 2010. Today, art therapist Rebecca DiSunno of New York University's School of Visual Arts will discuss how art is used as therapeutic tool in helping people work through traumatic experiences. Free. African Art Museum, 4:00 PM.

Friday, October 8: Latino Art and Culture Tour

In celebration of National Hispanic Heritage Month, come take this special tour of the American Art Museum that highlights the artistic achievement and cultural heritage of Hispanic Americans. Free. Spanish-language tours can be arranged by calling 202.633.8550. American Art Museum, 4:30-5:30 PM.

For updates on all exhibitions and events, visit our companion site goSmithsonian.com

About Jesse Rhodes

Jesse Rhodes is an editorial assistant for Smithsonian magazine. Before he became an editorial assistant, Jesse worked at the Library of Congress Publishing Office, where he was a contributor to the Library of Congress World War II Companion.

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