Events: Indigenous Artists, Early Aircraft, Human Origins and Bill Clinton!

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Monday, June 21:

Sorry kids, no special events today. But be sure to check out this site for regularly-scheduled daily events at the Smithsonian.

Tuesday, June 22: 5-Day Festival: Country of the Clouds: Indigenous Artists of the Oaxaca-Mixtec Region

This week-long celebration of the arts and culture of the Oaxaca-Mixtec region of Mexico features films, book signing and an exhibition of contemporary art that includes paintings, ceramics, textiles and photography. Free. American Indian Museum, 10:00 AM-5:30 PM

Wednesday, June 23: Ask an Expert: Igor I. Sikorsky and the Il’ya Muromets

In today's lunchtime lecture, Carl Bobrow from the museum's Collections Processing Unit will talk about Igor I. Sikorsky, a Russian-American aviation pioneer who created a bomber plane that was also the predecessor of the modern passenger aircraft. Free. Air and Space Museum, 12:00-12:15 PM.

Thursday, June 24: Face-to-Face Portrait Talk: Bill Clinton

Today, curator of prints and drawings Wendy Wick Reaves speaks about the portrait of Bill Clinton by Chuck Close featured in the exhibition America's Presidents. Free. National Portrait Gallery. 6:00-6:30 PM

Friday, June 25: HOT (Human Origins Today) Topics: Australopithecus sediba

The origins of mankind is always a hot topic and today, Dr. Caley Orr, post-doctoral fellow in the Smithsonian's Human Origins Program, discusses Australopithecus sediba—a new species of early human whose discovery was announced in April 2010. Free. Natural History Museum, 3:00-4:00 PM. Not able to attend? No worries. The HOT Topics series will repeat on July 30 and August 27. Free. Natural History Museum, 3:00-4:00 PM.

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