Weekday Events: Muhammad Ali, Elvis and Video Artist John Gerrard

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So, the new year may be off to a bit of a slow start as far as special events are concerned, but never fear—there is always plenty to do around the Smithsonian! Check out this site for a listing of regularly-scheduled fun at the museums or check out an IMAX movie. You can find IMAX listings here.

Thursday, January 7: Muhammad Ali and Elvis: Face-to-Face Portrait Talk

Today, Echoes of Elvis curator Warren Perry speaks about boxer Muhammad Ali and rock legend Elvis Presley in this evening's portrait talk. Be sure to check back for the show Echoes of Elvis, which opens on January 8, 2010. Free. National Portrait Gallery, 6:00-6:30

Friday, January 8: John Gerrard: Friday Gallery Talk

Come listen to research associate Ryan Hill discuss the work John Gerrard, a video artist whose work features the most desolate corners of the American landscape. Free. Hirshhorn, 12:30-1:00 PM.