Salon Scientifique!

Salon Scientifique InvitationThe Smithsonian Libraries Presents: Salon Scientifique!
In collaboration with the Corcoran Gallery of Art and
McLean High School’s “Living History” program
Saturday, February 16th from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Corcoran Gallery of Art
500 17th Street NW, Washington, DC

Guests will have the chance to visit exhibits throughout the Corcoran’s Atrium that will showcase collections and demonstrations from Franklin’s inventions to ballooning. Hostesses will be on hand to discuss the history of salons and proper etiquette as guests experience a recreated French salon first-hand.

Enjoy period music, in-depth discussions of “salon themes” (art, science, philosophy, literature, politics, etc.), and dancing demonstrations conducted by the students of McLean High School.

Please RSVP at 202-633-2241 or

Event is free with the price of museum admission. See for details.