Office of Programs and Strategic Initiatives

The Office of Programs and Strategic Initiatives develops programs focused around food, music, and theater to connect audiences with major exhibitions and themes of American History. These programs are designed to enliven the overall museum experience and to support the museum’s outreach, education, and fundraising efforts. Programs are dynamic, fun, content-rich, and intellectually rigorous.

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Associate Director for Programs and Strategic Initiatives
Senior Program Manager
Director, Smithsonian Food History Programs

Wanda Hernandez

Program Producer
Executive Producer, Jazz Masterworks Orchestra and Supervisory Producer, American Music History Initiatives
Program Producer
Food and Agriculture Programs Manager
Director, Special Initiatives and Director, Program in Latino History and Culture
Program Outreach Manager
Director, Experience and Program Design and Director, Program in African-American History and Culture
Senior Producer