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NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN Jewish Military History -- "Reconnaissance and Recollection: Military and Civilian Photographs From World War II," indefinitely. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5. 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL War Medicine -- "Building on the Past: Military Medicine for the 21st Century"; "Nurses of the Civil War"; "The Art of Embalming the Dead During the American Civil War." Permanent exhibits of medical equipment, photographs, camp re-creations and memorabilia related to medical care during the Civil War. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4, Sunday 11 to 4. $6.50, seniors $6, children 10 to 16 $4.50, under 10 free. 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-695-1864.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH & Medicine -- Open indefinitely: "From a Single Cell"; "Human Body, Human Being"; "Evolution of the Microscope"; "To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds." Open daily 10 to 5:30. Armed Forces Institute of Pathology, Walter Reed Army Medical Center, Building 54, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-782-2200.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN in the Arts -- "Monica Castillo: The Painter and the Body," through Jan. 22; "M.L. Van Nice: The Library at Wadi ben Dagh," through Nov. 6; "The Mystique of Sandalwood," through Dec. 4. Selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. $10, students and seniors $8, ages 18 and younger free; free on first Wednesday and Sunday of each month. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.

NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM -- "John Lennon: The Lost Album," through April 10; "Stamps Take Flight," through March 19. Open indefinitely: "On the Road," a history of city mail vehicles; "What's in the Mail for You!"; "Moving the Mail"; "Binding the Nation"; "Customers and Communities"; "Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story"; "The Art of Cards and Letters"; "Stamps and Stories." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

NATURAL HISTORY -- Open indefinitely: Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals; "Forces of Change: Global Links, El Nino's Powerful Reach"; "African Voices"; "T-Rex"; "Life in the Ancient Seas"; "Frozen in Time: The Iceman"; "Native Alaskan Cultures"; Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals; Orkin Insect Zoo. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 10th and Constitution NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER -- Permanent and rotating exhibits of ship models, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 to 5. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

NAVY MUSEUM -- "Navigating the Dead Sea: U.S. Navy 1848 Expedition"; "Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard"; "A Vision of History"; "Securing the Seas for Union Victory"; "The American Revolution and the French Alliance"; "The Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century"; "Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Bay Flotilla"; "Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan"; "Polar Exploration"; "Spanish-American War"; "Dive, Dive: U.S. Navy Submarine Force." Open by appointment only Monday-Friday 9 to 4, Saturday-Sunday 10 to 5. Building 70, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M SE. 202-433-6897 or 202-433-4882.

OCTAGON -- "The Initiated Eye: Secrets, Symbols, Freemasonry and the Architecture of Washington, D.C.," through Dec. 31. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 4. $5, students and seniors $3. 1799 New York Ave. NW. 202-638-3105.

OLD GUARD MUSEUM -- "The Old Guard Today"; "An Old Guard History." Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 4, Sunday 1 to 4. Building 249, Sheridan Avenue, Fort Myer, Arlington. 703-696-6670.

RADIO-TELEVISION MUSEUM -- Permanent collection of working vintage radios and televisions and related memorabilia. Open Saturday-Sunday 1 to 4. 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-390-1020 or 301-809-3088.

RENWICK --"Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design," through Jan. 22. Permanent collection of American crafts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- "Shifting Gears: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists With Disabilities, Ages 16-25," through Nov. 6. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Gold: The Asian Touch," through Feb. 19; "Floating Mountains, Singing Clouds," installation by Mei-ling Hom, through March 5. Open indefinitely: "Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork From the Nuhad Es-Said Collection"; "Luxury Arts of Silk Route Empires"; "Metalwork and Ceramics From Ancient Iran"; "Sculpture of South and Southeast Asia"; "Arts of China." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

SEWALL-BELMONT HOUSE -- Permanent exhibits of women's suffrage and equal rights memorabilia. Suggested donation $3. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 to 3, Saturday noon to 4. 144 Constitution Ave. NE. 202-546-1210.

TEXTILE MUSEUM -- "Rozome Masters of Japan," through Feb. 12; "Gods and Empire: Huari Ceremonial Textiles," through Jan. 15; "Silk and Leather: Splendid Attire of 19th-Century Central Asia," through Feb. 26. Rotating exhibitions of textiles and carpets from around the world. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5. Suggested contribution $5. 2320 S St. NW. 202-667-0441.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT -- Tours of the Treasury Building are available by advance reservation Saturdays at 10, 10:20 and 10:40. Security approval required. 15th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-622-0896.

TUDOR PLACE -- Permanent display of Mount Vernon objects, furniture and silver. The 1816 mansion and five-acre garden is open for tours Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4, Sunday noon to 4. House tour $6; garden tour $2. 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.

U .S. BOTANIC GARDEN -- Permanent exhibitions of more than 4,000 plants and a tropical rain forest. Open daily 10 to 5. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Museum -- "Remember the Children: Daniel's Story"; "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," through May 29. Open indefinitely: "Witness to History: Documenting the Path of American Liberators"; "Genocide Emergency: Darfur, Sudan"; "Antisemitism: Protocols of the Elders of Zion"; "Abandoned at Srebenica: Ten Years Later." Permanent exhibition of artifacts, photographs and oral histories. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Admission to permanent exhibition by timed-entry ticket available at the museum daily or in advance through (703-218-6500 or 800-400-9373; service charges added). 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. (15th Street) SW. 202-488-0400.

U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE MUSEUM -- "The Invention Machine: A Day in My Life," through January; 19th-century patent models, including Thomas Edison's light bulb, indefinitely. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5, Saturday noon to 5. 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. 571-272-0095.

Art Spaces

-- Opening show

AAAS GALLERY -- Paintings by Jonathan Feldschuh, sculptures by Craig Schaffer, through Oct. 28. 1200 New York Ave. NW. 202-326-6672.

AACC -- "AACC Visual Arts Faculty Show," through Oct. 28. Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2218.

AIA -- "Architecture in Perspective 20," through Jan. 20. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-626-7300.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- "The Curious Tactile: Rudiger Haugwitz, Allen Linder and Daina Taimina," from Monday through April 21. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER -- "Solos," six one-person shows, through Nov. 5. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY -- "Taps," indefinitely. Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 703-607-8052.

ARTS BARN -- Watercolors by Debra Halprin, Judy Hanks-Henn, Christine Heyse and Margy Stancill, through Nov. 6. 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

BEAD MUSEUM -- "The Eternal Bead," through April 23. Permanent displays of beads from around the world. Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 to 4, Sunday 1 to 4. 400 Seventh St. NW. 202-624-4500.

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- "The C&O Canal," through February. 103 W. Mont-

gomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

EUBIE BLAKE JAZZ INSTITUTE -- "Moving Walls 8," photography by various artists, through Nov. 5. 847 N. Howards St., Baltimore. 410-225-3130.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "The Art of Hungary, 1915 Revisted," through Dec. 2. Open weekdays; advance reservations required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GOETHE INSTITUT -- "Motion Paintings" by Oskar Fishinger, through Oct 26. 814 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- Works by Stevens Jay Carter, through Nov. 19. 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.

HOWARD U. HOSPITAL -- "New Frontiers in Medicine: Medical Service, Research and Education at Howard University Hospital," indefinitely. Freedmen's Hall, 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-865-6629.

IDB CULTURAL CENTER -- "At the Gates of Paradise: Art of the Guarani of Paraguay," through Jan. 20. Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558.

JERUSALEM FUND -- "The Subject of Palestine," through Oct. 28. 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART/ Baltimore -- "15th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 18. 330 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-685-0300.

McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS -- Sculpture by Tess Cummins, through Nov. 5. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- Photographs by Carl Roote, through Dec. 31. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- Prints by Sahomi Naka, through Oct. 29. Works by Prince George's Community College art faculty and faculty emeritus and sculpture by Alonzo Davis, through Oct. 28. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR Center -- Paintings by Skip Willits, through October. 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5760.

NATIONAL ZOO -- Amazonia Science Gallery and Habitat: "Vanishing Pollinators," indefinitely. In the Education Building: "The Bird of Paradise Lost," indefinitely. 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-673-4717.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Papi in Posa: 500 Years of Papal Portraiture," through March 30; "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," through Jan. 15. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-635-5400.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- Paintings by Kristin Bruner, paper works by Sherril Ann Gross, through Nov. 6. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

SUMNER SCHOOL -- "Adolf Cluss, Architect: From Germany to America, Shaping a Capital City Worthy of a Republic," through Feb. 28. 1201 17th St. NW. 202-289-1200.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND -- Quilts, paintings, drawings and prints by Faith Ringgold, through Dec. 10. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Building, University Boulevard & Adelphi Road, College Park. 301-405-2763.

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "White House Horses," through Jan. 4; "Furnishing the Nation's Home: Treasures From the President's House," indefinitely. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-208-1631.

WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE for America Memorial -- "Faces of the Fallen: America's Artists Honor America's Heroes," through Nov. 11; "Native American Women in the U.S. Armed Forces," indefinitely. Permanent exhibitions of World War II and Korean War artifacts and memorabilia. Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 800-222-2294.


-- Opening show

The District

ADAMSON -- Works by Chuck Clos, through Saturday. 1515 14th St. NW, second floor. 202-232-0707.

ALEX -- Paintings by Madalina Nicola, through Oct. 31. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

CONNER -- New photographs by Julee Holcombe, through Saturday. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

KATHLEEN EWING -- Photographs by Anderson & Low, through Oct. 29. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-0955.

G FINE ART -- Works by nine artists, through Saturday. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-461-1601.

GALLERY 10 -- Acrylic paintings by Gloria Monteiro Rall, from Wednesday through Nov. 26. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- "Sapphographs," works by Donovan Leitch, through Nov. 12. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

JANE HASLEM -- New media prints by Anne Chesnut, through Nov. 12. 2025 Hillyer Pl. NW. 202-232-4644.

HEMPHILL -- Works by Renee Stout and Joseph Mills, through Oct. 29. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-342-5610.

INTERNATIONAL VISIONS -- Paintings by Helen Zughaib, through Nov. 2. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-5112.

IRVINE -- "The Apollo Prophecies" by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, through Saturday. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

MARSHA MATEYKA -- Paintings by Sam Gilliam, through Nov. 26. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

MATRIX -- Paintings by William Adair, from Saturday through Nov. 19. 3307 M St. NW. 202-333-1180.

NUMARK -- "The Empire of Sighs," through Oct. 29. 625-27 E St. NW. 202-628-3810.

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by Betsy Anderson, through Sunday. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- Multimedia works by Langley Spurlock and John Martin Tarrat, through Oct. 30. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

TOUCHSTONE -- Mixed-media works by Janet Wheeler, through Nov. 6. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

WATERGATE -- Works by Pawel Krol, through Saturday. 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-4488.

WPA/CORCORAN -- "Options 2005," works by various artists, through Nov. 27. 3307 M St. NW. 202-639-1828.

ZENITH -- Paintings and sculpture by Wayne Trapp, throgh Nov. 27. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.


ARTFX -- "Monster Boxes," sculptures by Cat and Richard Holt, through Oct. 31. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Paintings by Nina Chung Dwyer and Phyllis Jacobs, through Oct. 30. 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Works by Jeanne Sheckler Beebe, Elyse Harrison, Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff and Joyce Zipperer, through Oct. 29. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

KUSHNIR/TAYLOR -- Paintings by Jack Hannula, through Nov. 13. 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-465-4467.

OSUNA -- Works by Tom Downing, Ray Parker and Anne Truitt, through Saturday. 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4500.

PHOTOWORKS -- Photographs by Irene Owsley and Barbara Tyroler, through Nov. 13. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-229-7930.

SLAYTON HOUSE -- Group show by the Olney Art Association, through Nov. 10. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987.


ART LEAGUE -- Paintings by Rulei Bu, through Nov. 7. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Photographs by Jane Ernst and stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley, through Nov. 7. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

BYRNE -- Paintings by Steven Adams, through Oct. 31. 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6986.

DEL RAY ARTISANS -- Invitational photography show, through Oct. 29. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-765-1510.

LOFT -- Paintings by Lilian Elkey, through Oct. 30. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

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