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Friday, February 29, 2008

Museums

Openings

AMERICAN ART"Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975," through May 26; "The Honor of Your Company Is Requested: President Lincoln's Inaugural Ball," Thursday through Jan. 18, 2010. Continuing: "John Alexander: A Retrospective," through March 16; "Obata's Yosemite," through June 1; "Celebrating the Lucelia Artist Award, 2001-2006," through June 22. Open daily 11:30 to 7. Eighth and F streets NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-5285).

CORCORAN"The American Evolution: A History Through Art," Saturday through July 27 ($12, seniors and students $10). Continuing: "Wild Choir: Cinematic Portraits by Jeremy Blake," through Sunday. Permanent collection includes the Salon Dore French gilt room, 16th-century Italian earthenware, 17th- to 20th-century European paintings and 18th- to 20th-century American paintings. Open Friday-Monday and Wednesday 10 to 5, Thursday 10 to 9 (closed Tuesday). Admission to permanent collections $6, ages 6 and younger free. 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST BUILDING/EAST BUILDING"In the Forest of Fontainebleau: Painters and Photographers From Corot to Monet," Monday through June 8. Continuing: "Small French Paintings," indefinitely. Permanent collection of 20th-century art. Open Friday-Saturday and Monday-Thursday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM Continuing: "Rarity Revealed: The Benjamin K. Miller Collection," through Jan. 12. "Postal Inspectors: The Silent Service," through Feb. 28, 2009. Open indefinitely: "Customers and Communities"; "Airmail in America"; "Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story"; "Binding the Nation"; "Moving the Mail"; "On the Road," a history of city mail vehicles ; "Stamps and Stories"; "Victory Mall," opens Thursday, continues indefinitely; "What's in the Mail for You!"; "The Art of Cards and Letters." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

WALTERS"Maps on Purpose," Saturday through May 8. Continuing: "Mapping the Cosmos: Images From the Hubble Space Telescope," through July 27; "Salviati and the Antique: Ancient Inspiration for Modern Glassmaking," through Dec. 7. Open indefinitely: "Art From India, Nepal and Tibet: The John and Berthe Ford Collection"; "Art of the Ancient Americas"; "Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art." Permanent collection of Egyptian, Greek and Roman antiquities, Byzantine silver, medieval armor, Faberge eggs, and 16th- through 19th-century paintings and sculpture. At Hackerman House: Chinese and Japanese porcelains, Japanese decorative arts, early Buddhist sculpture from China, and Southeast Asian art. Open Friday 11 to 8, Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 11 to 5 (closed Monday-Tuesday). Admission free. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000.

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART"Body of Evidence: Selections From the Contemporary African Art Collection," through June 30; "African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection," through Sept. 7. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-5285).

AIR AND SPACE/DOWNTOWN"The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age"; "Voyager: Around the World Without a Pit Stop." Open indefinitely: "America by Air"; "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age"; "Carrier War in the Pacific"; "Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet"; "Explore the Universe"; "GPS: A New Constellation"; "How Things Fly," interactive gallery about the principles of flight; "Looking at Earth," on aerial photography; "Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World"; Pershing II and SS-20 missiles; "The Golden Age of Flight"; "Treasures From American History." Large-format films in the Imax theater; "Cosmic Collisions" in the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh and Independence SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-5285).

AIR AND SPACE/UDVAR-HAZY CENTER Permanent displays of the space shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird reconnaissance aircraft, the "Grumman Goose," the B-29 Enola Gay and other aircraft and space artifacts. Large-format films in the Imax theater. Admission free; parking $12. 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-5285).

ALEXANDRIA BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM"Imaging Blackness, 1915-2002: Film Posters From the Indiana University Black Film Center/Archive," through March 7. 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

AMERICAN U. MUSEUM"Ben L. Summerford," through March 16; "Carlos Luna: El Gran Mambo," through March 16; "Elena Sisto: New Work," through March 22; "Roger Brown: Southern Exposure," through March 22; "William Christenberry: Site/Possession," through March 22. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 to 4. American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM Changing exhibitions of works by self-taught artists. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 6. $11, seniors, students and children $7. 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900.


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