Museums

A 205-page manuscript handwritten by psychologist Carl G. Jung joins other Jung artifacts on display at the Library of Congress.
A 205-page manuscript handwritten by psychologist Carl G. Jung joins other Jung artifacts on display at the Library of Congress. (The Foundation Of The Works Of C.g. Jung/w.w. Norton & Co. Inc.)
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Friday, September 3, 2010

MUSEUMS

Openings

"SIMPLY BEAUTIFUL: PHOTOGRAPHS FROM NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC" Photographs from National Geographic's upcoming book, "Simply Beautiful," open indefinitely at National Geographic, 17th and M streets NW. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 202-857-7588. http://www.nationalgeographic.com/museum. Free.

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART MUSEUM "Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art," through Nov. 28. Explore the basket's African origins through more than 200 objects from Africa and the United States. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-4600. http://africa.si.edu. Free.

AIR AND SPACE/DOWNTOWN Open indefinitely: "America by Air." "Apollo to the Moon." "Exploring the Planets." "Milestones of Flight." "Space Race." Open Friday-Monday 10 to 7:30, Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5:30. Sixth Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-2214. http://www.nasm.si.edu. Free.

AIR AND SPACE/DULLES Open indefinitely: "Commercial Aviation." "Human Spaceflight." "Rockets and Missiles." "Space Science." "Vertical Flight." "World War II Aviation." Open Friday-Monday 10 to 6:30, Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5:30. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Chantilly. 202-633-1000. http://www.nasm.si.edu/UdvarHazy. Free.

AMERICAN HISTORY "Holidays on Display," through Sept. 30. An examination of parading culture and department store retail displays between the 1920s and 1960s. Open indefinitely: "Abraham Lincoln: An Extraordinary Life." More than 60 historical treasures associated with Lincoln's life. "The First Ladies at the Smithsonian: A First Lady's Debut." An addition to the museum's collection of first ladies' gowns, focusing on dresses from contemporary first ladies, beginning with Mamie Eisenhower. Open Friday-Sunday 10 to 7:30, Monday-Thursday 10 to 5:30. 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 202-633-1000. http://www.americanhistory.si.edu. Free.

AMERICAN UNIVERSITY "BG Muhn: Love Affair of the Empress," through Oct. 17. An installation work including a series of portraits of mythical Chinese empresses that shows the dark side of human nature. "Luciano Penay: Time, News, Paintings and Natural Forms," through Oct. 17. Large-scale collages by the American University professor emeritus. Open Monday-Friday 11 to 5. Katzen Arts Center, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300. http://www.american.edu/katzen. Free.

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness," through Sunday. The definition of freedom outlined in the Declaration of Independence serves as the starting point for this collection of works by the descendants of Russian czars, Iroquois Indians, French revolutionaries and Guantanamo Bay detainees. Open daily, except Mondays, 10 to 6. 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900. http://www.avam.org. $12, $8 seniors and students, free for age 6 and younger.

ANACOSTIA COMMUNITY MUSEUM Open indefinitely: "Separate and Unequaled: Black Baseball in the District of Columbia." An examination of the popularity of the national pastime when played by African Americans. "Word, Shout, Song: Lorenzo Dow Turner Connecting Communities Through Language." An exhibit highlighting the 1930s discovery that the Gullah people of Georgia and South Carolina still possessed parts of the language and culture of their enslaved African ancestors. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-4820. http://www.anacostia.si.edu. Free.

ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS Twentieth-century Latin American art. Open daily, except Monday, 10 to 5. 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-6016. http://www.museum.oas.org. Free.

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY Open indefinitely: "Contemporary Japanese Porcelain." "Korean Ceramics." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000. http://www.asia.si.edu. Free.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART "Textiles Recycled/Reimagined," through Sunday. A collection of items that are getting a second life. "On the Mark: Contemporary Works on Paper," through Sept. 12. Eight new drawing and print additions to the BMA collection, including a 6-by-9-foot lithograph by Ellsworth Kelly. Open Wednesday-Friday 10 to 5, Saturday-Sunday 11 to 6. 10 Art Museum Dr., Baltimore. 443-573-1700. http://www.artbma.org. Free.


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