Museums Openings

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India," from Sunday through March 9. Continuing: "Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints From the Anne van Biema Collection," through Jan. 19; "Sacred Sites: Silk Road Photographs by Kenru Izu," through Jan. 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. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Thys Boke Is Myne," from Wednesday through March 1. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

HIRSHHORN -- "Directions -- Cecily Brown," from Thursday through Feb. 23. Continuing: "Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972," through Jan. 20; "Minimal Art and Its Legacy: Selections From the Collection," indefinitely; "The Museum Collection at 25: Celebrating Modern and Contemporary Art," indefinitely. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh and Independence SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

WALTERS -- "Ringside: The Boxing Paintings and Sculptures of Joseph Sheppard," from Sunday through March 9. Continuing: "The Book of Kings: Art, War and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible," through Dec. 29; "Art of the Ancient Americas," indefinitely; "A Magnificent Age: The Walters' 19th-Century Collection," indefinitely. 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-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5. Adults $8, seniors $6, students and ages 18 to 25 $5, under 17 free. Free to all on Saturdays from 11 to 1. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000.

Exhibitions AFRICAN ART -- "Recent Acquisitions and Promised Gifts," through Jan. 5. Open indefinitely: "The Ancient West African City of Benin, 1300-1897"; "The Art of the Personal Object"; "Images of Power and Identity." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE -- Open indefinitely: "Explore the Universe"; "Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet"; "Aerobatic Champions"; "GPS: A New Constellation"; "How Things Fly," interactive gallery about the principles of flight; "Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World"; Pershing II and SS-20 missiles; "Commuting in the Amphibian Manner: The Grumman Goose"; "Carrier War in the Pacific"; "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age"; "Voyager: Around the World Without a Pit Stop"; "Looking at Earth," on aerial photography; "The Golden Age of Flight." Large-format films in the IMAX theater; "Infinity Express" in the Albert Einstein planetarium. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh and Independence SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN DIME MUSEUM -- "Strands of Time: Sentimental Works in Hair," indefinitely; "Midway in Miniature," indefinitely. Permanent exhibition of memorabilia and objects from 19th-century "dime museums" and sideshows. Open Wednesday-Friday noon to 3, Saturday-Sunday noon to 5. $5, ages 6 to 12 $3, under 6 free. 1808 Maryland Ave., Baltimore. 410-230-0263.

AMERICAN HISTORY -- "West Point in the Making of America: 1802-1918," through Jan. 4. "Ensuring the Safety of Millions: A Century of Regulating Biological Products," indefinitely; "September 11, 2001: Bearing Witness to History," through Jan. 11; "Bon Apetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian," through Feb. 2004; "Invention at Play," through Dec. 15; "Slates, Slide Rules and Software: Teaching Math in America," indefinitely; "Within These Walls," indefinitely; "Fast Attacks and Boomers: Submarines in the Cold War," through April 2003; "An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries," through December 2003. Open indefinitely: "The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden"; "Lighting a Revolution II"; "On Time"; "Ella Fitzgerald: First Lady of Song"; "Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th Century America"; "A More Perfect Union: Japanese-Americans and the U.S. Constitution"; "World War II GI: The American Soldier's Experience"; "Science in American Life"; "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image"; "American Encounters," about cultures of New Mexico; "From Parlor to Politics: Women and Reform in America, 1890-1925"; "Information Age: People, Information and Technology"; "Field to Factory: African-American Migration 1915-1940"; "A Material World," household objects; "Engines of Change: The American Industrial Revolution, 1790-1860"; "Hands-on Science Room" (open 12:30 to 5 Tuesday-Friday and 10 to 5 Saturday-Sunday; closed federal holidays); "Hands-on History Center" (open noon to 3 Tuesday-Sunday; closed federal holidays). Museum open daily 10 to 5:30. 14th and Constitution NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM -- "High on Life: Transcending Addiction," through Sept. 1; "Gems of the Permanent Collection," through May 4. Changing exhibitions of works by self-taught artists. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 6. $6; seniors, students and children $4. 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900.

ANACOSTIA MUSEUM -- "In the Arms of Elders," photographs, through Dec. 30; "The Color Yellow: Beauford Delaney," through Dec. 30. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Place SE. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS -- Permanent collection of 20th-century Latin American art. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 5. 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-6016.

ARTS AND INDUSTRIES -- "Latin Jazz: La Combinacion Perfecta," through Jan. 18; "Chicano Now: American Expresssions," through Jan. 5; "Photo du Jour: David Hume Kennerly's Picture-a-Day Journey Through the First Year of the New Millennium," through Dec. 29. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "Painted Prints: The Revelation of Color," through Jan. 5; "Tom Miller: Changing Spaces," through Feb. 16; "Matisse: Drawing Defined," through Nov. 17; "A Century of Progress: 1930s Modernism in America," through Jan. 13. Permanent exhibitions include the Cone Collection of post-impressionist and early-modern art, Old Masters galleries, the American Wing of American decorative arts, the Garrett and Lucas collections of prints and drawings, and the Saidie A. May collection of art since 1900. Open Friday and Wednesday-Thursday 11 to 5, Saturday-Sunday 11 to 6 (open to 8 on the first Thursday of each month). $7; seniors and students $5; under age 19 free. Free to all on the first Thursday monthly. North Charles Street and Art Museum Drive, Baltimore. 410-396-7100.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY -- Permanent exhibits on the heritage and preservation of Baltimore and Maryland's industrial past. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5, and Wednesday evenings 6 to 9. Adults $6, students and seniors $4.50, families $20. 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-727-4808.

BELAIR MANSION AND STABLE -- "Building the Great House," indefinitely. A restored 1745 plantation home furnished with period antiques, with an early 20th-century thoroughbred racing museum. Open Thursday-Sunday 1 to 4. 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089.

BOWIE RAILROAD STATION Museum -- "Historic Images of a Railroad Town," indefinitely; an interactive exhibit on the telegraph in railroad operations, open indefinitely. Open Saturday-Sunday noon to 4. 8614 Chestnut Ave., Bowie. 301-809-3089.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND Printing -- Public tours are available weekdays except holidays from 9 to 2; Visitors Center open 8:30 to 3. 14th and C SW. 202-874-2330 or 866-874-2330.

COLLEGE PARK AVIATION MUSEUM -- Permanent exhibitions and memorabilia related to the history of aviation and aviation "firsts" at the world's oldest continuously operating airport. Open daily 10 to 5. $4, seniors $3, children $2. 1985 Cpl. Frank Scott Dr., College Park. 301-864-6029.

CORCORAN -- "Picturing the Corcoran's Sculpture: Photographs by David Finn," through Dec. 30; "Molecular Invasion: A Project by Critical Art Ensemble," through Dec. 2; "Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth," through Jan. 6; "Fashioning Art: Handbags by Judith Lieber," through Dec. 30. "here is new york: a democracy of photographs," through Monday; "The Shape of Color: Joan Miro's Painted Sculpture," through Jan. 6. Permanent collection includes the Salon Dore{acute} 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. $5, seniors and member guests $3, students $1, family $8, children under 12 free. 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

DAR -- "Forgotten Patriots: African American and American Indian Service in the Revolutionary War, 1775-1783," through Aug. 2. Permanent collection includes ceramics, glass and silver, period rooms and children's section. Open Monday-Friday 9:30 to 4, Saturday 9 to 5 (closed Sundays). 1776 D St. NW. 202-879-3254.

DEA MUSEUM -- "Target America: Traffickers, Terrorists & You," through March; "Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History," indefinitely. Exhibits, videos and interactive displays tracing the history of drug abuse, illegal drugs and federal drug law enforcement in America. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 to 4. 700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. 202-307-3463.

DECATUR HOUSE -- "Marie Beale: Antiquarian, Ambassadress and Adventuress," Jan. 19. Permanent exhibitions of Federalist furnishings and architecture in an 1818 Federal-style town house. Open Friday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 3, Saturday-Sunday noon to 4. 748 Jackson Place NW. 202-842-0920.

DUMBARTON HOUSE -- The circa-1800 headquarters of the National Society of Colonial Dames of America houses a permanent collection of 18th- and 19th-century English and American furniture, ceramics, silver, textiles and paintings. Guided tours Tuesday- Saturday at 10:15, 11:15 and 12:15. $3, students free. 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.

FREDERICK DOUGLASS HOME -- Visitors center offers orientation at the last residence of 19th-century abolitionist. Open daily 9 to 5. 1411 W Street SE. 202-426-5961.

FREER GALLERY -- "Palaces and Pavilions: Grand Architecture in Chinese Painting," through March 30; "Whistler's Nudes," through Jan. 25; "Whistler Paintings at the Freer," indefinitely. Open indefinitely: "South Asian Sculpture"; "Winged Figures"; "Arts of the Islamic World"; "Art for Art's Sake"; "Charles Lang Freer and Egypt"; "Shades of Blue and Green: Chinese Celadon Ceramics"; "Seto and Mino Ceramics"; "Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze." Changing exhibits from the permanent collections of Asian and American art. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

GEORGE WASHINGTON MASONIC National Memorial -- Permanent exhibit of the George Washington collection. Open daily 9 to 5. 101 Callahan Dr., Alexandria. 703-683-2007.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF Washington -- The 1894 Christian Heurich mansion offers self-guided tours of late Victorian period rooms and a Washingtoniana library. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. House tours $3; seniors, students and children $1.50. 1307 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-785-2068.

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MUSEUM -- Permanent exhibits pertaining to American historical events and locales. Open weekdays except federal holidays 8:30 to 4:30, and from 1 to 4 on the third Saturday monthly. 18th and C NW. 202-208-4743.

INTERNATIONAL SPY MUSEUM -- Displays of wristwatch cameras, poison gas guns, a World War II Enigma cipher machine and other coding machines, disguises, etc. Open daily 10 to 6. Admission $11, seniors $9, grades K through 12 $8, under five free. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

KREEGER MUSEUM -- The Philip Johnson-designed former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger displays their permanent collection of paintings and sculpture. Tours by appointment Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30 and 1:30. $5. 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. 202-338-3552.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS -- "When They Were Young: A Photographic Retrospective of Childhood," through March 22; "World Treasures: In the Beginning," indefinitely; "American Treasures of the Library of Congress," rotating permanent exhibition ("American Treasures" information: 202-707-3834). Open indefinitely: "Bob Hope and American Variety"; "Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin." Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5. First and Independence SE. 202-707-4604.

MOUNT VERNON -- The 30-acre estate, home and burial place of George Washington, is open daily 9 to 4. Adults $9, seniors $8.50, ages 6 through 11 $4.50, under 6 free. At the south end of the George Washington Parkway, eight miles south of Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th Century America," through Aug. 10; "Me, Myself and Infrastructure: Private Lives and Public Works in America," through Feb. 16; "Zaha Hadid Laboratory," through Nov. 17; "Tools As Art," indefinitely. Building tours weekdays at 12:30, weekends at 12:30 and 1:30. Museum open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 5. Fourth and F NW. 202-272-2448.

NATIONAL CRYPTOLOGIC MUSEUM -- Exhibits and artifacts on the history of code-making and code-breaking. Open weekdays 9 to 4. At the National Security Agency, off Route 32, Fort Meade, Md. 301-688-5849.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST -- "Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe L'Oeil Painting in Europe and America," through March 2; "Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure," through Jan. 5; "Small French Paintings," indefinitely. Permanent collection of 20th-century art. Open Friday-Saturday and Monday-Thursday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Fourth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST -- "An Artist's Artists: Jacob Kainen's Collectionfrom Rembrandt to David Smith," through Feb. 9. Permanent collections of European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the 13th through the 19th centuries, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC -- "Jungles: Photographs of Frans Lanting," through Feb. 9; "Biodiversity 911: Saving Life on Earth," through March 15. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 17th and M NW. 202-857-7588.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH & Medicine -- Open indefinitely: "Human Body, Human Being"; "Evolution of the Microscope"; "Living in a World With AIDS"; "To Bind Up the Nation's Wounds." Open by appointment only 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 -- "Judy Chicago," through Jan. 5 (special admission $8, students and seniors $6, 18 and younger free); "Book As Art XIV: Temptations," through Jan. 5; selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. Museum admission $5, students and seniors $3, 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 -- "Hovercraft," through Jan. 13. Permanent galleries: "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. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

NATURAL HISTORY -- "Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach," through spring 2003; "From Monastery to Marketplace: Tradition Inspires Modern Ethiopian Painting," through Jan. 2. Open indefinitely: "African Voices"; "T-Rex"; "Tigers!"; "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. 202-357-2700 (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. Admission free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

OLD EXECUTIVE OFFICE BUILDING -- Tours of the restored Old Executive Office Building are available by advance reservation Saturdays 9 to noon. Security approval required. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-395-5895.

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.

PHILLIPS COLLECTION -- "Willem de Looper: A Birthday Celebration," through Jan. 19; "Pierre Bonnard: Early and Late," through Jan. 19 (timed-entry tickets required; $10.00, seniors and students $8.00, 18 and under free). Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. Permanent collection admission $7.50, seniors and students $4 (voluntary on weekdays), 18 and under free. "Artful Evenings," Thursdays 5 to 8:30, $5 (includes musical performance). Open Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 7, Thursday 10 to 8:30; closed Monday. 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

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

RENWICK -- "George Catlin and His Indian Gallery," through Jan. 19. Permanent collection of American crafts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

SEWALL-BELMONT HOUSE -- Permanent exhibit of women's suffrage memorabilia. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 to 3, Saturday noon to 4. 144 Constitution Ave. NE. 202-546-3989.

SMALL JEWISH MUSEUM -- "Power Lunches: Milton S. Kronheim Sr.'s Washington," indefinitely. Open Sunday-Thursday noon to 4. 701 Third St. NW. 202-789-0900.

SOCIETY OF THE CINCINNATI at Anderson House -- The headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati exhibits items related to the American Revolution and collections of American, European and Oriental antiques and artifacts. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1 to 4. 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040, Ext. 2.

TEXTILE MUSEUM -- "The Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets," through Feb. 16; "From Silkworm to Sarong, the Secrets of Silk Revealed," through Jan. 5. Permanent 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 -- "Asian Arts at Tudor Place: An American Passion to Collect," through Dec. 31. 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. Admission is free. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Museum -- Exhibits, photographs and artifacts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Admission to permanent exhibit by timed-entry ticket available at the museum or through Protix (703-218-6500 or 800-400-9373; service charge added). 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) SW. 202-488-0400.

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE -- President Wilson's home exhibits memorabilia of his administration and his era. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 4. $5, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for students and children, under 7 free. 2340 S St. NW. 202-387-4062.

Art Spaces

* -- Opening show

AIA -- Paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanabria, through Jan. 3. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-626-7300.

* AACC -- "Mid-Atlantic Watercolor Show," through Dec. 12. Cade Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2529.

ALEXANDRIA BLACK HISTORY Resource Center -- "Reading the Word: The Church and African American Education," through Dec. 1. 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

* ANNAPOLIS CITY HALL Gallery -- Paintings by Richard A. Niewerth, from Wednesday through Dec. 31. 160 Duke of Gloucester St., Annapolis. 410-777-7022.

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

BEAD MUSEUM -- "Silver Speaks: Jewelry From the Middle East," through May 31. 400 Seventh St. NW. 202-624-4500.

BLACK ROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Works on paper by Montgomery County artists, through Nov. 18. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

COLUMBIA PIKE ARTIST Studios -- "The Mind's Eye: Visual Artists and the Written Word," through Nov. 30. 932 S. Walter Reed Dr., Arlington. 703-486-9368.

* D.C. ARTS CENTER -- Sculptures by Ami Martin Wilber, through Dec. 8. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

DCJCC -- "For All These Rights: Works by Ben Shahn, 1936-1970," through Dec. 11. District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3209.

* ESPACIO CULTURAL SALVADORENO -- "Escuelita," through Dec. 20. 1724 20th St. NW. 202-331-4033.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "The Emergence of Modern Greek Painting, 1830-1930," through Dec. 3. Open weekdays; advance reservations required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3410.

GEORGE WASHINGTON U. -- "A Perfect World," through Dec. 6 in the Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. 202-994-1525.

* GEORGETOWN U. -- "Bath Tubs," photographs by Roberto Bocci, through Nov. 25. Georgetown University Art Galleries, 1221 36th St. NW. 202-687-7010.

GREENBELT ARTS CENTER -- "Contemporary Korean American Art," through Dec. 15. 123 Centerway, Greenbelt. 301-441-8770.

GREENBELT COMMUNITY CENTER -- "Contemporary Korean American Art," through Dec. 15. 15 Crescent Rd., Greenbelt. 301-397-2208.

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.

IMF CENTER -- "The Artistry of African Currency," through November. 720 19th St. NW. 202-623-6867.

JAPAN INFORMATION AND Culture Center -- "Contemporary Japanese Prints," through Nov. 22. 1155 21st St. NW. 202-238-6949.

* KOREAN CULTURAL SERVICE -- Works by seven Korean women artists, through Nov. 27. 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-797-6346.

LYCEUM -- "Generations: Costume in Alexandria," through Feb. 23. 201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-838-4994.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- Fall juried exhibition, through Nov. 22. 18 State Circle, Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

* MARYLAND HALL for the Creative Arts -- Painting and sculpture by Mike Patton and fiber art by three artists, through Dec. 19. 801 Chase St., Annapolis. 410-263-5544.

* MARYLAND INSTITUTE College of Art -- "MICA Remembers 9/11," through Dec. 15. 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-225-2300.

* MARYMOUNT U. -- "Contemporary Bulgarian Art Exhibition," through Dec. 14. Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library, 2807 North Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-522-5600.

MONTPELIER MANSION -- "Fashionably Independent: The Styles of the Federal Period," through November. Route 197 and Muirkirk Road, Laurel. 301-953-1376.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -- "Uncertain Balance: Prilla Smith Brackett, 1995-2002," through Dec. 31; "On the Nature of Things: The Scientific Photography of Fritz Goro," through Feb. 14. 2101 Constitution Ave. NW. 202-334-2436.

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.

NOVA/ALEXANDRIA -- Paintings by Bill Firestone, through Nov. 15 in the Schlesinger Concert Hall. Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6229.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Visions of One Another: Works by Jewish and Christian Sculptors," through Tuesday; "The Road to Rome: A Modern Pilgrimage," through May 7. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-635-5400.

PEIRCE MILL -- "Mills of Rock Creek Valley," indefinitely. Open weekends noon to 4. 2901 Tilden St. NW. 202-426-6908.

* QUIET WATERS PARK -- Paintings by Bets Ryan, from Wednesday to Dec. 30. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

RIVERSDALE HOUSE MUSEUM -- Open Fridays and Sundays noon to 4. $3, seniors $2, students $1. 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420 (TDD: 301-699-2544).

ST. MARY'S COLLEGE -- "The Nature of Nature," works by 16 artists, through Nov. 23. Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City. 301-862-0246.

SANDY SPRING MUSEUM -- Exhibition by members of Silk Painters International, through Dec. 16. Sandy Spring Museum, 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022.

SOCIETY OF WOMEN GEOGRAPHERS -- "Geography Is the World," indefinitely. 415 East Capitol St. SE. 202-546-9228.

SURRATT HOUSE MUSEUM -- "From Village to City: The Capital Grows Up," through November. 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121.

U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN -- American Society of Botanical Artists show, through Nov. 17. West Gallery, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. 202-226-7674.

WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY -- Paintings by Robert Peppers, through Dec. 18. Dadian Gallery, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-8674.

* WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "The West Wing: Workshop of Democracy," photographs, from Tuesday through March 2. "Furnishing the Nation's Home: Treasures From the President's House," indefinitely. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-208-1631.

WOMAN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC Club -- Members exhibition by the Washington Water Color Association, through Tuesday. 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7363.

WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE for America Memorial -- "Navy Nurse Prisoners of War," paintings by R. Thomas McLaughlin, indefinitely. Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 800-222-2294.

WOODLAWN PLANTATION -- "Holding History: Family Treasures Return to Woodlawn," through Dec. 31. U.S. 1 and Route 235, Mount Vernon. 703-780-4000.

Galleries* -- Opening show

The District DAVID ADAMSON -- Recent works by Judy Pfaff, through Nov. 29. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-0257.

AMERICA OH YES -- Works by artists with disabilities, through Nov. 30. 1700 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-483-9644.

ANTON -- Recent paintings by Takako Nagai, paintings by Francie Hester, through Nov. 16. 2108 R St. NW. 202-328-0828.

ARTICULATE -- "An Artist at Heart," through Dec. 3. 1100 16th St. NW. 202-296-9100.

* ARTISTS' MUSEUM -- Paintings by Sunil Sharama; new works by Ada Balcacer & Aurelio Grissanty; "Six in Spain"; and an installation by Alicia Hersman, through Nov. 29. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-638-7001.

ROBERT BROWN -- Drawings and sculpture by David Nash, through Nov. 23. 2030 R St. NW. 202-483-4383.

FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Works by Tristan Schane, through Wednesday. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

GALLERY 10 -- Works by Anne J. Banks, through Nov. 23. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

* GOVINDA -- Photographs by Barry Feinstein, through Dec. 21. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

* HEMPHILL -- "Vietnam Now and Then," photographs, through Dec. 28. 1027 33rd St. NW. 202-342-5610.

M.O.C.A. -- Photographs by Ilyse Soutine, works by Esther Harris, through Tuesday. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-342-6230.

RALLS COLLECTION -- Paintings, drawings and installations by Dennis Ashbaugh, through Nov. 30. 1516 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by Polly Haecker, through Nov. 24. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

TOUCHSTONE ANNEX -- "The Masai," paintings by Carsten Frank, through Nov. 17. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- Monotypes and intaglios by Betty McDonald, through Nov. 24. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

WATERGATE -- Paintings by Thomas Easley, through Nov. 30. 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-4488.

ZENITH -- "Out of Context: A View From the Hill," metal mesh sculpture by Raymond Wiger and photographs by David Morgan, through Nov. 17. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland CAPRICORN -- Group multi-media show, through December. 10236 River Rd., Potomac. 301-765-5900.

DEGA GALLERY -- Paintings by Patrick Irwin and Sharon Moody, through Nov. 30. 8100 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-760-7616.

* KUSHNIR/TAYLOR -- "Small Treasures," paintings by members of the Washington Society of Landscape Painters and others, from Saturday through Dec. 31. 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-465-4467.

MILL RIVER -- Watercolors by Bea Hardy, and works by Towson University MFA students, through Nov. 24. 840 Oella Ave., Ellicott City. 410-465-6434.

* WORLD ART FOCUS Gallery -- "Contradictions," works by Hussein Saidi, through Dec. 7. 3802 34th St., Mount Rainier. 301-699-1819.

Virginia CENTURY -- Paintings by Mikel Glass, through Nov. 19. 919 King St., Alexandria. 703-684-6967.

* DEL RAY ARTISANS -- "Seasons," works by members and guest artists, through Nov. 24. Nicholas Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-980-2948.

TARGET -- Sculpture by Robert Fry, through Nov. 17. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-6877.