Museums

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 -- "Through My Father's Eyes: Photographs by Ricardo Alvarado"; "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; "A Century of Progress: 1930s Modernism in America," through Jan. 13; "Tom Miller: Changing Spaces," through Feb. 16; "Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments," and "Common/Places: Contemporary Photography from Germany and Northern Europe," through May 25. 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.

BALTIMORE PUBLIC WORKS MUSEUM -- "Treasures Underfoot: Quilts Inspired by Japanese Manhole Covers," through Jan. 5. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 4. $2.50, $2 seniors and students, children 5 and younger free. 751 Eastern Ave. (Inner Harbor Pier 7), Baltimore. 410-396-5565.

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 -- "Molecular Invasion: A Project by Critical Art Ensemble," through Dec. 2; "Fashioning Art: Handbags by Judith Lieber" and "Picturing the Corcoran's Sculpture: Photographs by David Finn," through Dec. 30; "Emmet Gowin: Changing the Earth" and "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," through 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.

DUMBARTON OAKS -- Permanent collection of pre-Columbian, Byzantine and classical works. Open Tuesday-Sunday 2 to 5; $1 donation. Ten acres of formal gardens open 2 to 5 daily; free admission through March 14.. 1703 32nd St. NW. 202-339-6401.

FAIRFAX MUSEUM -- Permanent collection of American Indian, Colonial, Civil War and other objects. Open daily 9 to 5. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. 703-385-8414.

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

FORT WARD -- "Civil War Alexandria Through the Camera's Eye," through March 1. Permanent exhibits of Civil War artifacts. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 4301 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-838-4848.

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 -- "Whistler's Nudes," through Jan. 25; "Palaces and Pavilions: Grand Architecture in Chinese Painting," through March 30. Open indefinitely: "Whistler Paintings at the Freer," "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.

HILLWOOD -- The former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post houses a permanent collection of Russian and French decorative art. Open daily noon to 5 from Sunday through Dec. 12. Tours by appointment only. Admission $10, seniors $8, students and children under 18 $5. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. For information, 202-686-8500; for reservations, 202-686-5807.

HIRSHHORN -- "Zero to Infinity: Arte Povera, 1962-1972," through Jan. 20; "Directions -- Cecily Brown," through Feb. 23. Open indefinitely: "Minimal Art and Its Legacy: Selections From the Collection" and "The Museum Collection at 25: Celebrating Modern and Contemporary Art." 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).

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; "American Treasures of the Library of Congress," rotating permanent exhibition ("American Treasures" information: 202-707-3834). Open indefinitely: "World Treasures: In the Beginning," "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.

LOUDOUN MUSEUM -- "The Road to Antietam Creek: Lee, Loudoun and the Invasion of Maryland, 1862," through December. Permanent collection of Indian, Revolutionary War, Civil War and local history objects. $1, children 50 cents. 14-16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. 703-777-7427.

MANASSAS -- Permanent collection of Indian, Colonial, railroad, Civil War and local history objects. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5. $3, seniors and ages 6 through 17 $2, under 6 free; on Sundays, free to all. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-368-1873.

MARINE CORPS -- Korean War commemorative exhibition; history of the Corps from 1775 to the present. Open Friday 10 to 8, Monday and Wednesday-Thursday 10 to 4 (closed weekends and Tuesdays). Building 58, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M SE. 202-433-3534.

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- "Remembering the Battle of Antietam: John Philemon Smith's Shadowbox," through Jan. 3; "Built to Last: Tne Enduring Landmarks of Baltimore's Central Business District," through Jan. 5; "What's It to You? Black History Is American History," indefinitely; "Baltimore Painted Furniture"; "Celebrating the Baltimore City Life Collections," indefinitely. Open Wednesday-Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 11 to 5. $4, seniors and students $3, under 12 free; free to all on Sundays. 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. 410-685-3750.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER -- "Exploring the Great Outdoors: Sports and Recreation in Original Illustrations from Children's Books," through Feb. 16. Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 2 to 5. 1624 Crescent Place NW. 202-939-5568.

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 -- "Me, Myself and Infrastructure: Private Lives and Public Works in America," through Feb. 16; "Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th Century America," through Aug. 10; "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 FIREARMS MUSEUM -- Permanent exhibits tracing the evolution of firearms and their role in the history of the United States. Open daily 10 to 4. National Rifle Association, 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax. 703-267-1600.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, EAST -- "Willem de Kooning: Tracing the Figure," through Jan. 5; "Deceptions and Illusions: Five Centuries of Trompe L'Oeil Painting in Europe and America," through March 2; "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 Collection from Rembrandt to David Smith," through Feb. 9; "Drawing on America's Past: Folk Art, Modernism and the Index of American Design," through March 2. 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 -- "Wild at Heart: Man and Beast in Southern Africa," through Jan. 5."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 AMERICAN Jewish Military History -- "Women in the Military: A Jewish Perspective," indefinitely. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5, Sunday 1 to 5. 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF CIVIL War Medicine -- Permanent exhibits of medical equipment, photographs, camp recreations 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: "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; "The 1847 Issue: America's First Stamp," through May 19. 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 -- "From Monastery to Marketplace: Tradition Inspires Modern Ethiopian Painting," through Jan. 2; "Global Links: El Nino's Powerful Reach," through spring 2003. 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.

NAVY MUSEUM -- "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. Building 70, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M SE. 202-433-6897 or 202-433-4882.

OCTAGON -- "Laying the Foundation for Liberty: The Statue of Liberty's Pedestal," through June 1. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 4. $5, students and seniors $4. 1799 New York Ave. NW. 202-638-3105.

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, seniors and students $8, 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).

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Sacred Sites: Silk Road Photographs by Kenru Izu," through Jan. 5; "Masterful Illusions: Japanese Prints From the Anne van Biema Collection," through Jan. 19; "The Sensuous and the Sacred: Chola Bronzes from South India," through March 9. 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).

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 -- "Delware in the American Revolution," through May 3. 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 -- "From Silkworm to Sarong, the Secrets of Silk Revealed," through Jan. 5; "The Classical Tradition in Anatolian Carpets," through Feb. 16. 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.

WALTERS -- "The Book of Kings: Art, War and the Morgan Library's Medieval Picture Bible," through Dec. 29; "Ringside: The Boxing Paintings and Sculptures of Joseph Sheppard," through March 9. "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.

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE -- "Woodrow Wilson at Princeton: The Path to the Presidency," through March 23. 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. 10. 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 Sunday. 638 N. Alfred St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- "Ordering Chaos," works by Kurt Godwin, Bill Hill, Elaine Langerman and Laura Thorne, through April 18. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3278.

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

ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON -- Paintings by Judith Pond Kudlow, and "Paintings of Algeria, 1931-1935" by Juanita Guccione, through Sunday. 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

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

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- "Montgomery County Modern: Everyday Life in the 1930s," through March 2. Montgomery County Historical Society, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

* BLACK ROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Waterclor paintings by Margaret Kranking, from Saturday through Dec. 27. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

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.

EMBASSY OF PERU -- 1700 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-833-9860.

EMBASSY OF SWEDEN -- Photography by Annee Olofsson, through Dec. 13. 1501 M St. NW. 202-467-2600.

EMBASSY OF VENEZUELA -- Works by Myriam Hardy, through Dec. 12. 1099 30th St. NW. 202-342-6848.

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 Tuesday. 3. Open weekdays; advance reservations required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3410.

* FRIENDSHIP HEIGHTS Village Center -- Maryland Pastel Society show, from Sunday through Dec. 31. 4433 S. Park Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-656-2797.

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

* GLENVIEW MANSION -- Rockville Art League show, from Sunday through Dec. 31. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 301-309-3001.

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.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- Paintings by Sam Gilliam, through Jan. 11. 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.

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

MARYLAND ART PLACE -- Paintings by Gerald Ross, Carolyn Case and Daniel Randall, through Dec. 28. 34 Market Pl., Baltimore. 410-962-8565.

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," through Dec. 14. Barry Gallery, Reinsch Library, 2807 North Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-522-5600.

* MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-ROCKVILLE -- Faculty exhibition, from Monday through Dec. 17. 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5115.

* MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- Patuxent Art League show, from Thursday through Dec. 29. Prints by John Murray and Gretchen Amazeen, through Saturday; photographs by Ann Krumrein, through Dec. 27. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

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 LIBRARY OF MEDICINE -- "Once and Future Web: Worlds Woven by the Telegraph and Internet," indefinitely. 8600 Rockville Pk., Bethesda. 301-496-5963.

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 -- Watercolor Paintings by Pauline Davis Lorfano, through Dec. 19. Fisher Gallery, Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6229.

OATLANDS -- "Four Seasons of Oatlands," through Dec. 30. On U.S. 15 six miles south of Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Joy to the World: Nativities from Countries Around the Globe," through January. "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, through Dec. 30. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

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.

STRATHMORE HALL ARTS CENTER -- "69th international Fine Art Miniatures Exhibition" by the Miniature Painters, Sculptors and Gravers Society of Washington, thorugh Dec. 31. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

UNION STATION -- "Norway Says," through Dec. 15. 40 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-289-1908.

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY -- Watercolors by Dolores Santarelli, through Dec. 15. 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703-319-3971.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL -- "Following Yonder Star," creches from the Cathedral's collection, through Jan. 11. Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

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, through March 2. "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 -- "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

ADDISON/RIPLEY -- New sculpture by Graham Caldwell, through Dec. 28. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

ALLA ROGERS -- Icon paintings by Vladislav Andreyev, through Jan. 30. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-333-8595.

ANTON -- Works by Peter Waddell and Ruth Bolduan, through Jan. 31. 2108 R St. NW. 202-328-0828.

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

ATLANTIC -- Paintings by Robert Johnson, from Wednesday through Dec. 14. 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. 202-337-2299.

CONNER -- Digital light sculpture by Leo Villareal, through Wednesday. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

FOUNDRY -- New watercolors by Robert Wieferich, through Dec. 6. 9 Hillyer Court NW. 202-387-0203.

FOXHALL -- "Small Wonders," paintings by multiple artists, through Dec. 31. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

G FINE ART -- Paintings by Maggie Michael and James Nares, through Dec. 14. 3271 M St. NW. 202-333-0300.

GALLERY OKUDA -- Works by Goro Sugita, through Tuesday. 3112 M St. NW. 202-625-1054.

GALLERY 10 -- Sculptures by Adrienne Heinrich, from Wednesday through Dec. 28. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- Celebrity 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.

MARSHA MATEYKA -- New drawings by Nancy Wolf, through Dec. 12. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

MICKELSON -- Watercolor paintings by Richard Schlecht, through Jen. 11. 629 New York Ave. NW. 202-628-1734.

NUMARK -- Works by Shimon Attie, through Dec. 21. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-3810.

PICASSO -- Monotypes by Mary E. Wagner, through Dec. 20. 4707 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-6465.

* RALLS COLLECTION -- Photographs by Jack Kotz, from Thursday, open indefinitely. 1516 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

SIGNAL 66 -- Paintings by Tim Beard and installations by Dan Steinhilber, through Dec. 22, 926 N St. NW (rear). 202-842-3436.

SPECTRUM -- Photographs by Elsie Hull, through Dec. 22. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- "Inscriptions," by various artists, through Dec. 22. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

TOUCHSTONE ANNEX -- Works by 8 Danish artists, through Dec. 14. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

TROYER -- Paintings by Madalyn Marcus, through Dec. 21. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-7189.

ZENITH -- Oil paintings and prints by Gloria Cesal, through Jan. 5. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- Glass works by Emily Mills, from Sunday through Dec. 31. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

CAPRICORN -- Paintings, wood carvings, drawings and glass by various artists, through December. 10236 River Rd., Potomac. 301-765-5900.

* CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Various artists, from Tuesday through Jan. 4. Recent work on paper and canvas by Robert J-P. Hauck, through Nov. 30. 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

GLASS -- Vessels by Tony Jojola, through Dec. 21. 4720 Hampden Lane, Bethesda. 301-657-3478.

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

* MARIN-PRICE -- Paintings by Gerald and Paul Hennesy, Saturday through Dec. 13. 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622.

McBRIDE -- Paintings by Jean Ranney Smith, through Dec. 8. 215 Main St., Annapolis. 301-261-2124 or 410-267-7077.

SLAYTON HOUSE -- Multi-media exhibit by members of Moonstruck Studios, through Dec. 19. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987 or 301-596-4883.

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

Virginia

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- "A Merry Artful Holiday," from Monday through Jan. 6. Photographs by David Ernst, turned wood by Steve Bishop, through Monday. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

COBBLESTONE -- Oil paintings by Grace Kim, mixed media by Trudi Ann Redmund, Sharon Sefton and Nar Steel, through Dec. 31. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

FACTORY PHOTOWORKS -- Hand-colored images by Carolyn Ann Day, photographs by Colleen Spencer Henderson, through Monday. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205.

GALLERY PETALOUTH -- Watercolors and etchings by Deron DeCesare, through Dec. 6. 4653 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-5954.

LOFT -- Paintings by Denise Shamoun Phalan, through Sunday. 313 Mill St., Occoquan, Va. 703-490-1117.

SCOPE -- "A Multitude of Methods," handcrafted pottery, from Tuesday through Dec. 29. "Folds and Molds," handcrafted pottery, through Sunday. Torpedo Factory, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-548-6288.

TARGET -- "Metalwork 2002," biennial exhibition by the Washington Guild of Goldsmiths, through Jan. 12. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-6877.