Museums Openings

HIRSHHORN -- "Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting," from Thursday through May 18. "Directions -- Cecily Brown," through March 2. 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).

Exhibitions AFRICAN ART -- "Journeys and Destinations: African Artists on the Move," through Nov. 30; "Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science," through Oct. 5; "In and Out of Focus: Images From Central Africa, 1885-1960," through March 16. 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 HISTORY -- "Through My Father's Eyes: Photographs by Ricardo Alvarado", through March 31; "West Point in the Making of America: 1802-1918," through Jan. 4, 2004; "September 11, 2001: Bearing Witness to History," through April 13; "Bon Apetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian," through Feb. 2004; "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; "An Odyssey in Print: Adventures in the Smithsonian Libraries," through December. 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).

ANACOSTIA MUSEUM -- "Captive Passage: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and the Making of the Americas," and "Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts," through Aug. 31. 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 -- "El Rio," through April 30; "My Story: Gordon Snidow Retrospective," through May 11; "Nature's Jewels: A Living Exhibit of Orchids and Butterflies," through May 26; "Journeys of the Spirits," through March 15. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "Art of the Ballets Russes" and "The Brilliance of Bakst: Theater and Textile Designs From Baltimore Collections," through May 4; "A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art," indefinitely; "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.

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.

CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM -- "Imperfect Innocence: The Dennis and Debra Scholl Collection, 1992-2002," through March 11. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5. 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

CORCORAN -- "Whistler and His Circle in Venice," through May 5; "Black Is a Color: African American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art," through April 7; "In Process: Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the BFA Program," through March 10; "The 47th Corcoran Biennial: Fantasy Underfoot," through March 10. 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.

DECATUR HOUSE -- "Freedom: A History of the U.S.," through March 16. Permanent exhibitions of Federalist furnishings and architecture in an 1818 Federal-style town house. Open Friday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 4, Tuesday-Wednesday 10 to 5, Thursday 10 to 8. 1610 H St. NW. 202-842-0920.

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.

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 in Venice: The Pastels," through June 15; "Palaces and Pavilions: Grand Architecture in Chinese Painting," through March 30; "The Floating World Revealed" and "Tea in the Floating World," through May 26; "The Religious Art of Japan," through December 2004. 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).

HILLWOOD -- "The Myths of St. Petersburg: Impressions of the City From the Hillwood Collection," through Dec. 31. The former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post houses a permanent collection of Russian and French decorative art. Tours by appointment only. $10, seniors $8, students and children under 18 $5. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. For information, 202-686-8500; for reservations, 202-686-5807.

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. $11, seniors $9, grades K through 12 $8, under 5 free. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

KREEGER MUSEUM -- The Philip Johnson-designed former residence of Carmen and David Kreeger displays their collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and traditional African art. Open Saturday 1 to 4; guided tours by reservation only Tuesday-Saturday at 10:30 and Tuesday-Friday at 1:30. $8, seniors and students $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.

MARINE CORPS -- Korean War 50th anniversary commemorative exhibition; history of the Corps from 1775 to the present; Iwo Jima flag. Open Monday-Friday 10 to 4. Building 58, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M SE. 202-433-3534.

MOUNT VERNON -- The home and burial place of George Washington is open daily 9 to 4. $11, seniors $10.50, ages 6 through 11 $5, under 6 free. At the south end of the George Washington Parkway, eight miles south of Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Saving Mount Vernon: The Birth of Preservation in America," through Sept. 21; "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 -- "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 -- "Edouard Vuillard," through April 20; "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 -- "Jubilee: The Emergence of African American Culture," through March 2; "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 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 -- "An Imperial Collection: Women Artists From the State Hermitage Museum," through June 18; Black History Month exhibition of works by Alma Thomas, Elizabeth Catlett, Lois Mailou Jones and other African American women, through February. 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 -- "Everyday Heroes," through June 9; "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 -- "A Korean American Century," through Aug. 20; "Global Links: El Nin~o'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 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 -- "Margaret Bourke-White: The Photography of Design, 1927-1936," through May 11. 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.

RENWICK -- 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 -- "After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art and Imitation of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)," through July 27; "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).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- "Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs," through April 6. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

TEXTILE MUSEUM -- "Hold It! Textiles as Containers," through June 8. 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 -- 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 -- "In Those Silent Worlds," through March 9; "Traditions in Elegance: 100 Teapots From the Norwich Castle Museum," through March 30. 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 -- "Nazi Persecution of Homosexuals, 1933-1945," through March 16. 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 -- "Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde," through May 25; "The Faberge Menagerie," through July 27; "The World of Jerry Pinkney," through July 27; "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 -- "Tobacco," architectural photographs by Maxwell MacKenzie, through May 2. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-626-7300.

AAAS -- Paintings, photographs and etchings by Juan Bernal, through Feb. 28. American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Ave. NW. 202-326-6400.

AACC -- "Photography Now: Anne Arundel County," through Wednesday. Cade Center, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2529.

ALEXANDRIA BLACK HISTORY Resource Center -- "African American Images by Avis Fleming," through March 31. 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.

AMERICAN U. -- Portraits and paintings by Tim Doud, through March 7. Watkins Gallery, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1670.

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

ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON -- Works by Rosemary Feit Covey and Eric Ernst, through March 1. 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.

B ALL-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.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Works by Printmakers Inc., through March 9. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL Institute -- Photographs by Clarival do Prado Valladares, through Monday. 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-8334.

CARLYLE HOUSE -- "A Sundry Assortment of Color," through March. 121 N. Fairfax St., Alexandria. 703-549-2997.

COLLEGE OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND -- Paintings by Takako Nagai, through March 2. Fine Arts Center, 8730 Mitchell Rd., La Plata. 301-934-2251.

COLUMBIA ART CENTER -- Sculpture by Ralph Baney, prints by Shelly Lowell, through March 30. 6100 Foreland Garth, Long Reach Village, Columbia. 410-730-0075.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- Mixed-media sculpture and furniture by Andrew Christenberry, through March 2. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

DCJCC -- "Archetype/Anonymous: Biblical Women in Contemporary Art," through June 22. District of Columbia Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-777-3209.

EMBASSY OF SWEDEN -- Paintings, prints and textiles by Annette Fahlsten, through March 20. 1501 M St. NW. 202-467-2600.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "Images From the Storm," images and writings from the Civil War diary of Pvt. Robert Knox Sneden, through March 25. Open weekdays; advance reservations required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- Photographs by the North Bethesda Camera Club, and mixed media assemblages by Theresa Martin, through Tuesday. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- "We the Children: A History of African-American Childhood," through March 8. 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 -- "DigITALYart," works by Fabrizio Plessi, Adriano Abbado and Celestino Soddu, through April 25. Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3774.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Watercolors by Bonnie Lundy, Debra Halprin and Charlene Fuhrman-Schulz, through March 24. 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425.

KOREAN CULTURAL SERVICE -- "Cultural Diversity: Three Perspectives on Self-Identity in America," through Feb. 28. 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-797-6346.

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

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- "Winter Juried Exhibition" and "Pure Art," through March 2. 18 State Circle, Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MARYLAND INSTITUTE College of Art -- "From Gulag to Glasnost: Leningrad Artists From the Dodge Collection," through March 16. 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-225-2300.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- "Glass, Heat-Transformed," contemporary kiln-formed glass, through Wednesday. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE -- "Dream Anatomy," anatomical imagination from 1500 to the present, through July 31. 8600 Rockville Pk., Bethesda. 301-496-5963.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR Center -- Wildlife photographs by Denny Bingaman, through February. 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.

NOVA/ALEXANDRIA -- Paintings by Jack R. Schroeder, through March 12. Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6229.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "The Mountain of the Lord," through Jan. 11, 2004; "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 -- Mixed media works by Stephen Hustvedt and Bushnell Keeler, photographs by Dan Biegel, through March 23. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

RIVERSDALE HOUSE MUSEUM -- "Behind Closed Doors," through March 30. 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 -- Photographs by Colby Caldwell and James Huckenpahler, paintings by Jason Gubbiotti, through Thursday. Boyden Gallery, St. Mary's College of Maryland, St. Mary's City. 301-862-0246.

* STRATHMORE HALL ARTS CENTER -- Creative Crafts Council 24th Biennial Exhibition, from Thursday through April 5. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

SURRATT HOUSE MUSEUM -- "Antique Valentines," through Sunday. 9118 Brandywine Rd., Clinton. 301-868-1121.

U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN -- "In Those Silent Worlds," environmental art, through March 9. West Gallery, U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. 202-226-7674.

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY -- Collage by Kate Purvis, through March 8. 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703-319-3971.

WASHINGTON SQUARE -- "Sculpture Now '03," through May 2. Atrium, 1050 Connecticut Ave. NW. 703-759-0067.

WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY -- Digital prints and artists' books by Kathy T. Hettinga, through March 14. 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.

Galleries

* -- Opening show

The District

ARTISTS' MUSEUM -- "The Nouveau Salon Des Cent: International Poster Exhibition," through Thursday. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-638-7001.

CP ART SPACE -- "Emotional Sensibilities," works by Iranian-American artists, through Feb. 28. 1350 I St. NW. 202-326-0447.

* CONNER -- "New American Landscape," from Thursday through March 29. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

FOUNDRY -- New members' show, through March 2. 9 Hillyer Court NW. 202-387-0203.

* FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Photographs by Joyce Tenneson, Lida Moser, Dianora Niccolini and Elsa Mora, through March 19. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

FUSEBOX -- Paintings by Sylvan Lionni, constructions by Angel Nunez, through Saturday. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

G FINE ART -- Monochrome paintings by Astrid Colomar, through March 21. 1. 3271 M St. NW. 202-333-0300.

GALLERY K -- Paintings by Sarah Krepp, and drawings from the collection, through March 1. 2010 R St. NW. 202-234-0339.

* GALLERY 10 -- Paintings by Ivona D. Kaz-Jepsen, from Wednesday through March 22. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

HEMPHILL -- "Photomontagecollage" by Joseph Mills, through March 8. 1027 33rd St. NW. 202-342-5610.

INTERNATIONAL VISIONS -- Works by Bill Dorsey and the Photographer's Exhibition, through March 15. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-5112.

MARSHA MATEYKA -- New paintings by Kathleen Kucka, through March 1. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

NUMARK -- New paintings and works on paper by David Shapiro, through March 1. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-3810.

PARISH -- Collages by Liani Foster, through Feb. 28. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

RALLS COLLECTION -- Paintings, prints and works on paper by Caio Fonseca, through March 8. 1516 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

STUDIO -- "Poolscapes" by Paula Klare Wachsstock, through Sunday. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

TOUCHSTONE -- Steel sculpture and acrylic paintings by David Perick, through March 9. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- New prints by Martha Oatway, through Sunday. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

WOHLFARTH -- "Seeing Color," through March 30. 3418 Ninth St. NE. 202-526-8022.

ZENITH -- "Neon 2003: Still Glowing After All These Years," through March 2. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- Glass works by Linda and Don Burns, through Feb. 28. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Paintings and drawings by Nora Carrol, through March 1. 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

FRASER/BETHESDA -- "Printmakers Only," through March 12. 7700 Wisconsin Ave, Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

* MARIN-PRICE -- Paintings by Becky Parrish, from Saturday through March 7. 7022 Wisconsin Ave., Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622.

Virginia

ARTISANS UNITED -- Baskets, pottery and other crafts by the High Country Basketry Guild, through March 6. 4022 Hummer Rd., Annandale. 703-941-0202.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Pastels by Kathy Waltermire, glassworks by David Barnes, through March 3. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

DEGA -- "Fully Integrated," juried multimedia exhibition, through March 29. 8100 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-760-7616.

DEL RAY ARTISANS -- "The Red Show," works with Valentine themes, through Sunday. Nicholas Colasanto Center, 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-838-4827.

PRINTMAKERS -- "Connections," works by seven printmakers, through Feb. 28. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1342.

TARGET -- "Jazz: Visual Improvisations," through Feb. 28. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-6877.

An elaborately decorated door from a Maroon village. The Maroons were fugitive slaves in Suriname. The door is part of "Resistance, Creativity and Survival: The Janina Rubinowitz Collection of Maroon Arts," on display at the Anacostia Museum through Aug. 31.