Museums Openings

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "William Morris: The Reactionary Revolutionary," from Wednesday through Sept. 14. Continuing: "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 19 free. Free to all on the first Thursday monthly. North Charles Street and Art Museum Drive, Baltimore. 410-396-7100.

KREEGER MUSEUM -- "Kendall Buster: Inventory of Imagined Places," through June 15. 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.

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "The World at Our Feet: A Selection of Carpets From the Corcoran Gallery of Art, from Saturday through July 6. Continuing: "Auto-Focus: Raghubir Singh's Way Into India," through Aug. 10; "After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art and Imitation of Bada Shanren (1626-1705)," through July 27. 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).

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE -- "Jean Hugo: An Artist Observes World War I," from Tuesday through June 15. 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.

Exhibitions AFRICAN ART -- "Journeys and Destinations: African Artists on the Move," through Nov. 30; "Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science," through Oct. 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, 2004; "September 11, 2001: Bearing Witness to History," through July 6; "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 June 1; "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"; "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 -- "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).

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. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 900 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-357-2700 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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. $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.

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 -- "Whistler and His Circle in Venice," through May 5; "Black Is a Color: African American Art at the Corcoran Gallery of Art," through Monday; "Joseph Mills: Inner City," through April 14. 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 July; "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 -- 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 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. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 2; guided tours Tuesday- Saturday at 10:15, 11:15, 12:15 and 1:15. $5, students free. 2715 Q St. NW. 202-337-2288.

DUMBARTON OAKS -- Permanent collection of pre-Columbian, Byzantine and classical works (pre-Columbian gallery closed until autumn). Open Tuesday-Sunday 2 to 5; $1 donation. Ten acres of formal gardens open 2 to 5 daily; admission $5, seniors and ages under 12 $3 . 1703 32nd St. NW. 202-339-6401.

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

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 -- "Elizabeth I, Then and Now," through Aug. 2. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

FORT WARD -- Permanent exhibits of Civil War artifacts. Open Tuesday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 4301 West 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 St. SE. 202-426-5961.

FREER GALLERY -- "Whistler in Venice: The Pastels," through June 15; "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).

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 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.

HIRSHHORN -- "Gerhard Richter: 40 Years of Painting," through May 18. 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-Friday 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 7. $13, seniors $12, ages 5 to 18 $10, under 5 free. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS -- "Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn's Printmaking Workshop," through June 28; "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.

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 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.

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- "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 West Monument St., Baltimore. 410-685-3750.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER -- "Soldier of Peace: George C. Marshall and the Nobel Prize for Peace," through April 16. Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 2 to 5. 1624 Crescent Place NW. 202-939-5568.

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 -- "Picture This: Windows on the American Home," through Aug. 11; "Big & Green: TowardSustainable Architecture in the 21st Century," through June 22; "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 -- "Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938," through June 1; "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; "Thomas Gainsborough, 1727-1788," through May 11. 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 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 East 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 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 -- "Insomnia: Night Landscapes," through Nov. 30; "An Imperial Collection: Women Artists From the State Hermitage Museum," through June 18. Selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. Admission $8, students and seniors $6, 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 Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art From the Shirley Sherwood Collection," through Sept. 2; "A Korean American Century," through Aug. 20; "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 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 -- "Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright," through July 20. 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 -- "Portrait of the Art World: A Century of ARTnews Photographs," through Sunday. 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 -- "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 -- "Mamluk Rugs From Egypt," through Sept. 7; "Carpets of Andalusia," through Aug. 10; "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 -- 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 -- "Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde," through May 25; "The Faberge Menagerie," through July 27; "The World of Jerry Pinkney," through July 27. "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.

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.

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. -- Works by eight MFA candidates, through April 9. 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 BARN -- Paintings by Larry Chappelear, through April 27. 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

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

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- "Frippery," 19th- and 20th-century fashion accessories, through Oct. 5. Montgomery County Historical Society, 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

* BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Sculpture by Elizabeth Burger, paintings by Don Berry, through May 3. Photographs by Lisa Helfert, Jerry Dillon and Tyler Cunningham, through May 31. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

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 -- Botanical watercolors by Annika Silander-Hokerberg, through May 16. 1501 M St. NW. 202-467-2600.

* EMBASSY OF VENEZUELA -- Works by Felipe Herrera, from Thursday through May 9. 1099 30th St. NW. 202-342-6848.

* GEORGE MASON U. -- Photographs and video by Peggy Feerick, through April in the Johnson Center Gallery. 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

GEORGETOWN U. -- "Journey to Abstraction: Jacob Kainen Prints, 1939-1977," through May 4. Fairchild Gallery (fifth floor), Lauinger Library, 3700 O St. NW. 202-687-1469.

* GLENVIEW MANSION -- Paintings by Susanne McDougall Carmack, photography by Michelle Rogers, through April 29. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- Sculpture by Diana Johnson, through May 3. 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.

JCCGW -- "Robert Stuart Cohen: Abundance," through April 29. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- Paintings by Mary Ellen Neff, photographs by Peter Martin and monotypes and paintings by Stephanie Nadolski, through Sunday. 18 State Circle, Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE -- "Mesoamerican Cultures," through April 26. 2829 16th St. NW. 202-728-1624.

* MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- Mixied media works by Suzanne Herbert-Forton, from Saturday through May 28; painted canvas wall sculptures by Mary Lynch, mixed media works by Suzanne Herbert-Forton, through May 28. 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 -- Watercolors by Bob Bevard, through April. 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 -- Print constructions by Carolyn Brookhart, through April 16. Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6229.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Hands of Peace, Hands of Prayer," through June 1; artifacts from an archaeological dig at St. Mary's City, through May 1; "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 -- Works by the Guild of Bowie Artists, and paintings by Robert Schulman, through May 4. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

RIVERSDALE HOUSE MUSEUM -- "Behind Closed Doors," through April 27. Open Fridays and Sundays noon to 4. $3, seniors $2, students $1. 4811 Riverdale Rd., Riverdale Park. 301-864-0420 (TDD: 301-699-2544).

* ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- "Expression, Color, Form, Media," from Monday through May 3. 100 E. Middle Lane, Rockville. 301-309-6900.

SANDY SPRING MUSEUM -- Paintings by Bernice B. Duvall, through June 23. 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 -- Creative Crafts Council 24th Biennial Exhibition, through Saturday. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

* U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN -- "Between Science and Art: X-Ray Photographs of Judith K. McMillan," through June 15; "Celebrating the Legacy of Charles Wilkes," through April 28. U.S. Botanic Garden, 245 First St. SW. 202-226-7674.

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY -- Watercolors by Joe Phillips, through April 26. 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703-319-3971.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL CATHEDRAL -- "Seeing the Light: Reflections of the Spiritual," photographs, through June 30. Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

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

* WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY -- "Sharlene Packer: Moving Towards Center," through May 23. Dadian Gallery, 4500 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-8674.

* WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "The President's Garden," through Sept. 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

ADDISON/RIPLEY -- Paintings Jackie Battenfield, through April 19. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

BIRD-IN-HAND -- Mixed media works of Sri Lanka by Sushila Mallawaarachchi, through April 30. 323 Seventh St. SE. 202-543-0744.

* CONNER -- New drawings by Mark Bennett, through May 10. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Landscape photographs by Forest McCormack, through April 16. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

* G FINE ART -- "Daphne and the Blues Angels," paintings by Luis Silva, through May 10. 3271 M St. NW. 202-333-0300.

* GALLERY A -- Paintings by Betty Pomerade and Chen Jun, through April 30. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

* GALLERY K -- Paintings by Anders Shafer and June Shadoan, through April 26. 2010 R St. NW. 202-234-0339.

GALLERY 10 -- Installations and assemblages by Maxine R. Cable, through April 26. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

* GOVINDA -- "Classic Baseball," photographs by Walter Ioos, through May 3. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

M.O.C.A. -- Photocollage and mixed media by Mark Planisek, through April 12. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-342-6230.

PARISH -- Works by Danny Simmons, through April 15. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

TOUCHSTONE -- Paintings by Jorgen Birman, through April 13; paintings by Aina Nergaard-Nammack, through Sunday. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

* WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- Woodcuts by Norma Pfaff, through April 20. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

ZENITH -- Portraits in porcelain by John Aaron, through April 27; "The Formative Years: Zenith Gallery's First 12 Years," anniversary group show, through Sunday. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

* ARTFX -- Glass works by Paul Swartwood, through April 30. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

* CREATIVE PARTNERS -- "Color and Spirit of the Andes" by Roberto Mamani Mamani, from Tuesday through May 3. 4600 East-West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

GLASS -- "A 30-Year Perspective," through May 17. 4720 Hampden Lane, Bethesda. 301-657-3478.

* MAIN STREET -- Paintings by Margaret Lee, from Wednesday through May 11. 109 Main St., Annapolis. 410-280-2787.

McBRIDE -- Paintings by Ed Hatch, Gerald Hennesy and Carolyn Grosse Gawarecki, through Sunday. 215 Main St., Annapolis. 301-261-2124 or 410-267-7077.

Virginia

METROPOLITAN -- Paintings by Jerry Caron and Jeanne Staples, through April 23. 2420 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-358-9449.

* DEGA -- Watercolors by Petra Gerber, from Saturday thorugh May 31. 8100 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-760-7616.

* FACTORY PHOTOWORKS -- Photographs by Danny Conant and Francine Livaditis, from Monday through May 4. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205.

* GALLERY PETALOUTH -- "Festival of the Cherry Blossom," from Saturday through April 18. 4653 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-5954.

* GALLERY WEST -- Paintings and drawings by Pamela A. McDonough, through April 28. 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-7359.

* LOFT -- Pastels by Melinda Harleman, from Tuesday through May 4. 313 Mill St., Occoquan, Va. 703-490-1117.

TARGET -- "Avant-Garden," through April 27. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-6877.