Museums

Openings

AMERICAN HISTORY -- "Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education," from Saturday through May 2005. Continuing: "Taking America to Lunch," metal lunchboxes and beverage containers, indefinitely; "The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes" and "Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life," through July 5; "Bon Apetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian," through September 2005. Open indefinitely: "America on the Move"; "Slates, Slide Rules and Software: Teaching Math in America"; "Within These Walls"; "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).

ANDERSON HOUSE -- "Beyond the Battlefield: The Daily Life of the Revolutionary War Soldier," through Oct. 2. 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.

CORCORAN -- "Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms: Paintings That Inspired a Nation," from Saturday through Sept. 6. Continuing: "Memento: Muriel Hasbun Photographs," through June 7; "The Quilts of Gee's Bend," through Monday. Permanent collection includes the Salon Dore 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. $6.75, seniors $4.75, students ages 13 to 18 $3, children under 12 free, family $12; free Mondays all day and Thursdays after 5. 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC -- "Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero & Friend," from Thursday through Sept. 6. Continuing: "Impact," photographs by Karen Kasmauski, through June 1. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 17th and M NW. 202-857-7588.

NATURAL HISTORY -- "Ancient Microworlds," from Saturday through Sept. 15. Continuing: "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite," through Oct. 24; "Baseball as America," through Oct. 3. Open indefinitely: "The Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals"; "Forces of Change: Global Links, El Nino's Powerful Reach"; "African Voices"; "T-Rex"; "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).

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART -- "Playful Performances," a celebration of mask-making and masquerade performance by African children, through Dec. 12; "Insights," works by nine contemporary African artists, through Nov. 28. 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: "The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age"; "Explore the Universe"; "Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet"; "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).

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "Architect John Russell Pope's Baltimore," through Aug. 1; "Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge," through May 23; "Picasso: Surrealism and the War Years," through Aug. 29; "A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art," indefinitely. Permanent exhibitions include the Cone Collection of postimpressionist 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 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.

BUREAU OF ENGRAVING AND Printing -- Public tours are available weekdays except holidays from 9 to 2 and 5 to 7. . Same-day timed-entry tickets are required and may be obtained at Raoul Wallenberg Place (15th Street) ticket booth starting at 8. Visitors Center open 8:30 to 3. Photo identification required. 14th and C SW. 202-874-2330 or 866-874-2330.

CITY MUSEUM OF WASHINGTON -- Exhibitions: "Washington Perspectives"; "Taking a Closer Look: Images From the Albert Small Collection"; "Sandlots to Stadiums: Sports and Community in Washington"; "Chinatown: Place or People?"; "Mount Vernon Square Communities: Generations of Change." Exhibition admission $3, students and seniors $2. Multimedia show $5, students and seniors $4. Research library free. Open Tuesdays through Sundays 10 to 5. New York Avenue and Ninth Street NW. 202-383-1800.

COLLEGE PARK AVIATION MUSEUM -- Aircraft, interactive exhibits and memorabilia related to the history of aviation 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.

DAR -- "Something Old, Something New: Inventing the American Wedding," through Sept. 4. 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 -- "Air, Land and Sea," through 2004; "Illegal Drugs in America," 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 -- "The Making of an American Hero: Stephen Decatur in Tripoli," through Sunday. 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. Open Tuesday-Sunday 2 to 5; donation requested. Ten acres of formal gardens open Tuesday-Sunday 2 to 6; admission $6, seniors and ages under 12 $4. 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.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Word and Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608," through May 22. 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 W. Braddock Rd., Alexandria. 703-838-4848.

FREER GALLERY -- "Whistler in Paris: Lithographs From the Belle Epoque, 1891-1896," through Aug. 5; "Birds and Beasts in Japanese Art" and "The Tea Ceremony as Melting Pot," through July 18; "Guardians of the Law: Chinese Luohan Painting," through May 23; "The Religious Art of Japan," through December. 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"; "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 former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post houses a permanent collection of Russian and French decorative art. Reservations required. $12, seniors $10, students $7, ages 6 to 18 $5. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. For information, 202-686-8500; for reservations, 202-686-5807.

HIRSHHORN -- 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).

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MUSEUM -- "Continuation of the Arts Through the Generations," Indian crafts, through Sept. 30. 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. $13, seniors $12, ages 5 to 18 $10, under 5 free. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM -- "Wonders of Science"; "Global Warming Facts & Our Future"; "Putting DNA to Work." Open daily except Tuesday 10 to 5. $5, seniors, students and military $3. Sixth and E NW. 202-334-1201.

KREEGER MUSEUM -- "The True Artist Is an Amazing Luminous Fountain," through July 31. 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 10 to 4; guided tours by reservation only Tuesday-Friday at 10:30 and 1:30. $8, seniors and students $5. 2401 Foxhall Rd. NW. 202-338-3552.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS -- "With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty," through Nov. 13; "Churchill and the Great Republic," the life and career of Winston Churchill, through July 10; "American Treasures of the Library of Congress," rotating permanent exhibition ("American Treasures" information: 202-707-3834). Open indefinitely: "Bob Hope and American Variety"; "Here to Stay: The Legacy of George and Ira Gershwin." Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5. First and Independence SE. 202-707-4604.

MANASSAS MUSEUM -- 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 -- "Baltimore Ablaze: The Great Fire of 1904," through Oct. 31. Permanent exhibitions: "Looking for Liberty: An Overview of Maryland History," and "Maryland Through the Artist's Eye." Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 10 to 5. $8, seniors and students $6, ages 3 to 12 $4, under 3 free. 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. 410-685-3750.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER -- "Ancient Threads, Newly Woven: Recent Art From China's Silk Road," through June 27. Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 2 to 5. 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. 202-667-6800.

MOUNT VERNON -- The home and burial place of George Washington is open daily 8 to 5. $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 ARCHIVES -- Permanent displays of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; exhibition, "The Charters of Freedom." Open daily 10 to 5:30. Ninth and Constitution NW. 202-501-5000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Envisioning Architecture: Drawings From the Museum of Modern Art," through June 20; "Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset," through through Aug. 8; "Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers and the Walt Disney Concert Hall," through Aug. 22; "D.C. Builds: The Anacostia Waterfront," through May 23. Building tours Monday-Wednesday at 12:30; Thursday-Saturday at 11:30, 12:30, 1:30; Sunday 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 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 -- "American Masters from Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection," through Oct. 10; "Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya" and "The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place," through July 25; "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 -- "Drawings of Jim Dine," through Aug. 1. 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 CIVIL War Medicine -- "Building on the Past: Military Medicine for the 21st Century"; "Nurses of the Civil War"; "The Art of Embalming the Dead During the American Civil War." Permanent exhibits of medical equipment, photographs, camp re-creations 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 WOMEN in the Arts -- "Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers," through Sept. 12; "Book as Art XV," through Nov. 28; "Edda Renouf: Revealed Structures," through Sunday. Selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. $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 -- "The Queen's Own: Stamps That Changed the World," through Jan. 11. 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).

NAVAL HERITAGE CENTER -- Permanent and rotating exhibits of ship models, artifacts, photographs and memorabilia. Open Monday-Saturday 9:30 to 5. Free. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

NAVY MUSEUM -- "Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard"; "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, Saturday-Sunday 10 to 5. Building 70, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M SE. 202-433-6897 or 202-433-4882.

OCTAGON -- "Aerospace Design: The Art of Engineering from NASA'S Aeronautical Research," through Dec. 5. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 4. $5, students and seniors $4. 1799 New York Ave. NW. 202-638-3105.

PHILLIPS COLLECTION -- "Discovering Milton Avery: Two Devoted Collectors, Louis Kaufman and Duncan Phillips," through Sunday. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. Special exhibition admission $10, seniors and students $8, under 18 free. Admission to permanent collection only by voluntary donation on weekdays. "Artful Evenings," Thursdays 5 to 8:30, $8 (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 -- "Right At Home: American Studio Furniture," through Jan. 17. 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 -- "Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain," through Oct. 17; "Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh," through Sept. 26; "Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries," through Aug. 8; "Faith and Form: Selected Calligraphy and Paintings From Japanese Religious Traditions," through July 18. 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.

TEXTILE MUSEUM -- "Timeless Connections: Exploring Tapestry Weave," through Aug. 1; "By Hand in the Electronic Age: Contemporary Tapestry," through Sept. 5; "Draped, Wrapped and Folded: Untailored Clothing," through June 6. Rotating 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.

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 -- "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," through Oct. 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 Tickets.com (703-218-6500 or 800-400-9373; service charge added). 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. (15th Street) SW. 202-488-0400.

WALTERS -- "Revolution! Documents From the American War of Independence through July 3; "Grafton Tyler Brown: Visualizing California and the Pacific Northwest," and "Rhythm on Paper: The Illustrations of Brian Pinkney," through May 30; "Art of the Ancient Americas," 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 Wednesday-Thursday 10 to 5 (closed Monday-Tuesday). $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 -- "Joel Barlow -- The Sage of Kalorama," through June 21. 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

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

* ART INSTITUTE OF WASHINGTON -- "Operation Iraqi Freedom: The Images You Didn't See on TV," through June 30. 1820 N. Fort Myer Dr., Arlington. 703-358-9550.

BEAD MUSEUM -- "Naga Tribal Adornment: Signatures of Status and Self," through December. Permanent displays of beads from around the world. Open Wednesday-Saturday 11 to 4, Sunday 1 to 4. 400 Seventh St. NW. 202-624-4500.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Paintings by Caroline Jasper and Sue Ousterhout, through June 11. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

CZECH EMBASSY -- "Prague: Heart of Europe," through May 21. 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

DCJCC -- "Homelands: Baghdad- Jerusalem-New York," sculpture by Oded Halahmy, through June 24. Bronfman Gallery, D.C. Jewish Community Center, 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "Rodin: In His Own Words, Selections From the Iris B. Gerald Cantor Foundation," through Aug. 22. Open weekdays; advance reservation required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GEORGETOWN U. -- "Visual Arts of Japan," through Sunday. Fairchild Gallery, Lauinger Library, 3700 O St. NW. 202-687-1469.

KENTLANDS MANSION -- Juried exhibition by the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, through June 27. 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6425.

* MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- Spring juried exhibition, through June 6; mixed media paintings by Nora Carrol, from Saturday through May 29. 18 State Circle, Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

* OLD POST OFFICE PAVILION -- Comic strips from Belgium, through June 12. 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-289-4224.

STRATHMORE HALL ARTS CENTER -- "Baltimore Watercolor Society 2004 Mid-Atlantic Show," through May 22. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "The White House at War: 1941-1945," through Sept. 19; "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 -- Permanent exhibitions of World War II and Korean War artifacts and memorabilia. Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 800-222-2294.

Galleries

* -- Opening show

The District

* DAVID ADAMSON -- Photographs by Amy Lamb, through June 24. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-0257.

* ADDISON/RIPLEY -- Works by Dan Treado, from Saturday through June 19. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

* ATLANTIC -- Watercolors of Madison County by James F. McComb, from Tuesday through June 14. 1055 Thomas Jefferson St. NW. 202-337-2299.

* CONNER -- Digital light sculpture by Leo Villareal, from Saturday through June 26. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

* FUSEBOX -- Works by Jason Falchook and Gary Petersen, from Saturday thorugh June 26. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

* MARNINART -- Paintings and sculpture by Giuseppe Maraniello, through Sept. 4. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-3327.

* STUDIO -- "Best in Show: Dogs and Their People," paintings and prints by Andrea Rowe Kraus, from Wednesday through June 13. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

Maryland

* FRASER/BETHESDA -- Glass works by Tim Tate, through June 8. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

* SLAYTON HOUSE -- Watercolors by Lynn Ferris, photographs by Natalie Harvey, through June 14. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987.

Virginia

* COBBLESTONE -- Miniature paintings by Margaret Hicks, Pam Palco, John Thompson and Joan Cornish Willies, and a mixed-media show, through June 15. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

* GALLERY PETALOUTH -- "Photographs From the New York Times Archives," through May 31. 4653 Duke St., Alexandria. 703-823-5954.