Museums

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. 202-633-1000 (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. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE/UDVAR-HAZY CENTER -- Permanent displays of the Space Shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird reconaissance aircraft, the B-29 Enola Gay and other aircraft and space artifacts. Large-format films in the IMAX Theater. Admission free; parking $12. Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, 14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Dulles International Airport, Chantilly. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN DIME MUSEUM -- "Baltimore's Betsy, the Finger-Painting Chimp: A Retrospective of Her Work," through Aug. 31; "Strands of Time: Sentimental Works in Hair"; "Midway in Miniature"; "Remember Me." 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 -- "Vote: The Machinery of Democracy," through January; "So Proudly We Hail" and "WWII Photographic Perspectives"; "Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education," through May 2005; "Taking America to Lunch," metal lunchboxes and beverage containers, indefinitely; "The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes" and "Mike McCartney's Liverpool Life," through Jan. 5; "Bon Appetit! 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. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART Museum -- "Golden Blessings of Old Age/Out of the Mouths of Babes," indefinitely. 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 -- "All the Stories Are True: African American Writers Speak," through Dec. 31. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000 (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.

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.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "Kerry James Marshall: One True Thing, Meditations on Black Aesthetics," through Sept. 5; "Celebration and Vision: The Hewitt Collection of African American Art," through Sunday; "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.

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, Wednesday evenings 6 to 9. $6, students and seniors $4.50, families $20. 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-727-4808.

BELAIR MANSION AND STABLE -- "The Slaves of Belair," indefinitely; "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 and Wednesday-Thursday 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 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 -- "Women Air Service Pilots: Remembering Their Service," through Sept. 15; "Rediscovering Early Flight Through a Lens: Photographing the Wright Experience," through Dec. 31. Permanent 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.

CORCORAN -- "Thinking Inside the Box: The Art of Andrew Krieger," through Nov. 15; "Home of the Free National Exhibit," through Monday; "Sally Mann: What Remains," through Sept. 6; "In Search of Self: Paintings and Drawings by Anil Revri," through Sept. 13; "Norman Rockwell's Four Freedoms: Paintings That Inspired a Nation," through Sept. 6. 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.

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 -- Permanent exhibitions of Federalist furnishings and architecture in an 1818 Federal-style townhouse. 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.

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 -- "Voices for Tolerance in an Age of Persecution," through Oct. 30. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

FORT WARD -- "Elmer Ellsworth: Man to Martyr," through May; "Supplying the Troops," through May; permanent exhibit about the Civil War defense of Washington. 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 the 19th-century abolitionist. Open daily 9 to 5. 1411 W St. SE. 202-426-5961.

FREER GALLERY -- "Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court," through June 26, 2005; "Work and Commerce: Everyday Life in Chinese Painting," through Jan. 17; "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. 202-633-1000 (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 -- "Tradition in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs," through Dec. 31. 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 -- "Directions -- Gabriel Orozco: Extension of Reflection," through Sept. 6. 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. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MUSEUM -- "At Home With Frederick Douglass"; "For the Cranes," through Friday; "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 -- "The Enemy Within: Terror in America, 1776 to Today," indefinitely (exhibit admission $5, seniors $4, ages 5 to 11 $3, younger free). Permaent displays of wristwatch cameras, poison gas guns, a World War II Enigma cipher machine and other coding machines, disguises, etc. Open daily 9 to 8. Museum admission $13, seniors $12, ages 5 to 11 $10, younger 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 Tuesdays 10 to 5. $5, seniors, students and military $3. Sixth and E NW. 202-334-1201.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS -- "Humor's Edge: Cartoons by Ann Telnaes," through Sept. 4; "With an Even Hand: Brown vs. Board at Fifty," through Nov. 13; "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.

LOUDOUN MUSEUM -- 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 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.

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 -- "Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete," through Jan. 23; "Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio: Community Architecture," through Sept. 6; "Affordable Housing: Designing an American Asset," through Sunday; "Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers and the Walt Disney Concert Hall," through Aug. 22. 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 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 -- "Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art From the Victoria and Albert Museum," through Feb. 6; "American Masters From Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection," through Oct. 10; "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 -- 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 -- "Tornado: Twist of Fate," through Oct. 11; "Dogs: Wolf, Myth, Hero and Friend," through Sept. 6; "To Feel at Home," World Refugee Day poster contest, through Wednesday. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 17th and M NW. 202-857-7588.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN Jewish Military History -- "Reconnaissance and Recollection: Military and Civilian Photographs From World War II," indefinitely. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5. 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280.

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 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 -- "Focus on the Soul: The Photographs of Lotte Jacobi," through Sept. 5; "Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers," through Sept. 12; "Book as Art XV," through Nov. 28. 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. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

NATURAL HISTORY -- "Ancient Microworlds," through Sept. 15; "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. 202-633-1000 (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. 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.

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 -- "August Sander: Photographs of the German Landscape," "Aaron Siskind: New Relationships in Photography" and "Revelation: Georges Rouault at Work," through Sept. 5. 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 5, 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 -- "Right at Home: American Studio Furniture," through Jan. 17. Permanent collection of American crafts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-633-1000 (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 Sunday. 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 (extended hours Friday until 10). 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

SEWALL-BELMONT HOUSE -- Permanent exhibits of women's suffrage and equal rights memorabilia. Suggested donation $3. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 to 3, Saturday noon to 4. 144 Constitution Ave. NE. 202-546-1210.

SMITHSONIAN CASTLE -- "Porcelain From the Collections of the Correale Museum of Sorrento, Italy," through Nov. 4. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

TEXTILE MUSEUM -- "Over One, Under One and Much More," through Jan. 2; "By Hand in the Electronic Age: Contemporary Tapestry," through Sept. 5. 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.

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 -- "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 -- "The Recollections of a Baltimore Artist: Sketches by Alfrd Jacob Miller," through Aug. 22; "Illuminating the Word: Gospel Books in the Middle Ages," through Oct. 3; "On the Eve of Battle," through Oct. 17; "Art From India, Nepal and Tibet: The John and Berthe Ford Collection," indefinitely; "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 -- "His, Hers and Theirs: Monograms From the Wilson House Collection," indefinitely. 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

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AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- Paintings, photographs and sculpture by five artists, through Oct. 22. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

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

BEAD MUSEUM -- "Naga Tribal Adornment: Signatures of Status and Self," through Dec. 23. 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.

BROOKSIDE GARDENS -- "The Art of Seeing: Botanical Art by Regional Artists," and watercolors by Penny Kritt and Kandy Vermeer Philips, through Sept. 11. 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "1460 Wall Mountables," through Aug. 22. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

EMBASSY OF CANADA -- "Underworld," photographs by Barbara Cole, through Aug. 27. 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-682-1740.

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.

* FONDO DEL SOL -- "In Memory of Perfumed Gardens: A Thousand Years of Persian Poetry," through Sept. 1. 2112 R St. NW. 202-483-2777.

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 -- "Viva Haiti! Contemporary Art of the Haitian Diaspora," through Friday. IDB Cultural Center, Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3774.

IMF -- Works by for Azerbaijani artists, through Aug. 19. International Monetary Fund, 700 19th St. NW.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- "Go Figure," juried mixed media exhibition, through Sunday. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MEXICAN CULTURAL INSTITUTE -- "Diego and Frida: A Smile in the Middle of the Road," through Aug. 27. 2829 16th St. NW. 202-728-1628.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- "Normandy Portraits: 60th Anniversary of the Normandy Invasion," through Aug. 21. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

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.

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- "2004 Juried Exhibition: Vitreous Enamel" by the National Enamelist Guild, through Aug. 28. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg (new location). 301-869-8623.

WASHINGTON NATIONAL Cathedral -- "Faith and Courage: U.S. Chaplain Service in World War II," through Sept. 26. Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues NW. 202-537-6200.

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 -- "Partners in Winning the War," through December. 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.

* WVSA ARTS -- "Masters to Moderns" by artist apprentices, from Thursday through Sept. 30. 1100 16th St. NW. 202-269-9100.

Galleries

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The District

BIRD-IN-HAND -- Paintings by Heather Dee Robertson, through Aug. 28. 323 Seventh St. SE. 202-543-0744.

* CONNER -- "Academy 2004," works by recent graduates of academic art programs, through Aug. 28. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

KATHLEEN EWING -- "Dog Days Dog Show," through Aug. 28. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW.

202-328-0955.

FLASHPOINT -- "contained existence," installation by Ami Martin Wilber, through Aug. 14. 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1310.

FOUNDRY -- Group membership show, through Aug. 15. 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. 202-387-0203.

FOXHALL -- "Summer Showcase," through Aug. 28. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- "Georgetown International Fine Arts Competition," through Aug. 18. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

FUSEBOX -- Installations by Charles Juhasz-Alvarado, and a summer group show, through Saturday. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

GALLERY 10 -- "Gallery 10 Celebrates 30 Years at High Speed," through Aug. 24. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- "Mixed Bag 2," selections from Govinda's collection of paintings, drawings and photographs, through Tuesday. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

IRVINE -- Works by Sean Foley, Philip Knoll and Bede Murphy, through Aug. 14. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

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

* NUMARK -- Works by Allyson Clay, from Saturday through Aug. 25. 625-27 E St. NW.

202-628-3810.

RALLS COLLECTION -- "East and West: The Asian Aesthetic," through Aug. 28. 1516 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

SPECTRUM -- Photography by Jeffrey Nold, through Aug. 29. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- "I Create, Therefore I Am," self-portraits, through Sunday. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

* TOUCHSTONE -- Paintings by Benjamin Rankin, and "Original Prints," regional juried show, from Wednesday through Sept. 5. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

* WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- "National Small Works Exhibition 2004," and mezzotints and monotypes by Jayne Reid Jackson, through Aug. 22. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

ZENITH -- "Isolation and Intimacy," works by Michael Madzo, Stephen Maffin and Cassie Taggart, through Sept. 5. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

* ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Paintings by Joanna Morrison and Nancy McLoughlin, through Aug. 29. 4 E. Church St., Frederick.

301-696-8187.

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Glass sculpture by Karl Metsch, through Saturday. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

FRASER/BETHESDA -- Summer group show, through Sept. 8. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

* OZMOSIS -- Mixed-media works by Elizabeth Terra, from Tuesday through Sept. 4. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

SLAYTON HOUSE -- Photographs by Jerry Weinstein, pastels by Cher Compton, acrylics by Roxana Sinex, through Aug. 13. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987.

Virginia

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Paintings by Shirley Hales, stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley, through Sept. 6. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

* DEL RAY ARTISANS -- Photographs by Kathryn A. Brown, and paintings, drawings, sculpture and photographs by Marlin G. Lord, through Aug. 22. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria.

703-765-1510.

LOFT -- Miniatures by Denise Shamoun Phalan, through Sept. 6. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

* RESTON -- Watercolors by Patricia Bason, from Saturday through Sept. 1. 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston. 703-481-8156.