Museums

Openings

AMERICAN HISTORY -- "Native History, American History: Objects Out of Storage," opening Tuesday. Continuing: "Ralph Bunche: African American/Global Citizen," through March; "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; "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).

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN in the Arts -- "A Living Tradition: Pueblo Pottery From the Permanent Collection," from Monday through March 15. Continuing: "Book as Art XV," through Nov. 28. Selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. $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.

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Asia in America: Views of Chinese Art From the Indianapolis Museum of Art," from Saturday through March 20. Continuing: "Arts of Mughal India," through Feb. 6; "Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain," through Oct. 17; "Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh," through Sept. 26. 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. 202-633-1000 (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. 202-633-1000 (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; "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 "Grumman Goose," 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).

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.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "In the Artist's Studio: Works on Paper From the Collection," from Wednesday through Feb. 27. Continuing: "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.

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 -- "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. 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 -- 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.

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 -- "Young Whistler: Early Prints and the French Set," through March 13; "Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court," through June 26; "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 -- 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"; "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). Permanent 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.

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 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 -- "From Haven to Home: 350 Years of Jewish Life in America," through Dec. 18; "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.

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 -- "Furniture in Maryland Life," indefinitely; "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.

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; "Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers and the Walt Disney Concert Hall," through Nov. 28. 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 -- "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 -- "Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford," through Sept. 26. 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. 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 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 -- "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite," through Oct. 24; "Baseball as America," through Oct. 3. Open indefinitely: 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.

PHILLIPS COLLECTION -- 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.

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).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- "Winogrand 1964," through Nov. 28. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. 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 -- "Floral Perspectives in Carpet Design," through Feb. 6; "Over One, Under One and Much More," through Jan. 2. 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 -- "Carved for Immortality," through June 26; "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.

Art Spaces

* -- Opening show

ATHENAEUM -- "The Celebration Show," commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Art League, through Oct. 3. 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

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.

CZECH EMBASSY -- "Journeys," photographs by Marketa Jirouskova, through Sept. 30. 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

GEORGETOWN U. -- Washington Print Club 40th anniversary exhibition, through Nov. 23. Lauinger Library, 3700 O St. NW. 202-687-4484.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- Paintings by Carol Thorington and 10 Yellow Barn Studio artists, through September. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- Calligraphy and landscapes by Kit-Kueng Kan, through Oct. 31. 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.

IMF -- "Nepal: Between Earth and Sky," photographs by Marketa Jirouskova, through Oct. 7. International Monetary Fund, 700 19th St. NW. 202-623-7718.

MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS -- Works by David Douglas, Bill Dunlap, Erling Sjovold and Alyson Weege, through Oct. 16. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- "Dialogue: art.technology.imagery," juried group show, and raku fired ceramics by Susanna Brabaender, through Oct. 28; prints by David Brosch, through Sept. 28. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

MORVEN PARK -- 25th annual Loudoun Needlework Exhibition, through Sunday. 17263 Southern Planter Lane, Leesburg. 703-777-2414 or 540-837-2327.

NVCC/ALEXANDRIA -- Photography by James W. Bailey, through Oct. 1. Rachel Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156.

* ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- Photographs by Prescott Moore Lassman, wood sculpture by Constance Bergfors, mixed media works by Neena Birch, through Oct. 9. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

STRATHMORE ARTS CENTER -- Washington Water Color Association Awards Exhibition, through Sept. 30. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-530-0540.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND -- "Recent Gift of Contemporary Japanese Prints From Mary S. and Norman H. Tolman," and "Driskell Center Exhibition Series: Master Artist/Master Printmaker Portfolio," through Oct. 3. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Building, College Park. 301-405-2763.

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "The White House at War: 1941-1945," through Sunday; "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.

Galleries

* -- Opening show

The District

ANNE C. FISHER -- Paintings by Beth Cartland, through Oct. 9. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-625-7555.

* FLASHPOINT -- "Kristi Mathews: Incorporating Process," through Nov. 13. 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1310.

* FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Mixed- media photographs by Hugh Shurley, through Oct. 13. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

* G FINE ART -- Works by Maggie Michael, from Saturday through Oct. 16. 926 N St. NW (rear). 202-333-0300.

* GOVINDA -- "The Greatest of All Time: Photographs of Muhammad Ali" by Neil Leifer, through Oct. 17. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

* GUARISCO -- "Picturing the Provinces: 19th-Century French Artists Outside of Paris," through Oct. 7. 2828 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-333-8533.

IRVINE -- Paintings by Bruno Perillo, through Oct. 16. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

MAURINE LITTLETON -- Glass works by Gary Beecham and Colin Reid, ceramics by Don Reitz, through Sept. 29. 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-9307.

* MARSHA MATEYKA -- "Gene Davis: Color," works from the estate of the artist, from Saturday through Oct. 23. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

* PARISH -- Paintings by Darnella Davis, photographs by Phoebe Farris, through Oct. 12. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

* RED BROOK -- Paintings by Eddie Mitchell and Andrea Hahn, through Oct. 30. 3336 M St. NW. 202-333-7654

ELIZABETH ROBERTS -- Paintings by Jonathan Bucci and Elise Richman, through Sept. 25. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-1011.

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by J. Lea Lanshaw, through Sept. 26. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

* STRAND -- Paintings by Lucy Hogg, through Oct. 30. 1531 33rd St. NW. 202-333-4663.

STUDIO -- Paintings by Gregory Lomayesva, through Sept. 26; paintings and assemblages by Arpi Sahr, through Sept. 26. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

ZENITH -- "Games," recent works by Sica, through Oct. 17. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- "The Trawick Prize: Contemporary Art Awards," through Oct. 2. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

FRASER/BETHESDA -- New paintings by Chawky Frenn, through Oct. 6. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Paintings by Anna Edhol Davis, through Sept. 25. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

OZMOSIS -- Paintings by Vidya Vijayasekharan, sculpture by Joe Slack, through Oct. 2. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

Virginia

ART LEAGUE -- Fiber works by Jennifer Coyne Qudeen, and an all-media membership show, through Oct. 3. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

LOFT -- Watercolors by Marcia Weidler, through Oct. 3. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

RESTON -- "Autumnal Equinox," works by nine artists, through Oct. 7. 11400 Washington Plaza West, Reston. 703-481-8156.