Museums

Openings

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "In Monet's Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny," from Sunday through Jan. 9. Continuing: "In the Artist's Studio: Works on Paper From the Collection," through Feb. 27; "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.

FREER GALLERY -- "Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas," opens Saturday. Continuing: "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).

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST -- "All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860," from Sunday through Jan. 2. Permanent collections of European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the 13th through the 19th centuries, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN in the Arts -- "Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life" and "Transitory Patterns: Florida Women Artists," from Friday through Dec. 19. Continuing: "A Living Tradition: Pueblo Pottery From the Permanent Collection," through May 15; "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.

WALTERS -- "Romance, Murder and Revenge: Kabuki Prints by Konishi Hirosada," from Wednesday through Jan. 2. Continuing: "Gathering Jewels: Japanese Illustrated Books From the Lionel Katzoff Collection," through Jan. 16; "The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes From Corot to Monet," through Jan. 17; "Popular Prints From the French Revolution," through Dec. 19; "Carved for Immortality," through June 26; "On the Eve of Battle," through Sunday; "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). $10, seniors $8, students ages 18 to 25 $6, ages 6 to 17 $2, younger free. Free to all on Saturdays from 10 to 1; free to all on the first Thursday monthly all day. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000.

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; "The Art of the Personal Object," indefinitely. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE -- "Generous Friends: Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum"; "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 Pkwy., Dulles International Airport, Chantilly. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN DIME MUSEUM -- "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 -- "Sports: Breaking Records, Breaking Barriers"; "Native History, American History: Objects Out of Storage," indefinitely; "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. 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).

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 -- 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.

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 -- "Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums," through Feb. 21; "The Furniture of Frank Gehry," through Nov. 15; "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 -- "Home and Country: American Quilts and Samplers," through April 30. 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.

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 4. 1411 W St. SE. 202-426-5961.

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 -- "Ana Mendieta: Earth Body, Sculpture and Performance, 1972-1985," through Jan. 2. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century paintings and sculpture, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh and Independence SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MUSEUM -- "At Home With Frederick Douglass." 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.

MOUNT VERNON -- The home and burial place of George Washington is open daily 9 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; "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 -- "Dan Flavin: A Retrospective," through Jan. 9; "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 Jan. 30; "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 GEOGRAPHIC -- "Passages: Photography in Africa of Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher," through Jan. 9. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 17th and M NW. 202-857-7588.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN -- Permanent and rotating exhibitions about the history and culture of Native Americans. Free timed-entry passes required. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Fourth and Independence SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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 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 Focus: National Geographic Greatest Portraits," through Jan. 2; "In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite," through Oct. 24. 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.

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 -- "Calder Miro: A New Space for the Imagination," through Jan. 23; special exhibition admission $13, seniors and students $11, under 18 free. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. "Artful Evenings," Thursdays 5 to 8:30, $8. 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. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Asia in America:Views of Chinese Art From the Indianapolis Museum of Art," through March 20; "Arts of Mughal India," through Feb. 6; "Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain," 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. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- "Driving Force," juried exhibition of works by young artists with disabilities, through Nov. 29; "Winogrand 1964," through Nov. 28. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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 -- "A Garden of Shawls: The Buta and Its Seeds," through March 6; "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.

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 Saturday. 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.

Art Spaces

* -- Opening show

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

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.

* COLUMBIA ART CENTER -- "Small Change: Art of the Tzedakah Box," through Nov. 14. 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-730-0075.

* GEORGE MASON U. -- "Feast: The Tulip Campaign," and multimedia installations by Simone Paterson, from Monday through Nov. 4 in the Johnson Center Gallery. 4400 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-993-8888.

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

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 Saturday; works by Steven Sommovigo, through Nov. 6. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE/ROCKVILLE -- Sculpture by Sarah Silberman, through Oct. 22. Paul Peck Art Building, Montgomery College, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5115.

* ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- Works by Marcia Wolfson Ray and Mahasti Mudd, from Sunday through Nov. 13. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "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 -- "Native American Women in the U.S. Armed Forces," indefinitely; "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

AARON -- Recent sculpture by Richard Gerber and Martha Langona, through Nov. 3. 1717 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-3311.

ALEX -- Paintings by Frank Cappello, through Oct. 31. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

* ANNE C. FISHER -- Serigraphs by Phyllis Elizabeth Wright, through Nov. 13. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-625-7555.

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

* FOXHALL -- Paintings by Joe Fitzgerald, Margaret Huddy, Janet Keena, Nick Paciorek, Sherry Zvares Sanabria and George Wingate, through Nov. 8. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

* FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Figurative paintings by Douglas Malone, through Nov. 17. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

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

GALLERY A -- Drawings by Joshua Morton, through Oct. 31. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

GALLERY 10 -- Paintings and sculpture by Judith Richelieu, through Oct. 30. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

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

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

MAURINE LITTLETON -- New mixed- media sculptures by Ginny Ruffner, through Wednesday. 1667 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-333-9307.

M.O.C.A. -- Works by the Clark Brothers, Christopher Randolph, Knox Nash, Tariq Tucker and Lamontez Jackson, through Oct. 31. Museum of Contemporary Art, 1054 31st St. NW. 202-342-6230.

RALLS COLLECTION -- Etchings by Caio Fonseca, through Nov. 27. 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

ELIZABETH ROBERTS -- Paintings and prints by Alice Oh, through Oct. 30. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-1011.

* ZENITH -- "Forged and Fabricated," works by Joan Konkel and Patrick Cochran, from Thursday through Nov. 28. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- Pottery by Marcia Scheeter, through Oct. 30. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Paintings by Phyllis Jacob and Doug Moulden, through Oct. 30. 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187.

* BANNING+LOW -- Illustrations by Fred Harper, through Nov. 21. 3730 Howard Ave., Kensington. 301-933-0700.

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Paintings by Eunhee Park Dickerson, through Oct. 30. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- "Spectral Figures in Light" by Craig Kraft, through Oct. 30. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

Virginia

ART LEAGUE -- Watercolors by Margaret Alderson, stone carvings by Brigitte P. Davis, through Nov. 1. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Watercolors by Bonnie Keyner, fused glass by David Barnes, through Nov. 1. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

ART MASTERS -- Paintings by Margaret Alleva, through Nov. 3. 521 Maple Ave. W., Vienna. 703-938-2193.

GALLERY WEST -- Watercolors by Deborah Hoeper, through Nov. 1. 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-7359.

LOFT -- Stained and fused glass by Robbie Daly, through Oct. 31. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

PRINTMAKERS -- Mixed-media monotypes by Isabel Field, through Oct. 31. Torpedo Factory Arts Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1342.