Museums

Openings

AFRICAN ART -- "Treasures," from Wednesday through Aug. 15. Continuing: "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).

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Letterwriting in Renaissance England," from Thursday through April 2. Shakespeare First Folio on permanent display. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES -- "Public Vaults," new permanent exhibition, opens Friday. 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 GALLERY OF ART, WEST -- "Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions," from Sunday through May 30. Continuing: "Gerard ter Borch," through Jan. 30; "All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860," 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).

Exhibitions

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 -- "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"; "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"; National Firearms Collection; "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 -- "Holy H2O: Fluid Universe," 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 -- "South Carolina in the American Revolution," through April 9. 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 -- "Cram Sessions: 02 Dark Matter," through Nov. 28; "In Monet's Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny," through Jan. 9; "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.

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 -- "Tally Ho and Mistletoe: Costume and Celebration at Belair," through Dec. 31; "The Slaves of Belair," 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.

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.

CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM -- Video, sculpture and installations by Sanford Biggers, through Jan. 15. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5. 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

CORCORAN -- "Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art," through Jan. 31; "Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums," through Feb. 21; "The Furniture of Frank Gehry," through Monday; "Thinking Inside the Box: The Art of Andrew Krieger," 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.

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.

DECATUR HOUSE -- "First Neighbors: Decatur House Residents and the Presidents," indefinitely. 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.

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.

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.

FREER GALLERY -- "Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas," indefinitely; "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 -- "Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler," through April 24; "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 Saturday; "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 -- "Furniture in Maryland Life," indefinitely. 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 -- "Anatolian Impressionists: Artists' Prints From the Istanbul Studio of Master Tekcan," through Jan. 23. 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 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 BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Five Friends From Japan," through Feb. 16; "Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete," through Jan. 23; "Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers and the Walt Disney Concert Hall," through Nov. 28; "Washington: Symbol and City," indefinitely. 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 -- "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 -- "Mapping With Paper and Pixel," through Feb. 13; "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 -- "Historical Landscapes," through Dec. 23; "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 -- Drawings by Janet Culbertson, through Feb. 6; "Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life" and "Transitory Patterns: Florida Women Artists," through Dec. 19; "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.

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. 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.

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 -- "Calder Miro," 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.

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 -- "Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings From the Robert O. Muller Collection," through Jan. 6; "Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler," through April 24; "Asia in America: Views of Chinese Art From the Indianapolis Museum of Art," through March 20; "Arts of Mughal India," through Feb. 6. 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).

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.

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.

TREASURY DEPARTMENT -- Tours of the Treasury Building are available by advance reservation Saturdays at 10, 10:20 and 10:40. Security approval required. 15th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-622-0896.

TUDOR PLACE -- Permanent display of Mount Vernon objects, furniture and silver. The 1816 mansion and five-acre garden is open for tours Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4, Sunday noon to 4. House tour $6; garden tour $2. 1644 31st St. NW. 202-965-0400.

U.S. BOTANIC GARDEN -- Permanent exhibitions of more than 4,000 plants and a tropical rain forest. Open daily 10 to 5. Admission is free. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Museum -- Exhibits, photographs and artifacts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Admission to permanent exhibit by timed-entry ticket available at the museum or through 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 Nov. 6, 2005; "The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes From Corot to Monet," through Jan. 17; "Romance, Murder and Revenge: Kabuki Prints by Konishi Hirosada," through Jan. 2; "Gathering Jewels: Japanese Illustrated Books From the Lionel Katzoff Collection," through Jan. 16; "Popular Prints From the French Revolution," through Dec. 19; "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.

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE -- "Our Next President! Woodrow Wilson Presidential Memorabilia From the Anthony W. Atkiss Collection Illustrating the 1912 and 1916 Presidential Campaigns," through Feb. 15. President Wilson's home exhibits memorabilia of his administration and his era. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 4. $5, $4 for seniors, $2.50 for students and children, under 7 free. 2340 S St. NW. 202-387-4062.

Art Spaces

* -- Opening show

AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- "Mapping the Pulse," paintings, photographs and sculpture by Apostolos Kilessopoulos, Shirley Koller, Lucy Norman Spencer and Nikolai, through April 8. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

AMERICAN U. -- Installations by Christine Tillman through Nov. 23. Watkins Gallery, Bender Library, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1670.

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.

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE -- "Brown vs. the Board of Education: Public School Integration in Montgomery County," through Feb. 28. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

BLACKROCK CENTER FOR the Arts -- Ceramics, pastels and charcoals by Brenda Townsend and Susan Due Pearcy, through Dec. 1. 12901 Town Commons Dr., Germantown. 301-528-2260.

BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL Institute -- Paintings by Fred Svendsen, through Nov. 30. 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-8334.

BROOKSIDE GARDENS -- Fall show by the Washington Metropolitan Artists Society, through Jan. 8. 1800 Glenallan Ave., Wheaton. 301-962-1400.

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

D.C. ARTS CENTER -- "Reflections: Noche Crist," through Sunday. 2438 18th St. NW. 202-462-7833.

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

* GLENVIEW MANSION -- Paintings by Connie Ward Woolard and the Maryland Society of Portrait Painters, through Nov. 30. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

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 -- "Indigenous Presence in Bolivian Folk Art," through Nov. 19. Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3774.

JCCGW -- "Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love," photographs by Lloyd Wolf, through Sunday. Goldman Gallery, Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-881-0100.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- Fall juried exhibition, through Nov. 24. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- "Theatrical Artisans: Props and Crafts From D.C. Theater," through Nov. 28; Paintings by Susan L. Howland, through Nov. 30; photographs by L.S. King, through Dec. 29. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL ARBORETUM -- Panoramic digital landscapes by Curt Belshe, through Nov. 30. 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726.

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.

RESTON COMMUNITY CENTER -- "Visual Dialogue," works by 11 artists, through Dec. 5. 1609 Washington Plaza, Reston. 703-689-3550.

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- Works by Marcia Wolfson Ray and Mahasti YMudd, through Saturday. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

SUMNER MUSEUM -- Paintings by Amy Marx, through Dec. 31. 1201 17th St. NW. 202-442-6060.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND -- "Magical Adventures: Fantasy Art From the Frank Collection," through Dec. 18. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Building, College Park. 301-405-2763.

WESLEY THEOLOGICAL Seminary -- Constructions and collages by John Sager, through Dec. 17. 4901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-8674.

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.

* WOMEN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC Club -- Washington Water Color Association exhibition, through Jan. 11. 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 301-652-1435.

Galleries

* -- Opening show

The District

AARON -- New sculpture by Jon Krawczyk and Miriam Rylands, through Nov. 19. 1717 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-3311.

DAVID ADAMSON -- Contemporary lacquer paintings by Nhat Tran, through Nov. 30. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-628-0257.

ADDISON/RIPLEY -- "Markings," photographs by Maxwell MacKenzie, through Dec. 4. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

ALEX -- "Art From Finland," works by five artists, through Nov. 30. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

* BIRD-IN-HAND -- Collages and assemblages by Kristine Lingle, through Dec. 31. 323 Seventh St. SE. 202-543-0744.

SUSAN CALLOWAY -- Paintings by Alison Hall Cooley, through mid-November. 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-965-4601.

CONNER -- Works by Kenny Hunter, through Wednesday. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

KATHLEEN EWING -- Mixied-media photography by Robert W. Bazemore Jr., pinhole photographs by Bruce McKaig, through Nov. 27. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-0955.

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

* FLASHPOINT -- "Anita Walsh: Floor Plan," from Thursday through Dec. 22. 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1310.

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

FUSEBOX -- "Desire Lines" and "Old Glory," through Dec. 18. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

G FINE ART -- Works by Iona Rozeal Brown, through Dec. 4. 926 N St. NW (rear). 202-333-0300.

GALLERY A -- Landscape paintings by Irmeli Ylinen, through Nov. 30. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

GALLERY 10 -- Pyro-print drawings and pots by Gary Irby, through Nov. 27. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- Recent works by Carlotta Hester, through Nov. 27. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

JANE HASLEM -- Paintings, drawings and prints by Judith Seligson, through Nov. 24. 2025 Hillyer Pl. NW. 202-232-4644.

* HEMPHILL -- "Opening on 14th Street," group show, from Tuesday through Dec. 23. 1515 14th St. NW (new location). 202-342-5610.

INTERNATIONAL VISIONS -- Paintings by Anna Demovidova and Joe Louis Ruffin, through Dec. 11. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-5112.

* IRVINE -- Works by Frankin Evans, Christine Kesler and Bede Murphy, through Nov. 27. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

* MARNINART -- "Contemporary European Artists," through Dec. 31. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-3327.

MARSHA MATEYKA -- Sculptures and drawings by Athena Tacha, through Dec. 18. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

NUMARK -- Photographs by Chan Chao, through Dec. 18. 625-27 E St. NW. 202-628-3810.

PARISH -- Works by Sanci Ritchie Miller, through Tuesday. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

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

SPECTRUM -- New paintings by Arthur Day, through Nov. 21. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- Paintings by Harriet Lesser, through Nov. 21. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

TOUCHSTONE -- Paintings by Tory Cowles, paintings by Carsten Frank and photographs by Michael A. Lang, through Dec. 5. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- Drypoint and monotype by Deron DeCesere, through Nov. 21. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

WASHINGTON WORKS ON PAPER -- Mixed collage on paper by Alec Simpson, through Nov. 20. 3420 Ninth St. NE. 202-526-4848.

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

Maryland

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

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Recent works on paper by Robert J-P. Hauck, through Nov. 27. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

* FRASER/BETHESDA -- "Cuban Generations," through Dec. 8. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- New paintings by Elyse Harrison, through Dec. 4. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

OZMOSIS -- Paintings and photography by Amy Jackson, through Dec. 4. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

* SLAYTON HOUSE -- Paintings by the Tuesday Artists, from Thursday through Dec. 18. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987.

Virginia

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Drawings by Charles Ott, bead-woven jewelry by Carol Holmes, through Dec. 6. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

COBBLESTONE -- Works by Peggy Brown, Jing-Jy Chen, Sidney Platt, Kim Stenberg and Gail Zinar, through Nov. 28. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

DEL RAY ARTISANS -- Invitational photography exhibit, through Nov. 28. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-765-1510.

LACVIET -- New paintings by Khoi Nguyen, through Nov. 30. 5179 Lee Hwy., Arlington. 703-532-4350.

LOFT -- Pastels and drawings by Melinda Harleman, through Dec. 6. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.