Museums

Openings

AFRICAN ART -- "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," from Thursday through Sept. 25. Continuing: "TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art," through Sept. 4; "Treasures," through Aug. 15; "The Art of the Personal Object," indefinitely. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," from Sunday through Sept. 11; "Artscape at the BMA: Observation Deck," from Sunday through July 31. Continuing: "A Legacy of Lace: Selections From the Cone Collection" and "Filigree Spaces: Textile Installations by Piper Shepard," through Sept. 18; "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.

CORCORAN -- "The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2005 National Exhibition," through Aug. 8. Continuing: "Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation," through Aug. 29; "The Eyes of History 2005: An Exhibition of Award Winning Photographs by White House Photojournalists," through Monday; "Contemporary Print Portfolio," through Monday; "The 48th Corcoran Biennial: Closer to Home," through June 27. 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.

HIRSHHORN -- "Visual Music, 1905-2005," from Thursday through Sept. 11. 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).

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST -- "Irving Penn: Platinum Prints," from Sunday through Oct. 2. Continuing: "Gilbert Stuart," through July 31; "Jan de Bray and the Classical Tradition," through Aug. 14. 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).

PATUXENT RIVER NAVAL Air Museum -- Juried exhibition of aerospace art by the American Society of Aviation Artists, from Tuesday through Sept. 18. 22156 Three Notch Rd,. Lexington Park. 301-863-7418.

WALTERS -- "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," from Sunday through Sept. 11; "Pearls of the Parrot of India," from Sunday through Sept. 11. Continuing: "Byzantine Art From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection," indefinitely; "Carved for Immortality," through Nov. 6; "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

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 -- "Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz," through May; "Whatever Happened to Polio?," through April; "Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian"; "Taking America to Lunch," metal lunchboxes and beverage containers; "America on the Move"; "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"; "Science in American Life"; "First Ladies: Political Role and Public Image"; "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). 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. $11, seniors, students and children $7. 800 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-244-1900.

ANDERSON HOUSE -- "Serving in Style: A Century of Art and Politics at Anderson House," through Oct. 8. 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 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. 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 Wednesday-Sunday noon to 4. 8614 Chestnut Ave., Bowie. 301-809-3089.

COLLEGE PARK AVIATION MUSEUM -- 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.

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 2005; "Illegal Drugs in America," indefinitely. Exhibits, videos and interactive displays tracing the history of drug abuse, illegal drugs and federal drug law enforcement in America. Open Tuesday-Friday 10 to 4. 700 Army Navy Dr., Arlington. 202-307-3463.

DECATUR HOUSE -- "The First and Second Wars for Independence," through Oct. 21; "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.

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 -- "David Garrick (1717-1779), A Theatrical Life," through Aug. 28. Shakespeare First Folio on permanent display. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

FORT WARD -- 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 -- "Chinese Mountains of Immortality," through Oct. 2; "Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan" and "Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei," through Sept. 18; "Boating on a River," through Aug. 14; "Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court," through June 26. Open indefinitely: "Small Masterpieces: Whistler Paintings From the 1880s"; "Black and White: Chinese Ceramics From the 10th-14th Centuries"; "Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas"; "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 -- "Eva Zeisel: The Playful Search for Beauty," through Dec. 4. The former home of Marjorie Merriweather Post displays a permanent collection of Russian and French decorative art. Reservations required. $12, seniors $10, students $7, ages 6 to 18 $5. Ages under six not admitted. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.

INTERIOR DEPARTMENT MUSEUM -- "Eleanor Roosevelt and Val-Kill Industries," through Oct. 31; "The Power of Context: National Park Service Museums at 100 Years," through Dec. 31. 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 10 to 6. Museum admission $14, seniors $13, ages 5 to 11 $11, 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 -- "On Music: Tim Rollins + K.O.S. (Kids of Survival)," through July 30. 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 -- "Revising Himself: Walt Whitman and 'Leaves of Grass'," through Dec. 3; "The Cultures and History of the Americas," through July 23; "A Heavenly Craft: The Woodcut in Early Printed Books," through July 9; "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.

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.

MARYLAND SCIENCE CENTER -- "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," through Sept. 5. $19.50, under 12 $13.50. Open Friday 10 to 5, Saturday 10 to 6, Sunday 11 to 5, Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 5. 601 Light St., Baltimore. 410-685-5225.

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 -- "Americans in Paris," through Sept. 5; "The American Presidency: Photographic Treasures of the National Archives"; "Public Vaults," indefinitely. Permanent displays of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights; exhibition, "The Charters of Freedom." Open daily 10 to 9. Ninth and Constitution NW. 202-501-5000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Tools of the Imagination," through Oct. 10; "Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete," through Jan. 29; "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 -- "Roy Lichtenstein: A New Gift of Drawings," through July 24; "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 -- "Surviving Darfur," photographs by Helene Caux, through July 17. 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 MUSEUM OF HEALTH & Medicine -- Open indefinitely: "From a Single Cell"; "Human Body, Human Being"; "Evolution of the Microscope"; "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 -- "Amalia Amaki: Boxes, Buttons and the Blues" and "Women in Blues and Jazz," through Sept. 25; "M.L. Van Nice: The Library at Wadi ben Dagh," through Nov. 6. Selections from the permanent collection, indefinitely; selections from the silver collection, indefinitely. $10, students and seniors $8, ages 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 -- "Stamps Take Flight," through March 19; "On the Road," a history of city mail vehicles; "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 -- "The Allure of Pearls," through Sept. 5. 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 -- "Navigating the Dead Sea: U.S. Navy 1848 Expedition"; "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 -- "The Initiated Eye: Secrets, Symbols, Freemasonry and the Architecture of Washington, D.C.," through Dec. 31. Open Friday-Sunday and Tuesday-Thursday 10 to 4. $5, students and seniors $3. 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 -- Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. Weekend admission $8, seniors and students $5, under 18 free; donation requested on weekdays. 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. 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-390-1020 or 301-809-3088.

RENWICK -- "High Fiber," through July 10. 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 -- "Chinese Mountains of Immortality: A Focused Look," through Sept. 25; "In the Realm of Princes: The Arts of the Book in 15th-Century Iran and Central Asia," through Aug. 7; "Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork From the Nuhad Es-Said Collection," indefinitely; "Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation," through July 17. 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 -- "Close Up in Black: African American Film Posters," through July 28; "Young Visions of Community," through Aug. 21. 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 -- "Textiles for This World and Beyond: Treasures From Insular Southeast Asia," through Sept. 18. 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. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL Museum -- "Remember the Children: Daniel's Story"; "Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race," through Oct. 10; "Witness to History: Documenting the Path of American Liberators"; "Genocide Emergency: Darfur, Sudan." Permanent exhibition of artifacts, photographs and oral histories. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Admission to permanent exhibition by timed-entry ticket available at the museum daily or in advance through Tickets.com (703-218-6500 or 800-400-9373; service charges added). 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. (15th Street) SW. 202-488-0400.

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE -- "The Misses Wilson: Daughters of the President," through Sept. 18. 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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AIA -- "Heather Allen: Architectural Textiles," through July 29. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-626-7300.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- "Invisible Sightings," digital art by Eric J. Heller and sculpture by Rebecca Kamen, through Oct. 14. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER -- Works by Gabriela Bulisova, E. Sherman Hayman, Carolina Mayorga, Lincoln Mudd and Leonard Ragouseos, through July 9. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

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

ATHENAEUM -- Recent paintings by Ann McDowell, through Aug. 7. 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

BEAD MUSEUM -- "The Eternal Bead," through June 26. 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 -- "Braddock's March 1755," through July 3; "Among My Souvenirs," through July 31. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

BRAZILIAN AMERICAN CULTURAL Institute -- Paintings by George Iso, through Thursday. 4719 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-362-8334.

COLUMBIA ART CENTER -- Laurel Art Guild juried multimedia exhibition, through Sunday. 6100 Foreland Garth, Columbia. 410-730-0075.

CULTURAL INSTITUTE OF MEXICO -- "Sensacional! Mexican Street Graphics," through July 15. 2829 16th St. NW. 202-728-1628.

DARNALL'S CHANCE HOUSE Museum -- "Man's Best Friends: Colonial Americans and Their Pets," 1700-1800," from Sunday through Aug. 31. 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "A Collection in Formation: 1975-2005," through Aug. 19. Open weekdays; advance reservation required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GEORGETOWN U./WALSH BUILDING -- "The Professionalization of an American Woman Printmaker: The Early Career of Grace Albee," through Sunday. Walsh Building, 1221 36th St. NW. 202-687-6467.

GREEN SPRING GARDENS -- Exhibition by Potomac Valley Watercolorists, through June 27. 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-941-7987.

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.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- Paintings on Lucite by Sandi Ritchie Miller, block prints by Anita Hagen, through June 25. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS -- "Strictly Painting 5," through July 30. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- "24th Annual Invitational Sculpture Exhibition," and mixed-media paintings by Mike Shaffer, through Aug. 19. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES -- "Absorption + Transmission," works by Mike and Doug Starn, through July 15. 2100 C St. NW. 202-334-2436.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR Center -- Paintings by Susan Bankey Yoder, through June. 10901 Scarlet Tanager Loop, Laurel. 301-497-5760.

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.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- Juried exhibition by the Annapolis Watercolor Club, through Sunday. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

STRATHMORE ARTS CENTER -- 25th Biennial Exhibition of the Creative Crafts Council, through July 9. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5200.

U.S. NATIONAL ARBORETUM -- "Conservation Portraits: Botanical Illustrations of Japan's Endangered Species," through June 30. 3501 New York Ave. NE. 202-245-2726.

WATERS HOUSE -- "Lost Montgomery," through Sept. 10. 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. 301-515-2887.

* WESLEY THEOLOGICAL Seminary -- "Memory and Story," works by Ellouise Schoettler and Helen Zughaib, through July 29. 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 -- "Faces of the Fallen: America's Artists Honor America's Heroes," through Nov. 11; "Native American Women in the U.S. Armed Forces," indefinitely. 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

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The District

ADDISON/RIPLEY -- Paintings, drawings and prints by Ana Mercedes Hoyos, through July 16. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

ALEX -- "80 Years of New Yorker Covers," through June 30. 2106 R St. NW. 202-667-2599.

APEX -- "A Tribute to Fiber Art," through Saturday. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-638-7001.

BIRD-IN-HAND -- Recent woodcuts by Jan Tenenbaum, through June 26. 323 Seventh St. SE. 202-543-0743.

* CONNER -- Installations by John Kirchner, digital sculpture by Leo Villareal, from Saturday through July 30. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

KATHLEEN EWING -- "Bhutan," photographs by Rajesh Nair and Stuart Brahman, through July 23. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-0955.

FLASHPOINT -- Drawings and video installation by Y. David Chung, through July 15. 916 G St. NW. 202-315-1310.

* ANNE C. FISHER -- Monotype prints by C.C. Vess, paintings on paper by R.E. Levine, through July 29. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-625-7555.

* FOUNDRY -- All-member group show, through July 31. 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203.

FOXHALL -- Paintings by Joe Fitzgerald, through Monday. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

FUSEBOX -- Works by Patrick Wilson and Siemon Allen, through July 9. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

G FINE ART -- Works by Jose Ruiz, through July 16. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-461-1601.

GALLERY 10 -- Paintings by Emily Light Rose, from Wednesday through July 9. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- "Paintings From Bali, Guam and Palau, 1999-2005" by Mark Dell'Isola, through June 25. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

JET ARTWORKS -- Paintings by Jorin Bossen, through June 25. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-4407.

HEMPHILL -- Works by Hannah Rose, Lisa Bertnick and Tanya Marcuse, through July 2. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-342-5610.

IRVINE -- Works by John Copeland and Nicola Lopez, through July 16. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

MARSHA MATEYKA -- New sculpture and drawings by Stephen Talasnik, through June 25. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

PULP -- Photographs by Frank Muzzy, through July 23. 1803 14th St. NW. 202-462-7857.

RED ASPEN -- "Saint Makers of Santa Fe: Faith, Family, Tradition," through July 3. 709 H St. NW. 202-589-0033.

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by Shelly Bechtel Shepherd, through July 3. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- New works by Eleanor Kotlarik Wang, through Sunday. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

* VISIONS -- Works by members of the International Artists Support Group, through June 30. 3222 M St. NW. 202-333-5515.

WATERGATE -- Paintings by Kevin Adams and Bill D'Italia, through July 15. 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-4488.

* WOHLFARTH -- Paintings by Christian Conrad, from Wednesday through July 21. 3418 Ninth St. NE. 202-526-8022.

* ZENITH -- Papier-mache sculpture and drawings by Stephen Hansen, from Thursday through July 24. Recent oil paintings by Bradley Stevens, through Sunday. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- Ceramics by Esther A. Snow, through June 30. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Textiles by Leela Cherian, through July 2. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

FRASER/BETHESDA -- "Bethesda Painting Awards," through July 6. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Works by Elizabeth Zeisler and Mark Coburn, through June 25. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

McBRIDE -- "25th Anniversary Exhibition," through June 30. 215 Main St., Annapolis. 410-267-7077.

ORCHARD -- Paintings by Ann Terbush Schaefer, through June 30. 7917 Norfolk Ave., Bethesda. 240-497-1912.

OZMOSIS -- Print retrospective by Alice Sorkowitz, through July 2. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

Virginia

ARTBEAT -- "Black and White," works by 20 artists, through June 26. 9407 Main St., Manassas. 703-365-8558.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Mixed-media collage by Alice Webb, through July 6. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

CENTURY -- "Regional Realists," through June 7. 919 King St., Alexandria. 703-684-6967.

* COBBLESTONE -- Paintings by Peggy Brown, Jy-Jing Chen, Sid Platt, Nancy Still and Gail Zinar. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

DEGA GALLERY -- Paintings by Petra Gerber, through July 9. 8100 Old Dominion Dr., McLean. 703-760-7616.

LOFT -- Paintings by Jewell Pratt Burns, through July 3. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

MULTIPLE EXPOSURES -- Ilfochrome prints by Tommy Olof Elder, digital montages by Grace Taylor, through July 3. 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-2205.

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY -- Photographs by Fred Kleiner, through July 8. 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703-319-3971.