Museums

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART -- "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," through Sept. 25; "TEXTures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art," through Sept. 4; "Treasures," through Aug. 15; "The Art of the Personal Object," indefinitely. Open daily 9 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 reconnaissance 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.

ANACOSTIA MUSEUM -- "Walls of Heritage, Walls of Pride: African American Murals," through Sept. 10. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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.

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 -- "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," through Sept. 11; "Artscape at the BMA: Observation Deck," through July 31; "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.

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.

CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM -- "Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street Culture," through July 30. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5. 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

CORCORAN -- "The Scholastic Art and Writing Awards of 2005 National Exhibition," through Aug. 8; "Shomei Tomatsu: Skin of the Nation," through Aug. 29. 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-Sunday and Wednesday 10 to 5, Thursday 10 to 9 (closed Monday-Tuesday). $8, seniors $6, students ages 13 to 18 $4, younger free. 500 17th St. NW. 202-639-1700.

DAR -- Permanent collection includes ceramics, glass and silver, period rooms and children's section. Open Monday-Friday 9:30 to 4, Saturday 9 to 5 (closed Sundays). 1776 D St. NW. 202-879-3254.

DEA MUSEUM -- "Air, Land and Sea," through 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 -- "Vietnamese Ceramics From the Red River Delta," indefinitely; "Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan" and "Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei," through Sept. 18; "Boating on a River," through Aug. 14. 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 her collection of Russian and French decorative art. Reservations required. $12, seniors $10, students $7, ages 6 to 18 $5; younger not admitted. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.

HIRSHHORN -- "Visual Music," 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).

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," through Sept. 5 (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 $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 Sept. 24; "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 Oct. 10; "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 7. Ninth and Constitution NW. 202-501-5000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM -- "Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community," through Jan. 8; "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 -- "Winslow Homer in the National Gallery of Art," through Feb. 20; "Small French Paintings," indefinitely. Permanent collection of 20th-century art. Open Friday-Saturday and Monday-Thursday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Fourth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST -- "Irving Penn: Platinum Prints," through Oct. 2; "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).

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC -- "Traits of Life," through Aug. 21; "Tut Unwrapped," through Aug. 21. 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.

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

PHILLIPS COLLECTION -- "East Meets West: Hiroshige at the Phillips Collection," through Sept. 4. $8, seniors and students $6, under 18 free. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. 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 -- 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 -- "Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade," through Sept. 11; "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. 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 Thursday; "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 -- "Gods and Empire: Huari Ceremonial Textiles," through Jan. 15; "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.

WALTERS -- "The Essence of Line: French Drawings From Ingres to Degas," through Sept. 11; "Pearls of the Parrot of India," through Sept. 11; "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.

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 -- "2005 MFA Exhibition" and "Art From Arlington," through Aug. 27. 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 March 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 -- "Among My Souvenirs," through July 31. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

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

ELLIPSE ARTS CENTER -- "Tour of Arlington Classic Mini-Putter," through Aug. 13. 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 703-228-7710.

* EMBASSY OF CANADA -- "A Contemporary Look at the Canadian Landscape," through Sept. 16. 501 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-682-1740.

EMBASSY OF KOREA -- Works by Jung Hye Han, Yun-Joo Choi, Kelly Song and Yeon-Jeong Kim, through Thursday. 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-797-6343.

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

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 CULTURAL CENTER -- "Paradox and Coexistence II," works by Latin American artists, through Aug. 26. Inter-American Development Bank, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558.

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).

MONTPELIER MANSION -- 10th annual "Needleart Exhibition," through Sunday. Route 197 at Muirkirk Road, Laurel. 301-953-1376.

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR Center -- Photographs by James R. Campion, through July. 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.

NVCC/ALEXANDRIA -- Photographs by Aya Takashima, through July 29. Rachel Schlesinger Arts Center, Northern Virginia Community College, 3001 N. Beauregard St., Alexandria. 703-845-6156.

OATLANDS -- "Four Seasons of Oatlands," through Aug. 21. On U.S. 15 six miles south of Leesburg. 703-777-3174.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Marc Chagall: The Bible Series, 1957," through Sept. 15; "Mission America," through Aug. 15; "Holy Cards: Picturing Prayers," through Sept. 18. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-635-5400.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- Paintings by Kay Sandler and Geraldine K. Czajkowski, through July 31. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

STRATHMORE MANSION -- "Printmakers' Network of Southern New England," and watercolors and etchings by Lindsay Harper Makepeace, through Aug. 27; Washington Water Color Association Juried Exhibition, through Aug. 27. 10701 Rockville Pike, North Bethesda. 301-581-5200.

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 -- "White House Horses," through Sept. 26; "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

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

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

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 -- "Summer Showcase: New Works," through Aug. 27. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

FRASER/GEORGETOWN -- Ninth annual Georgetown International Art Competition, through Aug. 17. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

FUSEBOX -- "Landscaping," group show, through July 30. 1412 14th St. NW. 202-299-9220.

* G FINE ART -- Works by Burt Barr and Ben Petersen, from Saturday through Aug. 19. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-461-1601.

GALLERY 10 -- Collages by Anne J. Banks, mixed-media works by Nancy Cusick Fox, through Aug. 20. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- Photographs of the Rolling Stones by Ken Regan and "A Lenticular Portrait of Mick Jagger" by Gered Mankowiz, through Aug. 13. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

INTERNATIONAL VISIONS -- "Australia Revisited," through Aug. 13. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-5112.

MOCA DC -- "A Celebration of the Figure II," through July 29. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-342-6230.

* NUMARK -- Works by Matthieu Laurette, through Aug. 19. 625-27 E St. NW. 202-628-3810.

PARISH -- Paintings and prints by Kathryn Stedham, through Aug. 16. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

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

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by Dennis Crayon and Carol Lareuse, through Thursday. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS -- "Then and Now," a celebration of 20 years of printmaking, through Sunday. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

* ZENITH -- "Form and Color," works by Christine Hayman, Janet Jensen and Lester Van Winkle, from Thursday through Sept. 4. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- Dog paintings and prints by Marjorie Weiss, through July 30. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

CREATIVE PARTNERS -- Paintings by Lauren Cook, through July 30. 4600 East West Hwy., Bethesda. 301-951-9441.

FRASER/BETHESDA -- Summer group show, through Sept. 7. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

* GLASS -- Glass sculpture by Linda Ethier, from Thursday through Aug. 31. 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-237-1119.

MAIN STREET -- New works by Sam Dixon, Terry Miller, Stan Sperlak and Linda Volrath, through July 31. 109 Main St., Annapolis. 410-280-2787.

OZMOSIS -- Works by P.R. Kicklighter, through Aug. 31. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

Virginia

ART LEAGUE -- Color photography by John Hartman, through Aug. 1. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Works by 14 area artists, through Aug. 1. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

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

GALLERY WEST -- Watercolors by Helen Dilley Barsalou, through Aug. 15. 205 S. Union St., Alexandria. 703-549-7359.

KELLY'S ART & FRAME -- Works by Kathryn De Raffele, through Thursday. 510 N. Washington St., Alexandria. 703-549-3313.

LOFT -- Watercolors by Marni Maree, through July 31. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.

VIENNA ARTS SOCIETY -- Watercolors by Gloria Mangoba, through Aug. 20. 513 Maple Ave., Vienna. 703-319-3971.