Museums

Openings

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY -- "Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680," from Thursday through Dec. 31. Shakespeare First Folio on permanent display. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-4600.

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Gold: The Asian Touch," from Saturday through Feb. 19. Continuing: "Floating Mountains Singing Clouds," installation by Mei-Ling Hom, through March 5; "Caravan Kingdoms: Yemen and the Ancient Incense Trade," through Sunday; "Chinese Mountains of Immortality: A Focused Look," through Sept. 25. Open indefinitely: "Fountains of Light: Islamic Metalwork From the Nuhad Es-Said Collection"; "Luxury Arts of Silk Route Empires"; "Metalwork and Ceramics From Ancient Iran"; "Sculpture of South and Southeast Asia"; "Arts of China." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART -- "Where Gods and Mortals Meet: Continuity and Renewal in Urhobo Art," through Sept. 25; "The Art of the Personal Object," indefinitely. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 950 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE -- "Generous Friends: Building an Art Collection for the National Air and Space Museum"; "The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age"; "Explore the Universe"; "Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet"; "GPS: A New Constellation"; "How Things Fly," interactive gallery about the principles of flight; "Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World"; Pershing II and SS-20 missiles; "Carrier War in the Pacific"; "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age"; "Voyager: Around the World Without a Pit Stop"; "Looking at Earth," on aerial photography; "The Golden Age of Flight." Large-format films in the Imax theater; "Infinity Express" in the Albert Einstein planetarium. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh and Independence SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE/UDVAR-HAZY Center -- Permanent displays of the space shuttle Enterprise, an SR-71 Blackbird 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 Oct. 30; "Whatever Happened to Polio?"; "Bon Appetit! Julia Child's Kitchen at the Smithsonian"; "The Price of Freedom: Americans at War"; "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 Saturday. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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 Sunday; "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). $10, seniors $8, college students $6, 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.

CORCORAN -- 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.

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 -- "Pretty Women: Freer and the Ideal of Feminine Beauty," through Sept. 17, 2006; "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. 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 in the dacha. 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 than 6 not admitted to mansion. 4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202-686-5807.

HIRSHHORN -- "Directions: Jim Hodges," through spring; "Directions: Janet Cardiff," through Oct. 30; "Visual Music," through Sunday. 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 -- 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 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 -- 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 -- "Bound for Glory: Photographs of America," through Nov. 26; "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." 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 SCIENCE CENTER -- "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition," through Sunday. $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 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 -- "Origins of European Printmaking: 15th-Century Woodcuts and Their Public," through Nov. 27; "The Prints of Felix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea" through Feb. 20; "Asher B. Durand's 'Kindred Spirits'," through February 2007; "Irving Penn: Platinum Prints," through October 2. Permanent collections of European and American paintings, sculpture and decorative arts from the 13th through the 19th centuries, and an outdoor sculpture garden. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Sixth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF 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 -- 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. $8, seniors and students $6, under 18 free. Open Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5, Thursday 10 to 8:30 (closed Monday). 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

RENWICK -- Permanent collection of American crafts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 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 -- "Silk and Leather: Splendid Attire of 19th-Century Central Asia," through Feb. 26; "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.

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 May 29; "Witness to History: Documenting the Path of American Liberators"; "Genocide Emergency: Darfur, Sudan"; "Antisemitism: Protocols of the Elders of Zion"; "Abandoned at Srebenica: Ten Years Later." 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 Sunday; "Pearls of the Parrot of India," through Sunday; "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

* -- Opening show

* AAAS GALLERY -- Paintings by Jonathan Feldschuh, sculptures by Craig Schaffer, from Thursday through Oct. 28. 1200 New York Ave. NW. 202-326-6672.

* AIA -- "The Landmarks of New York," from Thursday through Oct. 14. 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 -- "Solos," six one-person shows, from Tuesday through Nov. 5. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

BEAD MUSEUM -- "The Eternal Bead," through April 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 -- "The C&O Canal," through February. 103 W. Montgomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

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 Hyun Koo, Hyun Kwang Shin and Yoon Ja Kim, through Sept. 29. 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-797-6343.

GLENVIEW MANSION -- Paintings by Anne Cook, steel and wood sculpture by Richard G. Pumphrey, mixed-media works by Sohayla Vafai, through Sept. 27. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

* JERUSALEM FUND -- "The Subject of Palestine," through Oct. 28. 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.

* MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART -- "Fifth Annual American Landscapes Exhibition," from Thursday through Oct. 15. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

* McLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS -- Sculpture by Tess Cummins, from Thursday through Nov. 5. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- Works by Prince George's Community College art faculty and faculty emeritus, through Oct. 28; sculpture by Alonzo Davis, through Oct. 28; glass works by Judith Conway and Kevin O'Toole, through Sept. 28. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

OAS -- Works by Florencio Antonio Guzman Sequera, through Sept. 18. Organization of American States, 17th and Constitution NW. 202-458-3000.

* POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," from Wednesday through Jan. 15; "The Great Inca Trail," through Sept. 28. Continuing: "Holy Cards: Picturing Prayers," through Sept. 18. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-635-5400.

* ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE -- "Focus on the Figure," from Sunday through Oct. 8. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

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

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.

* WOMEN'S NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC Club -- Works by the Washington Water Color Association, through Nov. 8. 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 202-232-7362.

Galleries

* -- Opening show

The District

* ADAMSON -- Works by Chuck Clos, from Saturday through Oct. 22. 1515 14th St. NW, second floor. 202-232-0707.

* ADDISON/RIPLEY -- Recent paintings by Mary Page Evans, from Saturday through Oct. 15. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

* CONNER -- New photographs by Julee Holcombe, through Oct. 22. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

* CURATOR'S OFFICE -- Works by Jiha Moon, from Saturday through Oct. 15. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-387-1008.

* KATHLEEN EWING -- Photographs by Anderson & Low, through Oct. 29. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-0955.

* G FINE ART -- Works by nine artists, from Saturday through Oct. 22. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-461-1601.

* HEMPHILL -- Works by Renee Stout and Joseph Mills, from Saturday through Oct. 29. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-342-5610.

* IRVINE -- "The Apollo Prophecies" by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick, through Oct. 22. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

* NEVIN KELLY -- Works by Dylan Scholinski, from Thursday through Oct. 2. 1517 U St. NW. 202-232-3464.

Maryland

* ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Photographs by Barbara Scheide, through Sept. 25. 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187.

* FRASER/BETHESDA -- New paintings by Michael Sprouse, through Oct. 12. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

* GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Works by Scott G. Brooks, through Oct. 1. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

Virginia

* ARTS AFIRE -- "Eighth Annual Kaleidoscope Show," through Sept. 30. 102 N. Fayette St., Alexandria. 703-838-9785.

* ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Brush drawings by Charles Ott, pottery by David Cowdrill, through Oct. 3. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

* LOFT -- Paintings by Jan E. Moffatt, from Saturday through Oct. 2. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.