Museums

Openings

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER -- "Sudan: The Land and the People," from Thursday through January. Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 2 to 5. 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. 202-667-6800.

PHILLIPS COLLECTION -- "Sean Scully: Wall of Light," from Saturday through Jan. 8. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. Admission price varies with exhibition. Open Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 7, Thursday 10 to 8:30 (closed Monday). 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

WALTERS -- "Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art," opening Saturday. Continuing: "Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance," through Jan. 8; "Carved for Immortality," through Nov. 6; "Byzantine Art From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection," "Art From India, Nepal and Tibet: The John and Berthe Ford Collection" and "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 -- "No Temperance in It: Woodrow Wilson, the Prohibition Amendment and Brewing in Washington," from Thursday through Feb. 20. 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.

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART -- "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?"; "Case -- La Causa: The Delano Grape Strike of 1965-1970," through Jan. 3; "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 -- "Race, Class, Gender Does Not Equal Character," through Sept. 3. 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 -- The headquarters of the Society of the Cincinnati exhibits items related to the American Revolution and collections of American, European and Oriental antiques and artifacts. Open Tuesday-Saturday 1 to 4. 2118 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-785-2040, Ext. 2.

ART MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAS -- Permanent collection of 20th-century Latin American art. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 5. 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-6016.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART -- "Monet's London: Artists' Reflections on the Thames, 1859-1914," through Dec. 31; "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 -- "Sam Gilliam: A Retrospective," through Jan. 22; "Warhol Legacy: Selections From the Andy Warhol Museum," through Feb. 20. 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 Friday; "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 -- "Consuming Splendor: Luxury Goods in England, 1580-1680," through Dec. 31. 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 -- "Virtue and Entertainment: Chinese Music in the Visual Arts," through March 26; "Games, Contests and Artful Play in Japan," through Sunday; "Rusticity Refined: Kyoto Ceramics by Ninsei," through Sunday; "Pretty Women: Freer and the Ideal of Feminine Beauty," through Sept. 17. Open indefinitely: "Vietnamese Ceramics From the Red River Delta," "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. 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 -- "Spy Treasures of Hollywood: Highlights From the Danny Biederman Spy-Fi Collection," through spring. Ongoing: 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; "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 HISTORICAL SOCIETY -- "Served in Style: Silver Collection of the Maryland Historical Society," indefinitely; "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.

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 -- "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; "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 -- "Masterpieces in Miniature: Italian Manuscript Illumination From the J. Paul Getty Museum," through Jan. 2; "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; "Monumental Sculpture From Renaissance Florence: Ghiberti, Nanni di Banco and Verrocchio at Orsanmichele" and "Pieter Claesz: Master of Haarlem Still Life," through Dec. 31; "The Prints of Felix Buhot: Impressions of City and Sea" through Feb. 20; "Audubon's Dream Realized: Selections From 'The Birds of America,'" through March 26; "Asher B. Durand's 'Kindred Spirits,' " through February 2007. 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 -- "Africa MegaFlyover," through Oct. 30; "Napoleon: An Intimate Portrait," through Jan. 2. 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. 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 -- "Monica Castillo: The Painter and the Body," through Jan. 22; "M.L. Van Nice: The Library at Wadi ben Dagh," through Nov. 6; "The Mystique of Sandalwood," through Dec. 4. 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 -- "John Lennon: The Lost Album," through April 10; "Stamps Take Flight," through March 19. Open indefinitely: "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.

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 -- "Modernism in American Silver: 20th-Century Design," through Jan. 22. Permanent collection of American crafts. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 17th and Pennsylvania NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER -- "Shifting Gears: A National Juried Exhibit for Young Artists With Disabilities, Ages 16-25," through Nov. 6. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY -- "Gold: The Asian Touch," through Feb. 19; "Floating Mountains, Singing Clouds," installation by Mei-ling Hom, through March 5. 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).

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 -- "Rozome Masters of Japan," through Feb. 12; "Gods and Empire: Huari Ceremonial Textiles," through Jan. 15; "Silk and Leather: Splendid Attire of 19th-Century Central Asia," through Feb. 26. 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 May 29. Open indefinitely: "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.

U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE MUSEUM -- "The Invention Machine: A Day in My Life," through January; 19th-century patent models, including Thomas Edison's light bulb, indefinitely. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5, Saturday noon to 5. 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. 571-272-0095.

Art Spaces

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

AACC -- "AACC Visual Arts Faculty Show," through Oct. 28. Pascal Gallery, Anne Arundel Community College, 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-2218.

* AIA -- "Architecture in Perspective 20," through Jan. 20. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-626-7300.

* AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS -- "The Curious Tactile: Rudiger Haugwitz, Allen Linder and Daina Taimina," from Monday through April 21. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER -- "Solos," six one-person shows, through Nov. 5. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

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

ARTS BARN -- Watercolors by Debra Halprin, Judy Hanks-Henn, Christine Heyse and Margy Stancill, through Nov. 6. 320 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

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. Mont-

gomery Ave., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

EUBIE BLAKE JAZZ INSTITUTE -- "Moving Walls 8," photography by various artists, through Nov. 5. 847 N. Howards St., Baltimore. 410-225-3130.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD -- "The Art of Hungary, 1915 Revisted," through Dec. 2. Open weekdays; advance reservations required. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GOETHE INSTITUT -- "Motion Paintings" by Oskar Fishinger, through Oct 26. 814 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.

HARMONY HALL REGIONAL CENTER -- Works by Stevens Jay Carter, through Nov. 19. 10701 Livingston Rd., Fort Washington. 301-203-6070.

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 -- "At the Gates of Paradise: Art of the Guarani of Paraguay," through Jan. 20. Inter-American Development Bank Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 202-623-3558.

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

* MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART/ Baltimore -- "15th Annual Emerging Artists Exhibition," through Nov. 18. 330 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-685-0300.

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

MONTGOMERY COLLEGE -- Photographs by Carl Roote, through Dec. 31. Parilla Performing Arts Center, 51 Mannakee St., Rockville. 301-279-5301.

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS Center -- Prints by Sahomi Naka, through Oct. 29. Works by Prince George's Community College art faculty and faculty emeritus and sculpture by Alonzo Davis, through Oct. 28. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL WILDLIFE VISITOR Center -- Paintings by Skip Willits, through October. 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.

POPE JOHN PAUL II CENTER -- "Papi in Posa: 500 Years of Papal Portraiture," through March 30; "A Blessing to One Another: Pope John Paul II and the Jewish People," through Jan. 15. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. 3900 Harewood Rd. NE. 202-635-5400.

QUIET WATERS PARK -- Paintings by Kristin Bruner, paper works by Sherril Ann Gross, through Nov. 6. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

SUMNER SCHOOL -- "Adolf Cluss, Architect: From Germany to America, Shaping a Capital City Worthy of a Republic," through Feb. 28. 1201 17th St. NW. 202-289-1200.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND -- Quilts, paintings, drawings and prints by Faith Ringgold, through Dec. 10. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Building, University Boulevard & Adelphi Road, College Park. 301-405-2763.

WHITE HOUSE VISITOR CENTER -- "White House Horses," through Jan. 4; "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

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

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

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

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

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

* GALLERY 10 -- Acrylic paintings by Gloria Monteiro Rall, from Wednesday through Nov. 26. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA -- "Sapphographs," works by Donovan Leitch, through Nov. 12. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

JANE HASLEM -- New media prints by Anne Chesnut, through Nov. 12. 2025 Hillyer Pl. NW. 202-232-4644.

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

INTERNATIONAL VISIONS -- Paintings by Helen Zughaib, through Nov. 2. 2629 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-234-5112.

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

MARSHA MATEYKA -- Paintings by Sam Gilliam, through Nov. 26. 2012 R St. NW. 202-328-0088.

* MATRIX -- Paintings by William Adair, from Saturday through Nov. 19. 3307 M St. NW. 202-333-1180.

NUMARK -- "The Empire of Sighs," through Oct. 29. 625-27 E St. NW. 202-628-3810.

SPECTRUM -- Paintings by Betsy Anderson, through Sunday. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO -- Multimedia works by Langley Spurlock and John Martin Tarrat, through Oct. 30. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

TOUCHSTONE -- Mixed-media works by Janet Wheeler, through Nov. 6. 406 Seventh St. NW. 202-347-2787.

WATERGATE -- Works by Pawel Krol, through Saturday. 2552 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-4488.

WPA/CORCORAN -- "Options 2005," works by various artists, through Nov. 27. 3307 M St. NW. 202-639-1828.

* ZENITH -- Paintings and sculpture by Wayne Trapp, throgh Nov. 27. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX -- "Monster Boxes," sculptures by Cat and Richard Holt, through Oct. 31. 45 West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

ARTISTS' GALLERY -- Paintings by Nina Chung Dwyer and Phyllis Jacobs, through Oct. 30. 4 E. Church St., Frederick. 301-696-8187.

GALLERY NEPTUNE -- Works by Jeanne Sheckler Beebe, Elyse Harrison, Elizabeth Featherstone Hoff and Joyce Zipperer, through Oct. 29. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

KUSHNIR/TAYLOR -- Paintings by Jack Hannula, through Nov. 13. 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-465-4467.

OSUNA -- Works by Tom Downing, Ray Parker and Anne Truitt, through Saturday. 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4500.

PHOTOWORKS -- Photographs by Irene Owsley and Barbara Tyroler, through Nov. 13. Glen Echo Park, 7300 MacArthur Blvd., Glen Echo. 301-229-7930.

SLAYTON HOUSE -- Group show by the Olney Art Association, through Nov. 10. Wilde Lake Village Green, Columbia. 410-730-3987.

Virginia

ART LEAGUE -- Paintings by Rulei Bu, through Nov. 7. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING -- Photographs by Jane Ernst and stained glass by Jack and Bette Conley, through Nov. 7. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

BYRNE -- Paintings by Steven Adams, through Oct. 31. 7 W. Washington St., Middleburg. 540-687-6986.

DEL RAY ARTISANS -- Invitational photography show, through Oct. 29. 2704 Mount Vernon Ave., Alexandria. 703-765-1510.

LOFT -- Paintings by Lilian Elkey, through Oct. 30. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.