Museums

Openings

CORCORAN "Picturing the Banjo," from Saturday through March 5. Continuing: "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.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS "Benjamin Franklin: In His Own Words," from Monday through June 17. Continuing: "Bound for Glory: Photographs of America," through Jan. 21; "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.

Exhibitions

AFRICAN ART "African Art Now: Masterpieces From the Jean Pigozzi Collection," through Feb. 26; "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 "Holiday Trees," through Jan. 2; "Ray Charles: American Legend," indefinitely; "Azucar! The Life and Music of Celia Cruz," through Dec. 31; "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 U. MUSEUM In the Katzen Arts Center through Dec. 17: "A First Look: David Bates, Gene Davis, Nancy Graves and Master Drawings From the Katzen Collection"; "Living Legacy: 60 Years of the Watkins Collection"; "After Bruce Conner: Anonymous, Anonymouse and Emily Feather"; "Emilie Brzezinski: Dialog With Wood"; "William Allan: Stories and Watercolors." 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.

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.

ANACOSTIA MUSEUM "Conversation Among Blues Women," "Mother and Child: Expressions of Love," "Reflections: Life Pieces to Masterpieces" and "Reclaiming Midwives: Pillars of Community Support," through April 2. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ANDERSON HOUSE "Pennsylvania in the American Revolution," through April 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 ART "Henry Ossawa Tanner and the Lure of Paris," through May 28; "Woven Rainbows: American Indian Trade Blankets," through May 14; "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.

CONTEMPORARY MUSEUM "Crowd of the Person," through Jan. 14. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5. 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

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 "First Neigh-

bors: 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 "From East to West: 'Quaker Farmer' Chinese Export Porcelain in America," through Oct. 28. 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 "Housing Suburbia: Postwar Subdivision Design in Metropolitan Washington, through Aug. 31; "Historic Postcards From the Tony Chaves Collection," through January; "The Fairfax Story," indefinitely. 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 "Artists of Edo 1800-1850" and "Freer and Tea: 100 Years of the Book of Tea," through May 29; "Virtue and Entertainment: Chinese Music in the Visual Arts," through March 26; "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 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. 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 "America's Beautiful National Parks," photographs, through Feb. 10; "Lewis and Clark Revisited: A Trail in Modern Day," through Feb. 28; "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.

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 "Season's Greetings: Holiday Cards in Maryland, 1865-2005," through February; "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.

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

MOUNT VERNON The home and burial place of George Washington is open daily 9 to 5. $11, seniors $10.50, ages 6 through 11 $5, under 6 free. At the south end of the George Washington Parkway, eight miles south of Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

NATIONAL 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 "Cityscapes Revealed: Highlights From the Collection," indefinitely; "Jewish Washington: Scrapbook of an American Community," through July 4; "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 "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 "Wide Angle," through Jan. 25; "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"Christmas in the 19th Century," through Jan. 6; "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 & MEDICINEOpen 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"Alice Neel's Women," "The Water Remembers: Paintings and Works on Paper by May Stevens" and "Carla Maria Maggi," through Jan. 15; "Monica Castillo: The Painter and the Body," through Jan. 22. 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 Massa-

chusetts Ave. NE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

NATURAL HISTORY "The Spirit of Ancient Columbian Gold," through April 9. 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., With Paintings by Peter Waddell," 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 "Sean Scully: Wall of Light," 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.

RADIO-TELEVISION MUSEUM Permanent collection of working vintage radios and televisions and related memorabilia. Open Friday 10 to 5, Saturday-Sunday 1 to 5. 2608 Mitchellville Rd., Bowie. 301-390-1020 or 301-809-3088.

RENWICK "George Catlin's Indian Gallery," indefinitely; "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 "Retratos: 2,000 Years of Latin American Portraits," through Jan. 8. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY "Style and Status: Imperial Costumes From Ottoman Turkey," through Jan. 22; "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.

SMITHSONIAN CASTLE "Legendary Coins & Currency," through Sept. 7. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1000 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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, closed Sunday. 600 Dulany St., Alexandria. 571-272-0095.

WALTERS "Sacred Arts and City Life: The Glory of Medieval Novgorod," through Feb. 12; "Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art," indefinitely; "Dressed in Gold: Books of the Italian Renaissance," through Jan. 8; "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," 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.

Art Spaces

* Opening show

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," through April 21. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER Paper sculptures and works on paper by Brece Honeycutt, through Thursday. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

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

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.

BOHRER PARK Members' exhibition by the Gaithersburg Fine Arts Association, through Jan. 4. 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

DARNALL'S CHANCE HOUSE MUSEUM "Sixth Annual Gingerbread House Contest and Show," through Sunday. 14800 Gov. Oden Bowie Dr., Upper Marlboro. 301-952-8010.

EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC Drawings, jewelry and sculpture by Blanka Sperkova, through December. 202-274-9105.

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.

JCCGW Hanukkah exhibition by ArtSites, the Guild for Judaic Art, through Dec. 30. Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, 6125 Montrose Rd., Rockville. 301-348-3750.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART/ ANNAPOLIS "Moveable Feast," through Dec. 29. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

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

MONTPELIER CULTURAL ARTS CENTER Patuxent Art League juried exhibition, through Dec. 28; ceramics by Linda Bernard, hooked rugs by Roslyn Logsdon, through Nov. 30; sculpture by Breon Gilleran, through Dec. 28. 12826 Laurel-Bowie Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993 (TDD: 301-490-2329).

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES "Cheryl Goldsleger: Utopia," through Feb. 1; "Cycloids: Paintings by Michael Schultheis," through Feb. 1. 2100 C St. NW. 202-334-2436.

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 "Roads to Freedom," through Thursday; "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 Photographs by Stephen Faust, paintings by Bushnell Keeler, through Jan. 1. 600 Quiet Waters Park Rd., Annapolis. 410-222-1777.

ROCKVILLE ARTS PLACE Chinese calligraphy and painting by Bertrand Mao, through Monday. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE "Ben-Zion: In the Grip of the Five Senses," through Thursday. Mitchell Gallery, St. John's College, 60 College Ave., Annapolis. 410-626-2556.

SIXTH & I HISTORIC SYNAGOGUE "Circles Within Circles: Jewish Time Frames," through Jan. 31. Sixth and I NW. 202-789-0100.

STRATHMORE "72nd Annual International Exhibition of Fine Art in Miniature," "Rose Folsom: Written Paintings" and "Views of Forest Glen Exhibition," through Dec. 30. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5200.

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 Saturday. Art Gallery, Art-Sociology Building, University Boulevard & Adelphi Road, College Park. 301-405-2763.

WATERS HOUSE "The Sporting Life: Sports in Montgomery County," indefinitely. 12535 Milestone Manor Lane, Germantown. 301-515-2887.

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"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

* Opening show

The District

ADDISON/RIPLEY Paintings by Wolf Kahn, through Jan. 14. 1670 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-5180.

* BIRD-IN-HAND Paintings by Meg Soper Stallings and glass works by Nina Falk, through Jan. 7. 323 Seventh St. SE. 202-543-0744.

SUSAN CALLOWAY Paintings by Alison Hall Cooley, through Dec. 17. 1643 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-965-4601.

CONNER Paintings by Wayne Gonzales, through Dec. 17. 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-588-8750.

CURATOR'S OFFICE "Me, Myself and I: Self-Portraits From the Heather & Tony Podesta Collection," through Dec. 17. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-387-1008.

DISTRICT FINE ARTS "Peace on Earth," group show, from Saturday through Jan. 15. 1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-328-9100.

KATHLEEN EWING Paintings, prints and drawings by Michael Gross, through Dec. 30. 1609 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-328-0955.

ANNE C. FISHER "South American Holiday," through Jan. 13. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-625-7555.

FOUNDRY Recent works by Philip and Ann Bennet, through Jan. 12. 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203.

FOXHALL "Small Wonders," works by 25 artists, through Dec. 31. 3301 New Mexico Ave. NW. 202-966-7144.

FRASER/GEORGETOWN New paintings by Scott Hutchison, through Wednesday. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-298-6450.

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

GALLERY 10 Collage works and installation by Ellouise Schoettler, through Dec. 30. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA "Mark Seliger: In My Stairwell," photographs, through Jan. 14. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

JANE HASLEM Paintings by Elaine Treisman, through Saturday. 2025 Hillyer Pl. NW. 202-232-4644.

HEMPHILL Paintings and works on paper by William Willis, sculpture by Mary Early, through Dec. 23. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-342-5610.

IRVINE Photographs by Gina Brocker, through Dec. 31; paintings, drawings and wall installations by Sean Foley, through Dec. 31. 1710 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-8767.

NUMARK Works by Yuriko Yamaguchi, through Dec. 17. 625-27 E St. NW. 202-628-3810.

PARISH Works by 15 artists, through Jan. 10. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-944-2310.

PICASSO Paintings by Behrooz Salimnejad, through Dec. 16. 4707 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-363-6465.

RALLS COLLECTION Works on paper by Robert Rauschenberg, photographs by Sidney Felsen, through Jan. 28. 1516 31st St. NW. 202-342-1754.

SPECTRUM Paintings by Alice Mostoff, through Dec. 18. 1132 29th St. NW. 202-333-0954.

STUDIO Group show by gallery artists, through Dec. 23. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

WASHINGTON STUDIO SCHOOL Drawings and paintings by Noy Davis, from Monday through Dec. 31. 4505 Sanford St., Chevy Chase. 301-718-7210.

WASHINGTON WORKS ON PAPER Prints by Angela White, through Jan. 15. 3420 Ninth St. NE. 202-526-4848.

ZENITH Paintings by Drew Ernst, through Jan. 8. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

Maryland

ARTFX Pottery by Megan Evans, through Dec. 24. West St., Annapolis. 410-990-4540.

FRASER/BETHESDA Glass sculpture by Tim Tate, through Friday. 7700 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-9651.

GALLERY NEPTUNE Joseph Barbaccia, Albert Schweitzer, Jacquie Shane and Erwin Timmers, through Jan. 21. 4808 Auburn Ave., Bethesda. 301-718-0809.

GLASS Group holiday show, through Dec. 27. 5335 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-237-1119.

KUSHNIR/TAYLOR "Small Treasures," through Jan. 8. 8289 Main St., Ellicott City. 410-465-4467.

McBRIDE Paintings by John Ebersberger, through Dec. 30. 215 Main St., Annapolis. 410-267-7077.

OSUNA Recent paintings by Carol Brown Goldberg, through Wed-

nesday. 7200 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. 301-654-4500.

OZMOSIS "Seeing Red," group show by gallery artists, through Jan. 7. 7908 Woodmont Ave., Bethesda. 301-664-9662.

Virginia

ART LEAGUE Monotypes by Carolyn Dutky Romano, through Jan. 6. Torpedo Factory Art Center, 105 N. Union St., Alexandria. 703-683-1780.

ARTISTS' UNDERTAKING Works by 14 area artists, through Jan. 2. 309 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-494-0584.

LOFT Paintings by Marcia Toepfer, through Dec. 31. 313 Mill St., Occoquan. 703-490-1117.