MuseumsOpeningsARTHUR M. SACKLER GALLERY "East of Eden: Gardens in Asian Art," Saturday through May 13; Continuing: "Perspectives: Simryn Gill," through April 29. Open indefinitely: "Arts of China"; "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." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1050 Independence Ave. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729). SANDY SPRING MUSEUM "Quilts Then and Now," through March 31. Monday and Wednesday-Thursday 9 to 5, Saturday-Sunday noon to 4. $5. 17901 Bentley Rd., Sandy Spring. 301-774-0022.

ExhibitionsAFRICAN ART MUSEUM "African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection," through Sept. 7; "Body of Evidence: Selections From the Contemporary African Art Collection," through April 6; "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 MUSEUM "Beyond the Limits: Flight Enters the Computer Age"; "Carrier War in the Pacific"; "Earth Today: A Digital View of Our Dynamic Planet"; "Explore the Universe"; "GPS: A New Constellation"; "How Things Fly," interactive gallery about the principles of flight; "Looking at Earth," on aerial photography; "Modern Carrier Aviation: Seapower in a Changing World"; Pershing II and SS-20 missiles; "The Golden Age of Flight"; "The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age"; "Treasures From American History," indefinitely; "Voyager: Around the World Without a Pit Stop"; large-format films in the Imax theater; "Cosmic Collisions" in the Albert Einstein Planetarium. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Seventh Street and Independence Avenue SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AIR AND SPACE MUSEUM/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. 14390 Air and Space Museum Pkwy., Dulles International Airport, Chantilly. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ALEXANDRIA BLACK HISTORY MUSEUM "From Morning to Night: Domestic Service in the Gilded South," through June 1. 902 Wythe St., Alexandria. 703-838-4356.

AMERICAN ART MUSEUM "Eadweard Muybridge: The Central American Journey," through April 29; "Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry," through July 8; "Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark," through July 8. Open daily 11:30 to 7. Eighth and F NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

AMERICAN U. MUSEUM "Madeleine Keesing: Ashes and Embers," through March 18; "Contemporary Glass: Beauty and Innovation," through April 8; "Robert Brady: Sculpture 1989-2005," through April 8; "Stanley Lewis," through April 8; "Dennis Oppenheim: Alternative Landscape Components," through April 15; "Duane Hanson: Real Life," through April 15; "Richard Cleaver: Family Fictions," through April 15. Open Tuesday-Sunday 11 to 4. American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-1300.

AMERICAN VISIONARY ART MUSEUM "Home and Beast," through Sept. 2. 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 "D.C. Undercover: Photographs by Steven M. Cummings," through April 22; "Banding Together: Public School Bands as Instruments of Opportunity," through May 14. Open daily 10 to 5. 1901 Fort Pl. SE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

ANDERSON HOUSE "North Carolina in the American Revolution," through April 25. 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 "Merengue! Ritmos Visuales/Visual Rhythms," through May 27. Permanent collection of 20th-century Latin American art. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 5. 201 18th St. NW. 202-458-6301.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF ART "The City Real and Ideal," through March 11; "Meditations on African Art: Light," through April 1; "Pissarro: Creating the Impressionist Landscape" (timed-entry tickets are required; $15, seniors $12, students $10, ages 6 to 18 $6, younger free), through May 5; "The Persistent Figure in Modern Sculpture," through June 17; "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 indefinitely. Open Friday and Wednesday-Thursday 11 to 5, Saturday-Sunday 11 to 6 (open to 9 on the first Thursday each month). Admission free. North Charles Street and Art Museum Drive, Baltimore. 443-573-1700.

BALTIMORE MUSEUM OF INDUSTRY Permanent exhibits on the heritage and preservation of Baltimore and Maryland's industrial past. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 4, Sunday 11 to 4. $10, seniors, students and children $6, ages 3 and younger free. 1415 Key Hwy., Baltimore. 410-727-4808.

BELAIR MANSION AND STABLE "Best Foot Forward," shoes and clothing from 1750-1950, indefinitely; "The Slaves of Belair," indefinitely. A restored 1745 plantation home furnished with period antiques, with an early 20th-century thoroughbred racing museum. Open Wednesday-Sunday noon to 4. 12207 Tulip Grove Dr., Bowie. 301-809-3089.

BOWIE RAILROAD STATION MUSEUM Open indefinitely: "Historic Images of a Railroad Town"; an interactive exhibit on the telegraph in railroad operations. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 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 "Cell Phone: Art and the Mobile Phone," through April 22. Open Tuesday-Saturday 11 to 5. 100 W. Centre St., Baltimore. 410-783-5720.

CORCORAN GALLERY OF ART 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 MUSEUM 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" and "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 "Silver Mysteries: Black and White Photographs of 1930s Washington by Volkmar Wentzel," through April 15. Open indefinitely: "Digging Deeper: Archaeological Discoveries Across the National Trust"; "First Neighbors: Decatur House Residents and the Presidents." 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 Open indefinitely: "The Fairfax Story." Open daily 9 to 5. 10209 Main St., Fairfax. 703-385-8414.

FOLGER SHAKESPEARE LIBRARY Shakespeare First Folio on permanent display. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 4. 201 East Capitol St. SE. 202-544-7077.

FORT WARD MUSEUM AND HISTORIC SITE 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 "Daoism in the Arts of China," through June 10; "Tea Bowls in Bloom: Botanical Decorations on Tea Ceremony Ceramics," through July 15; "Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott," through Nov. 4. Open indefinitely: "Art for Art's Sake"; "Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas"; "Arts of the Islamic World"; "Black and White: Chinese Ceramics From the 10th-14th Centuries"; "Charles Lang Freer and Egypt"; "Shades of Blue and Green: Chinese Celadon Ceramics"; "Small Masterpieces: Whistler Paintings From the 1880s"; "South Asian Sculpture"; "Whistler Paintings at the Freer"; "Winged Figures"; "Ancient Chinese Pottery and Bronze"; "Vietnamese Ceramics From the Red River Delta." Changing exhibits, from the permanent collection 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, indefinitely. Open Tuesday-Saturday 10 to 5; 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 MUSEUM Reflect, Project: Light Works From the Hirshhorn Collection," through April 8; "Black Box: Magnus Wallin," through May 20; "Ways of Seeing: John Baldessari Explores the Collection," through July 27. 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 Open indefinitely: "Silent Voices: Rock Art of the Fremont Culture"; "The Antiquities Act of 1906 and the National Park Service." 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 6, through Feb. 28. $16, seniors $15, ages 5 to 11 $13, younger free. 800 F St. NW. 202-393-7798.

KOSHLAND SCIENCE MUSEUM "Putting DNA to Work," through Sunday; "Global Warming Facts & Our Future," indefinitely; "Wonders of Science," indefinitely. 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 "Cartoon America: Highlights From the Art Wood Collection of Cartoon and Caricature," through Saturday; "A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007," through Aug. 18; "Shakespeare in America," through Aug. 18; "Bob Hope and American Variety," indefinitely; "American Treasures of the Library of Congress," rotating permanent exhibition ("American Treasures" information: 202-707-3834). Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5. 10 First St. SE. 202-707-3610.

LOUDOUN MUSEUM Permanent collection of Indian, Revolutionary War, Civil War and local history objects. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5 and Sunday 1 to 5. $1, children 50 cents. 14-16 Loudoun St. SW, Leesburg. 703-777-7427.

MANASSAS MUSEUM Permanent exhibits of the Virginia Piedmont, the Civil War and Reconstruction, and the early years of Manassas. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 5. $3, seniors, students and teachers $1, ages 4 and younger free. 9101 Prince William St., Manassas. 703-368-1873.

MARYLAND HISTORICAL SOCIETY Open indefinitely: "Furniture in Maryland Life"; "Looking for Liberty: An Overview of Maryland History"; "Maryland Through the Artist's Eye"; "Served in Style: Silver Collection of the Maryland Historical Society." Open Friday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 10 to 5. $8, seniors and students $6, ages 3 to 12 $4, younger than 3 free. 201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. 410-685-3750.

MOUNT VERNON The home and burial place of George Washington. Open daily 8 to 5. $13, seniors $12, ages 6 through 11 $6, younger free. 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-2000.

NATIONAL ARCHIVES "Public Vaults," indefinitely; "The Charters of Freedom," indefinitely. Permanent displays of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Ninth and Constitution NW. 202-357-5000.

NATIONAL BUILDING MUSEUM "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Architecture and Design," through June 3. "Reinventing the Globe: A Shakespearean Theater for the 21st Century," through Aug. 27. Open indefinitely: "Cityscapes Revealed: Highlights From the Collection"; "Washington: Symbol and City." 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. 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. 11250 Waples Mill Rd., Fairfax. 703-267-1600.

NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART, WEST BUILDING "Asher B. Durand's 'Kindred Spirits'," through March 15; "Strokes of Genius: Rembrandt's Prints and Drawings," through March 18; "The Artist's Vision: Romantic Traditions in Britain," through March 18; "Paris in Transition: Photographs From the National Gallery of Art," through May 6. 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 GALLERY OF ART, EAST BUILDING "Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965," through April 29; "Small French Paintings," indefinitely. Permanent collection of 20th-century art. Open Friday-Saturday and Monday-Thursday 10 to 5, Sunday 11 to 6. Fourth and Constitution NW. 202-737-4215 (TDD: 202-842-6176).

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC "Spirit of Japanese Gardens," through April 29. Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 5, Sunday 10 to 5. 17th and M NW. 202-857-7588.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF AMERICAN JEWISH MILITARY HISTORY Artifacts, photographs and memorabilia documenting the role of Jewish men and women in the U.S. armed forces. Open Monday-Friday 9 to 5. 1811 R St. NW. 202-265-6280.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE AMERICAN INDIAN Permanent and rotating exhibitions about the history and culture of Native Americans; "Return to a Native Place: Algonquian Peoples of the Chesapeake," indefinitely. Open daily 10 to 5:30. Fourth and Independence SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

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; $6 seniors; $4.50 children; ages 10 and younger free. 48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 301-695-1864.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF HEALTH AND MEDICINE Open indefinitely: "Cartoonists Take Up Smoking"; "Evolution of the Microscope"; "From a Single Cell"; "Human Body, Human Being"; "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 Avenue NW. 202-782-2200.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF WOMEN IN THE ARTS Open indefinitely: Selections from the permanent collection, and selections from the silver collection. Open Monday-Saturday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5. $10, students and seniors $8, ages 18 and younger free; free on first Sunday each month. 1250 New York Ave. NW. 202-783-5000.

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF THE MARINE CORPS Multimedia exhibitions about the history of the U.S. Marine Corps and its role in the history of the United States, including re-creations of a Korean War battlefield and a Vietnam combat zone, indefinitely. Open daily 9 to 5. 18900 Jefferson Davis Hwy., Triangle. 877-653-1775.

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY "Josephine Baker: Image and Icon," through March 18; "Gifts to the Nation," through April 1; "One Life: Walt Whitman, a Kosmos," through April 1; "Portraiture Now," through April 29; "Temple of Invention: The History of a National Landmark," through July 8; "The Presidency and the Cold War," through July 8; "Americans Now," through Jan. 6. Open daily 11:30 to 7. Eighth and F NW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

NATIONAL POSTAL MUSEUM "Trailblazers & Trendsetters: Art of the Stamp," through Oct. 3; "Out of the Mails," through Jan. 1; "Postal Inspectors: The Silent Service," through Feb. 28, 2009. Open indefinitely: "Customers and Communities"; "Airmail in America"; "Artistic License: The Duck Stamp Story"; "Binding the Nation"; "Moving the Mail"; "On the Road," a history of city mail vehicles; "Stamps and Stories"; "What's in the Mail for You!"; "The Art of Cards and Letters." Open daily 10 to 5:30. 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-633-9849).

NATURAL HISTORY MUSEUM "Nature's Best 2006 Photography Awards," through March 25; "Orchids: Take a Walk on the Wild Side," through April 22; "Visual Griots: Mutual Understanding Through the Art of Photography," through May 12. Open indefinitely: "African Voices"; "Forces of Change: Global Links, El Nino's Powerful Reach"; "Frozen in Time: The Iceman"; "Life in the Ancient Seas"; "Native Alaskan Cultures"; "T-Rex"; Kenneth E. Behring Hall of Mammals; Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems and Minerals; Discovery Center; 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. U.S. Navy Memorial, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-737-2300.

NAVY MUSEUM "A Vision of History"; "Commodore Perry and the Opening of Japan"; "Dive, Dive: U.S. Navy Submarine Force"; "Joshua Barney's Chesapeake Bay Flotilla"; "Navigating the Dead Sea: U.S. Navy 1848 Expedition"; "Polar Exploration"; "Securing the Seas for Union Victory"; "Spanish-American War"; "Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard"; "The American Revolution and the French Alliance"; "The Forgotten Wars of the 19th Century." 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.

OLD GUARD MUSEUM "An Old Guard History"; "The Old Guard Today." Open Monday-Saturday 9 to 4, Sunday 1 to 4. Building 249, Sheridan Avenue, Fort Myer, Arlington. 703-696-6670.

PHILLIPS COLLECTION "Moving Pictures: American Art and Early Film," $12, seniors and students $10, ages 18 and younger free through May 20. Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings. Open Friday-Saturday and Tuesday-Wednesday 10 to 5, Sunday noon to 5, Thursday 10 to 8:30 (closed Monday). Admission price varies with exhibition. 1600 21st St. NW. 202-387-2151.

RADIO AND 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 GALLERY "George Catlin's Indian Gallery," indefinitely. 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. Open Tuesday-Friday 11 to 3, Saturdays noon to 4. Suggested donation $3. 144 Constitution Ave. NE. 202-546-1210.

SMITHSONIAN S. DILLON RIPLEY CENTER "Clash of Empires: The British, French and Indian War in North America, 1754-1763," through March 15; "Exit Saigon, Enter Little Saigon: Vietnamese America Since 1975," through March 31. Open daily 10 to 5:30. 1100 Jefferson Dr. SW. 202-633-1000 (TDD: 202-357-1729).

TEXTILE MUSEUM "Mantles of Merit: Chin Textiles From Mandalay to Chittagong," through Sunday. "Red," through July 8; 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 in the 1816 mansion, and a five-acre garden. 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, and Thursdays through December until 8. 100 Maryland Ave. SW. 202-225-8333.

U.S. HOLOCAUST MEMORIAL MUSEUM "'Give Me Your Children': Voices From the Lodz Ghetto," through Sept. 3; "A Dangerous Lie: Protocols of the Elders of Zion"; "Genocide Emergency: Darfur, Sudan." Permanent exhibition of artifacts, photographs and oral histories; "The Nuremburg Trials: What is Justice?" Open indefinitely: "Witness to History: Documenting the Path of American Liberators"; "Remember the Children: Daniel's Story." Open daily 10 to 5:30. Admission to permanent exhibition by timed-entry ticket available at the museum daily or in advance through (800-400-9373; service charges added). 100 Raoul Wallenberg Pl. (15th Street) SW. 202-488-0400.

U.S. PATENT & TRADEMARK OFFICE MUSEUM "Shoes: Innovations at Your Feet," through spring; 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 ART MUSEUM "Courbet/Not Courbet," through March 11; "Speaking the Word of God: Illuminated Korans From the Walters Art Museum," through April 29; "Untamed: The Art of Antoine-Louis Barye," through May 6; "Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt," through Nov. 18. Open indefinitely: "Art From India, Nepal and Tibet: The John and Berthe Ford Collection"; "Art of the Ancient Americas"; "Byzantine Art From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection"; "Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art." 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 11 to 8, Saturday-Sunday and Wednesday-Thursday 11 to 5 (closed Monday-Tuesday). Admission free. 600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410-547-9000.

WOODROW WILSON HOUSE President Wilson's home exhibits memorabilia of his administration and his era. Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 to 4. $7.50, seniors $6.60, students $3.50. 2340 S St. NW. 202-387-4062.

Art Spaces· --Opening show AIA Panoramic photographs of American architecture, through March 23. American Institute of Architects, 1735 New York Ave. NW. 202-638-3211.

AMERICAN CENTER FOR PHYSICS "On the Verge," works by Jeff Andrews, Jim Burkholder, Carol Brown Goldberg and Thomas Xenakis, through April 13. 1 Physics Ellipse, College Park. 301-209-3125.

ANNE ARUNDEL COMMUNITY COLLEGEJuried show by 23 American artists, through Friday. 101 College Pkwy., Arnold. 410-777-7028.

ARLINGTON ARTS CENTER "Equinox: A Juried All-Media Exhibition," through March 31. 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 703-248-6800.

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

ARTS BARN Painting and sculpture by Montgomery College faculty, through March 18. 311 Kent Square Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

ARTS CLUB OF WASHINGTON Works by Tanja Softic and Betsy Kelly, through Saturday. 2017 I St. NW. 202-331-7282.

ATHENAEUM Paintings by Sherry Zvares Sanabria, through March 4. 201 Prince St., Alexandria. 703-548-0035.

BEAD MUSEUM "The Sacred Bead and Other Symbols of Faith," through Aug. 31. Permanent displays of beads from around the world. Open Tuesday-Saturday noon to 6. $3 suggested donation. 400 Seventh St. NW. 202-624-4500.

BEALL-DAWSON HOUSE "Childhood," objects and photographs, through Wednesday. $3; $2 seniors and children. 103 W. Montgomery St., Rockville. 301-762-1492.

BOHRER PARK "Eternity," works by contemporary Indian artists, through March 4. 506 S. Frederick Ave., Gaithersburg. 301-258-6394.

CLARA BARTON NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE "Clara Barton and the Sea Islands Hurricane," through Wednesday. 5801 Oxford Rd., Glen Echo. 301-320-1410.

D.C. JEWISH COMMUNITY CENTER "5+5: Five Artists Select Five Artists to Watch," through May 13. 1529 16th St. NW. 202-518-9400.

EMBASSY OF THE CZECH REPUBLIC "It Is Our Problem Too: The Women of the Prisoners of the Cuban Spring," through March 15; "Czech Stones," jewelry by Karen Votipka, indefinitely; "Rock Peels," hangings, indefinitely. 3900 Spring of Freedom St. NW. 202-274-9100.

FEDERAL RESERVE BOARD "Howard Pyle and Illustrators of the Brandywine School From the Collection of the Free Library of Philadelphia," through March 30. 20th and C NW. 202-452-3778.

GLENVIEW MANSION Photographs by Paul Kline, ceramic sculpture by Nancy Suasser, textiles by Hillary Lisa Steel, through Tuesday. 603 Edmonston Dr., Rockville. 240-314-8682.

GOETHE-INSTITUT "Lichtenstein Contemporary: Barbara Buhler and Beate Frommelt," through Wednesday. 812 Seventh St. NW. 202-289-1200.

GREEN SPRING GARDENS PARK Paintings by Karen Ching, through Sunday. 4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria. 703-642-5173.

HOUSE OF SWEDEN "On the Road," works by Mikael Lundberg, Annica Karlsson Rixon and Lisa Selin, through March 27. 901 30th St. NW. 202-467-2671.

HOWARD U. HOSPITAL "New Frontiers in Medicine: Medical Service, Research and Education at Howard University Hospital," indefinitely. 2041 Georgia Ave. NW. 202-865-6629.

HUNTINGTON COMMUNITY CENTER "Rough Diamonds: The Negro Leagues and Sandlot Heroes in the Mid-Atlantic Region," through Wednesday. 13022 Eighth St., Bowie. 301-464-3725.

JERUSALEM FUND Paintings by Athir Shayota, through March 2. 2425 Virginia Ave. NW. 202-338-1958.

MARYLAND FEDERATION OF ART/ANNAPOLIS "The Winter Show" and "Pure Art," through Sunday. 18 State Cir., Annapolis. 410-268-4566.

MARYLAND INSTITUTE COLLEGE OF ART "On Display: Inside the White Cube"; photographs by Lynn Silverman, through March 4; retrospective of works by graphic designer Jan van Toorn, through March 4. 1300 Mount Royal Ave., Baltimore. 410-225-2300.

MARYMOUNT UNIVERSITY Paintings by Sheila Mahoney Keefe, through Thursday. Barry Gallery, 2807 N. Glebe Rd., Arlington. 703-284-1561.

MCLEAN PROJECT FOR THE ARTS Sculptures by Margaret Boozer, Elizabeth Berger, Marc Robarge and Laura Thomas; multimedia works by Janet DeCover; paintings by Maroe Susti, through Saturday. McLean Community Center, 1234 Ingleside Ave., McLean. 703-790-1953.

MERIDIAN INTERNATIONAL CENTER "Out West: The Great American Landscape," through March 4. 1624 Crescent Pl. NW. 202-667-6800.

MONTPELIER ARTS CENTER Paintings by Doug Moulden and ceramics by Shelley Stevens, through Saturday; "Cross the Tracks: A Historical Review of African Americans and Railroads," through March 4. 9652 Muirkirk Rd., Laurel. 301-953-1993.

· MUSIC CENTER AT STRATHMORE "Food for Thought," members' multimedia juried exhibition, Saturday through March 31. Continuing: "Are You My Valentine?" through Wednesday. 5301 Tuckerman Lane, North Bethesda. 301-581-5100.

NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES "Hidden Codes," paintings by Dennis Ashbaugh, through May 10. 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. 202-633-4800.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE Works by Maria Briganti and Michele Frantz, through March 3. 15200 Neabsco Rd., Woodbridge. 703-590-1437.

OLD TOWN HALL Works by Adam Lister, through Wednesday. 3999 University Dr., Fairfax. 703-273-2377.

PRINCE GEORGE'S COMMUNITY COLLEGE "Images and Their Power in Byzantium," through April 3. 301 Largo Rd., Largo. 301-322-0965.

SUMNER SCHOOL MUSEUM Paintings by Nilo M. Santiago, through July 23. 1201 17th St. NW. 202-442-6060.

TOWSON UNIVERSITYDrawings by Creighton Michael, through March 10; "Fired With Passion: Contemporary Ceramics of Japan," in the Asian Arts Gallery, through May 11. 8000 York Rd., Towson. 410-704-2787.

U. OF MARYLAND "Out of Place," works by area artists, through March 17. Art-Sociology Building, University of Maryland, College Park. 301-405-2763.

VISARTS AT ROCKVILLE "Pushing Paper," through March 16. 9300 Gaither Rd., Gaithersburg. 301-869-8623.

WESLEY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY Paintings by Abner Hershberger, through March 9. 4901 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 202-885-8674.

WHITE HOUSE VISITORS CENTER "White House Horses," through May 14. "Furnishing the Nation's Home: Treasures From the President's House," indefinitely; "The Presidential Seal," indefinitely. 1450 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. 202-208-1631.

WOMEN IN MILITARY SERVICE FOR AMERICA MEMORIAL "American Servicewomen in the Global War on Terror," indefinitely. Permanent exhibitions of World War II and Korean War artifacts and memorabilia, indefinitely. Arlington National Cemetery, Memorial Bridge and Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. 800-222-2294.

· WOODLAWN PLANTATION "44th Annual Needlework Exhibition," Thursday through March 31. $7.50; $3 children. 9000 Richmond Hwy., Alexandria. 703-780-4000.

Galleries· --Opening show

The DistrictADAMSON "Self Possessed," photographs of Jessie Mann by Len Prince, through Saturday. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-232-0707. AMERICAN PAINTING Paintings by Andrei Kushnir, through March 10. 5118 MacArthur Blvd. NW. 202-244-3244.

CONNER Photography by Maria Friberg, through Saturday. 1730 Connecticut Ave. 202-588-8750.

CROSS MACKENZIE Clay studies and drawings by Paul DiPasquale and clay sculptures by Patrick Bermingham, through Thursday. 1054 31st St. NW. 202-333-7970.

DISTRICT FINE ARTS "Love," group show, through April 7. 1726 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-328-9100.

FOUNDRY New works by Amy Barker-Wilson, Daniel Bell, Catherine Bohrman, Catherine Carter, Jenny Gifford, Donna McGee and Dennis Veraska, through Sunday. 1314 18th St. NW. 202-463-0203.

G FINE ART Glass works by Graham Caldwell, through March 31. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-462-1601.

· GALLERY 10 Installations and assemblages by Maxine R. Cable, Thursday through March 31. 1519 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-232-3326.

GOVINDA "Punk Love," photographs of the early Washington punk movement by Susie J. Horgan, through March 3. 1227 34th St. NW. 202-333-1180.

HEMPHILL Mixed-media works by Colby Caldwell, through Saturday. 1515 14th St. NW. 202-342-5610.

HILLYER ART SPACE "Northern Light/Nordic Visions," through April 20. 9 Hillyer Ct. NW. 202-338-0680.

· HONFLEUR "East of the River Group Exhibition," Saturday through March 17. 1241 Good Hope Rd. SE. 202-889-5000.

· KNEW "Lorton Art Program Exhibition," through March 12. 1639 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-338-4588.

PRADA Prints and drawings by Lou Stovall, through Wednesday. 1030 Wisconsin Ave. NW. 202-342-0067.

PROJECT 4 Works by Ivanny Pagan and Rich McDonald, through March 10. 903 U St. 202-232-4340.

· STUDIO Collages and other work by Jan Willem van der Vossen, Wednesday through March 25. 2108 R St. NW. 202-232-8734.

· WASHINGTON PRINTMAKERS GALLERY Woodcuts by Jessie Nebraska Gifford, Tuesday through March 25. Linocuts, electronic media and sculpture by Rob Lindsay, through Sunday. 1732 Connecticut Ave. NW. 202-332-7757.

ZENITH Sculptures by Donna M. McCullough and paintings by Jodi, through Sunday. 413 Seventh St. NW. 202-783-2963.

MarylandMARIN-PRICE Paintings by Lee Casey, through March 8. 7022 Wisconsin Ave, Chevy Chase. 301-718-0622.

VirginiaCOBBLESTONE New paintings by Margaret Brown, through March 15. 213 King St., Alexandria. 703-548-3333.

ELLIPSE ARTS CENTER "Photos You Have Taken Over the Past 75 Years," by local professional and amateur photographers, through March 10. 4350 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. 703-228-7710.

FALLS CHURCH ARTS Paintings by Susan Gillerman Boggs, Marcia Dale Dullum and Anne Rechter, through Wednesday. 111 Park Ave., Falls Church. 703-534-4202.