RECENTLY OPENED

"Align," an exhibition by prominent Washington artists Dan Steinhilber, James Huckenpahler and brothers John and Joseph Dumbacher, runs at 1708 Gallery in Richmond. Through Sept. 25.

Leonard Streckfus, David Crozier and Rachel Waldren present their works at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Sept. 25.

Baylor Nichols, Judy Anderson and Terry Brown present their works at Artspace. Through Sept. 26.

"Transformed by Fire: Glass Today," a group show of contemporary glass artists from across the country, runs at Target Gallery. Through Oct. 3.

Avish Khebrehzadeh, the Venice Biennale award-winner, has an exhibition at Conner Contemporary Art. Through Oct. 5.

Chawky Frenn, a George Mason University professor, displays new paintings at Fraser Gallery in Bethesda. Through Oct. 6.

"Contemporary Native American Art," a show of works by Zig Jackson, Victor Masayesva Jr. and Hulleah Tsinhnahjinnie, is at Kathleen Ewing Gallery. Through Oct. 9.

"Contemporary Japanese Bamboo Arts," featuring baskets as sculptural forms, runs at the Hand Workshop Art Center in Richmond. Through Oct. 17.

"Selections: 20th-Century Latin American Art in the VMFA Collection" runs at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Through December.

"Kysa Johnson: Macro/ Microscapes," an exhibition of works exploring natural patterns, is at the National Academy of Sciences. Through Dec. 6.

"Tapestries of Survival," a show of textile works by Holocaust survivor Esther Krinitz, runs at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Through Dec. 31.

"Selected Works by William H. Smith," chosen from Bill Cosby's collection, is at the Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture. Through Dec. 31.

"Giovanni Piranesi & Vik Muniz: Prisons of the Imagination," a show of Piranesi's etchings and Muniz's photographic re-creations of them, runs at the National Academy of Sciences. Through Dec. 31.

"Floral Perspectives in Carpet Design," exploring flower patterns in carpets, is at the Textile Museum. Through Feb. 6.

"Arts of Mughal India," presenting works from the permanent collection, runs at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Feb. 6.

"Life and Leisure: Everyday Life in Japanese Painting," presenting works from Japan's Edo period, is at the Freer Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 20.

"Young Whistler: Early Prints," displaying etchings and prints from the "French Set," is at the Freer Gallery of Art. Through March 13.

SEPTEMBER

14 -- "Louise Nevelson: Selections From the Farnsworth Art Museum," presenting 37 works in all media by this important American sculptor, opens at the Mitchell Gallery of St. John's College, Annapolis. Through Oct. 30.

14 -- "Kristi Mathews: Incorporating Process," abstract color photographs, opens at the Gallery at Flashpoint. Through Nov. 13.

15 -- "In the Artist's Studio: Works on Paper From the Collection," a display of works by artists including Rembrandt, Matisse and Picasso, opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Feb. 27.

16 -- "Gifted: Works by Steven Sommovigo -- A Fond Remembrance," a posthumous show of works by this local artist, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Nov. 6.

16 -- "Incidents & Accidents/Hints & Allegories: David Douglas/Bill Dunlap/Erling Sjovold/Alison Weege," an exhibition focusing on landscapes, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Oct. 16.

17 -- "Lucy Hogg: Sliding Landscapes," a show of intensely colored "cover versions" of top hits in the canon of art history, opens at Strand on Volta. Through Oct. 30.

17 -- Hugh Shurley, a show of digitally manipulated photographs, opens at Fraser Gallery in Georgetown. Through Oct. 13.

17 -- "Meanwhile (While You Were Sleeping)," new paintings by Lynn Putney, opens at the District of Columbia Arts Center. Through Oct. 3.

17 -- "Architecture Untethered," a group show of art based on fictional structures, opens at Numark Gallery. Through Oct. 30.

18 -- "Sub-TEXT," an exhibition of text-based art from San Antonio, opens at Transformer gallery. Through Oct. 16.

18 -- "Views of Chinese Art From the Indianapolis Museum of Art," works spanning 4,000 years of Chinese culture, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through March 20.

18 -- "James Huckenpahler: Places I've Never/Always Been," digital photography, opens at Fusebox. Through Oct. 30.

18 -- "Gene Davis/Color," works from the estate of the Washington abstractionist, opens at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. Through Oct. 30.

18 -- "Maggie Michael: Run," new work by this Washington-based abstractionist, inaugurates G Fine Art's new gallery near Logan Circle. Through Oct. 16.

21 -- The National Museum of the American Indian, the Smithsonian's new 260,000-square-foot building on the Mall, opens with displays of items selected from the museum's 800,000 objects. The three inaugural exhibitions are titled "Our Lives," "Our Peoples" and "Our Universe."

21 -- "Brian Kain-Ledelle Moe-Tammra Sigler," a group show, opens at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore. Through Oct. 30.

21 -- "Native Modernism: George Morrison and Allan Houser," an inaugural exhibition on contemporary aboriginal art, opens at the National Museum of the American Indian.

22 -- "Anatolian Impressions: Artists' Prints From the Istanbul Studio of Master Teckan," presenting work by several well-known Turkish artists, opens at Meridian International Center. Through January.

25 -- Viggo Mortensen will be presenting large-scale color and black- and-white photographs at Addison/Ripley Fine Art. Through Oct. 23.

29 -- "Small Treasures: From Whistler to Bartlett," including works by Dan Flavin, William Kentridge and others, opens at Robert Brown Gallery. Through Nov. 27.

29 -- Bob Rogers, Rob Liberace and Jack Boul exhibit works at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Oct. 30.

OCTOBER

TBA -- Hemphill Fine Arts opens an inaugural group exhibition in its new Logan Circle exhibition space.

1 -- "Holy H2O: Liquid Universe" a multidisciplinary exhibition exploring the role of water in our lives, opens at the American Visionary Art Museum. Through Sept. 5, 2005.

1 -- Matthew Lively, Andrew Campbell and Bridget Camden present sculptures and installations at Artspace. Through Oct. 31.

1 -- "A Garden of Shawls: The Buta and Its Seeds," an exhibition tracing the development of Kashmir's famous wraps, opens at the Textile Museum. Through March 6.

2 -- "Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums," a multimedia showcase of the architect's cultural projects, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 21.

2 -- Caio Fonseca, a retrospective of the artist's etchings, opens at the Ralls Collection. Through Nov. 27.

3 -- "Dan Flavin: A Retrospective," the first comprehensive survey of the light artist's work, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 9.

3 -- "A Magnificent Age: The Walters' 19th-Century Collection," the reinstallation of some of the art gallery's best pictures after an extensive tour, launches at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore.

3 -- "The Road to Impressionism: Landscapes From Corot to Monet," showcasing painters of the Barbizon School, opens at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Through Jan. 17.

8 -- "Harry Shearer: Face Time," a video installation by the screenwriter/ actor best known for his work on "This Is Spinal Tap" and "The Simpsons," opens at Conner Contemporary Art. Through Oct. 19.

8 -- David FeBland, new paintings by the New York artist, opens at Fraser Gallery in Bethesda. Through Nov. 10.

9 -- "Calder/Miro," a major show juxtaposing the two artists, opens at the Phillips Collection. Through Jan. 23.

9 -- "Caio Fonseca: New Paintings," showcasing the painter's recent abstraction, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Feb. 14.

10 -- "Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love," a show of photographs by Lloyd Wolf, opens at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Through Nov. 14.

10 -- "The Art League Traveling Show," presenting 50 pieces from the league's gala exhibition, opens at the Athenaeum. Through Nov. 7.

11 -- "Julz Rulz: Inside the Mind of Jules Feiffer," a retrospective of the artist's works in many media, opens at the D.C. Jewish Community Center. Through Jan. 30.

14 -- "Ana Mendieta: Earth, Body, Sculpture and Performance 1972-1985," a comprehensive survey of the work of this influential Cuban-born artist, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum. Through Jan. 2.

15 -- "Albrecht Duerer: A Renaissance Journey in Print," presenting 83 of the German master's most celebrated works on paper, opens at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts in Richmond. Through Jan. 9.

15 -- "Claude Raguet Hirst: Transforming the American Still Life," the first solo exhibition of the painter's trompe l'oeil works, opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through Dec. 19.

15 -- "Noche Crist," a commemorative exhibition of works by this recently deceased Washington artist, opens at the D.C. Arts Center. Through Nov. 14.

15 -- Douglas Malone, a show of figurative paintings by this Corcoran graduate, opens at Fraser Gallery in Georgetown. Through Nov. 17.

16 -- "Art of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas," a permanent- collection display featuring art from the Mughal, Rajput and Deccani courts, opens at the Freer Gallery of Art.

17 -- "All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860," a major exhibition of one of the most important 19th-century photographers, launches at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 2.

17 -- "In Monet's Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny," paintings by the American impressionist and friend of Monet, opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Jan. 9.

20 -- "Golden Jubilee: The McLean Art Club 50th Anniversary Juried Show" opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Nov. 6 .

20 -- "Phyllis Furdell: Metroscapes," drawings exploring the human experience in the Metrorail system, opens at Target Gallery. Through Nov. 28.

22 -- "Kenny Hunter: Works in Color," presenting new work by the Scottish figurative sculptor, opens at Conner Contemporary Art. Through Nov. 17.

22 -- "Jacqueline Tarry With Bradley McCallum: Otis," a display of new video and drawing by the 2004 Whitney Fellow, opens at Conner Contemporary Art. Through Nov. 17.

22 -- "Bruce McKaig and Robert Bazemore," pairing black-and-white pinhole photographs and mixed-media paintings, opens at Kathleen Ewing Gallery. Through Nov. 27.

23 -- "Common Ground: Discovering Community in 150 Years of Art," highlighting works from the Julia Norrell collection, including images by Dorothea Lange, Jacob Lawrence and Gordon Parks, opens at the Corcoran Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 31.

23 -- "Iona Rozeal Brown: a3, the Revolution, Televised, Terrorized and Sexualized," a show of paintings that mix Japanese art with hip-hop style, opens at G Fine Art. Through Nov. 27.

30 -- "Perspectives: Cai Guo-Qiang -- Traveler," a site-specific installation of an excavated Japanese fishing boat set on fragments of porcelain, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through April 24.

30 -- "Directions: Cai Guo-Qiang -- Traveler," a focused exhibition of large drawings made by igniting gunpowder, opens at the Hirshhorn Museum. Through April 24.

30 -- Maxwell MacKenzie's recent photographs go on exhibit at Addison/ Ripley Fine Arts. Through Dec. 4.

NOVEMBER

3 -- "Cram Sessions 02: Dark Matter," works by emerging international artists exploring hobbyists, gamers and zine- makers, opens at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Through Nov. 28.

3 -- Rosa Murillo, Rod Graves and Terry Potts show work at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Nov. 27.

5 -- "Athena Tacha: Shields and Universes," an exhibition of sculpture and photographs, opens at Marsha Mateyka Gallery. Through Dec. 18.

5 -- Greg Stewart, Paul Bartow, Halide Salam and Debbie DaPrano present works at Artspace. Through Nov. 28.

5 -- "Echo," a show of photographs by 2002 Whitney Biennial participant Chan Chao, opens at Numark Gallery. Through Dec. 18.

6 -- "Dream Worlds: Modern Japanese Prints and Paintings from the Robert O. Muller Collection" opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through Jan. 2.

6 -- "John Dreyfuss: Sculpture," a show of new works in bronze, milled polymer and stainless steel, opens at Hemphill Fine Arts. Through Dec. 23.

6 -- "Desire Lines: Terence Gower, Jason Gubbiotti, Ulrike Heydenreich, Cynthia Lin, Joan Linder and Nicola Lopez," a group show of drawings, opens at Fusebox. Through Dec. 18.

7 -- Gerard Ter Borch, the first comprehensive exhibition in the United States of one of the most influential Dutch painters of the 17th century, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through Jan. 30.

12 -- "Cuban Generations," art by contemporary artists from Cuba, opens at Fraser Gallery in Bethesda. Through Dec. 8.

13 -- "Jim Rouse Visionary Center," a major new component of Baltimore's American Visionary Art Museum, opens.

14 -- "Six Centuries of Prints and Drawings: Recent Acquisitions," presenting 100 of the finest works on paper acquired by the museum over the past five years, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through May 30.

17 -- "Treasures From the National Museum of African Art," a 25th-anniversary exhibition, opens at this Smithsonian museum. Through Aug. 15.

18 -- "Brandon Morse: Video," an installation of sculpture using computer generated imagery, opens at Strand on Volta. Through Dec. 19.

18 -- "Anita Walsh: Floor Plan," an installation addressing the ritual of cleaning, opens at the Gallery at Flashpoint. Through Dec. 22.

18 -- "ArtSites' 20-Year Anniversary Show," an exhibition of original crafts, opens at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington. Through Dec. 10.

19 -- Erik Sandberg, paintings, opens at Conner Contemporary Art. Through Dec. 23.

19 -- "Aimee Garcia Marrero," a show by a young Cuban artist, opens at Fraser Gallery in Georgetown. Through Dec. 15.

19 -- "The Hand Workshop's Craft & Design Show," an annual exhibition of American craft, opens at the Hand Workshop Art Center in Richmond. Through Nov. 21.

30 -- "Hartigan's Choice: Athena's Daughters," an exhibition of artists who have worked with painter Grace Hartigan, opens at Maryland Art Place in Baltimore. Through Jan. 8.

DECEMBER

1 -- "The TFAC@ 30: One Juror's View," an anniversary exhibition featuring works by Torpedo Factory employees and artists, opens at Target Gallery. Through Jan. 16.

1 -- Yoshimo Matsukata, Joy McManaman and five photographers show work at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Dec. 25.

2 -- "Juxtapositions: Rene Gower and David Kohan," a two-person show of highly theatrical art, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Jan. 8.

2 -- "Dog and Master: Marjorie Weiss," studies of pets and their owners, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Jan. 8.

2 -- "The Actor's Image: Ukiyo-e Prints From the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts," a selection of Japanese woodblock images from the Richmond gallery, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Jan. 8.

3 -- Christopher Burkett, color photographs, opens at Kathleen Ewing Gallery. Through Jan. 8.

4 -- "Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation," a history of Iraqi ceramics and their Chinese influences, opens at the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery. Through April 24.

4 -- "Mira Hecht: Full Circle," abstract paintings, opens at the Ralls Collection. Through Jan. 29.

11 -- "Slowly Growing Things," an exhibition by prominent Washington glass artist Graham Caldwell, opens at Addison/Ripley Fine Arts. Through Jan. 29.

12 -- "Representing Representation," a winter group show, opens at Fraser Gallery in Bethesda. Through Jan. 12.

17 -- "F. Lennox Campello: Female Nudes," new charcoal drawings by this Washington art dealer, opens at Fraser Gallery in Georgetown. Through Jan. 12.

JANUARY

1 -- "Members' Winter Exhibition," the annual juried show of works in all media, opens at the Arts Club of Washington. Through Jan. 29.

6 -- "Adam Fowler: Theme & Variation," abstract paper cuts and graphite drawings, opens at the Gallery at Flashpoint. Through Feb. 2.

8 -- "Ian Whitmore: Mirror Mirror," a show of paintings, opens at Fusebox. Through Feb. 12.

14 -- "Berthe Morisot: An Impressionist and Her Circle," a show of 40 paintings by this impressionist artist along with selected works by her greatest contemporaries, opens at the National Museum of Women in the Arts. Through May 8.

15 -- "Arthur Tress: Photographs From the Tao of Physics Series," presenting abstract images inspired by Russian constructivism and Tibetan prayer woodcuts, opens at the National Academy of Sciences. Through March 1.

16 -- "Marienetta Porter: Red Clay and Blues," a show of sculpture that evokes the plight of southern slaves, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Feb. 16.

16 -- "Liz Cherry Jones: Signifyin' Home," an installation exploring a burial site near Monticello, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Feb. 16.

16 -- "Avel deKnight: Army Life in a Black Regiment," a show of 1960s illustrations for an account of the Union army's first regiment of emancipated slaves, opens at the McLean Project for the Arts. Through Feb. 16.

19 -- "Tadas and Leonardas Gustauskas," presenting abstract paintings and sculptures by two of Lithuania's leading visual artists, opens at Target Gallery. Through Feb. 21.

30 -- "Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits," exploring one aspect of the artist's career through 17 pictures, opens at the National Gallery of Art. Through May 1.

"The Apostle Paul," part of "Rembrandt's Late Religious Portraits," opening in January at the National Gallery.Kenny Hunter's "Girl With Rucksack," coming to Conner Contemporary Art.An untitled work by Ana Mendieta, the focus of a Hirshhorn show next month.