- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 27, 2007

MUSEUMS

OPENINGS AND SPECIAL EVENTS

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 E. Capitol St. SE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 202/544-7077, www.folger.edu

• “History in the Making: How Early Modern England Imagined Its Past.” Exploring how the Tudor rulers of Renaissance England reinvented the past to explain their right to the English throne. Folger Great Hall. Jan. 24-May 17.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. Closed January and national holidays. Donation $5-$12. 202/686-8500; advance reservations 202/686-5807, www.hillwoodmuseum.org

• Family Fun Sunday: The Boyar Ball Costume Workshop. Children and families get up close to a costume worn by the boyars, nobles of early Russia, and make their own Russian-style hats and tunic/dress. 1-5 p.m. Dec. 30. Admission included in estate donation.

Katzen Arts Center

American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday. Admission free. 202/885-1300.

• Carlos Luna: “El Gran Mambo.” Work by the Cuban-American artist who draws on heritage and fable to create convoluted and intricately fantastical paintings, drawings and sculpture. Opens Jan. 29.

• Ben L. Summerford. Still lifes, landscapes and interiors by the American University professor emeritus, who with other AU artists founded the influential Jefferson Place Gallery, a showplace for the Washington Color School. Opens Jan. 29.

Mount Vernon

George and Martha Washington’s home and burial place. South end of George Washington Memorial Parkway. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily through February. $6-$13; free to children younger than 6. 703/780-2000.

• The Holidays at Mount Vernon. Open: the third floor, with the refurbished Martha Washington garret chamber. On display in the dining room: a re-creation of the Washingtons’ famed “Great Cake,” with free copies of the recipe available 9 a.m.-4 p.m. daily, through Jan. 6. Complimentary cookies and hot cider (while supplies last) through Jan. 6. Admission included in regular estate admission.

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