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The Octagon

Headquarters gallery of the American Institute of Architects. 1799 New York Ave. NW. 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays. Admission free. 202/638-3221, www.archfoundation.org/octagon

• “Stone to Steel: Spanish Architecture from the Romans to Calatrava — Photographs by Maxwell MacKenzie.” Images of Spain”s architectural heritage. Through Jan. 4.

William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Admission: $5 house, $2 garden. 410/263-5553.

Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and holidays. Admission for permanent collection is free on weekdays. Admission is charged on weekends. Exhibits are $10-$12. Free for Phillips Collection members and visitors under 18. 202/387-2151, www.phillipscollection.org

• Contemporary Photographs from the Lichtenberg Collection. Through Jan. 6. $8-$10.

• “Impressionists by the Sea.” Through Jan. 13. $14; Saturday and Sunday $8-$10. 202/397-SEAT or ticketmaster.com.

• Permanent collection of 19th- and 20th-century European and American paintings.

Pope John Paul II Cultural Center

3900 Harewood Road NE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Admission free. Donation requested. 202/635-5400.

Renwick Gallery of the SmithsonianAmerican Art Museum

17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. 202/633-1000, americanart.si.edu/renwick

• “Going West! Quilts and Community.” Fifty rare quilts from the first quarter of the 19th century to the 1930s illuminate the role of the keepsakes in the lives of frontier women. Through Jan. 21.

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