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• “John Alexander: A Retrospective.” The first full-scale examination of the contemporary artist’s three-decade career, featuring 41 paintings and 27 works on paper. Through March 16.

Smithsonian Institution

The Castle, Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000,

• “Cases: The Lost World of James Smithson.” Through Feb. 3.

• “Cases: Legendary Coins & Currency.” Through Feb. 4.

• “The Smithsonian Institution: America’s Treasure Chest.” Permanent exhibit.

The Textile Museum

2320 S St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Donation $5. 202/667-0441.

• “Textiles of Klimt’s Vienna.” Through Jan. 6.

• “Private Pleasures: Collecting Contemporary Textile Art.” Through Feb. 17.

• “Ahead of His Time: The Collecting Vision of George Hewitt Myers.” Through Feb. 17.

Tudor Place

1644 31st St. NW. 202/965-0400.

• Tours of this historic house, which belonged to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, at 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Sunday tour times are noon, 1, 2, 3 p.m. Reservations suggested for individuals, required for groups. Admission is $3-$6.

Madame Tussaud’s Wax Museum

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