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National Museum of African Art

950 Independence Ave. SW. 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-4600.

“Inscribing Meaning: Writing and Graphic Systems in African Art.” Through Aug. 26.

“African Vision: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection.” Through Sept. 7, 2008.

National Museum of the American Indian

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000.

“Identity by Design: Tradition, Change and Celebration in Native Women’s Dress.” Through Jan. 2.

Museum dedicated to American Indians.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $4.50-$6.50. 301/695-1864.

Exhibits focusing on all aspects of Civil War medicine: the story of care, healing and devotion during the conflict.

“The Art of Embalming the Dead During the American Civil War.” Permanent exhibit.

National Museum of Health and Medicine

Walter Reed Army Medical Center, 6900 Georgia Ave. NW. 202/782-2200. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily.

“Human Body, Human Being.” Medical artifacts and anatomy displays on the body and illness. Runs indefinitely.

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