- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 13, 2007

OPENING

Corcoran Gallery of Art

17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesday. $10-$14. Metro: Farragut West. 202/639-1700.

• “Ansel Adams.” Sept. 15-Jan. 27.

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Metro: Judiciary Square or Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/737-4215.

• “Edward Hopper.” Sept. 16-Jan. 21.

CONTINUING

Baltimore Museum of Art

10 Art Museum Drive, off the 3100 block of North Charles Street, Baltimore. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday. Admission free, except for ticketed exhibits. 410/396-7100.

• “Nuno: Japanese Tradition/Innovation in Cloth.” Through Oct. 7.

• “Rodin: Expression & Influence.” Through April 6, 2008.

The Bead Museum

400 Seventh St. NW. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday, 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 202/624-4500.

• “Bead Timeline of History.” Permanent exhibition.

Claude Moore Colonial Farm at Turkey Run

6310 Georgetown Pike, McLean. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday April through mid-December. $2-$3. 703/442-7557.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesday. $10-$14. Metro: Farragut West. 202/639-1700.

• “The European Landscape.” Through Feb. 10.

• “Impressionism, Realism, Modernism: Works on Paper from the American Collection.” Through Nov. 11.

• “Treasures of European Decorative Art and Sculpture.” Through 2008.

Decatur House

748 Jackson Place NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Admission is donation only. 202/842-0920.

• “Gifts from the World to the White House: Caroline Kennedy”s Doll Collection (1961-1963).” Through Jan. 14.

• Tours of the 1819 house, which once belonged to naval war hero Commodore Stephen Decatur.

Department of the Interior Museum

1849 C St. NW. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays, 1-4 p.m. the third Saturday of each month. 202/208-4743.

• American Indian Sculpture Garden. On permanent display.

The Dome in Rosslyn

1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Sunday-Wednesday, 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Thursday-Saturday. 800/263-4379.

•”Bodies…The Exhibition.” Through Oct. 18. $18-$32.50.

Frederick Douglass Historic Site

1411 W St. SE. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except holidays. 202/426-5961.

• Reservations are recommended to tour the home. Tours are at 9 a.m., 12:15, 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m. and 4 p.m. $1.50 reservation charge. 877/444-6777.

Drug Enforcement Administration Museum

700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. 202/307-3463.

• “Illegal Drugs in America: A Modern History.” On permanent display.

Dumbarton House

2715 Q St. NW. Headquarters of the Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Guided tours 10:15 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 12:15 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday except holidays. 202/337-2288.

• American furniture and decorative and fine arts of the 18th and early 19th centuries.

Freer Gallery of Art

Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Closed Christmas. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-2700.

• “Parades: Freer Ceramics Installed by Gwyn Hanssen Pigott.” Through Nov. 4.

• “Tales of the Brush: Literary Masterpieces in Chinese Painting.” Through Jan. 13.

Gadsby’s Tavern Museum

134 N. Royal St., Alexandria. 703/838-4242.

• Tour the historic tavern and the City Hotel by candlelight and witness former guests’ experiences before electricity. Every Friday. Through October. Tour times: 7 p.m.-10 p.m. $5.

Hillwood Museums and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 202/686-8500.

• “Quest For Fabulous: Thirty Years of Collecting, 1977-2007”:Through Dec. 30.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street SW. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Closed holidays. Free walk-in tours noon Monday-Friday, noon-2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 202/633-1000.

Inter-American Development Bank

Cultural Center, 1300 New York Ave. NW. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 202/623-3774.

• Collection of the Art Museum of the Americas of the Organization of American States. Through Oct. 26.

International Spy Museum

800 F St. NW. 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. $13-$16. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. 202/393-7798.

Koshland Science Museum

Sixth and E streets NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily except Tuesdays. Closed Tuesday and holidays. Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown or Judiciary Square. 202/334-1201. $3-$5.

• “Putting DNA to Work.” On permanent display.

Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road NW. Guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday. Open to public 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday except holidays. $5 suggested donation. Reservations required. 202/338-3552.

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

Library of Congress

First Street and Independence Avenue SE. 202/707-4604. Madison Gallery, Madison Foyer and Current Events Corridor, 8:30 a.m.-9:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Saturday. Thomas Jefferson Building exhibition area, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Other exhibition areas, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays. Metro: Capitol South.

• Public tours. 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30 p.m. Monday-Friday; 10:30 and 11:30 a.m., 1:30 and 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Group tours available on request.

Lyceum

201 S. Washington St., Alexandria. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. 703/838-4994.

• “Building a Community: Alexandria Past to Present.” On permanent display.

Maryland Science Center

Light Street and Key Highway at the Inner Harbor, Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Imax theater and exhibits, $9.50-$19.50. 410/685-5225.

Imax: “Dinosaurs Alive,” “Hurricane on the Bayou,” “Whales.” Call for showtimes.

Planetarium shows: “The Sky Live” “Live From the Sun,” “Beyond the Nine” and “The Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Call for times.

Montpelier

11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Va. 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except holidays. 540/672-2728.

“Discovering Madison.” Video, audio tour and more about James Madison’s life. Continues indefinitely.

National Academy of Sciences

Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Viewable by appointment. Free. 202/334-2436.

“Monkey Portraits” by Jill Greenberg. Through Nov. 25.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue and Sixth Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 202/633-1000. Imax theater schedule: 202/357-1686.

“Treasures of American History.” A collection of more than 150 objects from the National Museum of American History. Through summer 2008.

Lockheed Martin Imax shows: “Adrenaline Rush,” “Space Station 3D,” “To Fly,” “Fighter Pilot.” $6.50-$8.50.

Einstein Planetarium shows: “Cosmic Collisions, “Infinity Express,” “The Stars Tonight Open Your Eyes to the Skies.” Call for showtimes. $5.50-$8.

National Archives

Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily except holidays. Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/357-5000.

“School House to White House: The Education of the Presidents.” Through Jan. 1.

“Public Vaults.” Ongoing exhibit.

National Building Museum

401 F St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448.

“David Macaulay: The Art of Drawing Architecture.” Through Jan. 21.

National Firearms Museum

11250 Waples Mill Road, Fairfax. 703/267-1600. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. daily.

The largest firearms collection in the country includes rare weapons and firearms of famous people.

National Gallery of Art

Fourth Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed Christmas and New Year’s Day. Metro: Judiciary Square or Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/737-4215.

“Fabulous Journeys and Faraway Places: Travels on Paper 1450-1700.” Through Sept. 16.

“Private Treasures: Four Centuries of European Master Drawings.” Through Sept. 16.

“Desiderio da Settignano: Sculptor of Renaissance Florence.” Through Oct. 8.

“13 Drawings by Roy Lichtenstein.” Permanent display.

National Gallery Sculpture Garden. Garden of canopy trees, flowering trees, shrubs, ground cover and perennials contains the works of Alexander Archipenko, Joan Miro, Isamu Noguchi and more. Open all year.

National Geographic Society

17th and M streets NW. Metro: Farragut North. Explorers Hall open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 202/857-7588.

“Zakouma, Elephant Crisis in Chad.” Through Sept. 30.

“Crittercam.” Through Jan. 2.

National Guard Memorial Museum

1 Massachusetts Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 202/789-0031.

The nation’s only museum devoted to the National Guard.

National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-1000.

“Treasures of American History.” A collection of more than 150 objects from the National Museum of American History will be on display at the National Air and Space Museum. Through summer 2008.

Closed for renovations. Scheduled to reopen by summer 2008.

National Museum of African Art

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

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.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 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.

“To Bind Up the Nation’s Wounds.” Civil War medicine as told through artifacts, photographs, illustrations, tools, specimens and first-person accounts. On permanent display.

National Museum of the Marine Corps

18900 Jefferson Davis Highway, Triangle, Va. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, except Christmas. 800/397-7585.

Museum dedicated to the legacy of the U.S. Marine Corps.

“The U.S. Marine Band The President’s Own.” Through November.

National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Metro: Federal Triangle. 202/633-1000.

“Emissaries of Peace: The 1762 Cherokee and British Delegations.” Through Nov. 25.

Korea Gallery. Exhibit: Permanent.

The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals. Permanent display.

Johnson Imax Theater: “Sharks 3D,” “Lions 3D: Roar of the Kalahari,” “Night at the Museum.” $6.50-$8.50.

Jazz Cafe. 6-10 p.m. Friday. $10 cover; children under 12 free.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

1250 New York Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Sunday. $3-$5. 202/783-5000.

“Frida Kahlo: Public Image, Private Life. A Selection of Photographs and Letters.” Through Oct. 14.

Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

Pennsylvania Avenue NW between Seventh and Ninth streets. 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed Sundays and holidays. Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/737-2300.

Free screenings of the film “At Sea” at various times during the week.

“Sea-Air-Land: The Navy’s Special Operations Sailors.” Through April 2008.

Navy Museum

Building 76, Washington Navy Yard, Ninth and M streets SE. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Metro: Navy Yard. 202/433-4882.

“In Harm’s Way: The U.S. Navy in World War II.” Runs indefinitely.

“Korea 1950-1953: The Navy in the Forgotten War.” Runs indefinitely.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine: Pry House Field Hospital Museum

18906 Shepherdstown Pike, Frederick, Md. 301/695-1864.

Exhibits focusing on field medicine during the Civil War and the medical aspects to the Battle of Antietam.

National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F streets NW. 202/633-1000.

“Portraits of Sandra Day O’Connor.” Through Oct. 8.

“Portraiture Now: Framing Memory.” Through Jan. 6.

National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. Metro: Union Station. 202/633-1000.

“Moving the Mail.” On permanent display.

The Octagon

The museum of the American Architectural Foundation. 1799 New York Ave. NW. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday except holidays. $5 for general admission, $3 for seniors and students. 202/638-3221.

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.

“American Impressionism: Paintings From the Phillips Collection.” Through Sept. 16.

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.

The Dennis and Phillip Ratner Museum

10001 Old Georgetown Road, Bethesda. Noon-4 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Sunday. Admission free. 301/897-1518.

A permanent collection of the art of Phillip Ratner in sculpting, drawing, painting and graphics.

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

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

Permanent collection of American crafts.

S. Dillon Ripley Center

1100 Jefferson Drive SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. 202/633-1000.

“Lola Alvarez Bravo.” Through Nov. 11.

“Mexican Treasures of the Smithsonian.” Through Nov. 11.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

1050 Independence Ave. SW. Open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/357-2700.

“Encompassing the Globe: Portugal and the World in the 16th and 17th Centuries.” Through Sept. 16.

“Taking Shape: Ceramics in Southeast Asia.” Through 2010.

Sewall-Belmont House

144 Constitution Ave. NE. 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, noon-4 p.m. Saturday. Closed holidays. 202/546-3989.

A collection of women’s suffrage memorabilia in an Early American home.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eighth and F streets NW. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily except Dec. 25. 202/633-1000.

“The Prints of Sean Scully.” Through Oct. 8.

“Earl Cunningham’s America.” Through Nov. 4.

“Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark.” Through January 2008.

“George Catlin’s Indian Gallery.” Permanent exhibit.

Smithsonian Institution

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

“West Wing: A Chronology.” 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.

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.

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

14390 Air and Space Museum Parkway, Chantilly. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000.

“James S. McDonnell Space Hangar.” Dedicated display of space artifacts, including the space shuttle Enterprise. Permanent exhibition.

Imax theater: “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag,” “Hurricane on the Bayou,” and “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” daily. $6.50-$8.50.

USDA Forest Service Information Center

14th Street and Independence Avenue NW. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. 703/205-1680.

Rustic lodge hosts videos and hands-on displays. On permanent display.

U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum

100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW (near 15th Street and Independence Avenue SW). 202/488-0400. 10 a.m.-5:20 p.m. daily except Yom Kippur and Christmas. Metro: Smithsonian. Certain attractions, such as “Daniel’s Story: Remember the Children,” do not require special passes. Entrance to the museum’s permanent exhibition is by timed entry passes, available at the museum (free) or through ProTix ($4.50 service charge), 800/400-9373.

Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, to 8 p.m. Fridays. Free. 410/547-9000.

The Repeating Image in Renaissance and Baroque Art:Through Feb. 17

“Daily Magic in Ancient Egypt.” Through Nov. 18.

Washington County Museum of Fine Arts

Fulton Decorative Arts Gallery, City Park, Hagerstown. Tuesday through Friday - 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Sunday - 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.

“Tramp Art: The Art of Folk Wood.” Through Nov. 18.

“Visions of the Susquehanna: 250 Years of Paintings by American Masters.” Through Dec. 2.

Woman’s National Democratic Club

At the Historic Whittemore House. 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; 2-5 p.m. Tuesday, Thursday. 202/232-7363.

Antique furnishings and presidential memorabilia, including rotating art exhibits. Call for tours.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

Memorial Drive, Arlington. Metro: Arlington Cemetery. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 703/892-2606.

“In Defense of a Nation” film runs every 10 minutes.

Permanent exhibits featuring artifacts and memorabilia of women’s military service from the American Revolution to the present. Runs indefinitely.

LOAD COMMENTS ()

 

Click to Read More

Click to Hide