- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 30, 2003

MUSEUMS

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture

1901 Fort Place SE. 202/287-3306.

• “Crowns: Portraits of Black Women in Church Hats.” Through Feb. 29.

Baltimore Museum of Art

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, major holidays. $5-$7. Free on the first Thursday (open until 8 p.m.) of every month. 410/396-7100.

• “Haunting Visions of Poe: Illustrations by Manet, Matisse and Gaugin.” Through Jan. 11.

• “A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art.” Permanent wing reopens Jan. 12.

The Bead Museum

400 Seventh St. NW. 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday, Wednesday, Friday; noon-5 p.m. Saturday; 1-4 p.m. Sunday. 202/624-4500.

City Museum of Washington

801 K St. NW. New museum dedicated to the history of the District. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. third Thursday of every month. Library 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. $5-$7. 202/383-1800. Metro: Gallery Place-Chinatown or Mount Vernon Square.

• “From Sandlots to Stadiums: A History of Sports in D.C.” Through 2004.

• “Images from the Albert Small Collection.” Through 2004.

• “Washington Perspectives.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Washington Stories.” Permanent multimedia show.

Corcoran Gallery of Art

17th Street and New York Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, until 9 p.m. Thursday. Closed Tuesday. $3-$5, $8 family; free after 5 p.m. Thursday. Metro: Farragut West. 202/639-1700.

• “The Impressionist Tradition in America.” Through late March.

• “Atomic Time: Pure Science and Seduction.” Through Jan. 26.

Decatur House

748 Jackson Place NW. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; noon-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Closed holidays. $2.50-$4. 202/842-0920.

• 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.

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.

Fells Point Maritime Museum

1724 Thames St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Thursday-Monday. $4, $3 for students, children and seniors, free for children 12 and under. 410/732-0278.

Fire Museum of Maryland

1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md. 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Weekday tours by appointment. Closed holidays. $3, discounts for firefighters, seniors and children. 410/321-7500.

• Hand-drawn, horse-drawn and self-propelled fire trucks.

Frederick Douglass Historic Site

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

• Guided tours of the first and second floors. $3.

Freer Gallery of Art

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

• “Mr. Whistler’s Galleries: Avant-Garde in Victorian London.” Through April 4.

• “Guardians of the Law: Chinese Luohan Painting.” Through May 3.

• “The Religious Art of Japan.” Through Dec. 12, 2004.

• “Tales and Legends in Japanese Art.” Through Jan. 4.

• “Tea Utensils Under Wrap.” Through Jan. 4.

• “Whistler’s Greatest Etchings: The 1889 Amsterdam Set.” Through Feb. 1.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. ID required. Reservation deposit of $5-$10 will be refunded (or can be donated) after visit. 202/686-8500.

• Revitalized estate of visionary collector, philanthropist and businesswoman Marjorie Merriweather Post, reopened after three-year renovation. Most comprehensive collections of 18th- and 19th-century Russian imperial art outside Russia and 18th-century French decorative arts.

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. 202/357-2700.

• First Friday Talks. 12:30 p.m. Meet at the information desk.

• “Directions: Dan Steinhilber.” Through Jan. 4.

• “Gyroscope.” Through Jan. 4.

International Spy Museum

800 F St. NW. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. daily. $10-$13. Tickets available through Ticketmaster. 202/393-7798.

• Museum dedicated to espionage.

Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road NW. Guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-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 p.m. Saturday. Thomas Jefferson Building exhibition area, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Other exhibition areas, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Closed Sunday and holidays. Metro: Capitol South.

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

Marine Corps Museum

Marine Corps Historical Center, Navy Yard, Ninth and M streets SE. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays; noon-5 p.m. Saturday. Closed Sunday and holidays. Metro: Navy Yard. 202/433-3267.

National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. Metro: Union Station. 202/357-2700.

• “The Art of the Stamp.” Through February.


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