- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 21, 2003


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.

• “Expressions 2003: Art by DC Youth.” May 23-June 16.

• “Highlights from the Collection: 1950 to the Present.” May 24-July 20.

Smithsonian Institution

Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/357-4500.

• “13 Women Senators.” May 22-Sept. 7.

• “The Healer Within.” May 28-Sept. 2.

Women in Military Service for America Memorial

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

• “Native American Women in the U.S. Armed Forces.” May 26-Aug. 31.


American Visionary Art Museum

800 Key Highway, Baltimore. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday except holidays. 410/244-1900.

• “High on Life: Transcending Addiction.” Through Sept. 1.

The Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture

1900 Fort Place SE. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except holidays. 202/287-3369.

• “Captive Passage: The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade and Making of the Americas.” Through July 28.

Baltimore Museum of Art

Art Museum Drive, off the 3100 block of N. Charles Street, Baltimore. 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Friday; 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Closed Mondays, Tuesdays, major holidays. $5-$7. Free on the first Thursday of every month and 5-8 p.m. every Thursday. 410/396-7100.

• “Common Places: Contemporary Photography from Germany and Northern Europe.” Through May 25.

• “Parallel Tracks: The History of Photography in Two Brief Installments.” Through May 25.

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

• “Gregor Piatigorsky: Virtuoso as Collector.” Through June 8.

• “William Morris: The Reactionary Revolutionary.” Through Sept. 14.

• Racing trophies exhibit. Through June 10.

The Bead Museum

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

• “Silver Speaks: Traditional Jewelry From the Middle East.” Through May 31.

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.

• “Robert Frank: London/Wales.” Through July 14.

DAR Museum

1776 D St. NW. 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday; 1 p.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Metro: Farragut West. 202/879-3241.

• “Forgotten Patriots: African American and Indian Service in the Revolutionary War.” Through Aug. 30.

• “Art in the Hall.” Work of five local artists. Through June 23.

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.

• “Latrobe’s Washington.” Through Oct. 30.

Department of the Interior Museum

1849 C St. NW. 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays; 1 p.m.-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.

Federal Reserve Board

20th and C streets NW. 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays. 24-hour advance registration required. 202/452-3778.

• “Full Count.” Sculpture by John Dreyfuss. Through May.

• “Synergy, Alfonso Ossorio and Jackson Pollock, 1950-51.” Through Aug. 1.

Fire Museum of Maryland

1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md. 1 p .m.-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.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 E. Capitol St. SE. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. Closed holidays. Free guided tours of the building and exhibitions 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Additional 1 p.m. tour Saturday. 202/544-7077.

• “Elizabeth I, Then and Now.” Through Aug. 2.

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.

• “The Floating World Revealed: Ukiyo-e Paintings and Prints.” Through May 26.

• “Tea in the Floating World.” Through May 26.

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

• “Whistler in Venice: The Pastels.” Through June 15.

• “In Pursuit of Heavenly Harmony: Paintings and Calligraphy by Bada Shanren (1626-1705) from the Bequest of Wang Fangyu and Sum Wai.” Through Oct. 12.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. Reservation deposit of $5-$10, ID required; 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 of Russia, and 18th-century French decorative arts.

• “The Myths of St. Petersburg: Impressions of the City from the Hillwood Collection.” Through Dec. 31.

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.

International Spy Museum

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

• New 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.

• “Kendall Buster: Inventory of Imagined Places.” Through June 21.

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

• “Creative Space: Fifty Years of Robert Blackburn’s Printmaking Workshop.” North Gallery of the Jefferson Building. Through June 28.


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

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.

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. $4 general, $3 for seniors and students. 410/685-3750.

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; noon-6 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Imax Theater and exhibits. $12 -$15.50. 410/685-5225.

• Imax: “The Lion King,” “The Human Body,” “Bears,” “Cirque du Soleil: Journey of Man,” “Space Station 3D,” and “The Endurance: Shackleton’s Legendary Antarctic Expedition,” “Ghosts of the Abyss.” Call for times.

• Planetarium shows: “The Sky Live,” “Live from the Sun,” “Star Bazaar” and “The Sky Above Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood.” Call for times.

• “Dino Digs.” A simulated dig, real dinosaur fossils and the footprint of a sauropod.

• “Outer Space Place.” More than 20 original hands- and minds-on activities, videos, thermal imaging, 3-D models and high-resolution images from the land beyond.

Meridian International Center

1624 Crescent Place NW. 202/939-5568. 2 p.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday except holidays.

• “The Chesapeake Bay” exhibit. Running indefinitely.


11407 Constitution Highway, Montpelier Station, Va. 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. daily except holidays. 540/672-2728.

• “James Madison: Secretary of State in an Age of Expansion and Exploration.” Through Jan. 4, 2004.

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

National Academy of Sciences

2101 Constitution Ave. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday except holidays. 202/334-2436.

• “An Intimate View of Flowers: Photographs by Amy Lamb.” Through June 29.

• “The Beauty of Phenomena.” Through Sept. 14.

• “Under Antarctic Ice.” Photography by Norbert Wu. Through Sept. 12.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue and Sixth Street SW. 9 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 202/357-2700. Imax theater schedule: 202/357-1686.

• Planetarium shows: “Infinity Express.” Every half-hour 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. (except noon).

• Lockheed Martin Imax shows: “Space Station 3D,” 11:10 a.m., 12:15 p.m., 1:55 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily; “To Fly,” 1:15 p.m. daily; “Straight Up, Helicopters in Action,” 10:15 a.m., 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. daily. $6-$7.50.

• “Voyage: A Journey Through Our Solar System.” Outdoor exhibition model. Running indefinitely.

National Building Museum

401 F St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year’s. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448.

• “Do It Yourself: Home Improvement in 20th Century America.” Through Aug. 10.

• “Big and Green: Toward Sustainable Architecture in the 21st Century.” Through June 22.

• “Saving Mount Vernon: The Birth of Preservation in America.” Through Sept. 21.

• “Picture This: Windows on the American Home.” Through Aug. 11.

• “Building Images: Seventy Years of Photography at Hedrich Blessing.” Through July 27.

• “Kids’ View of the City.” Through July 6.

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. Metro: Judiciary Square or Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/737-4215.

• Ernst Ludwig Kirchner, 1880-1938. Through June 1.

• “Jean-Antoine Houdon(1741-1828): Sculptor of the Enlightenment.” Through Sept. 7.

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.

• “Sir Edmund Hillary: Everest and Beyond.” Through Sept. 1.

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 African Art

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

• “Ethiopian Icons: Faith and Science.” Through Oct. 5.

• “Journeys and Destinations: Contemporary African Artists on the Move.” Through Nov. 30.

• “Ethiopian Passages: Dialogues in the Diaspora.” Through Oct. 5.

National Museum of American History

14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/357-2700.

• “September 11, 2001: Bearing Witness to History.” Personal stories and photographs from September 11. Through July 6.

• “Bon appetit: Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian.” Runs indefinitely.

• “History in the News: Ensuring the Safety of Millions.” Runs indefinitely.

National Museum of the American Indian

Heye Center, on the Mall between Third and Fourth streets SW. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 202-287-2020.

• Visitor center offers information on design and exhibits for the museum opening in 2004.

• “Legends of Our Times: Native Ranching and Rodeo Life on the Plains and the Plateau.” Through March 7, 2004.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick, Md. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday; 11 a.m.-4 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.” New permanent exhibit.

National Museum of Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m. daily through summer; occasional closings at 5:30 p.m. Metro: Federal Triangle. 202/357-2700.

• Samuel Johnson Imax Theater: “Bugs (3D),” 10:20 a.m., 12:15 p.m. and 3:10 p.m. daily; “T-Rex (3-D): Back to the Cretaceous,” 11:15 a.m., 1:10 p.m., 2:10 p.m., 4:05 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily; “Pulse: A STOMP Odyssey,” 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. daily; “Cirque du Soleil (3D),” 7 p.m. daily.

• Imax and Jazz Cafe. 5:30 p.m.-10 p.m. Friday.

• “El Nino’s Powerful Reach.” Running indefinitely.

• “A Korean American Century.” Through May 31.

• “A Passion for Plants: Contemporary Art from the Sherwood Collection.” Through Sept. 2.

• “Eliot Porter: The Color of Wildness.” Through July 27.

National Museum of Women in the Arts

New York Avenue and 13th Street NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Metro: Metro Center. $5-$8. Free first Sunday and Wednesday. 202/783-5000.

• “In Focus: American Indian Pottery.” Through July.

• “An Imperial Collection: Women Artists from the State Hermitage Museum.” Through June 18.

National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F streets NW. 202/357-2700.

Closed for renovations.

National Postal Museum

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

• “The 1847s: America’s First Stamps,” featuring a 5-cent stamp depicting Benjamin Franklin, the first postmaster. Through May.

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 holidays. Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/737-2300.

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

Navy Museum

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

• Open only by appointment.

• “Spanning Three Centuries: Museums on the Washington Navy Yard.” Through Sept. 26.

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, $3 seniors and students. 202/638-3221.

The Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday; 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday; noon-5 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. Weekend admission $4-$7.50. Weekdays by contribution. Metro: Dupont Circle. 202/387-2151.

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 Smithsonian American Art Museum

Pennsylvania Avenue and 17th Street NW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily, except Christmas. 202/357-2700.

• “Light Screens: The Leaded Glass of Frank Lloyd Wright.” Through July 20.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

1050 Independence Ave. SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-4880.

• “After the Madness: The Secular Life, Art and Imitation of Bada Shanren.” Through July 27.

• “AutoFocus: Raghubir Singh’s Way into India.” Through Aug. 10.

• “The World at our Feet: A Selection of Carpets from the Corcoran Gallery of Art.” Through July 6.

• “Isamu Noguchi and Modern Japanese Ceramics.” Through Sept. 7.

Sewall-Belmont House

144 Constitution Ave. NE. 10 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.

Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum

701 Third St. NW. Metro: Judiciary Square. Noon-4 p.m. Sunday-Thursday except major Jewish and federal holidays. 202/789-0900.

• Tours of the first Adas Israel synagogue.

• “Power Lunches: Milton S. Kronheim Sr.’s Washington.” Running indefinitely.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eighth and G streets NW. 202/357-2700.

Closed for renovations.

Smithsonian Institution

Arts and Industries Building, 900 Jefferson Drive SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/357-4500.

• “Nature’s Jewels: A Living Exhibit of Orchids and Butterflies.” Through May 26.

• “Double Helix — a Genome Preview.” Through Jan. 5.

Smithsonian Institution

The Castle, Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW. 202/357-2700.

• “West Wing: A Chronology.” New permanent exhibit.

Smithsonian Institution

S. Dillon Ripley Center, 1100 Jefferson Drive, SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/357-2700.

• “In the Spirit of Martin: The Living Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.” Through July 27.

The Textile Museum

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

• “Hold It! Textiles as Containers.” Through June 8.

• “Carpets of Andalusia.” Through Aug. 10.

• “Mamluk Rugs from Egypt.” Through Sept. 7.

Tudor Place

1644 31st St. NW. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday except holidays. 202/965-0400.

• Tours of this historic house, which belonged to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, at 10 and 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Reservations suggested for individuals, required for groups. $6 for docent-led tours.

USDA Forest Service Information Center

14th Street and Independence Avenue NW. 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 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 p.m. daily. 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. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 10 a.m.-8 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. $5-$8. 410/547-9000.

• “Everyday Life and Love in Dutch and Flemish Painting of the 17th Century.” Through September.

• “A Magnificent Age: The Walters’ 19th-Century Collection.” On permanent display.

• “Origins of the Russian Avant-Garde.” Through May 25.

• “The Faberge Menagerie.” Through July 27.

• “A Selection of Prints by El Lissitzky from a Private Collection.” Through May 25.

• “Osaka Prints III.” Through July 13.

• “The World of Jerry Pinkney.” Second half of exhibit. Through July 27.

• “Faience: The Colors of Heaven.” Through Aug. 10.

Woman’s National Democratic Club

At the Historic Whittemore House. 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. 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. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. Metro: Arlington Cemetery. 703/892-2606.

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

• “A Day in the Life of the United States Armed Forces.” Photography. Through July 8.

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