- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 12, 2004

MUSEUMS

OPENING

Corcoran Museum 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.

• “Norman Rockwell’s Four Freedoms: Paintings That Inspired a Nation.” May 15-Sept. 6.

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.

• “With an Even Hand: Brown v. Board at Fifty.” May 13-Nov. 13.

National Museum of American History

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

• “Separate Is Not Equal: Brown vs. Board of Education.” May 15-May 31, 2005.

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.

• “Ancient Microworlds.” May 15-Sept. 15.

CONTINUING

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

• “Faith & Form: Selected Calligraphy and Painting From the Japanese Religious Traditions.” Through July 18.

• “Return of the Buddha: The Qingzhou Discoveries.” Through July 18.

• “Caliphs and Kings: The Art and Influence of Islamic Spain.” Through Oct. 17.

• “Perspectives: Do-Ho Suh.” Through Sept. 26.

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.-8 p.m. Saturday, Sunday. Closed Monday, Tuesday, major holidays. $6-$12. Free on the first Thursday (open until 8 p.m.) of every month. 410/396-7100.

• “Toulouse-Lautrec: Master of the Moulin Rouge.” Through May 23.

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.

• “Naga Tribal Adornment: Signature of Status and Self.” Through Aug. 29.

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 Museum 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 Quilts of Gee’s Bend.” Through May 17.

• “Memento: Muriel Hasbun Photographs.” Through June 7.

• “World Press Photo 2004.” Through July 5.

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.

• “The Making of an American Hero: Stephen Decatur in Tripoli.” Through May 15.

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.

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 younger. 410/732-0278.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE. 202/544-7077. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Saturday. Free admission.

• “Word and Image: The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608.” Through May 22.

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 firetrucks.

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.

• “Whistler in Paris: Lithographs From the Belle Epoque 1891-1896.” Through Aug. 15.

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

• “The Tea Ceremony as Melting Pot.” Through July 18.

• “Birds and Beasts in Japanese Art.” Through July 18.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday by reservation. Reservation fee of $5-$12. 202/686-5807.

• 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.

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.

• “The True Artist Is an Amazing Luminous Fountain.” Through July 31.

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.

• “Churchill and the Great Republic.” Through July 10.

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.

Marian Koshland Science Museum

Sixth and E streets NW. 10 a.m.-6 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.

• “Global Warming Facts & Our Future.” On permanent display.

• “Wonders of Science.” 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: Gallery Place/Chinatown. 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 Queen’s Own: Stamps That Changed the World.” Through Jan. 11.

• “What’s in the Mail for You!” On permanent display.

• “Moving the Mail.” On permanent display.

• “Stamps and Stories.” 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; 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 3-D,” “Journey Into Amazing Caves,” “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 with 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.

Montpelier

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

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

The National Academy of Sciences

2100 C St. NW. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Free. 202/334-2436.

• “Portraits of Vanishing Species by Susan Middleton and David Liittschwager.” Through May 14.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue and Sixth Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Closed Dec. 25. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 202/357-2700. Imax theater schedule: 202/357-1686.

• Lockheed Martin Imax shows: “Space Station 3-D,” 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. $5.50-$8.

• Einstein Planetarium shows: “Infinity Express,” 10:30 a.m., 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1 p.m., 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3 p.m., 3:30 p.m., 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. daily; “The Stars Tonight — Open Your Eyes to the Skies,” noon daily. $5.50-$8.

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

• “The Wright Brothers and the Invention of the Aerial Age.” Continues 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 Day. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448.

• “Envisioning Architecture: Drawings From the Museum of Modern Art.” Through June 20.

• “D.C. Builds: The Anacostia Waterfront.” Through May 23.

• “Symphony in Steel: Ironworkers and the Walt Disney Concert Hall.” Through Aug. 22.

• “Tools as Art: The Hechinger Collection — Instruments of Change.” Ongoing.

National Firearms Museum

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

• 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.

• “Drawings of Jim Dine.” Through Aug. 1.

• “Courtly Art of the Ancient Maya.” Through July 25.

• “The Cubist Paintings of Diego Rivera: Memory, Politics, Place.” Through July 25.

• “American Masters From Bingham to Eakins: The John Wilmerding Collection.” Through Oct. 10.

• 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.

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. 202/357-2700.

• “The Beatles! Backstage and Behind the Scenes.” Through June 16.

• “Taking America to Lunch.” Runs indefinitely.

• “America on the Move.” Runs indefinitely.

• “Bon Appetit! Julia Child’s Kitchen at the Smithsonian.” Runs indefinitely.

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

• “Disability Rights Movement.” The pen President George H.W. Bush used to sign Americans With Disabilities Act in 1990, one of first ultralight wheelchairs, other objects examining the history of the movement in America. Running indefinitely.

• “Communities in a Changing Nation: The Promise of 19th-Century America.” Objects and photos depicting 19th-century factory workers in Bridgeport, Conn., Jewish immigrants in Cincinnati and blacks in the South Carolina Low Country region around Charleston. On permanent display.

• “The American Presidency: A Glorious Burden.” Nearly 1,000 objects related to the presidents. Runs indefinitely.

National Museum of African Art

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

• “Playful Performers.” Through Dec. 12.

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.

• Visitors center with information on design and exhibits for the museum scheduled to open Sept. 21.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 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.

• “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 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.

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.

• “Baseball as America.” Through Oct. 3.

• “In Stabiano: Exploring the Ancient Seaside Villas of the Roman Elite.” Through Oct. 24.

• “The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals.” On permanent display.

• Samuel Johnson Imax Theater: “Bugs (3-D),” 10:20 a.m., 1:05 p.m. and 4 p.m. daily; “Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees,” 12:10 p.m. and 3 p.m.; “T-Rex (3-D): Back to the Cretaceous,” 11:15 a.m., 2 p.m., and 5 p.m. daily; “Young Black Stallion,” 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday; “Cirque du Soleil (3-D),” 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $5.50-$8.

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

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

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. $3-$5. Free first Sunday and Wednesday. 202/783-5000.

• “Edda Renouf: Revealed Structures.” Through May 16.

• “Nordic Cool: Hot Women Designers.” Through Sept. 12.

National Portrait Gallery

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

• Closed for renovations.

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.

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

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

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.

William Paca House and Garden

186 Prince George St., Annapolis. 410/263-5553. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Wednesday-Monday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. $5 house, $2 garden.

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.

• “At the Altar of the World: A New Heart Will I Give You.” Through May 31.

• “The Mountain of the Lord.” Through Dec. 31.

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

Renwick Gallery, 17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. 202/357-2700.

• Permanent collection of American crafts.

• “Right at Home: American Studio Furniture.” Through Jan. 17.

Smithsonian Institution

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

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

Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

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

• “Balloonmania.” On permanent display.

• Imax Theater: “Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk,” 12:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m. daily; “Helicopters in Action: Straight Up,” 1:30 p.m. daily; “Shackleton’s Antarctic Adventure,” 11:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. daily; “NASCAR: The Imax Experience,” 10:30 a.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m. daily; 10:30 a.m., 2:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m., 7:30 p.m., Saturday and Sunday. $5.50-$8.

The Textile Museum

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

• “Draped, Wrapped, & Folded: Untailored Clothing.” Through June 6.

• “By Hand in the Electronic Age: Contemporary Tapestry.” Through Sept. 5.

• “Timeless Connections: Exploring Tapestry Weave.” Through Aug. 1.

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 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 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.

• “Life in the Shadows: Hidden Children and the Holocaust.” Through May 12.

• “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Through Sept. 30.

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.

• “Grafton Tyler Brown: Visualizing California and the Pacific Northwest.” Through May 30.

• “Rhythm on Paper: The Illustrations of Brian Pinkney.” Through May 30.

• “Revolution! Documents From the American War of Independence.” Through July 3.

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.

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