- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 13, 2004

MUSEUMS

OPENING

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. $6-$12. Free on the first Thursday (open until 8 p.m.) of every month. 410/396-7100.

• “In Monet’s Light: Theodore Robinson at Giverny.” Oct. 17-Jan. 9.



Freer Gallery of Art

Jefferson Drive and 12th Street SW. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Closed Dec. 25. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-2700.

• “Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas.” Oct. 16-continues indefinitely.

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.

• “All the Mighty World: The Photographs of Roger Fenton, 1852-1860.” Oct. 17-Jan. 2.

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.

• “Claude Raguet Hirst:Transforming the American Still Life.” Oct. 15-Dec. 19.

• “Transistory Patterns: Florida Women Artists.” Oct. 15-Dec. 19.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

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

• “Arts of Mughal India.” Through Feb. 6.

• “Asia in America — Views of Chinese Art From the Indianapolis Museum of Art.” Through March 20.

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. $6-$12. Free on the first Thursday (open until 8 p.m.) of every month. 410/396-7100.

• “A Grand Legacy: Five Centuries of European Art.” Continues indefinitely.

The Bead Museum

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

• “Naga Tribal Adornment: Signature of Status and Self.” Through Dec. 23.

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; 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-$6.75, $12 family; pay what you can all day Monday, after 5 p.m. Thursday. Metro: Farragut West. 202/639-1700.

• “Thinking Inside the Box: The Art of Andrew Kreiger.” Through Nov. 15.

• “Inventions: Recent Paintings by Caio Fonseca.” Through Feb. 14.

• “Frank Gehry, Architect: Designs for Museums.” Through Feb. 21.

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.

• 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.

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.

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 Dec. 25. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-2700.

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

• “Work and Commerce: Everyday Life in Chinese Painting.” Through Jan. 17.

• “Luxury and Luminosity: Visual Culture and the Ming Court.” Through June 26, 2005.

Hillwood Museum and Gardens

4155 Linnean Ave. NW. By reservation 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday. 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.

• “Traditions in Transition: Russian Icons in the Age of the Romanovs.” 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.

• Museum dedicated to espionage.

Kreeger Museum

2401 Foxhall Road NW. Guided tours 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Open to public 10 -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 upon request.

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

• “From Haven to Home.” Through Dec. 18.

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.-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.

• “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. Saturday. Closed Saturday, 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.

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