- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 22, 2004

MUSEUMSArthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

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

• “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.” Sept. 18-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.

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.

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: “NASCAR 3-D,” “Jane Goodall’s Wild Chimpanzees,” “Sacred Planets.” Call for times.

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

• “Body Link.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Follow the Blue Crab.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Dinosaur Mysteries.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Terralink.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Newton’s Alley.” Permanent exhibit.

• “Your Body: The Inside Story.” Permanent exhibit.

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, photographs and more about James Madison’s life. Continues indefinitely.

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. and 12:15, 1:55, 3 and 5 p.m. daily; “To Fly,” 1:15 p.m. daily; “Straight Up: Helicopters in Action,” 10:15 a.m., 4 and 6 p.m. daily. $5.50-$8.

• Einstein Planetarium shows: “Infinity Express,” 10:30, 11 and 11:30 a.m.; 12:30, 1, 1:30, 2, 2:30, 3, 3:30, 4, 4:30 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.

• “Liquid Stone: New Architecture in Concrete.” Through Jan. 23.

• “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.

• “Palace and Mosque: Islamic Art From the Victoria and Albert Museum.” Through Feb. 6.

• “Hudson River School Visions: The Landscapes of Sanford R. Gifford.” Through Sept. 26.

• “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.

• “Tornado: Twist of Fate.” Through Oct. 11.

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.

• “Separate Is Not Equal: Brown v. Board of Education.” Through May 31, 2005.

• “Vote: The Machinery of Democracy.” Runs indefinitely.

• “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 the 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

Fourth Street and Independence Avenue SW. Open daily 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000.

• Museum dedicated to American Indians.

National Museum of Civil War Medicine

48 E. Patrick St., Frederick. 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.” New 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 Natural History

10th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. 10 a.m.-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. Permanent display. Dolphins,” 10:20 a.m.; 12:10, 2, 4 p.m. daily; “T-Rex (3-D): Back to the Cretaceous,” 11:15 a.m., 1:05, 3 and 5 p.m. daily; “Cirque du Soleil: journey of Man (3-D),” 6 and 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday. $6.50-$8.

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

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

National Museum of American History

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

• “Ralph Bunche: African American/Global Citizen.” Through March 2005.

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.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. 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. Monday-Saturday; noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. $5 house, $2 garden.

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 Monday and holidays. $6-$8. 202/387-2151.

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

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.

Lillian and Albert Small Jewish Museum

701 Third St. NW. Metro: Judiciary Square. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-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. 10 a.m.-5;30 p.m. daily, except Dec. 25. 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. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 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. 202/633-1000.

• “Balloonmania.” On permanent display.

• Imax Theater: “Adrenaline Rush: The Science of Risk,” 12:30, 3:30 p.m. daily; “Helicopters in Action: Straight Up,” 11:30 a.m.; 2:30, 5:30 p.m. daily; “The Magic of Flight,” 1:30 p.m.; 4:30 p.m. daily. $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.

• “Over One, Under One and Much More.” Through Jan. 2.

• “Floral Perspectives in Carpet Design.” Through Feb. 6.

Tudor Place

1644 31st St. NW. 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday; Noon-3 p.m. Sunday. except holidays. 202/965-0400.

• Tours of this historic house, which belonged to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, at 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1 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; 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.-5:30 p.m. daily except Yom Kippur and Dec. 25. 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.

• “Deadly Medicine: Creating the Master Race.” Through Oct. 16.

Walters Art Museum

600 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday; 5:30-10 p.m. Second Friday of each month. $5-$8. 410/547-9000.

• “Illuminating the Word: Gospel Books in the Middle Ages.” Through Oct. 3.

• “On the Eve of Battle.” Through Oct. 17.

• “Carved for Immortality.” Through June 26, 2005.

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. 8 a.m.-7 p.m. daily through Sept. 30. Metro: Arlington Cemetery. 703/892-2606.

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

• “Partners in Winning the War.” National Women’s History Museum exhibition of films, photos and memorabilia honoring women’s contributions during World War II, with a special nod to civilian women who filled traditional male jobs when America’s men left for combat. Films include “Rosie the Riveter” and “Government Girls.”

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