- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 9, 2005

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

• “2005 BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition.” Feb. 16-May 16.

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.

• “Boating On A River.” Feb. 12-Aug. 14.

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.

• “Isamu Noguchi: Master Sculptor.” Feb. 10-May 8.

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.

• “Cottonpuffs. Q-Tips, Smoke and Mirrors: The Drawings of Ed Ruscha.” Feb. 13-May 30.

National Museum of African Art

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

• “Textures: Word and Symbol in Contemporary African Art.” Feb. 11-Sept. 4.

CONTINUING

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

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

• “Iraq and China: Ceramics, Trade and Innovation.” Through April 24.

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.

• “Bead Timeline of History.” Permanent exhibition.

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.

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

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

• “Maiolica: Italian Renaissance Ceramics From the Corcoran Collection.” Through July 11.

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.

Folger Shakespeare Library

201 East Capitol St. SE. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday. 202/544-4600.

• “Letterwriting in Renaissance England.” Through April 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 Dec. 25. Metro: Smithsonian. 202/357-2700.

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

• “Arts of the Indian Subcontinent and the Himalayas.” Continues indefinitely.

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.

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.

• “Cai Guo-Qiang: Traveler.” Through April 24.

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

Homewood House Museum

3400 N. Charles St., Baltimore. 410/516-5589.

• “What’s in the Wardrobe? Getting Dressed in Early Maryland.” Through March 31.

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 a.m.-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

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.

Meridian International Center

1630 Crescent Place NW. 2-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday. 202/667-6800.

National Postal Museum

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

• “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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