- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 4, 2006

National Museum of African Art

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

• “Resonance From the Past: African Sculpture From the New Orleans Museum of Art.” Oct. 5-Jan 28.

Anacostia Museum and Center for African American History and Culture

1901 Fort Place SE. Open daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 202/633-4820.

• “New Orleans Black Mardi Gras Indians.” Through Oct. 15.

• “Banding Together: Public School Band as Instruments of Opportunity.” Through May 14.

Arthur M. Sackler Gallery

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

• “Freer — A Taste for Japanese Art.” Through Jan. 1.

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

• “Henry Ossawa Tanner and His Influence in America.” Through Dec. 3.

• “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 Gallery of Art

17th Street and New York Avenue Northwest. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, until 9 p.m. on Thursday. $3-$8; pay what you can after 5 p.m. Thursday. Metro: Farragut West. 202/639-1700.

• “Redefined.” Through January.

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.

Folger Shakespeare Library

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

Fire Museum of Maryland

1301 York Road, Lutherville, Md. 1-5 p.m. Sunday. Weekday tours by appointment. Closed holidays. $3, with 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.

• Historic home is closed for tours, but the visitor center remains open.

Freer Gallery of Art

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

• “Beyond Brushwork: Symbolism in Chinese Painting.” Through Nov. 26.

• “Vietnamese Ceramics.” Continues indefinitely.

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

• “Small Masterpieces: Whistler Paintings From the 1800s.” 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 of 18th-century French decorative arts.

Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden

Independence Avenue and Seventh Street Southwest. 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.

• “Gyroscope.” Through Dec. 31.

• 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. $5-$18. 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 Southeast. 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 Northwest. 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.

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: “Deep Sea 3-D,” “Bugs in 3-D,” “Fighter Pilot.” Call for times.

• Planetarium shows: “The Sky Live” “Live From the Sun,” “Entertaining Einstein” 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 and more about James Madison’s life. Continues indefinitely.

National Air and Space Museum

Independence Avenue and Sixth Street Southwest. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. Metro: L’Enfant Plaza. 202/633-1000. Imax theater schedule: 202/357-1686.

• Lockheed Martin Imax shows: “Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon,” “To Fly,” “Roving Mars,” “Fighter Pilot.” $6.50-$8.50.

• 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 Archives

Pennsylvania Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets Northwest. 10 a.m.-9 p.m. daily except holidays. Metro: Archives-Navy Memorial. 202/501-5000.

• “Eyewitness: American Originals From the National Archives.” Through Jan. 1.

• “Public Vaults.” Ongoing exhibit.

National Building Museum

401 F St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. Metro: Judiciary Square. 202/272-2448.

• “Investigating Where We Live.” Through Nov. 26.

• “Cityscapes Revealed: Highlights From the Collection.” Ongoing.

• “Washington: Symbol and City.” Ongoing.

• “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 Northwest. 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.

• “Henri Rousseau: Jungles in Paris.” Through Oct. 15.

• “Alexandre-Louis-Marie Charpentier.” Through Jan. 28.

• “13 Drawings by Roy Lichtenstein.” Permanent display.

• 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 Northwest. Metro: Farragut North. Explorers Hall open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. 202/857-7588.

• “One World One Tribe: Photographs by Reza.” Through Oct. 9.

• “Work: The World in Photographs.” Through Oct. 9.

• “Soccer: Planet at Play.” Through Oct. 29.

• “Bizarre Beasts, Past and Present.” Through Feb. 2.

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 Northwest. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-1000.

• Closed for renovations. Scheduled to reopen by summer 2008.

National Museum of African Art

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

• “First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art Collection.” Through Nov. 26.

• “African Gold: Selections From the Glassell Collection, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.” Through Nov. 26.

• “The Art of the Personal Object.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Ceramics at the National Museum of Art.” Permanent exhibition.

National Museum of the American Indian

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

• Museum dedicated to American Indians.

• “Listening to Our Ancestors: The Art of Native Life Along the North Pacific Coast.” Through Jan. 2.

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 Northwest. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Metro: Federal Triangle. 202/633-1000

• “Vanished Kingdoms: The Wulsin Photographs of Tibet, China and Mongolia 1921-1925.” Through Oct. 9.

• “Visual Griots: Mutual Understanding Through the Art of Photography.” Through May 12.

• The Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals. Permanent display.

• Johnson Imax Theater: “Aliens of the Deep (3-D),” “Wild Safari: A South African Adventure (3-D),” “The Ant Bully.” $6.50-$8.50.

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

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

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.

Navy Memorial and Naval Heritage Center

Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest 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 Southeast. 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Metro: Navy Yard. 202/433-4882.

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

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

National Portrait Gallery

Eighth and F streets Northwest. 202/633-1000.

• “Americans Now.” Through April 29, 2007.

• “Portraiture Now.” Through Jan. 7, 2007.

• “Eye Contact: Modern American Portrait Drawing.” Through Oct. 9.

• “Gifts to the Nation.” Through April 1, 2007.

• “One Life: Walt Whitman, a kosmos.” Through April 1, 2007.

• “Outwin Boochever Portrait Competition 2006.” Through Feb. 19, 2007.

• “The Presidency and the Cold War.” Through July 8, 2007.

• “Temple of Invention: The History of a National Landmark.” Through July 8, 2007.

• “American Presidents.” Permanent exhibition.

• “American Origins, 1600-1900.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Jo Davidson: Biographer in Bronze.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Twentieth-Century Americans.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Bravo.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Champions.” Permanent exhibition.

National Postal Museum

2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily except Christmas. Metro: Union Station. 202/633-1000.

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

• “Moving the Mail.” On permanent display.

• “Stamps and Stories.” On permanent display.

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. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday. Closed holidays. $5 house, $2 garden. 410/263-5553.

Phillips Collection

1600 21st St. NW. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m. Thursday, Noon-7 p.m. Sunday. Closed Monday and holidays. Admission for permanent collection is free on weekdays. Admission is charged on weekends. Exhibits are $7-$9. Free for Phillips Collection members and visitors under 18. 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.

Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum

17th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. daily. 202/633-1000.

• “George Catlin’s Indian Gallery.” Permanent exhibit.

• Permanent collection of American crafts.

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. By appointment only. $3 suggested donation. 202/789-0900.

• Tours of the first Adas Israel Synagogue.

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Eighth and F streets Northwest. 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. daily. 202/633-1000.

• “William H. Johnson’s World on Paper.” Through Jan. 7, 2007.

• “Passing Time: The Art of William Christenberry.” Through July 8, 2007.

• “Temple of Invention: History of a National Landmark.” Through July 8, 2007.

Smithsonian Institution

The Castle, Constitution Avenue and 10th Street Northwest. 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. 202/633-1000.

• “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.

• “James S. McDonnell Space Hangar.” Dedicated display of space artifacts, including the Space Shuttle Enterprise. Permanent exhibition.

• “Balloonmania.” Permanent exhibition.

• Imax theater: “Fighter Pilot: Operation Red Flag,” “Space Station,” “Roving Mars,” “Superman Returns.” daily. $6.50-$8.50.

The Textile Museum

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

Tudor Place

1644 31st St. NW. 202/965-0400.

• Tours of this historic house, which belonged to Martha Washington’s granddaughter, at 10 and 11:30 a.m., 1 and 2:30 p.m. Tuesday-Friday and on the hour 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday. Sunday tour times are noon, 1, 2, 3 p.m. Reservations suggested for individuals, required for groups. Admission is $3-$6.

USDA Forest Service Information Center

14th Street and Independence Avenue Northwest. 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 Southwest). 202/488-0400. 10 a.m.-5:20 p.m. daily except Yom Kippur and Christmas. 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.

• “The Holocaust.” Permanent exhibition.

• “Remember the Children: Daniel’s Story.” Ongoing.

• “A Dangerous Lie: Protocols of the Elders of Zion.” Ongoing.

Walters Art Museum

600 North Charles St., Baltimore. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesday-Sunday, 5:30-10 p.m. second Friday of each month. $2-$10. 410/547-9000.

• “Byzantine Art From the Dumbarton Oaks Collection.” Through April 30, 2007.

• “19th Century Collection.” Ongoing.

• “The John and Berthe Ford Collection.” Ongoing.

• “Palace of Wonders: The New Galleries of Renaissance and Baroque Art.” Ongoing.

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. Metro: Arlington Cemetery. 703/892-2606.

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

• Permanent exhibits featuring artifacts and memorabilia of women’s military service from the American Revolution to the present. Runs indefinitely.

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