- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 28, 2007

The Corcoran Gallery of Art’s Olga Hirshhorn Collects: Selections from the Permanent Collection shows Mrs. Joseph Hirshhorn’s generosity and individuality as a collector. Differing from the taste of her late husband, the founding donor of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, she concentrated on domestic-scale objects that show her wide-ranging interest in earlier Cypriot and pre-Columbian art as well as prints and drawings by modern masters. At the Corcoran, New York Avenue at 17th Street Northwest. Through July 8. Until March 16, the Corcoran will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays only, with free admission. Beginning March 17, hours will be 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday, Monday and Wednesday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday; 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday, with admission ranging from $10 to $14 and free admission for children under 6. 202/639-1700.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

Film programs at the Library of Congress’ Mary Pickford Theater resume with Friday screenings in March. The new series is designed to celebrate Women’s History Month and supplement the Library’s Veterans History Project.

A selection of features, documentary shorts and TV episodes dealing with women in the military will be shown every Friday at 7 p.m. Tomorrow’s program combines an Evelyn Brent vehicle of 1931, Mad Parade, with a war-bond short featuring Mary Pickford. Miss Brent heads an all-female cast portraying canteen workers near the front lines in France during World War I. Subsequent programs will revive Ladies Courageous of 1944, Courage Under Fire of 1996 and episodes of M*A*S*H, China Beach and The 20th Century.

Showings at the Pickford are free and open to the general public, but seating is limited to about 60. Third floor, James Madison Building, 101 Pennsylvania Avenue SE. For information about reserving tickets, please consult the Web site, loc.gov/pickford. 202/707-4604.

— Gary Arnold

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