The Trawick Prize: Bethesda Contemporary Art Awards 2008, at Heineman Myers Contemporary Art (4728 Hampden Lane, Bethesda, Md.). Runs through September 27. Gallery Hours: 1 – 6 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday. For more information, call 301-951-7900 or visit www.heinemanmyers.com.
Through January 21, 2008, at the National Gallery of Art (4th and Constitution Ave. NW, D.C.). Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Closed on December 25 and January 1. For further information, call 202-737-4215, or see www.nga.gov/hopper.
‘Fresh Paint: Process and Possibility’ Through January 27 at Arlington Art Center, 3550 Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Virginia. Gallery Hours: Tuesday through Saturday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Call (703) 248-6800, or see www.arlingtonartscenter.org.
The popular best seller, The Da Vinci Code, stimulated a lot of debate about history, faith, and personal belief. It also stimulated a self-help book, “How to Think Like Leonardo da Vinci: Seven Steps to Genius Every Day,” by noted author and public speaker Michael Gelb.