Corcoran Gallery of Art
Where:: 500 17th St. N.W., Washington
When:: Through Jan. 25
What:: Richard Avedon: Portraits of Power. Exhibit shows the artist's work on the subjects of politics and power. Composed of more than 200 images of government, media, business and labor officials, along with photographs of artists, activists and ordinary citizens caught up in national debates.
How much: : Tickets are $14, $12 for seniors and military members, $10 for students with ID. Free for museum members and children ages 6 and younger.
What's nearby:: Within walking distance is the Renaissance M Street Hotel, which is offering "The Ultimate Picture of Washington" package. Rates start at $209 per night and include two tickets to the Avedon exhibit as well as breakfast for two. Reservations must be made 14 days in advance. Call 800-468-3571.
More information:: Hours are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays-Sundays; 10 a.m.-9 p.m. Thursdays. Closed Mondays-Tuesdays. Call 202-639-1700 or visit corcoran.org.