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(Feb. 4-Jul. 24) CLOSE TO HOME The Smithsonian American Art Museum opens "Close to Home: Photographers and Their Families" Friday. The collection of intimate photos portrays what it's like to live with people who take pictures for a living.

(Feb. 4-March 5) BETWEEN POETRY AND PAINT Poetic. Aesthetic. teams poets up with artists in order to translate the written word into visual expression. Metered verses are adapted into several media at The Art Gallery in College Park.

(Feb. 5-6) CELEBRATING VERSE There's more poetry at the Kennedy Center this weekend. "American Scrapbook: A Celebration of Verse" combines spoken word, movement, music and dialogue to brings the work of Poe, Cummings, Frost and other wordsmiths to the whole family.

(Feb. 4-March 3) VALENTINE'S MONTH Valentine's Day maybe more than a week away, but love is in the air for the next month at AFI Silver in Silver Spring. Great Movie Romances from the past eight decades screen daily through early March, including "Bringing Up Baby", "West Side Story" and "Grease".

Music: "Close To Me" by The Cure

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