Welcome to the Athenaeum

Historic, beautiful, intimate, and inviting, the Athenaeum is home to the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA). The NVFAA strives to establish premier arts programs that enrich the cultural life of Northern Virginia and beyond. Whether presenting exhibitions featuring prominent regional artists or performances by top musicians and actors, we invite you to come inside and enjoy the arts in our magnificent building.

Gallery Hours
Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12–4 pm and Saturdays from 1–4 pm.
The Athenaeum is closed on holidays. Admission to the gallery is free.

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Recent News

Cocktails in La Zona Rosa 2014 was a success! Check out these lovely photos from the event by photographer William Hoffman.


October 9, 2014
La Zona Rosa: NVFAA benefit held at historic Athenaeum - Alexandria Gazette

September 25, 2014
Alexandria Banned Books Week READ-OUT - YouTube

Upcoming Events

October 28, 2014 - 5:00pm
November 4, 2014 - 7:00pm