Past Events
April 27, 2017 - 7:30pm

In celebration of National Poetry Month and Poem In Your Pocket Day, Wendi R. Kaplan, Alexandria's Poet Laureate, invites you to a community gathering called GENERATING HOPE! Please bring poetry and stories that spark your creative spirit and inspire hope! All are welcome.

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April 22, 2017 - 9:00am

Stop by the Athenaeum as part of a great day touring wonderful gardens and homes in Alexandria. The Hunting Creek Garden Club has curated a fabulous selection of vendors who will display their wares among the beautiful botanic art and bee photography in the gallery.

Event hours: 9 am – 3:30 pm

April 20, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tom Teasley is a globe-trotting percussionist whose innovative approach as a performer, educator, cultural envoy, theater composer and collaborator are heralded worldwide. Peter Fields is a classical/world/jazz guitarist who will join Tom for this special performance.

April 13, 2017 - 6:30pm

In celebration of Architecture Week, come to the Athenaeum for a wine and cheese reception followed by a discussion with Frank Harmon, architect, educator, and author of the blog Native Places. He has designed sustainable modern buildings across the Southeast for 30 years. He currently teaches at the College of Design at North Carolina State University.


April 12, 2017 - 7:00pm

Tara Campbell is a Washington, DC-based writer. Her latest work TreeVolution is a speculative fiction adventure featuring secret experiments, corporate machinations, and a little eco-payback. Reports of peculiar tree assaults are trickling into the governor's office in Olympia, Washington: a maple kicked a dog about to relieve itself, a ficus spanked a leaf-yanking child, a yew slapped a...

April 9, 2017 - 4:00pm

To celebrate Historic Garden Week in Virginia, the Gallery will be filled with native plants and their pollinators. Members of the Botanic Art...

March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience in Alexandria during the Civil War. As the only native Alexandrian that is consulting for the hit PBS mini-series Mercy Street, she will lend insight into the making of the show.

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March 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Megan Beyer is a native Alexandrian and Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She will share a behind-the-scenes look at her activies as Executive Director, including her work on the Turnaround Arts Program, designed to help America’s most fragile elementary schools.

$45 for one ticket / $80 for two /...

March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Forty+ features works grounded in movement and appealing theatricality. Shaded humor, abstraction, and in-the-moment connection affirm women of experience, capacity and presence. $15

March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event generously sponsored by Heather Corey and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Join us for a gallery talk discussing The Hand Print Workshop: Twenty Years of Partnership in Print.