Upcoming Events
July 23, 2017 - 2:00pm

Join artists Joan Dreyer, Ginny Smith, and Lesly-Claire Greenberg for a hands-on art workshop recommended for children ages 5 to 12. Stop by the Athenaeum between 2pm and 4pm to meet the artists and explore techniques in creating mixed-media collages while creating your own masterpiece. 


August 6, 2017 - 3:00pm

Join us for an artist's talk about Pairs | Fiber Art from New Image Artists. Free.

August 13, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception of Seduction | Leslie Nolan. Wine and cheese will be served. Free.

August 17, 2017 - 7:00pm

Returning for a second year presentation, join us for a performance of poetry, an author read and Q&A. Reading from her anticipated non-fiction about how to be a wife of an Epileptic, Honor Your Vows, and Honor Yourself, this event spotlights her poetry and highlights her novels.

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August 24, 2017 - 7:00pm

Meredith Barber is a local historian and undergraduate at William and Mary. Through research at the National Archives, she has discovered previously unknown history during the Athenaeum's Civil War era including its employment as a logistics center by the Union Army.

Tickets $5 for non-members
Free for NVFAA members,...

September 7, 2017 - 3:45pm

Children of all ages have the opportunity to meet a ballerina from The Washington School of Ballet. Discover how a ballerina prepares for a performance and ask questions about her experiences. Peter and the Wolf will be the theme of the event. Photographs with and autographs for the children are a part of the program.

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September 8, 2017 - 4:00pm

The Washington School of Ballet will hold two auditions at the Athenaeum on September 8th for children ages 4–8 in preparation for their 2017–2018 school year classes.

For ages 4-5, registration is at 4:00 pm and the audition is 4:30-5:15 pm. For ages 6-8, registration is at 4:45 pm and...

September 10, 2017 - 2:00pm

This gallery talk will feature both Leslie Nolan and Dr. L. Erich Keel. Dr. Keel served as Head of Education for the Kreeger Museum until his retirement in 2013. Currently, he lectures on twentieth-century German art and leads art-themed study tours to Europe. Free.

September 18, 2017 - 7:00pm

Fun classes to learn to dance or improve your dancing skills: fox trot, waltz, tango, swing, salsa, merengue, rumba, cha-cha, and samba. All level of dancers are welcome, with or without a partner. Discover little techniques that most people never learn about and become a relaxed and proficient social dancer in these small, personalized dance...

September 24, 2017 - 4:30pm

Join us for the artists reception of the Third Annual Athenaeum Invitational: Glow. Wine and cheese will be served. Free.

September 26, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Athenaeum is participating in Banned Books Week in coordination with the Alexandria Library. Come in and celebrate the freedom to read with the Banned Books list here at the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association. Free.


September 29, 2017 - 7:00pm

They're back! Get ready to rock the house with The Georgetown University Saxatones. Originally founded as an oldies group, the Saxatones have expanded their repertoire to include everything from alternative to pop to soul. As Georgetown's only community service a cappella group, they are passionate about sharing their music in support...

September 30, 2017 - 1:30pm

A networking workshop for women writers that uplifts and inspires through writing. Each workshop focuses on different writing styles and allows the participants to enhance their writing styles and share pieces for listening or critiques. For novice and professional writers. The fourth in a series. Newcomers welcome.

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October 14, 2017 - 7:00pm

The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association invites members and friends to join us for La Vie en Rose, a gloriously French evening in the Athenaeum Gallery to say a hearty merci beaucoup for your generous support. The party begins at 7pm and ends at 9pm.

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