Updates

2021 Poem in Your Pocket Free Via Zoom

Apr 29, 2021 – Apr 29, 2021

Free via Zoom

City of Alexandria Poet Laureate KaNikki Jakarta invites residents to read poetry in celebration of the National Poem in Your Pocket day. This virtual event is hosted by KaNikki Jakarta, the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association and the Office of the Arts.

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The Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association has the privilege to serve you dynamic contemporary arts programming at the Athenaeum specifically from Northern Virginia and surrounding metropolitan area in Old Town Alexandria's unique treasure, the Athenaeum.

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Zoom Meeting With Patricia Underwood

May 2, 2021 – May 2, 2021

Join us for Zoom to learn about Patricia's process and art-making techniques and demonstration.

'Meet and Greets' with Patricia Underwood

May 1, 2021 – May 1, 2021

Join us in the gallery for socially-distanced 'meet and greets' with Patricia Underwood.
Saturday, May 1, 2 — 4
Saturday, May 15, 2 — 4

Philip Livingston | Family, Ghosts and Other Strangers

Feb 25, 2021 – Apr 4, 2021

Online and in the gallery: nvfaa.org
Gallery Hours: Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 pm

Philip Livingston's solo show, Family, Ghosts and Other Strangers, opens at the Athenaeum on February 25th. In this exhibition Philip notes: “One artistic model I admire and try to emulate is the haiku poem. The haiku c...

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We have re-opened and have resumed our normal business hours, Thursday-Sunday, 12-4 pm. Come in and see the new exhibit "Elzbieta Sikorska | Everything Is Double" !

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Testimonials

2 years ago
All of the Athenaeum staff was excellent to work with. During the initial planning stages, Veronica and Richard were my main points of contact, both of whom were very helpful answering questions. They were happy to entertain our questions both via email and during the various trips to check out the space. The contract process was fairly straight forward and fortunately renting out the space includes both the art gallery and the outside garden (it rained on our wedding day and the ceremony was initially going to take place in the garden). A few days before the wedding, we were informed that Amanda would be the staffer on hand on the actual wedding day. I sent Amanda my proposed timeline and we reviewed it over the phone. She was willing to assist with flow of show and confirming chair and floral deliveries/set up. She advised us of some renovations that were taking place in the alley behind the garden, which is where the ceremony was originally going to take place. While the staff h...
- Ashley O
2 years ago
The museum hosts and featured artist were quite welcoming. The artist, Elizabeth Casqueiro displayed inspiring, creative pieces!
M.E.
a year ago
Great venue! Perfect location! Amazing gallery docents👌
- Doug B

Art Gallery & Event Venue

The Athenaeum is a historic building on the National Register of Historic Places. Since 1964, it is owned and operated by the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association (NVFAA) as an arts center. The artwork, all from local artists, provides a stunning and unique space to visit or hold your event.  The Athenaeum provides a beautiful location for wedding ceremonies, receptions, private and corporate rentals, workshop seminars and even live performances. You and your guests can not only enjoy a special art exhibit, but also amidst one of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek Revival architecture in Alexandria.  Whether for business or pleasure, hosting your event at this historic landmark will create the memories of a lifetime!

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