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.
Admission to the gallery is free.


Current Exhibition

The Athenaeum's Inaugural Civil War Author Series

Three local Civil War authors. Three acclaimed titles. Three winter dates.
Attend all three events for $30. NVFAA Members can attend all three events for $15.


La Vie en Rose

Our annual La Vie en Rose Membership celebration is a can't miss event! Begin or renew your membership for an invitation. Photos courtesy of Sarah Marcella Hallee at Sarah Marcella Creative.


Annual Reports

See our new 2015-16 Annual Report