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
Alexandria Gazette - La Zona Rosa: NVFAA benefit held at historic Athenaeum

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

July 21, 2014
As You Wish - An intimate wedding in Alexandria, VA

November 5, 2013
The Lovely Find - Old Town Alexandria Wedding by Kristen Gardner Photography

July 23, 2013
Washingtonian Bride & Groom - Real Wedding: Jessica & Fred

March 26, 2012
Washingtonian Bride & Groom - Real Wedding: Beth & Robert

Upcoming Events