Past Events
January 12, 2014 - 2:00pm

Artist Kristen Hayes and Curator Schwanda Rountree discuss work in our current exhibition, No Room for Doubt. Free.

January 6, 2014 - 7:30pm

New time: 7:30 pm Contemporary a cappella music performed by recent graduates from the University of Virginia, Virginia Tech, and Tulane University. $10

December 15, 2013 - 4:00pm

Join us for the artists' reception of our winter exhibition, No Room for Doubt: Abstract Works on Wood, Canvas, and Paper by Kristen Hayes.

December 15, 2013 - 2:00pm

An Athenaeum favorite! The Mount Vernon Flutes perform holiday classics in our gallery. Free.

December 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Readings of holiday poems, stories and remembrances by Frederick Douglass, Frank P. Church, Clement C. Moore, Frank O’Connor, Christina Rossetti, William Shakespeare and others. Performed by actors from Guillotine Theatre. $10

December 6, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join Historian Lauren Hammersen to learn how the Romans enjoyed the Winter Solstice and celebrated the god Saturn. Learn how homes were decorated. See how varied gifts could be, from smoked cheese to dancing girls, and how they were exchanged. Discover how roles in society were reversed and rules were deliberately abandoned. Free. 

December 5, 2013 - 7:00pm

Three talented singer-songwriters mine the deep veins of American music and bring back the occasional rough diamond. Supporting each other on a variety of acoustic instruments, they aspire to breathe new life into traditional musical forms. $10

November 24, 2013 - 1:00pm

Spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler shows you how to combine genealogy and storytelling to create family stories your children and grandchildren will listen to. Demonstrations use original stories from family history. $10

November 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Genealogy becomes entertainment as spoken word artist Ellouise Schoettler weaves an intriguing tapestry of romance, hunky heroes, love, loss, and reunion. Finding Gus brings the never-told tale of the storyteller’s grandfather, a forgotten 1905 southern football hero, to life. $10

November 14, 2013 - 7:00pm

Don’t miss international acoustic world-jazz band Veronneau’s world-wise blend of jazz and pop styles from around the globe. $10