Past Events
July 2, 2013 - 10:30am

Join Arts on the Horizon for our Stories and Songs class, an interactive storytime that encourages movement and participation. This class will help your little one practice new vocabulary, build listening skills, and acclimate to being part of a group. Stories and Songs will have your little one bouncing along on their feet as we discover classic stories and songs geared specifically...

June 30, 2013 - 1:00pm

This teen blues phenom was born in Virginia, but spent the last five years in Oslo, where he made it...

June 21, 2013 - 7:00pm

Starting Genealogy: What Records Should I Use, and What Do They Mean? with Professional Genealogist Lisa Stansbury. Ms. Stansbury is Official Genealogist of the Maritime Heritage Program in the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries. She recently researched the families of the 16 men lost on the USS Monitor. Free.

June 16, 2013 - 12:00pm

Holly Bass will perform Come Clean, a ritualized performance in which strangers are invited to wash the artist’s hair and engage in structured dialogue. Shelly Bell will perform spoken word poetry and add a tactile component to the events. Amber Robles Gordon will invite attendees to participate in her elaborate Hair Shrine.

June 14, 2013 - 7:00pm


Storyteller Ellouise Schoettler performs Arlington National Cemetery: My Forever Home, a one-woman show with an unusual view of Arlington's Hallowed Grounds, where honoring Service and family stories blend. Tickets $10.

June 13, 2013 - 7:00pm

Tom Dews is a blues-influenced singer/songwriter who uses acoustic guitar/harmonica ...

June 2, 2013 - 4:00pm

This reception will include an opportunity for attendees to add snippets of their own hair to Richmond artist Caryl Burtner’s installation work.

May 10, 2013 - 4:00pm

If you live in the area or are just nearby, you're invited to stop by the Athenaeum, check out the latest exhibit and meet your neighbors. This is your last chance to participate in the drawing for a 4-hour Friday or Sunday free rental of the Athenaeum. The social runs from 4 to 7 pm and the drawing will take place at 6 pm. Don't miss it! Free.

May 9, 2013 - 7:00pm

Join us for the warm and wonderful music of Mary Gordon Hall!

May 5, 2013 - 1:00pm

Music, food, local celebrities and door prizes including a chance to win a 4-hour Friday or Sunday rental of the Athenaeum. From 1 to 5 pm. Free!