Past Events
March 30, 2017 - 7:00pm

Audrey Davis, the Executive Director of the Alexandria Black History Museum, will lead a conversation on the African-American experience in Alexandria during the Civil War. As the only native Alexandrian that is consulting for the hit PBS mini-series Mercy Street, she will lend insight into the making of the show.

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March 21, 2017 - 11:30am

Megan Beyer is a native Alexandrian and Executive Director of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities. She will share a behind-the-scenes look at her activies as Executive Director, including her work on the Turnaround Arts Program, designed to help America’s most fragile elementary schools.

$45 for one ticket / $80 for two /...

March 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

Forty+ features works grounded in movement and appealing theatricality. Shaded humor, abstraction, and in-the-moment connection affirm women of experience, capacity and presence. $15

March 4, 2017 - 3:00pm

Event generously sponsored by Heather Corey and TTR Sotheby’s International Realty

Join us for a gallery talk discussing The Hand Print Workshop: Twenty Years of Partnership in Print.


February 26, 2017 - 4:00pm

Exhibit generously sponsored by Heather Corey and TTR Sotheby's International Realty.

Please join us for the opening reception of The Handprint Workshop: Twenty Years of Partnership in Print.


February 9, 2017 - 7:00pm

The economic and political development of the North and South were so different that only a long, bloody war could create one nation. Chuck Mills walks us through The Civil War Wedding, an entertaining look at the customs and superstitions of love, sex, and marriage during the...

January 31, 2017 - 7:00pm

Event generously sponsored by TTR Sotheby's International Realty

Alexandria historian Tom Schultz of DC Military Tours will lead a discussion on seven subject photographs and the new discoveries found in them. Wine and cheese will be served. Free but please RSVP at

January 17, 2017 - 11:30am

Formerly a speechwriter for George H.W. Bush, Mary Kate Cary is a columnist and contributing editor at U.S. News and World Report and appears regularly on network television and radio programs. We invite you to join us for an animated discussion with Mary Kate and a delicious box lunch to benefit the Athenaeum. Lecture runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Admission is $45 for one ticket or $80 for...

January 15, 2017 - 4:00pm

Join us for the opening reception for Surreal, featuring the works of Julie Belton, Peter Stern, and Marisa White. Free.

December 18, 2016 - 2:00pm

Contemporary duo MIN, featuring the artistry of flutist Saïs Kamalidiin and guitarist extraordinaire Rick Peralta, perform a diverse chamber music program. Compositions performed will be selected from works by Schubert, Beethoven, Ellington, Wonder, Villa-Lobos, Coltrane, Carulli, Klugh, Musarurwa, Piazzolla, Gates, Hooker and many others. The music of MIN is representative of music styles from...