Past Events
September 25, 2016 - 4:00pm

Underwritten by TTR Sotheby’s International Realty, the Athenaeum Invitational celebrates the arts. It is an annual theme-based event featuring works of both specially invited artists and works selected through a call for submission. The 2016 theme asks artists to select on a moment of pure joy–inspired by the Lewis and Clark expedition. Free.  


September 8, 2016 - 7:00pm

The perfect introduction to a fall evening with traditional and contemporary blues guitar and vocals. Come and enjoy talented local musician Meigs Hodge as he explores delta and Chicago styles through the music of Robert Johnson and Muddy Waters, and plays contemporary standards plus original compositions. $10

August 28, 2016 - 2:00pm

Join artist Kit-Keung Kan for a hands-on art workshop for children ages 8-12. The basic techniques of using oriental brush and ink will be introduced and the effects of dry and wet brush on the absorbent oriental paper will be explored. Free, but space is limited. Please RSVP to

August 17, 2016 - 6:30pm

Join us in celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the National Historic Preservation Act. Featuring National Park Service historian John Sprinkle.

August 11, 2016 - 7:00pm

Join us for performance poetry with author KaNikki Jakarta. Incorporating American Sign Language into her poetry set, KaNikki writes what she calls “real life fiction” that touches her listeners and readers to the core. Her poem “STOP, GO, SUCCEED” was chosen to be displayed on the buses and trolleys in the City of Alexandria. Books and CDs will be available for purchase. Free...

August 7, 2016 - 4:00pm

Kit-Keung Kan is Hong Kong‐American artist and physicist who interprets traditional Chinese landscape paintings with his passion for the art form as well as his experience in scientific study and research such as relational concepts and objective abstraction. Free.

July 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Join artists Susan Hostetler and Julia Bloom for a hands-on art workshop for children ages 8-12. Using a variety of materials, participants will explore the use of stencils in drawing. Free, but space is limited. Please rsvp to

July 17, 2016 - 2:00pm

The music of contemporary flutist Ashley Watkins features a mix of classical works and jazz numbers. Compositions performed will be selected from Charles T Griffes, Claude Debussy, Otar Taktakishvili, Allen Vizzutti, Claude Bolling. Come attend this refreshing summer performance. Free.

July 14, 2016 - 7:00pm

Put on your dancing shoes and join in the fun with renowned, international ballroom and Latin Dance instructor, Gary Stephans. Watch demos of some of the most popular social dances and learn some hot new dance moves in the beautiful, cool Athenaeum.

Gary, who has taught social and competitive dancing and has danced on stage, on TV and in films for more than 40...

June 18, 2016 - 4:00pm

Julia Bloom and Susan Hostetler have created complimentary bodies of work, in both two and three...