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.
Admission to the gallery is free.


Annual Reports

View our 2016-2017 Annual Report
View our 2015–2016 Annual Report
View our 2014–2015 Annual Report

Current Exhibition

The 2018 Athenaeum Invitational

Salon at the Statehouse III – February 10, 2018

Salon-style cocktails, dinner and discussion at the Statehouse. Featuring Davide Dukcevich, third generation ham salesman, on Daniele, Inc.: The Making of an American Brand.

La Vie en Rose 2017

Our annual La Vie en Rose Membership celebration is a can't miss event! Begin or renew your membership for an invitation. Photos courtesy of Sarah Marcella Hallee at Sarah Marcella Creative.


Upcoming Events