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Alexandria, VA  22314   703-548-0035

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The Athenaeum gallery will be closed through May as we all do what we can to slow the spreading of COVID-19.


Please check our website events page for information on program rescheduling and cancellation.


We are staying apprised of the situation and will make adjustments as new information is available. In addition we will be checking our email and voicemail on a regular basis and responding promptly.


The Athenaeum is committed to serving our community with a safe environment for everyone. We appreciate your understanding and please stay safe!

The Gallery of Doodles - click for artist name and information

In the gallery

Doodles of These Times Call for Sketches

We invite artists – or anyone – of any age - to email us sketches, doodles, and other graphics that make a visual statement about your experience with or thoughts about the current pandemic, ‘social distancing’, and other ways your life has been touched by it. When something resonates with our jurors we will post it to our website, Instagram and Facebook accounts – for a virtual gallery.


We are looking for true, quick, gestural and doodle-like work – not fully conceived and finished works of art. The works can be in any medium. To submit sketches and doodles, email jpgs or pdfs to Athenaeum Gallery Director, Twig Murray 

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