The Athenaeum Gallery is dedicated to showcasing the wide variety of excellent work being created by artists in the DC/MD/VA region.


We endeavor to increase exposure for the region's many excellent artists in our light-filled gallery space.  Our goal is to represent the widest range of media, style, and perspective.

An average of eight shows are mounted per year. Each one with an opening reception and many with ancillary programs such as gallery talks, demonstrations, children's workshops, or even modern dance performances choreographed specially for the space and the art.

Apply to have an exhibit in the Athenaeum Gallery

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Click the link below to be considered for a solo or group show. You can apply as a single artist, with several other artists if you have an idea for a small group show, or as a curator for a larger group show.

Click the link below for more information and details.

Now in the Gallery

Now in the Gallery:


Patricia Underwood

Trees/Humans: Life in the Balance

April 8 — May 16, 2021


Join us in the gallery for socially-distanced 'meet and greets' with Patricia Underwood

Saturday, April 10, 2 — 4

Saturday, May 1, 2 — 4

Saturday, May 15, 2 — 4

Join us for  Zoom to learn about Patricia's process and art-making techniques and demonstration

Sunday, May 2, 2 — 4

coming up

Patricia Underwood

Humans/Trees: Life in the Balance

April 8 — May 16, 2021

Timeless Tradition: Copying from the Masters

Master Copyists from the National Gallery of Art Copyists Program

May 20 — June 27

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