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

Michael Spears

Visual Music: Rhythm and Melody

January 14 — February 21, 202i

See show

The Gallery is open Thursday through Sunday, noon to 4pm 

Left: Michael Spears, Kind of Black, 48 x 48", oil on canvas, 2020

Right: Michael Spears, Untitled #4, 48 x 48", oil on canvas, 2019

coming up

Phillip Livingston

Family Ghosts and Other Strangers

February 25 — April 4, 2021

Patricia Underwood | Trees: Life in the Balance

April 8 — May 16, 2021

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Alexandria, VA  22314   703-548-0035

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