The Athenaeum

  • ADDRESS:
  • 201 Prince Street
  • Alexandria, VA 22314
  • PHONE:
  • (703) 548-0035
  • Details

    The Athenaeum is a Greek Revival building built in 1851 and was home to the Bank of the Old Dominion. During the Civil War occupation of Alexandria, Federal troops commandeered the building, which they used as Commissary Headquarters for the Union Army. After the Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas, the building served as a triage facility for wounded Union soldiers.

    One of the few remaining examples of neo-classical Greek revival architecture in historic Alexandria, the Athenaeum is on both the Virginia Trust and National Register of Historic Places. Today it is an art gallery and home of the Northern Virginia Fine Arts Association.

    Open Thursday, Friday and Sunday from 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Closed major holidays.

  • Events

    Two Solos: Brian Williams / Sophie…

    The Two Solos exhibition features Brian Williams and Sophie Blondeau. Focusing on metal,…

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    What do you think would be the craziest thing to carry on your head? Animals, food, buildings,…

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    Katie Pumphrey Solo Exhibition

    • Athenaeum
    • Recurring weekly on Thursday until July 19, 2018

    Katie Pumphrey’s work explores the tension between movement and stillness. With turbulent…

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    Opening Reception, Katie Pumphrey |…

    Join us for the opening reception of Katie Pumphrey. Katie Pumphrey’s work explores the…

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    Closing Reception, Katie Pumphrey |…

    Join us for the closing reception of Katie Pumphrey. Katie Pumphrey’s work explores the…

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