history Archive

“Highest Honor” Project Gets Underway

A new collaborative art project is bringing together the historical and present-day uses of the Torpedo Factory in a site-specific sculpture. Read more →

60 Years of Art League History

See a timeline of six decades of Art League stories! Read more →

From the Archives: The Art League Goes to Hollywood!

We’re organizing old newspaper clippings at The Art League, and reliving exhibits, workshops, and art camps past in the process. Recently we rediscovered the story from the time Hollywood made The Art League a star! From the August 21, 1997 Alexandria Gazette Packet: “While Washington, DC is coping with road closures and snarled traffic Read more →

"Music & The Civil War": Next Week in The Art League Gallery!

Christian McWhirter, PhD in US History Plenty of public panels and lectures have been given on the arts and on The Civil War; both crucial topic in our national rhetoric. But how are they related?  That’s exactly the question Christian McWhirter aims to answer in his upcoming seminar on July 23rd at 1pm in Read more →