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About

For nearly a century the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Gatherings for members, exhibits and performances for the public, and a range of private events are held in the club’s historic I Street mansion, which was formerly the home of President James Monroe. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.

We welcome you to explore this web site to learn more about the club, its wide-ranging programs, and its rich history. Better yet, visit the Monroe House to view our galleries, attend one of our free public events, and tour our home. Consider hosting an event at the club—or becoming a member yourself!

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Monday, November 24th

Arts Club Closed on Friday, November 28th

Dear Friends and Members, The Arts Club will be closed on Friday, November 28th.

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Tuesday, November 18th

Marfield Prize Annual Readers’ Tea Recap

Our ninth annual Marfield Prize competition Readers’ Tea was held on Sunday, November 9, and proved to be an outstanding event!  Club members and friends gathered together to sip tea and champagne while choosing among a wide variety of books to be considered for the 2014 Prize. Over 25 members and friends volunteered to read,…

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Friday, November 7th

Out and About: Diplomacy at E Street Cinema

On November 21st E Street Cinema will present Diplomacy, directed by iconic filmmaker Volker Schlöndorff. This French-German co-production was already a huge success in France, and it is set in Paris on a fateful night during World War II. It tells the story of two men in a diplomatic game of cat and mouse that…

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