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Become a Member

Since 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has brought together people with an active interest in the arts in the historic setting of the landmark James Monroe House.

We welcome prospective members who wish to become part of this congenial and unique Washington organization.

The club’s membership application provides complete information on membership categories and the application process. Sponsorship is not required.

Once an application has been submitted, prospective members are invited to attend a monthly meeting of the Admissions Committee.

This offers an opportunity to learn more about the Arts Club and its activities and to informally meet club members from a variety of disciplines.

The Admissions Committee makes its recommendation of new members to the Board of Governors, which formally votes on candidates at its next monthly meeting.

The complete process usually takes no more than 4 to 6 weeks.

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Wednesday, March 22nd

Rachel Corbett Wins $10,000 Marfield Prize

WASHINGTON, D.C., MARCH 16, 2017 — The Arts Club of Washington is pleased to announce that Rachel Corbett is the recipient of the eleventh annual Marfield Prize, the National Award for Arts Writing, for her book You Must Change Your Life: The Story of Rainer Maria Rilke and Auguste Rodin (W. W. Norton & Company)….

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Tuesday, September 6th

Lunch at the Club Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as of Sept. 9

General Manager Yann Henrotte has announced lunch service three days a week beginning Friday, Sept. 9. Wednesday and Thursday lunches will always be at noon; Friday lunches will be at 12:30 pm on days when a noon concert is scheduled, at noon on other days. The price will continue to be $20 for a three…

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Wednesday, May 25th

Marfield Prize Award Winner Michael Reidel Visits School Without Walls

Michael Riedel visited DC’s School Without Walls High School with Marfield Administrator Sass Brown and FABUM artistic director and Arts Club Member Jameson Freeman on Friday, May 20th. During his visit Riedel and shared stories from his personal and professional journeys with a large and enthusiastic group of students. Read more here!      …

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