Since its founding in 1916, the Arts Club of Washington has promoted and celebrated the visual, performing, and literary arts in the nation’s capital. Arts Club members come from a wide range of artistic disciplines and professional backgrounds, joined by their shared enjoyment and appreciation of the arts.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club of Washington has long held a distinctive profile among Washington’s clubs. Founded in 1916 by a group of prominent local artists and modeled on New York’s National Arts Club and the Chelsea Arts Club in London, the Arts Club was the very first in the city to have women in leadership roles and as members from its very start. Its arts-focused, innovative, and bohemian character provided a unique contrast to the city’s more traditional, all-male private clubs.LEARN MORE
The Arts Club is both a private membership organization and a 501(c)3 nonprofit, and public programming spotlighting the full range of the arts is a significant part of the club’s activities. The club welcomes visitors to four gallery spaces; free weekly concerts; events focusing on writing, dance, and theatre; and studio classes in visual arts. Much of the public programming is free.
The club draws much of its character and tradition from its home, the center of which is an historic Federal-era mansion that once served as the residence of James Monroe—and for a time, as his official presidential residence.
The club’s mission also includes promoting the importance of historic preservation through the ongoing restoration and preservation of the club’s headquarters, which encompasses significant 19th-century structures designated as a National Historic Landmark (the James Monroe House) and on the National Register of Historic Places (the General Robert MacFeely House).
The creative and generous spirit of those founders endures in the warm, welcoming, and lively organization that is today’s Arts Club of Washington. We welcome people who engage in the arts (both professionally and for the love of it), or simply enjoy and support the arts, to consider the many benefits of membership and to join us as the Arts Club continues to make Washington history.
|READING & DISCUSSION "The Death of the Hired Man" by Robert Frost|| 15|
The Arts Club at Home:
Short Story Round-Robin Live Reading and Discussion
"The Death of the Hired Man"
Thursday, April 15, at 1:00 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS - FREE
The Literature Committee invites you to join us this month's installment in the short story reading-and-discussion series. This time, we will read and discuss "The Death of the Hired Man" by Robert Frost in celebration of April as National Poetry Month. This poem is one of the most poignant and best known by Frost, the only poet to win four Pulitzer Prizes for poetry. He is considered to be one of the greatest poets of the 20th century.
A Zoom link to join the meeting will be sent to participants before the event.
A Zoom link for this event will be sent once you register and when the event begins.
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Arts Club of Washington
Virtual Event Announcement
To honor the life and legacy of President Abraham Lincoln, who died 156 years ago on April 15th, 1865, the History Committee of the Arts Club of Washington announces a virtual program:
Lincoln's Last Breath
Thursday, April 15, 2021
at 6:30 pm via ZoomOPEN TO THE PUBLIC - FREE
Host: Dwane Starlin, Chairman of the Arts Club of Washington History Committee
Speaker: Caroline Welling Van Deusen, Arts Club of Washington History Committee member
LINCOLN’S LAST BREATH is the story of the Civil War friendship of Mary Lincoln and Elizabeth L. C. Dixon, the woman seated next to Mary Lincoln in "Lincoln's Final Hours" deathbed paintings, who comforted Mary throughout the night at the Petersen House and witnessed Lincoln’s death. Caroline Van Deusen is Elizabeth L. C. Dixon's great-great granddaughter and first to publicly share family relics, letters, and keepsakes that retrace the lives of the Lincolns during the Civil War, from their first days in Washington until their last.
Caroline Welling Van Deusen is the owner of E-Archives and http://TheGreeleyLetter.com She is author of “Diary of Elizabeth Dixon, 1845-1847” in White House History, Issue 33, by the White House Historical Association. To contact visit: https://bio.site/carolinewvandeusen
Dwane Starlin is a licensed DC tour guide, historical character interpreter and professional musician leading walking tours through the Greater Baltimore-Washington region. He is co-author of “Images of America: Burleith,” the DC neighborhood where he has lived since 1999. Dwayne was recently elected president of the Alliance for Preservation of the Civil War Defenses of Washington. To contact visit: http://dwanestarlin.com/
This is a live-stream event requiring to have the Zoom application installed on your computer. Free download at https://zoom.us/support/download
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Lunch, Dinner & Carry-Out
Thursday, April 15, 2021
Lunch seating - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
Dinner seating - 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm
Carry-out pick up - 12:00 pm to 7:30 pm
OPEN TO MEMBERS & GUESTS
Lunch & Carry-Out $30 per person
Dinner $50 per person
Per the District of Columbia health emergency guidelines seating is limited at table of 6 or less. Table are set 6ft apart for safe social distancing. Disposable utensils are available on request. All equipment is sanitized before each use. Advance reservation required. Mask are required inside the club except while eating or drinking.
Enjoy a gourmet meal in the beautiful Arts Club dining rooms or outside on the patio (weather permitting) with a special three-course menu set by Chef, Patrick, offering a small seasonal a-la-carte selection.
For carry-out orders please call or email your order*.
Lunch price includes non-alcoholic beverages, coffee & tea.
Dinner price includes open bar and wine service, coffee & tea.
Tomato Mozzarella Tart à la Parisienne
Olive Oil Dressing
Artisan Baby Greens Salad
Julienne of Smoked Trout, Jicama, Red Beets, Honey Dill Vinaigrette
Chunky Vegetable Soup
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Medallions, Sauce Choron
Rusti Potato, Lamb Lettuce & Vinaigrette
Roasted Quail Stuffed with Crab Meat, Peppery Maple Demi-Glace
Wild Rice, Spring Vegetable Medley
Pan Fried Chad Roe, Almond Meunière Sauce
Crispy Bacon, Baked Potato, Spring Vegetable Medley
Double Baked Potato, Braised Fennel Heart, Root Vegetable Mélange
Truffle Oil Dressing
British Bread Pudding Infused with Bourbon
Sabayon Sauce & Strawberry Compote
Caramelized Catalan Flan
Dress Code: Casual
RSVP required no later than the previous day before by 5 pm
Same day cancellations and no-shows are charged a 50% cancellation fee.
call (202) 331-7282 ext 3 or email email@example.com
CARRY-OUT $30 - pay now: $ 0
CLUB DINING Dinner $50 - pay now: $ 0
CLUB DINING Lunch $30 - pay now: $ 0