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An innovative collaboration of visual and performing arts and education in the unique historic setting of the former DC prison.

Exhibitions and Events

October 25, 2014 to January 19, 2015

Dada Re-Discovered explores how contemporary media and ideas can filter past Dada concepts and artwork.  The exhibit will feature sound, video, performance and other visual mixed media.

November 1, 2014 to December 15, 2014

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, November 15, 5:30-7pm
The best art teachers teach in Fairfax County and exhibit at the Workhouse!

November 1, 2014 to November 30, 2014

The Workhouse Arts Center is proud to present our Featured Artists and Studio Exhibitions for the month of October. An opening reception for all studio shows and featured artists listed below will be held campus-wide during our 2nd Saturday Art Walk, November 8, from 6-9 pm.

October 11, 2014 through November 8, 2014 through December 13, 2014

The 2nd Saturday Art Walk at the Workhouse showcases the diverse work of more than 100 visual artists in a unique historic venue, creating an atmosphere that encourages visitors to immerse themselves in the richness of this creative community.

December 18, 2014

Jeffrey Allison: Paul Mellon Collection Educator and Statewide Manager at VMFA

December 20, 2014 to January 11, 2015

This once a year exhibition showcases the art of the Workhouse education teachers, and their students from the previous year.

January 7, 2015 to February 2, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Saturday, January 10, 6-8pm 
A Conversation with Phil Rogers (via Skype): Sunday, January 18, 11am (Building W-3), following 10am special exhibit viewing (Building W-8)

“Drink This!” will be displayed in Building W-8 (Ceramics Building). Open hours for this special exhibition are Sunday-Tuesday: 12-5pm and Wednesday-Saturday 11am-6pm.

January 15, 2015

Margaret Hancock: Art and Design Educator

February 19, 2015

Evie Terrono: Professor of Art History at Randolph-Macon College