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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

January 24, 2015 to April 5, 2015

Reference is a multi-media exploration of the various modes of visual imagery that inform artists in both content and process. In Reference, participating artists incorporate performance, sound, process, and appropriated objects and imagery to address the strong influence of culture, art historical and otherwise, upon their creative output.

February 4, 2015 to March 8, 2015

The Workhouse Arts Center is pleased to announce that an exhibition of Julia Galloway’s work will be on display in Bldg. W-8-Ceramics from February 4 - March 8, 2015. 

March 7, 2015 to April 12, 2015

“The Places We Have Been:  Exploring the Internal and External Travels of Veterans and Service Members”
Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 7-9pm

March 13, 2015

All are welcome to celebrate the exhibition openings of The Places We Have Been and Gregory Gadson: Life in the Infrared and a collaborative performance by veterans, Service members, and Grammy-nominated hip-hop artist, Christylez Bacon, and six-string electric cellist, Wytold. 

March 14, 2015 to April 12, 2015

Public Opening Reception: Friday, March 13, 7-9pm
In this, the first solo exhibition by Colonel Gregory Gadson (USA, Ret.), Gadson exhibits a new body of work after his retirement. Gadson retired as Garrison Commander of Ft. Belvoir in 2014.

January 10, 2015 through February 14, 2015 through March 14, 2015

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.

March 22, 2015

Speaker: Gina Cavallo Collins, VMFA Exhibitions Project Coordinator 

April 3, 2015

Join artist Service members and veterans as they add to the exhibit The Places We Have Been:  Exploring the Internal and External Travels of Veterans and Service Members, for one night only, with an exhibit of Combat Paper art. The exhibit will be a culmination of a week-long workshop at the USO Warrior and Family Center at Fort Belvoir with Warrior Writers and Combat Paper, NJ.