Special Events


Dumbarton Oaks

On Friday evening, May 2nd, Dumbarton Oaks will open its sixteen-acre grounds to us for a reception. Attendees will have a chance to stroll the beautifully landscaped gardens with cocktail in hand, tour the research library designed by Robert Venturi, and see the Museum’s collections of Pre-Columbian and Byzantine art and artifacts. Afterwards, the nearby cobblestone streets of Georgetown provide many options for shopping and dining.

Reception Sponsored by: Dumbarton Oaks and ArsLibri, Ltd.

Photograph: Joe Mills
Dumbarton Oaks Research Library and Collection

Susan Stamberg Library of Congress

On Saturday May 3rd, we will hold our annual Convocation in the Library of Congress’s Jefferson Building. Open to the public since 1897, it is the oldest of the Library’s three buildings on Capitol Hill and the most grand, featuring murals and sculptures by over fifty American artists. The Convocation speaker will be NPR correspondent Susan Stamberg, reaffirming our own beliefs with a talk titled, “Art Will Save The World.”

Convocation Sponsored by: ProQuest, The Library of Congress, and ARLIS/NA Chapters
Convocation Speaker Sponsored by: National Museum of Women in the Arts

James Goode

Sunday May 4th will include the Membership Brunch at the Grand Hyatt hotel, where we will hear from architectural historian James Goode, author of several books on the architecture and public sculpture of DC.

Membership Brunch Sponsored by: Artstor

Glass of Red Wine

Sunday May 4th will also feature a closing reception with the exhibitors and a silent auction. Come enjoy a glass of wine while you put in your final bid for that item you’ve been coveting all weekend. Generously given by ARLIS/NA members, chapters, and vendors, fabulous donations of handcrafted items, books, gift cards, jewelry, photographic prints and paintings will be on display Saturday and Sunday. Start thinking about the items you will contribute, and please watch for more information about the Silent Auction on ARLIS-L! If you would like to donate an item, please fill out this form.

Closing Reception Sponsored by: Christie's + Christie's Education, East View Information Services, Fine Art Connoisseur, and Innovative

For more on special events as they are added to the schedule, please see SCHED.