Opening Exhibition Reception | Thursday, June 16

Join us in our galleries to view our newest exhibitions, meet the artists, and enjoy food and drink provided by J.Gilberts and The Vineyard!

Thursday, June 16, 7-9 pm
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP requested.
For more information call 703.790.1953.

New Exhibitions | June 16 – July 30, 2016

Making Sense: See, Smell, Hear, Taste, Touch  |  Emerson and Atrium Galleries

Juried by Nora Atkinson, the Lloyd Herman Curator of Craft at the Renwick Gallery, Smithsonian American Art Museum, this exhibitions brings together Mid-Atlantic artists whose work explores the senses or the experience of sensory perception.

Annual MPA Student Exhibition  |  Ramp Gallery 

Works by students as part of McLean Project for the Arts class program are featured in this exhibition. Many styles and media will be included.


McLean Project for the Arts (MPA), one of the region’s most highly respected visual arts centers, was founded in 1962 as the “Emerson Gallery” by a dedicated group of visionary artists who understood the importance of contemporary art as a way to engage and enlighten people. Learn More. 

McLean Project for the Arts  exhibits the work of emerging and established artists from throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, promotes public awareness and understanding of the concepts of contemporary art, and offers instruction and education in the visual arts. Read a review of a recent exhibition in The Washington Post.


Art Current

McLean Project for the Arts Launches its new Annual Membership & Benefits Campaign!

Your annual MPA membership is vital in helping us provide outstanding visual arts exhibitions and educational opportunities year-round that make our community an outstanding place to be. It also helps you stay connected to exciting visual arts programs and arts education throughout the year. This year we’ve enhanced membership benefits by providing a 10% discount on one MPA art course per quarter. Start participating by making your membership commitment today.

Its easy to apply on line using a credit card, or send your membership fee  with your name, address and full contact information to: McLean Project for the Arts, 1234 Ingleside Avenue, McLean, VA 22101. Write “membership” in the note section of your check.

Thanks for helping to connect to exciting MPA programs year round by becoming a member today. Read more.

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McLean Project for the Arts programs are supported in part by the Virginia Commission for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.  Additional support is provided by the Arts Council of Fairfax County and McLean Project for the Arts members.

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