Please Note: McLean Project for the Arts is currently between exhibitions.
Our galleries and administrative offices will be closed Monday, November 20 through Sunday, November 25.

On behalf of the MPA staff and Board of Directors, we wish you and your family a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday.

Save the Date!

Save the Date!

#GivingTuesday 2023 is right around the corner, on Tuesday, November 28! As a premier center for contemporary art exhibitions and arts education programming, we’re looking ahead to continue showcasing the work of established and emerging artists and providing educational programs and classes--and we need your support!

Call for Submissions

Call for Submissions

McLean Project for the Arts (MPA) currently seeks submissions for our 2024 Spring Solo Exhibitions. Contemporary living artists working in the Mid-Atlantic Region are invited to submit exhibition or project proposals to be on display in the Emerson and Atrium Galleries. The dates for the exhibitions will be from April 11 - June 15, 2024.

Winter Art Class Registration

Winter Art Class Registration

This winter, come in from the cold and join MPA for an exciting lineup of Winter art classes! MPA's winter lineup includes some of our long-time favorites, as well as exciting new options, such as Ahmed Zaidan's Design Basics. Classes will take place in our DuVal Studio and online.

Registration opens Monday, December 4.

Coming Soon!

Coming Soon!

Join MPA December 7, 2023 - February 17, 2024 for our Winter Exhibitions, "Moving Beyond Beauty: Reverence and Reclamation" (Emerson Gallery) and "To March is to Love: Weavings by Janel Leppin" (Atrium Gallery).

Opening Exhibition Reception Dec. 7, 7-9pm.
(Pictured: Maggie Gourlay, "Invasive Reflections Pothos")

Holiday Shopping Reminder!

Holiday Shopping Reminder!

Looking for a unique gift for that hard-to-shop-for person? Give the gift of creativity! MPA art classes make a perfect holiday gift--for a child, a friend, or even yourself! Classes will take place both online and in our DuVal studio. Browse our winter and spring course offerings to find the perfect class for that special someone.


Open Studio

MPA is excited to once again offer our popular Open Studio (Tuesday & Saturday) this winter. Pay for drop-in sessions or save when you register for the series!


ArtsFairfax Spotlight: MPA ArtReach

ArtsFairfax recently featured MPA’s ArtReach program in their #ProjectSupportGrants Recipient spotlight. 


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Visit Our Galleries

The Atrium Gallery is available for viewing during MCC operating hours.  The Emerson Gallery is open for visitors Mon.-Sat. from 10am-4pm. MPA’s administrative offices are open Mon.-Fri. from 10am-4pm.

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