Registration Open for Fall Art Class

Registration Open for Fall Art Class

Registration is now open for MPA's Fall art classes. Class offerings will be a mix of in studio and virtual.

(Not) Strictly Painting

(Not) Strictly Painting

Join MPA September 18 – November 13 for (Not) Strictly Painting, a juried biennial exhibition celebrating the depth and breadth of paintings–or works related in some way to painting–from artists throughout the mid-Atlantic area. (Not) Strictly Painting was juried by Foon Sham, Virginia-based artist and Professor of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park, and Virginia Treanor, Associate Curator at the National Museum of Women in the Arts.

Now Showing

Now Showing

Visit MPA's Atrium Gallery now through August 15, 2021 for our Faculty Art Exhibition. The show features works from a number of our faculty.

MPAartfest Returns to Central Park

MPAartfest Returns to Central Park

Mark your calendars and join MPA on Sunday, October 3rd from 10am-4pm in McLean Central Park for our 15th Annual MPAartfest! This FREE event features a one-day juried fine arts and craft show, live music from some of the DC-area’s best musical talents, a Children’s Art Walk, food vendors, and much more.


This is MPA

In our changing world, MPA exhibits, educates, and inspires. Hear from our leaders and community members about what makes MPA so special.

“Childrens Arc” (1991) and “White Oak Verticals (1998) by Emilie Brzezinski

Brzezinski Gift

MPA announces gift of artist Emilie Benes Brzezinski’s work. MPA will accept the mantle to establish the next chapter of her spectacular body of work. The gift was announced at MPA’s ArtSprings! Virtual Benefit in April.


Sign Up for Summer Camps

Our in-studio art camps are filling up fast! Our offerings include Abrakadoodle Camps (ages 3-6), MPA Art Camps (ages 6-12), and a teen classical drawing camp. Full-day and half-day options. Make sure to secure your child’s spot today!


Art Brings Us Together When We’re Apart

Please take a moment to enjoy this video highlighting our online art classes. We have loved watching our teachers and students come together virtually during these challenging times. 

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