Mount Vernon Exhibit

Nepenthe Gallery, in partnership with the estate of Mount Vernon and Woodlawn Mansion, presents “MOUNT VERNON”  from February 1st – March 15th.

This exhibit at Nepenthe Gallery is in conjunction with Mt. Vernon’s Annual National Birthday Celebration of George Washington and Woodlawn’s 60th Annual Needlepoint Show.

We will host six Thursday night “ART + WINE + CHEESE” events related to this exhibit, and we will highlight one piece from the exhibit each week.

February 2nd:Patty Owens/Curator Nepenthe Gallery:  Thomas Sully’s Athenaeum Portrait of George Washington gallery discussion

February 9th: Adam Erby/Curator Mount Vernon and Patty Owens:  Selected important paintings from Mount Vernon and the Sully portrait

February 16th: Pamela Patrick White and Bryant White/White Historic Art:  presentation and discussion of several of their original, historical paintings, along with original works on loan to the exhibit by Janice and Dick Crosby

February 23rd: Interesting Facts about Mt. Vernon and Whiskey Tasting. Steve Bashore, Distiller, Miller and Historian at Mt. Vernon’s Grist Mill will lead guests through a Whiskey Tasting and describe the process that still takes place today at Mount Vernon; and Jim Woods, History Interpreter, will share stories and information about George Washington’s home and property.

March 2nd:Scenes from Mount Vernon.  Alexandria-based watercolorist and juried artist Gwen Bragg is an instructor at the Workhouse Art Center in Lorton and she previously taught at the Art League School in Alexandria for 32 years.  Gwen will display and discuss many of her exquisite watercolor paintings of Mount Vernon.

March 9th: Embroidery of Nelly Custis Lewis. Woodlawn & Pope-Leighey House staff and their volunteer corps, Nelly’s Needlers, will be on hand to discuss the embroidery of Eleanor (“Nelly”) Custis Lewis, who was raised at Mount Vernon, later lived at Woodlawn, and learned many of her expert needlework skills from her cherished grandmother, Martha Washington.

The event is finished.


Feb 01 2023 - Mar 15 2023


All Day