Since 1976, the Arlington Arts Center has been housed in the historic Maury School located in Ashton Heights. The Art Center is a private, nonprofit contemporary visual arts center dedicated to presenting and supporting new work by regional artists in the mid-Atlantic States. Its goal is to increase awareness and appreciation of, and involvement in, the visual arts in Arlington County VA and the region. The 17,000 square feet facility, which was renovated and expanded in 2005 includes nine exhibition galleries, working studios for thirteen artists, and two classrooms.
The Maury School was built in 1910 and is the second oldest school building remaining in Arlington. It was named for Matthew F. Maury, a Virginia naval officer, scientist, and geographer, who made important contributions in the field of navigation.
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