The Art of Advent at the National Gallery of Art

We will use the visual art of Advent to practice the meditative art of Advent. We will enjoy each other over lunch in the Cascade Cafe, then enter the “art of advent.” We will spend an hour and a half in silent guided mediation and journaling through five works of art depicting the Incarnation, Birth, and Adoration of our Lord. We will end by gathering over coffee/tea to share any insights the Lord might have given us for entering a thoughtful Advent season.

Point of Contact: Beth Wall


12:30 Gather to rideshare from ANDC (if desired). Invited friends can meet us at the Gallery directly.

1:00 Meet at the Cascade Cafe (underground level) for lunch (bring $15). Enjoy one another.

1:45 I will start to visit each table and hand out the “Art of Advent Meditation Journal” with instructions.

2:30 Begin your solo meditative journey to enter the “Art of Advent”—engage, study, read, listen, journal.

4:00 Meet back at the Cascade Cafe to share insights over coffee or tea.

4:30 Depart for ANDC.

5:00 Return to ANDC.

National Gallery of Art
6th and Constitution Ave NW
Washington, DC 20565

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