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Torpedo Talks: 100 Years of History

December 20, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Torpedo Talks is the Art Center’s monthly conversation series highlighting the unique voices that make the Torpedo Factory Art Center such a dynamic institution.




In honor of the 100th anniversary of the groundbreaking for the building, the Torpedo Factory Art Center hosts a special Torpedo Talk with Art Center founder Marian Van Landingham and historian David F. Winkler from the Naval Historical Foundation. Join us for a unique conversation focused on both the history of the building as a naval ordnance plant during the first part of the 20th century and its transformation into the vibrant arts space that has thrived at the Alexandria Waterfront for nearly 45 years.

About Marian Van Landingham

Marian Van Landingham is the founder of the Torpedo Factory Art Center, which opened on the waterfront in 1974. She also represented the 45th District in the Virginia House of Delegates for 24 years, from 1982 to 2006. During all that time she was also a working artist with a studio in the Art Center.



About the Naval Historical Foundation

The Naval Historical Foundation is dedicated to preserving and honoring the legacy of those who came before us. Working closely with the U.S. Navy, the Naval Historical Foundation ensures that naval history remains in the forefront of American thought.





December 20, 2018
7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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*The Torpedo Factory sometimes closes at 5 pm for private events. Check Today’s Hours to see if this could affect your visit. *Artists maintain their own studio hours. It's best to confirm availability before your visit. *The Torpedo Factory is closed for New Year's Day, Easter, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Target Gallery has limited availability during City holidays.

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Torpedo Factory Art Center is part of the City of Alexandria Office of the Arts, a division of the Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Activities.