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Celebrating the Arts
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At The Hay-Adams, we embrace the power of the arts to inspire curiosity, creativity, and connection. Our longtime Author Series was born of the legacy of John Hay and Henry Adams, whose homes stood where the hotel does today. The Hay and Adams households frequently hosted lively salons during the late 1800s, during Washington, DC’s gilded age.

Celebrating the Arts at The Hay-Adams now comprises not only the Author Series, but also our intimate, thoughtful Music Salons.

As Toni Morrison said, “Music makes you feel hungry for more of it. Literature should do the same thing.”

The Hay-Adams has strong traditions – and yet, it is without question a place where guests are invited to be themselves. Amidst the foundations of our legacy at the heart of the discussions and expression of our time, runs a thread of passion for expanding ourselves through the enjoyment of the arts.