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American University Museum at the Katzen

Free and open to the public, the AU Museum hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art from around the globe and the Alper Initiative, a dedicated research and display space for the art history of Washington, DC.

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Coming Soon April 3 — May 27, 2018

Ando, Yoak. 2018.

Kumo: Miya Ando


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Print of monkeys in a tree

Francisco Toledo: Toledo Múltiple


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Pop art painting of George Washington on blue background

Michael Clark: Washington Artist


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Black and white sketch of foliage

Entanglement: Carol Brown Goldberg


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White paper eagle with gold background

Master of Fine Art First Year and Thesis Exhibitions


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Abstract painting with Eastern imagery

Jiha Moon: Double Welcome, Most Everyone's Mad Here

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Alper Initiative

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art, housed in the AU Museum, promotes an understanding and appreciation of the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan Area. We encourage Washington artists to submit their work on an ongoing basis for exhibition consideration.


Museum Membership

The American University Museum at the Katzen presents work that is exciting, challenging, and relevant. When you become an AU Museum member, your membership dues directly support our contemporary programs. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including invitations to exhibition openings and museum events, opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, discounts at the museum store, and special tours.

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Visiting & Directions

The Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, inside the multi-disciplinary Katzen Arts Center. The three-story public museum and sculpture garden is free with regular hours Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-4:00.

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