Upcoming Arts Events

  • Gallery Talk: Sitting Pretty, Oct. 1
  • Gallery Talk: Kallos, Oct. 8
    American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

    Artist Maria Karametou and Curator Nancy Sausser will discuss the exhibition Kallos. Kallos, Greek for “beauty,” continues Karametou’s exploration of identity. This was first sparked by her own personal history of migration and displacement, inspiring her to create highly original pieces that also resonate on a universal level.
  • Everybody, Oct. 20-22
    Department of Performing Arts, Theatre/Musical Theatre Program
    Greenberg Theatre

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    Branden Jacobs-Jenkins brilliantly reimagines the fifteenth-centuryplay Everyman for our times. When Death summons Everybody to go on one final journey, they scramble to find someone to accompany them. Everybody is like an onstage lottery—you'll never see the same show twice. With a lively cast of characters like “Friendship” and “Stuff,” this irreverent play full of heart asks us what really matters in the end.

  • Cabaret, Oct. 28-29 & Nov. 4-5
    Department of Performing Arts, Theatre/Musical Theatre Program
    Studio Theatre, Katzen Arts Center
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    Daring, provocative and exuberantly entertaining, Cabaret explores the dark and heady life of Bohemian Berlin as Germany slowly yields to the emerging Third Reich. Descend into the Kit Kat Club for a raucous experience that captures the societal complexities of its time.

More AU Arts Events

Research Seminar SeriesWednesdays, Noon-1:15

Share new research from AU and elsewhere: All seminars will be on Zoom with some also in Kreeger 100.

Email econ@american.edu to be added to the seminar list for the Zoom link and information about other seminars.

October events:

  • Oct. 5: Mary Ann Bronson, Georgetown University (joint with PGAE), in person and on Zoom
  • Oct. 12: Cynthia Kinnan, Tufts University, "Testing Adverse Selection in Health Insurance: An Evaluation of India's RSBY"
  • Oct. 19: Harounan Kazianga, Oklahoma State University
  • Oct. 26: Isabella Weber, UMass Amherst

See the complete Seminar Series.







Katzen Arts Center Exhibition:
Group 93
September 11–October 17

Since 1990, Group 93 artists have shared an affiliation with American University and a dedication to the rigor of a critique method and discussion developed by artist and professor emeritus Luciano Penay. As individuals, they have shown their work at various venues throughout the United States and around the world. The artists have diverse professional backgrounds and individual approaches to visual language and have made a significant contribution to the Washington area art scene. This exhibition is a testament to their dedication.

STEM Time Lecture SeriesWednesdays, 6:30-7:30 p.m. | DMTI 111

Open to all students interested in STEM!  

STEM Time brings together AU faculty and students to discuss STEM-related topics and issues. No RSVP is necessary. 

  • September 14: Katie Holton
  • September 21: Sauleh Siddiqi 
  • September 28: Anny Cardenas 
  • October 5: Monica Jackson
  • October 12: Mary Gray 
George Biddle, Terai Hara, 1922.

AU Museum Fall Exhibitions
On view September 10–December 11

"Palestine: Land, Life, Dignity" series is hosted by AU’s Arab World Studies and Georgetown University’s Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Palestine: Land, Life, Dignity2022-23 Virtual Speaker Series

The series will host Palestinian speakers across the 2022-23 academic year whose work engage central questions relating to land, life, and dignity within anti-colonial struggle. Their critical interventions bring to the forefront the living textures of colonial existence. They underscore the centrality of innovation and collaborative visions in working against colonial erasures and in helping to forge emancipatory futures. Learn more and register for "Palestine: Land, Life, Dignity".

  • September 27: Nour Joudah: Mapping Decolonized Future
  • November 1: Ghadeer Malek: I Exist
  • January 24: Nadera Kevorkian-Shaloub: Occupation of the Senses
  • February 28: Vivien Sansour: Cultivating Imaginations

How Many Elections Can Israel Handle?
Challenges Facing Israel’s Democracy Conference, November 13-14, 2022

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In recent years, scholars, activists, and democracy watchdog organizations have expressed growing concerns about the fragility of Israeli democracy. An illiberal wave has swept much of the world, including Israel, as state institutions have come under attack by politicians who have increasingly resorted to divisive rhetoric, populist-nationalist policies, and the subversion of democratic norms. The polarization and splintering of the Israeli party system has led to five national elections in three-and-a-half years.

Is Israeli democracy in real danger or are the dire warnings an exercise in hyperbole? What measures might Israel take to strengthen and help to preserve its democracy? The conference addresses these and other related questions in what promises to be a thought-provoking series of panel discussions.