Event Calendar

All events are free unless otherwise noted.

 

February

Spring 2023 Opening Reception
Feb. 4, 6-9 pm

Join us at the AU Museum for the opening of our Spring Exhibitions! See Madayin, the first major exhibition of Aboriginal Australian bark painting to tour the U.S., photojournalism from World War II, winners of The Trawick Prize for Contemporary Art, a look at the “art” of art collecting, and a retrospective of photography by DC artist Gail Rebhan.

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Lecture: Featuring Sculptor Christina Cordova
Feb. 4, 2-3 pm

The James Renwick Alliance brings notable American craft artists from around the country to Washington DC for the Distinguished Artist Series, weekend events which include a Saturday workshop and Sunday lecture. The AU Museum is proud to host these visiting artists for the lecture portion of their event as they discuss their unique techniques, influences, and careers.
*Note: This free lecture is online only

Learn more: 2/4 Lecture
 

Gallery Talk: The Deeply Social Art of Gail Rebhan
Feb. 5, 2-3 pm | Exhibit: Gail Rebhan: About Time

Take part in this lively discussion of the photography exhibition Gail Rebhan: About Time. This Gallery Talk features a panel discussion titled “The Deeply Social Art of Gail Rebhan.” Explore the many ways Rebhan jumps the narrow lane of art-for-art’s sake in terms of resisting the simple power of the mute single image by exploring with a variety of formal techniques the imbricated categories of the-personal-is-political (raised by second wave feminism) & the political is (or defines the) personal.

Learn more: 2/5 Gallery Talk
 

 

March

Gallery Talk: First-Generation American Visions Bridging Old and New Worlds
March 4, 2-3 pm | Exhibit: Gail Rebhan: About Time

Take part in this lively discussion of the photography exhibition Gail Rebhan: About Time. This Gallery Talk features a panel discussion titled “First-Generation American Visions Bridging Old and New Worlds.” Explore how might we see the history of recent Immigration as a thread or factor informing the multi-cultural character of Rebhan’s work and likewise enriching that of other artists whose family histories contain a rich mix of cultural influences.

Learn more: 3/4 Gallery Talk
 

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Lecture: Featuring Sculptor Virgil Ortiz
March 5, 2-3 pm

The James Renwick Alliance brings notable American craft artists from around the country to Washington DC for the Distinguished Artist Series, weekend events which include a Saturday workshop and Sunday lecture. The AU Museum is proud to host these visiting artists for the lecture portion of their event as they discuss their unique techniques, influences, and careers.

Learn more: 3/5 Lecture
 

Gallery Talk: Barlow Gilotty Collection
March 18, 2-3 pm | Exhibit: Barlow Gilotty Collection

Join collectors, artists, curators and special guests for an interactive Gallery Talk on The Barlow Gilotty Collection at the AU museum.

Learn more: 3/18 Gallery Talk
 

Eastern Front – Western Front: World War II Photojournalism by Georgi Zelma and Constance Stuart Larrabee: Exhibit Closes
March 19 | Exhibit: Eastern Front – Western Front

The Trawick Prize: 20th Anniversary Emerald Award: Exhibit Closes
March 19 | Exhibit: The Trawick Prize

Gallery Talk: The Draw (& Drawbacks) of Family Connections for Women Artists & Their Art
March 25, 2-3 pm | Exhibit: Gail Rebhan: About Time

Take part in this lively discussion of the photography exhibition Gail Rebhan: About Time. This Gallery Talk features a panel discussion titled “The Draw (and Drawbacks) of Family Connections for Women Artists and Their Art.” Rebhan came of age when women faced discrimination in many fields including the arts. Children and family were often seen as encumbrance to a full-fledged commitment to the pursuit of art, yet many feminist artists began to foreground in their art their multi-dimensional lives & attachments. How do we see this in Rebhan’s work and how might it align with feminist art by other women artists of the period?

Learn more: 3/25 Gallery Talk
 

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Lecture: Featuring Artist Jack Mauch and Sculptor/Jewelry designer Morgan Hill
March 26, 2-3:30 pm

The James Renwick Alliance brings notable American craft artists from around the country to Washington DC for the Distinguished Artist Series, weekend events which include a Saturday workshop and Sunday lecture. The AU Museum is proud to host these visiting artists for the lecture portion of their event as they discuss their unique techniques, influences, and careers.

Learn more: 3/26 Lecture

Yolongu Delegation Lecture at the Phillips Collection
March 31, 1-3 pm | Exhibit: Madayin

Note: While the exhibition associated with this lecture, Madayin, is at the AU Museum, the lecture itself will be held at the Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington DC.

 

April

Yolongu Delegation Symposium
April 1, 9 am-4 pm | Exhibit: Madayin

This symposium is an opportunity for art lovers and academics alike to expand their knowledge on the artistic practices of Australia's Indigenous communities. The morning lecture sessions will focus primarily on land rights. The afternoon sessions will tackle museums as usable spaces for groups like the Yolongu delegation. 

Note: the symposium will take place directly across from the museum (and within the Katzen Arts Center) at the Abramson Family Recital Hall.

Gallery Talk: Madayin
April 2, 2-3 pm | Exhibit: Madayin

Join Henry Skerritt, assistant professor at the University of Virginia and Aboriginal art expert, as he hosts a fascinating Gallery Talk on the traveling exhibition Madayin – listed as one of 90 exhibits to see by the New York Times and on view now at the AU Museum.

Learn more: 4/2 Gallery Talk

Student Curatorial Practice Exhibition Opens
April 8

See exhibitions curated by AU students as an assignment from Dr. Andrew Wasserman’s Student Curatorial Practice class. Students draw from our Corcoran Legacy Collection to flex their newly-acquired skills in curating art exhibitions.

Student Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition Opens
April 8

Current Master of Fine Arts Thesis candidates from the AU Department of Arts’ multidisciplinary Studio Art Program present an exciting range of work in a variety of media.

James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series Lecture: Featuring Glass Sculptor Susan Taylor Glasgow
April 16, 2-3 pm

The James Renwick Alliance brings notable American craft artists from around the country to Washington DC for the Distinguished Artist Series, weekend events which include a Saturday Workshop and Sunday lecture. The AU Museum is proud to host these visiting artists for the lecture portion of their event as they discuss their unique techniques, influences, and careers.

Learn more: 4/16 Lecture

Do The Loop
April 22, 11 am-4 pm

Discover the art loop of Northwest Washington, DC, and Upper Georgetown! The Kreeger Museum, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, Dumbarton Oaks, and Georgetown Galleries on Book Hill collaborate for Do The Loop, a free day of indoor and outdoor art programming, complete with shuttle service provided between locations.
 

Gallery Talk: Greater DC and the Depiction of Urban Flux
April 29, 2-3:30 pm | Exhibit: Gail Rebhan: About Time

Take part in this lively discussion of the photography exhibition Gail Rebhan: About Time. This Gallery Talk features a panel discussion titled “Greater DC and the Depiction of Urban Flux.” Just as Rebhan explored the way the personal is political and both elements are subject to change over time, so too her art insists on the way the political so often finds its way into the changing shape and experience of our lives.

Learn more: 4/29 Gallery Talk

 

May

Madayin: Exhibit Closes
May 14 | Exhibit: Madayin

AU Museum Spring Exhibitions Close
May 21

Event Contacts

Sam Hamilton
shamilton@american.edu

Patricia Edwine-Poku
ppoku@american.edu