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Of the PlaceVisiting Artists Series, 2021-2022

Katzen Arts Center at night.The MFA Studio Art program at American University is pleased to announce our Visiting Artists + Scholars roster for the 2021-22 academic year. "Of the Place" is the theme for the year and centers the artists, art organizations, art activators, and culture producers who have deep connections to the region.

The theme reflects the times that we are living in—while acknowledging the local and beyond the local (which is often still local). Many of us have had to stay in place over the last year. The global pandemic, politics, and the cultural circumstances of our contemporary world have necessitated a change in our social and work patterns. We are looking within our own communities to share resources and support. The artists invited to AU this year are a remarkable group of people who work in and around communities in and outside of the DMV.

Fall Visiting Artists + ScholarsEvents begin 6:00 p.m. (unless noted)

September 29, Virtual
Cara Ober, artist, editor-in-chief at BmoreArt
October 7, Virtual
Amber Robles-Gordon, artist
Larry Ossei-Mensah, curator
Mikhaile Solomon, founder Prizm Art Fair
Pablo Guardiola, artist (of Beta-Local)
October 22, Virtual 
Monsieur Zohore, artist
Register for Zohore
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
October 28, Virtual
Danielle Abrams + Mary Ellen Strom, artists
Register for Abrams + Strom
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More About Abrams + Strom
November 6, Virtual
1:45 p.m.
Monica Jahan Bose + Lauren Bon + Jesse Ribot
+ Signe WilkinsonMaking Climate Change Visible 
Seeing Climate Change Symposium
November 7, Virtual
10:00 a.m.
James Mayhew Artist Talk
Seeing Climate Change Symposium
November 17 @ AU Museum
Artist and curator talk: Philip Brookman + Milena Kalinovska
Register for Brookman + Kalinovska
November 20, Virtual
3:00 p.m.
Artist and curator conversation: Anil Revri + Eleanor Heartney
Register for Revri + Heartney

See the 2020 – 2021 Visiting Artists series


Zoë Charlton, Co-Director,
MFA Studio Art Program: