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Friday, April 24
      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Drawings: Walter Kravitz
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Walter Kravitz brought his artistic gifts and innovative concepts from Chicago to Washington almost forty years ago. His drawings and installations have evolved into explorations of the way events happen in the natural world. His lines become edges, continuously organizing and shaping the air into solids, then dissolving them again into unpredictability.Please see more information and images at ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Remembrances of Voices Past
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • V. Ramesh creates art as an act of devotion, not only as a response to an increasingly material world, but also as a quest for freedom. The leitmotiv of his work is Bhakti, or devotion, which he explores in order to communicate a sense of emotional exaltation.Please see more information and images at the exhibition page:
        V. Ramesh: Remembrances of Voices Past

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Transcription of Blue: Guy Goldstein
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Guy Goldstein is interested in exploring complicated processes by moving between mediums in his art. For this exhibition, Guy investigated “colors of noise” by converting graphite drawings into sounds, which he then converted back into printed images using a mid-century Russian ANS synthesizer.
        Please see more information and images at the exhibition page:
        Transcription of Blue: Guy ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • YES! Glue: A Half-Century of Collage by Bruce and Jean Conner
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Bruce and Jean Conner sustained separate but related explorations within the tradition of surrealist collage. She initiated in the mid 1950s wry combinations of images from popular magazines. He embraced and then abandoned complex expressionist assemblages in the early 1960s in favor of witty, often grotesque, and sometimes spiritual compositions built from 19th century engravings.Please see more ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Lauren Adams: American Catastrophe Report
      • Katzen Rotunda 2nd Floor
      • Artist Lauren Frances Adams has created American Catastrophe Report, an installation that acts as both homage and critique of the decorative frescoes in the United States Capitol Building, originally painted in the 19th c. by Italian-born artist Constantino Brumidi. The site-specific artwork by Adams is installed in American University's Katzen Arts Center, in both the upper and lower rotunda in ...more

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
      • Friday Gallery Tour
      • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
      • Friday Gallery Tours in the AU Museum
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      • Explore the galleries each Friday afternoon with our knowledgeable docents. These guided tours highlight each of our current exhibitions and cover a range of topics. Come to learn or just for fun.
        Tours of the spring exhibitions begin Friday, April 10 through May 22. Tours are free and open to the public. 
        When the museum is closed between exhibitions, no tours will be held. Please check calendar ...more

        Type: Lecture/Speaker
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
      • Friday Gallery Tours in the AU Museum
      • Katzen AU Museum
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      • Explore the galleries each Friday afternoon with our knowledgeable docents. These guided tours highlight each of our current exhibitions and cover a range of topics. Come to learn or just for fun.
        Tours of the spring exhibitions begin Friday, April 10 through May 22. Tours are free and open to the public. 
        When the museum is closed between exhibitions, no tours will be held. Please check calendar ...more

        Type: Arts and Entertainment
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
      • Members Only Exhibition Preview and Gallery Talk with AU MFA Curatorial Practice students
      • Katzen AU Museum
      • VSPACER
      • Members and their guests are invited to see the Late Spring exhibitions early! The evening will include a special talk by representatives from the Vilnius Academy of the Arts (VAA) in Lithuania and Museum Director Jack Rasmussen’s Curatorial Practice students who will discuss the exhibition Lost and Found and the details of the exhibition exchange with the VAA.

        Type: Arts and Entertainment
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      • American University Symphony Orchestra and Chorus: War and Peace
      • Abramson Family Recital Hall
      • April 24–25, 8 p.m.
        Matthew Brown, orchestra conductor
        Casey Cook, choral conductor

        American University’s Symphony Orchestra and Chorus join forces to present musical reflections on war and peace. The orchestra will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War by performing Aaron Copland’s Lincoln Portrait, with a narrator reading from Lincoln's own words. The chorus will join ...more

        Type: Concert
        Host: Performing Arts

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      • 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
      • Senior Capstone: How We Got Here & Other (mis)conceptions
      • April 23–25, 8 p.m.
        April 25, 2 p.m.
        Cara Gabriel, artistic director
        This performance is the product of the Senior Capstone course, which is the culmination and synthesis of study by AU theatre and musical theatre majors. Graduating students present one-act plays and new songs. Join us for this unique showcase and celebration.
        Tickets: $15; $10 AU community and seniors

        Type: Performance
        Host: Performing Arts

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Coming Soon

      • Sat 04/25/15
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Blueprint: MFA Thesis Exhibition
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • American University’s Department of Art proudly presents their Masters of Fine Art Thesis candidates: Nathan Mullins, Ayad Almissouri, Angelina Samudre, Jenny Wu, Mandy Cooper, Michael Holt, Robert Yi, Tim Hoyt. This exhibition showcases an exciting range of techniques used by these emerging artists, including painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography and new media.

        Type: Arts and Entertainment
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • Sat 04/25/15
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Drawings: Walter Kravitz
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Walter Kravitz brought his artistic gifts and innovative concepts from Chicago to Washington almost forty years ago. His drawings and installations have evolved into explorations of the way events happen in the natural world. His lines become edges, continuously organizing and shaping the air into solids, then dissolving them again into unpredictability.Please see more information and images at ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • Sat 04/25/15
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Lost and Found: Young Art from Lithuania
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The MFA Curatorial Practice students from American University and Vilnius Academy of Arts (VAA) in Lithuania present a unique project as a part of educational and artistic exchange between the two universities: Lost and Found: Young Art from Lithuania. The Curatorial Practice students from both universities are developing their skills in the management of art as well as promotion of the artistic ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • Sat 04/25/15
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Remembrances of Voices Past
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • V. Ramesh creates art as an act of devotion, not only as a response to an increasingly material world, but also as a quest for freedom. The leitmotiv of his work is Bhakti, or devotion, which he explores in order to communicate a sense of emotional exaltation.Please see more information and images at the exhibition page:
        V. Ramesh: Remembrances of Voices Past

        Type: Exhibit
        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • Sat 04/25/15
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Stone, Silence and Speech: Sculptures by Sy Gresser
      • Katzen Sculpture Garden
      • Over more than six decades, Sy Gresser (1926-2014) wrestled with issues and ideas that define humanity. Beginning as a poet, he metamorphosed into a sculptor of stone and wood. If nothing is more silent than a stone, Gresser’s chisel, harnessed to his voracious mind, yielded a distinct vocabulary that interwove abstraction with figuration and produced a continuous, broadly-focused and eloquent ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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