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Saturday, September 20
      • 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • 12th Annual Art History Graduate Student Symposium
      • Kogod Classroom 39
      • The American University and George Washington University Art History Programs are pleased to sponsor their 12th annual joint graduate symposium. Faculty invite student participants based on the best papers written during the preceding two semesters.

        Papers for 2014 include "Among the Prophets: Michelangelo's David," "Between Painting and Poster: Artistic and Cultural Hybridity in Henri de ...more

        Type: Conference
        Host: Art Department

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • This exhibition is comprised of prints, video, collage, and installations created by Cuban artist Sandra Ramos. This artist reflects on the conflicting experiences of living in her beloved homeland with all of its many challenges. Her work often takes a narrative form in which she depicts herself as a child-like explorer or modern day Alice in Wonderland. Ramos' prints and mixed media works ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Memorial Modeling: Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The installations created by Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov refer to a specific doctrine of so-called 'monumental propaganda' that the artists have been developing in recent years. This exhibition is heavily influenced by the artists' shared experience of the collapse of the Soviet Union during their youth. The work comments on the unifying characteristics of suspicion and detachment of all youth ...more

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

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Readymade@100
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Curated by art theorist, Corcoran College of Art and Design professor and artist, Mark Cameron Boyd, Readymade@100, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's readymade concept. This juried exhibition includes contemporary artist's submissions of "new" readymades that significantly expand upon Duchamp's originary idea in order to celebrate his vision and allow the concept to evolve. ...more

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

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Sam Noto: Steel Sculpture, Anxiety and Hope
      • Katzen Sculpture Garden
      • Sam Noto allows his materials to generate form and occupy space in a dynamic way. These large steel constructions, largely made of found materials, are both serious and playful and expresses the artist's improvisational technique.

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

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The definition of a photograph and its relationship to other visual art forms has undergone enormous changes since the invention of photography in the 19th century. The work of four female Washington, DC artists - Jenn DePalma, Sandra Rottmann, and Siohban Rigg - represents this ongoing dialog about craft, authenticity, the role of the artist, and other concerns that define photography. This ...more

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

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Works from the Estate of H. Marc Moyens
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • As part of the third annual celebration of the arts at American University, this years Fall for the Arts Auction features the works from the estate of art enthusiast H. Marc Moyens. Moyens opened Gallery Marc in 1969 in Washington, DC and in 1975 opened Gallery K with his partner Komei Wachi. Their art bucked current trends by focusing on photorealism and surrealism at a time when the Washington ...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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      • 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
      • Fall for the Arts
      • Katzen Kreeger Lobby
      • Fall for the Arts will bring neighbors, students, faculty, and friends together through art. The day will feature an afternoon of dynamic courses and workshops including Drawing in the Italian Renaissance, Unlocking Your Inner Playwright, and the Secret Life of Museums, to name just a few. Classes suitable for children are so noted in the descriptions. Surprise performances will pop up when you ...more

        Type: Fair
        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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      • 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
      • OVERTURE: New Student Showcase
      • Greenberg Theatre
      • VSPACER
      • Caleen Jennings, director
        Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre
        Tickets: $5

        OVERTURE: New Student Showcase welcomes the dynamic incoming class of 2018 to the AU performing arts community, and introduces them to the incredible adventure of becoming a performing artist. Through monologues, scenes, and song, the new students reveal their insecurities, passions, and ambitions. It's an unforgettable ...more

        Type: Performance
        Host: Performing Arts

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Coming Soon

      • Sun 09/21/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Bridging the Past, Present and Future: Recent Works by Sandra Ramos
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • This exhibition is comprised of prints, video, collage, and installations created by Cuban artist Sandra Ramos. This artist reflects on the conflicting experiences of living in her beloved homeland with all of its many challenges. Her work often takes a narrative form in which she depicts herself as a child-like explorer or modern day Alice in Wonderland. Ramos' prints and mixed media works ...more

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

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      • Sun 09/21/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Memorial Modeling: Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The installations created by Peter Belyi and Petr Shvetsov refer to a specific doctrine of so-called 'monumental propaganda' that the artists have been developing in recent years. This exhibition is heavily influenced by the artists' shared experience of the collapse of the Soviet Union during their youth. The work comments on the unifying characteristics of suspicion and detachment of all youth ...more

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

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      • Sun 09/21/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Readymade@100
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • Curated by art theorist, Corcoran College of Art and Design professor and artist, Mark Cameron Boyd, Readymade@100, celebrates the 100th anniversary of Marcel Duchamp's readymade concept. This juried exhibition includes contemporary artist's submissions of "new" readymades that significantly expand upon Duchamp's originary idea in order to celebrate his vision and allow the concept to evolve. ...more

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

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      • Sun 09/21/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Sam Noto: Steel Sculpture, Anxiety and Hope
      • Katzen Sculpture Garden
      • Sam Noto allows his materials to generate form and occupy space in a dynamic way. These large steel constructions, largely made of found materials, are both serious and playful and expresses the artist's improvisational technique.

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

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      • Sun 09/21/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Some Uses of Photography: Four Washington Artists
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • The definition of a photograph and its relationship to other visual art forms has undergone enormous changes since the invention of photography in the 19th century. The work of four female Washington, DC artists - Jenn DePalma, Sandra Rottmann, and Siohban Rigg - represents this ongoing dialog about craft, authenticity, the role of the artist, and other concerns that define photography. This ...more

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

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