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Events Hosted by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

  1. The work of Agustin Fernandez is most recognizable for its ambiguous and precariously balanced forms, erotic overtones, surreal juxtapositions, and metallic palette. Inspired by the demands of survival in an urban environment and the mundane objects that clutter its alleys and streets, Fernandez is a collector on a quest for the substance of creativity, complete with the armor of protection …more

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  2. This exhibition is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three curators, different from those who chose our first Washington Art Matters exhibition. Ninety artists will represent what was best of Washington art over those five decades. Curated by Benjamin Forgey, Andrea Pollan, and Jack Rasmussen.


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  3. Sightlines is a group exhibition of works by Ann Pibal, Jill Downen, Frank Trankina, and Dean Smith curated by AU faculty member Tim Doud. Artists meet artists throughout their careers, and no one can predict what kind of work or which artists will have a long lasting impact. Doud structured the show around artists he met in different contexts and at different points in his career. Each of the …more

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  4. Join curators Benjamn Forgey, Andrea Pollan and Jack Rasmussen for a Gallery Talk on Washington Art Matters II (WAM II).
    WAM II is our second attempt to tell the history of Washington art from the 1940s through the 1980s. It was selected by three different curators from the ones who chose our first Washington Art Matters. 90 different artists will be chosen to represent what was best of …more

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