The Katzen Arts Center houses the Department of Art and the Department of Performing Arts. The center provides state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the performing and visual arts disciplines.
The center also features the American University Museum, the region's largest university facility for exhibiting art. The museum has a permanent collection that highlights AU's Watkins Collection and The Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art. Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art.