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The Katzen Arts Center—a vision come to life—is an innovative space  that merges fine arts with performing arts and fosters the interdisciplinary  spirit of American University's educational roots. Named for Dr. Cyrus  and Myrtle Katzen, passionate and generous AU supporters, the Katzen  Arts Center stands as a focal point of student life and community involvement  and reflects the excitement of liberal arts education at AU. Share your  passion for the arts! Learn about the many ways to become involved in  the new Katzen Arts Center or show your support for AU.

The American University Museum has received great critical attention and the impact on the arts community in Washington, D.C., and beyond continues to grow. With a world class space and ambitions to match, the only limitations are financial. AU Museum exhibits and programs would not be possible without support from AU alumni, parents, and friends. Your contributions play a vital role in the lives of our students and have a lasting effect on the future of the arts at AU. Every gift counts, no matter the size, and your generosity will help push AU to the forefront of arts education and enrich the lives of the community for years to come.

Become a Donor

Donors are an integral part of the life of arts at the Katzen Arts Center. Your gifts will start working immediately, and you can choose to direct your gift in the ways listed below. Please contact Dave Wiemer at 202-885-2986 or wiemer@american.edu.

Planned Giving

Establish your legacy with AU and the Katzen Arts Center. For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Seth Speyer at 202-885-5914 or speyer@american.edu.


Sponsorship of an event at the Katzen Arts Center is a creative way to gain exposure for your institution while promoting arts education at AU. Program sponsors can enjoy exclusive benefits along with prominent recognition of their support in press releases, promotional materials, signage, and on the Web site. Let us know if you would like to support a specific AU Museum exhibit—we would be glad to work with you. To find out more, please contact Dave Wiemer at 202-885-2986 or wiemer@american.edu.


Naming Opportunities

Stake your claim! Share your passion for the arts with the entire AU community by naming an area in the Katzen Art Center. Learn more about these opportunities by contacting Dave Wiemer at 202-885-2986 or wiemer@american.edu.

Become an AU Museum Volunteer or Intern

AU Museum offers opportunities for local community members and students to join AU burgeoning art scene as volunteers or interns.