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Friday, November 28
  • Thanksgiving holiday; no classes; university offices closed Thursday and Friday
      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Ad Infinitum
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • Ad Infinitum, curated by Lauren Rice and Brian Barr, brings together the work of Clifford Borress, Ian Pedigo, and Letha Wilson. The three artists will create new, site-specific works for this exhibition. Each artist will explore the relationship between form and context, investigating the possibilities of meaning embedded within aesthetic experience.

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Lay of the Land: Surface Memory by Alan Sonfist and Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm by Karin F. Giusti
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • Alan Sonfist created Surface Memory in 1967-1971 to elucidate his childhood memories of the destroyed forest of his youth. Surface Memory pays homage to Sonfist's earlier masterpiece Time Landscape, 1956.

        Karin Giusti's Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm is a monumental installation utilizing sculpture and photography to meld both environment and time into a singular experience. Void of figures, ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The My Oyster projects are a collaboration between Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, a husband and wife pair working together since 1992. For their My Oyster series, Grabner and Killam employ a large hanging support system to display a selection of their works. The project includes other artifacts that demonstrate their familial relationship to a life of art, including sculptures, working ...more

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Prague, The City of Eugenic Minds
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Eugenic Minds project, comprised of a documentary by Pavel Stingl, animations and paintings by Xenia Hoffmeisterová, and literary artwork by Patrik Ouredník, offers timeless meditation upon the abuse of the human pinnacles of science and education. It also addresses the question of academic careerism, which under totalitarian regimes reaches self-destructive proportions. This exhibition is ...more

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        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.

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Sculpture Now 2014
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Washington Sculptors Group celebrates its 30th anniversary with an exhibition of sculpture curated by Jack Rasmussen, director and curator of the AU Museum. In 1978, the art theorist Rosalind Krauss declared that sculpture as a discipline had collapsed because of the wide range of practices. More recently, Johanna Burton remarked that the category of sculpture had not collapsed but was rather ...more

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        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

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper: 1949 - 1992
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • VSPACER
      • The Intimate Diebenkorn: Works on Paper: 1949-1992 is the first show produced by the Diebenkorn Foundation. This extraordinary exhibition features 40 pieces, most of which have never been publicly viewed. The selected works of pencil and ink drawings on paper, collages of torn paper, and watercolors portray a richly intimate glimpse into the artist's evolution spanning more than 40 years.

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        Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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      • 11:00 am – 6:00 pm
      • Lauren Adams: American Catastrophe Report
      • 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

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        Host: Katzen Arts Center

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Coming Soon

      • Sat 11/29/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Ad Infinitum
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • Ad Infinitum, curated by Lauren Rice and Brian Barr, brings together the work of Clifford Borress, Ian Pedigo, and Letha Wilson. The three artists will create new, site-specific works for this exhibition. Each artist will explore the relationship between form and context, investigating the possibilities of meaning embedded within aesthetic experience.

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

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      • Sat 11/29/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Lay of the Land: Surface Memory by Alan Sonfist and Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm by Karin F. Giusti
      • Katzen Museum Third Floor Exhibition
      • Alan Sonfist created Surface Memory in 1967-1971 to elucidate his childhood memories of the destroyed forest of his youth. Surface Memory pays homage to Sonfist's earlier masterpiece Time Landscape, 1956.

        Karin Giusti's Three Seasons at Black Forest Farm is a monumental installation utilizing sculpture and photography to meld both environment and time into a singular experience. Void of figures, ...more

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

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      • Sat 11/29/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • My Oyster #7: Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam
      • Katzen Museum Second Floor Exhibition
      • The My Oyster projects are a collaboration between Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam, a husband and wife pair working together since 1992. For their My Oyster series, Grabner and Killam employ a large hanging support system to display a selection of their works. The project includes other artifacts that demonstrate their familial relationship to a life of art, including sculptures, working ...more

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

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      • Sat 11/29/14
        11:00 am – 4:00 pm
      • Prague, The City of Eugenic Minds
      • Katzen Museum First Floor Exhibition
      • The Eugenic Minds project, comprised of a documentary by Pavel Stingl, animations and paintings by Xenia Hoffmeisterová, and literary artwork by Patrik Ouredník, offers timeless meditation upon the abuse of the human pinnacles of science and education. It also addresses the question of academic careerism, which under totalitarian regimes reaches self-destructive proportions. This exhibition is ...more

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

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      • Sat 11/29/14
        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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