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AU’s Department of Art presents the work of current first and second year MFA candidates in a two-part exhibition. The multidisciplinary Studio Art program showcases an exciting range of emerging artist’s work in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography, and new media.
The MFA Thesis exhibition, Alternative Views, runs from April 29 – May 28, featuring the work of Zarina Z.…more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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No matter how we reflect on time, it is a contemplative and complicated subject. Time affects everything: people, animals, woodlands, earth, stone, and artifacts. These are the elements that Elzbieta Sikorska uses in her large scale, multimedia drawings, conceived as loose pictorial narratives whose common thread is the continuity of being. Rather than offering definitive conclusions, these works …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Foon Sham is a master of wood sculpture. To be within one of his vessel sculptures is to experience the palpable space of a woodland creature’s habitat, or the concealed space of someone wanting to hide. For Escape, he has built two tunnels, one horizontal measuring 62 feet long, the other vertical towering 36 feet high. Escape is one of a series of participatory sculptures, begun in the …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Maya Alphabet of Modern Times intends to re-codify a small part of the Maya mythic narrative, giving the artistic tradition new graphic form. In the Maya Alphabet of Modern Times typo-graphic works, Frida Larios, a native of El Salvador, has borrowed directly from the logo-graphic language of the ancestral Maya scribes, but speaking to and for the Indigenous Maya of today. Since finishing her …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Green Machine features the latest work of one of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists, Carlos Luna. In this exhibition, painting, sculpture and installation become one to portray Cuban stories and fables. While using culturally-specific imagery, Luna demonstrates all that we have in common. “Ever since the first people were around, our problems have been about ourselves, what we are …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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At first glance the art of Sharon Wolpoff has little in common with the art of Tammra Sigler. Wolpoff is a painter of carefully composed scenes from life, suffused with light and heightened color. Sigler is an expressionist artist who is known for improvisation and bravura brushwork. However, similarities and contrasts emerge in their work as they engage with three different paths to knowledge of …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Ben L. Summerford (1924 – 2015) studied under Karl Knaths and Sarah Baker at American University’s Department of Art when it was located in the Phillips Gallery School during World War II.  He began teaching at American University in 1951, and remained here until 1987, serving as chairman of the Department of Art frequently from 1957 to 1986.
Any former student of Professor …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.
Tickets: $5-10

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Host: Performing Arts

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Join the MFA Thesis candidates for a gallery talk from 5-6 pm and opening reception from 6-8 pm for their exhibition Alternative Views. Free and open to the public.

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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The AU Symphony Orchestra and AU Chorus present a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of Morten Lauridsen’s Lux Aeterna. This joint performance also includes a newly written work by AU faculty composer Sean Doyle, as well as Brahms' epic Symphony no. 1 in C.
Tickets: $5–10

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Host: Performing Arts

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Graduating theatre and musical theatre students present original dramatic work and songs. Artistic direction by Randy Baker. Production contains mature themes.
Tickets: $5-10

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Host: Performing Arts

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AU’s Department of Art presents the work of current first and second year MFA candidates in a two-part exhibition. The multidisciplinary Studio Art program showcases an exciting range of emerging artist’s work in painting, sculpture, collage and material studies, photography, and new media.
The MFA Thesis exhibition, Alternative Views, runs from April 29 – May 28, featuring the work of Zarina Z.…more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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No matter how we reflect on time, it is a contemplative and complicated subject. Time affects everything: people, animals, woodlands, earth, stone, and artifacts. These are the elements that Elzbieta Sikorska uses in her large scale, multimedia drawings, conceived as loose pictorial narratives whose common thread is the continuity of being. Rather than offering definitive conclusions, these works …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Foon Sham is a master of wood sculpture. To be within one of his vessel sculptures is to experience the palpable space of a woodland creature’s habitat, or the concealed space of someone wanting to hide. For Escape, he has built two tunnels, one horizontal measuring 62 feet long, the other vertical towering 36 feet high. Escape is one of a series of participatory sculptures, begun in the …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Maya Alphabet of Modern Times intends to re-codify a small part of the Maya mythic narrative, giving the artistic tradition new graphic form. In the Maya Alphabet of Modern Times typo-graphic works, Frida Larios, a native of El Salvador, has borrowed directly from the logo-graphic language of the ancestral Maya scribes, but speaking to and for the Indigenous Maya of today. Since finishing her …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Green Machine features the latest work of one of Cuba’s leading contemporary artists, Carlos Luna. In this exhibition, painting, sculpture and installation become one to portray Cuban stories and fables. While using culturally-specific imagery, Luna demonstrates all that we have in common. “Ever since the first people were around, our problems have been about ourselves, what we are …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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