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. Victoria Greising CAS/MFA '11, Camden Place CAS/MFA '12 and Dan Perkins CAS/MFA '13 exhibit 'A Superficial Sacrament' in the Rotunda Gallery.

    A Superficial Sacrament bridges gaps between historical concepts and contemporary culture. By focusing on landscape, religion, and architecture, Perkins, Place, and Greising endeavor to examine our relationship to accepted and familiar ideas of devotion, …more

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  5. Bradley Chriss CAS/MFA '08 exhibits new works in the MFA/Alumni Gallery located in the Katzen Arts Center, 2nd Floor Rotunda Gallery.

    Bradley Chriss moved from Columbus, Ohio to the Washington D.C. area in 2006. Bradley received his Master of Fine Arts from American University in 2008. Bradley has shown nationally and internationally with a variety of venues ranging from house shows and …more

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  6. Ryan Johnson CAS/MFA '13 and Samuel Scharf CAS/MFA '12 exhibit their collaboration 'Kill or Be Killed' in the Katzen Kreeger Lobby.

    The Kill or Be Killed (A.D.) collaborative project between D.C. artist Ryan Johnson and California artist Samuel Scharf consists of 8 iconic recreated images from the following AbEx predecessors:

    Ad Reinhardt: Abstract Painting No. 4, (1961 A.D.) SOLD - NOT ON …more

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  7. Tickets: $15 regular admission, $10 AU community and seniors
    Evening shows: 8:00, Feb. 20-22 & Feb. 27-Mar.1
    Matinee shows: 2:00, Feb. 22 & Mar. 1

    Set during the AIDS crisis, Rent highlights the power of community, love, and friendship. The rock musical is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera La bohème. It tells the story of a group of impoverished young artists and musicians struggling to survive …more

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Coming Soon

  1. Museum Members are invited to preview the Winter Exhibitions early, including an intimate tour with Czech artist Katerina Vincourová and curator Karina Kottová to explore Arteria’s exposition of consumeristic culture through spatial installations.

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  2. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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  3. Frank DiPerna  Retrospective is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s photographic work over more than forty years. Comprised of multiple bodies of work beginning in 1974 continuing through today; each project was accomplished through using the most advanced technology of the time -- from black and white to color film to the classic Polaroid SX-70 to the possibility of digital color photography. …more

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  4. Czech artist Katerina Vincourová focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations and at the same time abstracts such notions into an examination of networks and shifts in time and space. The exhibition Arteria thus becomes a holistic system, a large-scale spatial drawing, rather than a collection of individual art works. Personal is political for Vincourová, who intersects her …more

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  5. Downing’s distinctive geometrically organized canvases, executed during the height of the “Washington Color School,” that glorious moment in American painting born in Washington, DC in the late 1950s and 1960s, constitute a singular and important body of work in twentieth century art. With the perspective of hindsight, Downing’s elegant “circle/dot” compositions are seen to rival those of his …more

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  6. Abel Tilahun, a multidisciplinary artist from Ethiopia, explores universal human experience through the manifold meanings we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions in Vital Signs. The exhibition reflects the artist’s skill in sculptural installation, video art, painting, and drawing, linked by a common thread of semiotic concerns and an unwavering …more

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  7. Brian Dailey’s multiscreen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries and national borders in the age of globalization. His virtual Tower of Babel is a contemporary turn on the canonical story explaining the worldwide …more

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  8. Artist Abel Tilahun and curator Meskerem Assegued lead a tour of this immersive exhibition Vital Signs. Free and open to the public.

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  9. Mix and mingle with fellow museum patrons and meet the artists and curators behind the six new Winter Exhibitions at the Opening Reception. Free and open to all.

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  10. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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