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March 1, 2014

  • Early Decision II candidate reply date
  • Undergraduate transfer student admission and financial aid priority application deadline for fall 2014 semester

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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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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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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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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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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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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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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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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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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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

Type: Performance

Host: Performing Arts

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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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After MARCH 1

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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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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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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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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Host: Katzen Arts Center

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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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