Events Hosted by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

  1. This exhibition, Between two rounds of fire, the exile of the sea, draws on a diverse selection of works from the collection of the Barjeel Art Foundation, United Arab Emirates, that illustrate an array of technologies of conflict. In this case, however, conflict is defined in a wider sense. It can take place on either a sociological or psychological plane, through assertions of language, between …more

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  2. I AM is a strategic peacebuilding exhibition organized by CARAVAN that showcases the insights and experiences of Middle Eastern women as they confront issues of culture, religion and social reality in a rapidly changing world both in the Middle East and West. It addresses today’s critical and increasing need of creating respect, developing understanding and encouraging friendship between the …more

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  3. September 2017 marks the 60th Anniversary of the opening of The Jefferson Place Gallery: a small, cooperative gallery dedicated principally to showing the work of DC-area contemporary artists of the late 1950s.
    Founded in 1957 by five American University professors and their student Alice Denney, the gallery quickly evolved from an extension of AU’s pedagogy to an early supporter of the …more

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  4. Christopher Carter's substantial and important sculptures are intended to invite viewer interaction, reflection and contemplation. The ready-made forms draw on Carter's experiences and memories of his adolescence for their inspiration. The individual pieces comprising the totality of the work resonate and interact with each other, suggesting viewers reflect on the weight and meaning of their own …more

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  5. In Twist – Layer – Pour, the unexpected grouping of Sondra N. Arkin, Joan Belmar and Mary Early yields a dynamic, site-responsive meditation on systemized components and accumulated wholes. Step by step, link by link, their obsessive object making becomes a metaphor for conscious and intuitive gesture, relational interconnectivity, and the passage of time. At once public and private, monumental …more

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  6. For the past two decades, William Woodward has delved into the rich history and aesthetic possibilities of the seven deadly sins as a subject matter for our own time. The master drawings and narrative paintings in this exhibition continue the artist’s fascination with painting figures and animals, which began more than 25 years ago while painting his landmark 880 square foot circus mural at the …more

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  7. Join us for a musical performance that will prompt you to reflect on your experience as viewers in new and surprising ways! In partnership with Conductor James Blachly and the Experiential Orchestra, American University Museum presents The Sins in Concert, an evening of newly-commissioned musical works created in response to William Woodward’s exhibition, The Seven Deadly Sins.  Guests will be …more

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