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American University Museum at the Katzen

Free and open to the public, the AU Museum hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art from around the globe and a dedicated display space for works from the art history of Washington, DC.

Summer Events

Wednesdays at 10:00
Yoga in the Galleries
Fridays at 11:30
Friday Gallery Tours
July 13
Gallery Talk on Val Lewton: From Hollywood to Breezewood
July 27
Free Parking featuring the artists in Performing the Border

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Please note: The Museum and Museum Store will close August 15-September 5.

Currently on View Tuesday through Sunday, 11 - 4

Photo looking out the picture window of a plaster-walled builiding in stately decay, at a cityscape marked by a high domed tower.

States of Mind: Cuba and North Korea by Carl De Keyzer

June 17 - August 13, 2017

Image: Carl De Keyzer, Cuba, la Lucha. Magnum, Courtesy Roberto Polo Gallery, Brussels.

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A large red crane on a grey industrial background. In the front left is the back of a dump truck.

Val Lewton: From Hollywood to Breezewood

June 18 - August 13, 2017

Image: Val Lewton, Big Red.

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Watercolor of a bridge over a river between two green hills, under a big sky.

Frederic Kellogg: Works in Oil and Watercolor

June 17 - August 13, 2017

Image: Frederic Kellogg, Waldoboro Bridge, 2011. Artist's sketchbook.

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Susana Raab, Zaniya, Simple City, 2016.

Performing the Border

June 17 - August 13, 2017

Image: Susana Raab, Zaniya, Simple City.

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Outside view of a tunnel-like structure made of slats of wood. The ridgeline of the tunnel has jagged peaks and low points, and there are two small exit points along its side.

Foon Sham, Escape

April 1 - August 13, 2017

Image: Foon Sham, Escape I, Tunnel, 2016. Pine, 14 x 62 x 5 ft. Courtesy of Gallery Neptune and Brown.

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Alper Initiative

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art promotes an understanding and appreciation of the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan Area. We provide and staff a dedicated space located within the American University Museum, to present exhibitions, programs, and resources for the study and encouragement of our creative community.

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Museum Membership

The American University Museum at the Katzen presents work that is exciting, challenging, and relevant. When you become an AU Museum member, your membership dues directly support our contemporary programs. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including invitations to exhibition openings and museum events, opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, discounts at the museum store, and special tours.

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Visiting & Directions

The Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, inside the multi-disciplinary Katzen Arts Center. The three-story public museum and sculpture garden is free with regular hours Tuesday through Sunday, 11:00-4:00.

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