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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 the Alper Initiative, a dedicated research and display space for the art history of Washington, DC.

On View: Current Exhibitions January 27 — March 11, 2018

Offering by Erik Thor Sandberg

Erik Thor Sandberg 


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Barrier, Florence, Italy, by Frank DiPerna

Frank DiPerna Retrospective 


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Untitled by Kateřina Vincourová

Kateřina Vincourová: Arteria 


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Folding Two by Thomas Downing

Thomas Downing and the Sublime Decorative 


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Whirlwind by Abel Tilahun

Vital Signs


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WORDS by Brain Dailey

WORDS: Brian Dailey's Contemporary Tower of Babel

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Alper Initiative

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art, housed in the AU Museum, promotes an understanding and appreciation of the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan Area. We encourage Washington artists to submit their work on an ongoing basis for exhibition consideration.


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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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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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