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Museum | Support & Donations

Since it's opening in 2005, the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center has become an important venue for local, national, and international contemporary visual artists. With a world class space and ambitions to match, the museum is in the early stages of its evolution and is just beginning to realize its potential. Because we are dedicated to remaining free to the public, programming and exhibitions at the AU Museum are not be possible without support from AU alumni, parents, and friends. Your contributions play a vital role in the lives of our students and have a lasting effect on the future of the arts at AU. Every gift counts, no matter the size, and your generosity will help push AU to the forefront of arts education and enrich the lives of the community for years to come.

Become a Donor

Donors are an integral part of the life of the AU Museum. Your gifts will start working immediately, and you can choose to direct your gift in the ways listed below. Please contact Javier Rodriguez, Associate Director of Development at 202-885-2986 or Establish your legacy with AU and the Katzen Arts Center. For more information on planned giving opportunities, please contact Seth Speyer at 202-885-5914 or

To make an immediate impact, please visit our secure online giving site (pre-selected for the AU Museum from this link). Thank you for your support.

Museum Membership

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. See more about Museum Membership.


Sponsorship of an event at the AU Museum is a creative way to gain exposure for your institution while promoting arts education at AU. Program sponsors can enjoy exclusive benefits along with prominent recognition of their support in press releases, promotional materials, signage, and on the Web site. Let us know if you would like to support a specific AU Museum exhibition—we would be glad to work with you. To find out more, please contact Javier Rodriguez at 202-885-2986 or

American University Museum from Katzen Rotunda

A young patron with his dad admires the artwork at the museum.