The visual and performing arts have a prominent role at American University. Rotating exhibitions at the AU Museum within the state-of-the-art Katzen Art Center emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. The Department of the Performing Arts, comprised of Arts Management, Audio Technology, Dance, Music, and Theatre/Musical Theatre, provides dynamic, connected, expressive, and fulfilling experiences for all of our majors, minors, and participating students.
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- Feminist Art History Conference
September 24-26, 2021
- Visiting Writers Series
Chet'la Sebree (Sep. 29); Danielle Evans, (Oct. 27); Charles Baxter (Dec. 3)
- Winter’s Tale
Broadcast Performance – Online [date: to be announced]
October 8-9, 2021
- The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee
October 21-30, 2021
- American University Chamber Singers Return
November 6, 2021 at 7:30 p.m.
November 7, 2021 at 3:00 p.m.
- AU Workshop
November 12, 2021
- AU Symphonic Band
November 14, 2021
November 19-20, 2021
- AU Symphonic Orchestra
November 20-21, 2021
- Dance Capstone
December 4-5, 2021
- AU Chorus
December 4-5, 2021
At the AU Museum
Five new exhibitions open in fall 2021 that address climate change, neuroscience, contemporary colonialism, and more. Hours of operation will be announced soon.
- Successions: Traversing US Colonialism
Curated by Larry Ossei-Mensah
- Diane Burko: Seeing Climate Change
Curated by Mary D. Garrard and Norma Broude
- Anil Revri: Into the Light
Curated by Eleanor Heartney
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space
- Philip Brookman: In the Light of Memory, 1969–2021
Curated by Milena Kalinovska
- Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery
Curated by Sarah Tanguy
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art
- Inside Out: Artists in the Studio
Curated by Sarah Leary