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A home for the visual and performing arts at American University.

AU Arts

The arts have a prominent role at American University. Rotating exhibitions at the AU Museum in the state-of-the-art Katzen Arts Center emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. The Department of 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. The Department of Art encompasses Studio Art, Art History, Photography, and Graphic Design.

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Questions? Call 202-885-ARTS or email us.

AU Arts Events

Barbara Kerne

Spring at the AU Museum

Learn more about current exhibitions and see the museum event calendar.

  • The Tree around the Corner
    Barbara Kerne, Artist
    Vivienne M. Lassman, Curator
  • Art and the Demands of Memory
    Works by Second Generation
    Holocaust Survivors

    Trudy Babchak
    Michael Steiner Borek
    Coos Hamburger
    Micheline Klagsbrun
    Kitty Klaidman 
    Dalya Luttwak
    Miriam Mörsel Nathan
    Margot Neuhaus 
    Chaya Schapiro
    Mindy Weisel

    Aneta Georgievska-Shine, Curator

  • Dana Hart-Stone: Kaleidoscope
    Dana Hart-Stone, Artist
    Brian Gross, Curator
  • A Drawing Like No Other: Marilyn Brought Back to Life in 9,000,000 Marks
    Billy Pappas, Artist
    Gary Vikan, Curator
  • The Human Flood
    Ellyn Weiss, Artist
    Sondra N. Arkin, Artist
    Laura Roulet, Curator
  • Looking for the Light

    Artist: Bob Schieffer
    Curator: Michael Beschloss

    The Visible and The Hidden
    AU Master of Fine Arts Thesis Exhibition

  • Image: Barbara Kerne, Day and Night, 2022. Oil on linen, 39 x 39 inches.

In the AU Arts Community

Andres Izquierdo seated in front of his paintings in his studio

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Trading Law Books for Paintbrushes: MFA Student Andres Izquierdo Follows Creative Calling

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Marie B Gauthiez drawing

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Studio Art MFAs Present Thesis Exhibition “SURFACE TENSION”

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Student actors practice fight choreography

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Student Actors Raise Their Swords

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