Department of Art

Katzen Arts Center

American University
Washington, DC

Department of Art

The Department of Art at American University encompasses the creative activities of the fine arts, painting, drawing, sculpture, printmaking, and multimedia; the artistic applications of design; and theoretical and historical concerns of art history. We offer degree programs in art history, graphic design, photography, and studio art, as well as an array of elective courses.

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We provide students with the tools to understand the historical and contemporary criteria for the making of art works; foster rigorous and unique investigation; promote an environment of enthusiasm, dedication, and intensive effort; and prepare students for careers in the arts.

Visiting Artists Spring 2021

  • Clifford Owens: February 18, 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Nicole Awai: March 4, 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Legacy Russell: March 25, 6:00 p.m. EST
  • Guadalupe Maravilla: April 6, 6:00 p.m. EST
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David Salgado, Recollection Grandmothers Chair.

Alum David Salgado at Strathmore

Abstractions invite the viewer to find themselves in his monochromatic fields and structures. Through May 22.


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