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Summer Highlights

A man and woman dressed in colorful clothes.

African Twilight
Film Screening

Aug. 1
African Twilight documents the vanishing rituals and ceremonies of the African continent with a carnival of music, dance, fashion, and cuisine.
A stuffed doll with a mohawk hairstyle made of clothespins and a bustle made of feathers


Aug. 3 –4
Work with one of DC’s most dynamic sculptors, Melissa Ichiuji—known for her visceral, emotionally charged, and doll-like sculptures—to create a uniquely personal avatar sculpture.
A woman in warrior pose on a yoga mat in front of two brightly-colored paintings

Yoga in the Galleries

through Aug. 7
Wednesday mornings at the AU Museum. All levels welcome.
Maia Cruz Palileo, Uncles Drinking Beer II

Summer Exhibitions
AU Museum

through Aug. 11
Featuring works by Taiwanese women artists, paintings of the Phillipines' colonial past, paintings and watercolors by Jamaican artist Keith Morrison, prints from the DMV area, and a historical exhibit on activism in Black churches near Washington, DC.

Fall 2019 Highlights

Shared Space

October 3 – 6
A humorous, sobering and occasionally painful look at 1968—the war, racial strife, women’s liberation, radical politics, sex, drugs and rock ‘n roll—as seen through the eyes of fourteen college students in an off-campus house.

How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying

October 17 – 26
Following the advice of a self-help book, an ambitious window washer becomes chairman of the board! An irreverent, hilarious and tuneful satire of sex and big business.

Arts News at AU

Women filming in a field

Communications ·

Anacostia Revealed Set to Air on Maryland Public Television

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Headshot of Sam Fromkin

Achievements ·

Sam Fromkin Wins Arthur Ashe Jr. Sports Scholar Award

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Art work by Eduardo Carrillo

Arts ·

American University Museum Spring 2019 Shows Open

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Four person cast of JQA, two actors shaking hands in the front.

Arts ·

Aaron Posner’s John Quincy Adams Play Debuts at Arena Stage

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Sybil Williams wearing gold shirt.

Achievements ·

Sybil Williams Wins AU NAACP Professor of the Year

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Halevi: A Choral Symphony, performers at the National Presbyterian Church

Arts ·

AU Delivers Dramatic North American Premiere

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