Event Spotlight

Israel and Morocco: Reflections One Year After Normalization of Relations
December 2, 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

On the occasion of the first anniversary of Morocco and Israel announcing the normalization of their relations, American University’s Center for Israel Studies will feature two leading experts to discuss the deep roots of Jewish history and culture in Morocco and the meaning of this announcement for political relations between Morocco and Israel. Register for Israel and Morocco

Interference New Music Collective

Interference Concert
December 2, 7-9:30 p.m.

Interference new music collective, ensemble in residence at the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, returns with a livestreamed concert with an eclectic selection of contemporary works exploring a wide range of sound environments.

This event will be held virtually. Watch the INTERFERENCE livestream

Gallery 2021 Dancers in the Katzen Arts Center

Gallery 2021
December 4

AU Dance Program’s graduating Dance Majors present an installation of three creative research projects within the galleries of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. Learn more about Gallery 2021.

AU Chorus in performance

AU Chorus
December 4 & 5

The past two years have been very difficult for choral singers.  As we return to in-person performances after a year of virtual singing, we found that the thing we were missing most was the feeling of togetherness.  To bring us back together, the American University Chorus has adopted a Danish loan-word: hygge.  An almost untranslatable concept, “hygge” is a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment.  With that in mind, AU Chorus has put together a program of some of our favorite choral gems to provide some much-needed hygge.  It’s our version of snuggling up on a cold winter’s morning with a warm cup of cocoa near the fireplace with a favorite book. Buy tickets for AU Chorus.

Gallery Talk: Inside Out
December 7, 6-7 p.m.

Curator Sarah Leary presents on her exhibition Inside Out: Artists in the Studio, which features paintings, prints, and photographs by women artists drawn from the American University Museum’s permanent collection. Register for the Inside Out Gallery Talk.

This event will be held virtually. Please register to receive the Zoom link ahead of the event.

Bridging Ties: Like Lavender is to Purple

Bridging Ties: Like Lavender is to Purple
December 9, 6-7 p.m.

This virtual discussion featuring AU Professorial Lecturer Andrew Wasserman, PhD, and visual artist Amber-Robles-Gordon will explore the Womanist/Feminist nature and symbolic threads featured throughout Robles-Gordon's current exhibition Successions: Traversing US Colonialism. This event will be held virtually. Please register to receive the Zoom link ahead of the event. Register for Bridging Ties.

AU Jazz band performing

AU Jazz: Fall for Jazz 2021
December 10

Fall for Jazz 2021! Join the AUJO and AUJC as they welcome special guest Herb Scott for a night of Big Band swing, funk, and straight-ahead Jazz!

Purchase tickets to AU Jazz.

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