Events Hosted by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

  1. AU Dance Program’s graduating Dance Majors present an evening of creative research projects that tour the galleries of the AU Museum, live-streamed directly to you. Presentations include talks, performances and films surrounding embodied approaches towards agency, colorism, temporality, and space. Audiences will be able to ask questions during the post-show conversation with the artists and …more

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  1. Kasten began her career in ceramics in 2000, apprenticing with British ceramist Rupert Spira. After a year in England gaining a foundation in functional studio pottery, Kasten traveled to Kathmandu, Nepal, where she spent four years as head of a project for developing a stoneware ceramic facility for artisan potters in the village of Thimi, Nepal. Her training in England and her experiences in …more

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  2. Please join Jack Rasmussen, director of American University Museum, and Patricia A. Wand, co-chair of Museum of the Peace Corps Experience, for a discussion about development of the exhibition Peace Corps at 60: Inside the Volunteer Experience.
    The talk follows welcoming remarks by Sylvia Matthews Burwell, president of American University; Carol Spahn, acting director of Peace Corps; and Glenn …more

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  3. Join artist Nicole Awai for a virtual lecture presented by American University's Department of Art and the AU Museum.
    Awai earned her master’s degree in Multimedia Art from the University of South Florida in 1996. She attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture residency in 1997 and was artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem in 2000. Awai was a featured artist in the 2005 …more

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  4. Raw Hope of Humanity Rising: Online Public Dialogues for 2021
    Presented by the Third Space Network & Coalition partners
    The American University Museum is pleased to be participating in Raw Hope of Humanity Rising, a series of public dialogues responding to the extreme challenges of the moment. Raw Hope brings together leading changemakers – from street artists to muralists to Black …more

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  5. Trained as a painter at Howard University in Washington, DC, Butler shifted to a textile-based practice to add vibrancy and dimension she found lacking in her paintings. In turning to textiles, Butler also connected with her family history; she had learned to sew at a young age from her mother and grandmother. In revisiting these early lessons and joining them with her formal studies, she found …more

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  6. Join art critic Legacy Russell for a virtual lecture presented by American University's Department of Art and the AU Museum.
    Legacy Russell is a curator and writer. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds an MRes with Distinction in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. …more

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