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The AU Museum hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art from around the globe and the Alper Initiative, a dedicated research and display space for the art history of Washington, DC. Located on American University’s main campus at the Katzen Arts Center.

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To ensure our community’s safety, we are temporarily closed. In the meantime, we are committed to bringing you exhibition highlights and selections from our permanent collection on our digital platforms. Please revisit this page for updates, and AU's COVID-19 webpage for more information and resources.

Raya Bodnarchuk Some Seeds, January 12, 2016. #768, Watercolor on Rives BFK, 3.5 x 6 in. Courtesy of the artist.

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Images (header): Installation view of Landscape in an Eroded Field, works by Carol Barsha and Heather Theresa Clark. Photo by Anne Kim. Installation view of Escape: Foon Sham. Photo by Gregory Staley. Installation view of Thomas Downing and the Sublime Decorative. Photo by Gregory Staley. Installation view of Filter by April Flanders in Forward Press: 21st Century Printmaking. Photo by Gregory Staley. Installation view of Grace Hartigan and Helene Herzbrun: Reframing Abstract Expressionism. Photo by Gregory Staley. Top row, center: Photo by Emily Gude Photography. Middle row, right: Photo by Nick Klein. Bottom row, center: Photo by Bruce Guthrie.