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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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Frank Anthony Smith, Santaquin, 1980. Acrylic on canvas, 67 x 84 1/2 in. Courtesy of Pazo Fine Art, LLC. Featured in The Long Sixties.

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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.