Events at AU Museum

Museum Yoga

With over 25 exhibitions per year, the American University Museum always has something new and provocative scheduled, including artist receptions, gallery talks, panel discussions, Kids@Katzen, guided tours, Yoga in the Galleries, concert series, and more!

Visit the museum homepage for a list of upcoming events.

Our email newsletter is the best way to stay updated on upcoming exhibitions, programs and events.

Browse programs below:


Weekly Gallery Tours

Beginning November 10, docent-led tours will be held on weekends at varying times. Check out homepage to find out the dates and times for upcoming tours. These tours highlight current exhibitions, and topic varies by week. Come to learn or just for fun!

Docent-led tours occur every weekend that the museum is open. Meet at the front desk of the museum. Tours last forty-five minutes to one hour. Tours are free and open to the public.

Schedule a Group Tour

Tours are available to groups of ten or more. To arrange a group tour of our current exhibitions, please contact our Visitor and Operations Manager:

Sharon Christiansen


Artists' Receptions

Mingle with artists and curators of new exhibitions five Saturdays a year in the Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. Saturday openings are free and open to the public. Museum members enjoy access to exclusive exhibition previews on Friday evenings. Learn more about the benefits of membership below.


Gallery Talks

Gallery talks with artists and curators are held each season. These events are free and open to the public. See the events calendar or individual exhibition pages for upcoming talks. Unless otherwise noted, gallery talks are held in the museum.


Yoga in the Galleries

Every Wednesday (excluding holidays and closures) at 10am, join 750 hour certified instructor Eva Blutinger for a peaceful, restorative Kripalu yoga class in the museum. Classes are $10 a session, $5 for museum members, and free for museum members at the Associate's Level and above. Cash and check are accepted prior to the class, or pay online at tinyurl/aumtickets.

Please bring your own mat, block, and blankets. All levels are welcome.



The Kids@Katzen program offers children from ages 5-12 and their parents a unique opportunity to engage with current exhibitions and to each create their own work of art in a hands-on experience. The program is held once per season, usually on a Sunday afternoon. Cost is $10 per child, and free to museum members at the Family level and above. Advance online registration is suggested. Cash and check accepted prior to class.

Buy tickets online or pay by cash or check prior to the class.

To stay up to date on upcoming Kids@Katzen events, sign up for our newsletter. For questions or to register by phone, call the AU Museum at 202-885-1300. 


Music in the Museum

The AU Museum has partnered with the new music collective INTERFERENCE/Intermedia new music collective to bring new music and new media to AU campus. The collective was formed at AU in 2015 by Steve Antosca, composer and Curator for New Music-in-Residence, William Brent, computer music specialist, and Nancy Jo Snider, cellist and Music Program Director. The concerts focus on the use of technology in composition and performance utilizing a computer controlled multi-channel sound system to exploit the sonically unique and visually rich performance environment of the museum. These "Ambulatory Concert Experiences" encourage audience members to wander through and explore the museum during performances.