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Fall Exhibitions

Opening September 6

Hung Liu: Daughter of China, Resident Alien
September 6-October 23, 2016

Timed to coincide with the quadrennial frenzy of the national presidential election, Liu’s exhibition reflects upon two themes — refugees and heroines — that, while politically topical, are also deeply woven into her experience as a Chinese émigré, as an American citizen, and as a woman. 

Artists for Justice
September 6-October 23, 2016   

Washington artists respond to the graphics of Black Panther artist Emory Douglas with sculpture, paintings, photography, and multi-media installations in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.

September 6-October 23, 2016

Curated by Jeffreen Hayes. As a microcosm of our society, the contemporary art world maintains a system of marginalization based on racial and cultural difference. Artists working within this system very often do so from the margins, or within silos. This exhibition provides a platform for these artists, breaking down artistic silos and placing them into context with one another.

Channel: DC to Milwaukee's Amani Neighborhood
A live, bi-directional video wall that acts like an open window connecting the American University Museum to Moody Park, Milwaukee, WI. Created by Amar Bakshi, Shared_Studios.

Updraft America
September 6-October 23, 2016

Washington, DC, sculptor (and former Senate aide) Suzanne Brennan Firstenberg manifests Americans’ frustration with our gridlocked partisan politics by taking an entire year of the official proceedings of the United States Congress, as documented in the Congressional Record, and folding each page into a paper airplane. From this mass of over 8,000 airplanes, striped red or blue to connote the political divide, the uppermost planes will rise into the air, as if taking flight, and as they do, their hues will combine to become purple…the color of hope that we may bridge the political divide.


Todas las Manos
September 6-October 23, 2016  

A public art project commemorating the 40th anniversary of the deaths of Chilean Ambassador Orlando Letelier and co-worker Ronni Karpen Moffit in Washington, DC, on September 21, 1976. 


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