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Katzen Arts Center

AU Museum at the Katzen 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW Washington, DC 20016-8031 United States

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AU Museum at Home

To ensure our community's safety, we are temporarily closed. We are committed to bringing you #ArtWhereYouAre with exhibition highlights, selections from our permanent collection, and more on our digital platforms. Until we reopen, connect with our Museum@Home on social media and subscribe to our mailing list. Please visit our homepage for updates, and AU's COVID-19 webpage for more information and resources.

Contested Space

Edward Burtynsky, Rice Terraces #3a, Western Yunnan Province, China, 2012

These exhibitions are featured in conjunction with our virtual series "Contested Space," highlighting themes relevant to the Fall 2020 presidential election.

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The Long Sixties

AU Museum Director and Curator Jack Rasmussen presents on our forthcoming exhibition "The Long Sixties," featuring Washington paintings from our Watkins and Corcoran Legacy Collections. Rasmussen previewed the exhibition in conjunction with American University's Virtual Family Week.

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Abstract cyanotype

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Images (top-bottom):

Edward Burtynsky, Rice Terraces #3a, Western Yunnan Province, China, 2012. Digital chromogenic colour print on Kodak Endura Premier paper, 48 x 64 in; framed: 52 3/8 x 68 3/8 in. © Edward Burtynsky, courtesy Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto / Howard Greenberg & Bryce Wolkowitz, New York.

Nancy Van Meter, Barbie Petticoat: Like A Flower Waiting for the Bee, 1999. Cyanotype photogram, sheet: 4 1/4 × 4 in. American University Museum, Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of the artist), 2018.15.1887.

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A spotlight on our virtual collection exhibition "Art and Authenticity in the Age of Fake News."

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Featuring Edward Burtynsky's photographic series Water.
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