AU Museum Project Space

Plans to Prosper You installation in the AU Museum

The AU Museum Project Space, launched in Summer 2019, is dedicated to working with academics and non-traditional curators to create exhibitions addressing special topics of interest across the university and the greater Washington community. Project Space exhibitions are held three times per year and include a published e-book catalog.

Project Space exhibitions are currenly booked through 2021. The submission portal for 2022 Project Space exhibitions will open in May 2020 and close in August 2020. Applicants will be notified in September 2020. For updates, please subscribe to our mailing list.

Want to start brainstorming your proposal? You are not restricted to art! Are you doing a research project on an unknown composer? Perhaps you want to display sheet music and play recordings. Are you an entomologist? We think insects are beautiful. Always in the library? Let’s feature some famous children’s book illustrators. We cannot wait to see what you come up with! We ask that exhibitions highlight educational themes to engage the university community.

Applicants may suggest displaying artworks from the AU Museum collection. However, we are still in the process of inventorying works from the incoming Corcoran Legacy Collection. We will update the page with more details as soon as possible. However, we welcome all submissions.

Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley Catalog Cover

Looking for Inspiration? Our first Project Space exhibition, Plans to Prosper You: Reflections of Black Resistance and Resilience in Montgomery County’s Potomac River Valley was organized by graduate students in the Anthropology, Arts Management, and Art History departments. The exhibition highlighted fights against racial injustice by historically black communities in Washington, DC’s neighboring Montgomery County. Read more about Plans to Prosper You.