We are now accepting submissions for 2022 Project Space exhibitions. The submission deadline is October 11, 2020, and all applicants will be notified of their submission's status in November 2020. Apply through Submittable.
The AU Museum Project Space, established 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 approximately three times per year on the second floor of the American University Museum and include a published e-book catalog. Projects submitted by American University faculty, staff, and students are especially welcome.
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.
Browse previous Project Space exhibitions.
Art & Authenticity in the Age of Fake News
Online-only, Fall 2020
Image: Kurt Schwitters (1887-1948), Merz #1, 1920. Cut paper, image: 5 1/8 × 4 in. American University Museum, Katherine S. Dreier Bequest, 1952.2.8.
Images (top-bottom): Mel Watkin, Cross-Section: Armed, 2019. Pencil on multiple sheets of graph paper, 33 x 34 in. Courtesy of the artist. Volkmar Wentzel, Colorado, 1950s. Soldiers and airmen preparing for winter cold, smoking pot. Courtesy National Geographic.