Plan Your Visit Our fall hours and health and safety protocols

Open September 10–December 11:
Friday–Sunday only, 11:00-4:00
Admission Free

Please see Visting AU Museum for public transportation and other info or our Google Map.

Reservations are not required for your visit. Groups may email museum@american.edu to schedule a tour outside of regular operating hours (15 people maximum) or for any questions about visiting.

Health & Safety Guidelines

To enter the museum, visitors must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test. Visitors aged 5 and older must show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to visiting. Each visitor must present these documents upon entry. Masks are optional.

Please do not bring:

  • Open food or drink.
  • Large personal belongings including backpacks and suitcases. We cannot hold these items for you, and they are not permitted in the museum.

These protocols may change as American University continues to monitor local and national guidelines. This webpage will be updated with the latest information. For more resources, visit AU's COVID-19 webpage.

What's on view?

On view September 10–December 11, 2022

Devan Shimoyama, Self-Portrait as Aaliyah, 2022

Image: Devan Shimoyama, Self-Portrait as Aaliyah, 2022. Mixed media on canvas over panel, 48 x 36 x 3 in. Courtesy of the artist and Kavi Gupta. Featured in Make-Believe.