Julia Kent sits in an armchair. She speaks.

Arts ·

Ballet Star Julie Kent Inspires Audience at AU

Ms. Kent will be onstage in the Abramson Family Recital Hall to talk about creative process, the challenges of developing Washington, DC, into a thriving destination for dance, and more.
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An actor dressed as an ancient greek peasant sings with nautical props. A group of similarly dressed actors kneel around him.

Arts ·

AU’s Fall Arts Calendar is Filled with Must-See Events

AU Arts offers a new season of visual and performing arts events
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Theatre students embracing Sylvia Greenberg.

In Remembrance ·

AU Mourns Passing of Arts Patron Sylvia Greenberg

American University arts patron Sylvia Greenberg, whose generous gifts propelled AU’s arts programs to new levels, has passed away. She was 96 years old.
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Male dancer on stage in front of pink background.

Arts ·

AU’S Exciting Spring Arts Season Calendar

American University’s 2018 spring arts season will fill the campus with art, music, drama, and dance. Our exhibition schedule will bring you artists from DC and around the world, working in a variety of media.
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Actress Erika Rose performing in Caleen Jennings' play, Queens Girl in Africa

Arts ·

Caleen Jennings' New Play Launches 2018 Women's Voices Theater Festival

Queens Girl in Africa, the latest play by AU Professor of Theatre, is premiering at the 2018 Women’s Voices festival.
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Dr. Britta Joy Peterson

Arts ·

CAS Welcomes Brand New Dance Major

AU establishes a new BA in dance that emphasizes cultural inclusiveness and an interdisciplinary approach.
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Research ·

The Science of Sound

New AU professor talks music technology and recreating sounds of the past.
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Actor Gabrielle Union on stage in Bender Arena.

On Campus ·

10 Memorable Moments from Gabrielle Union’s AU Talk

The actor and author appeared in Bender Arena as part of All-American Weekend.
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Department Spotlight ·

New Majors and Programs Debut Fall 2017

For fall 2017, AU students can take advantage of a diverse group of new undergrad and graduate majors, minors, and tracks within the College of Arts and Sciences.
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A mixed media work depicting a woman with clasped hands by artist Zena Assi.

Arts ·

Fall Arts Season Kicks Off at AU

Fall calendar filled with art, music, theatre, and dance.
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