Campaign for the Arts


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American University has an international reputation for outstanding programs in art and performing arts. Two of AU's most recent facilities – the Katzen Arts Center and the Greenberg Theatre – are, along with students and faculty who use them, the crown jewels of AU's arts treasure.

Through the Campaign for the Arts, donors can name spaces in these extraordinary facilities, provide funding for student performances, endow scholarships and professorships in the arts, and bring internationally-recognized exhibits to the American University Art Museum.

Katzen Arts Center

Ballerinas, photo by Jeff Watts.

The Cyrus and Myrtle Katzen Arts Center fosters interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, providing state-of-the-art instructional, exhibition, and performance space for all the arts disciplines.

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Greenberg Theatre

Seats inside the Greenberg Theatre.

The 300-seat Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre provides the Washington, D.C. and American University communities a place to experience live performances in music, theatre, and dance. 

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Success Story

Art Matters

An artist and poet currently living in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Annemarie Collins, CAS/MFA '87, dedicates much of her time and energy to elevating the role of art in society.

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Arts Programs

Student Painting

Program, faculty, and scholarship gifts to the departments of Art and the Performing Arts in the College of Arts and Sciences are part of the Campaign for the Arts.

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AU Museum

Paul Daniel Sculptures at the Katzen.

American University Museum showcases Washington-based artists, international contemporary art, and socially- and politically-engaged art. With a world class space and ambitions to match, the museum has received great critical attention. The impact on the arts community in Washington, D.C., and beyond continues to grow.

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