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University's Museum Opens Gift Shop

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The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center has opened a gift shop where visitors can purchase unique gifts and mementos from current and former exhibitions.

As with similar museum gift shops, the Katzen Museum Store sells books, catalogs, and prints related to current exhibitions, as well as materials from past exhibits. In addition, the store will offer a variety of art and gifts made by local and international artisans.

Merchandise offered at the Katzen Museum Store is hand-picked to enhance the museum experience. The store sells one-of-a-kind art pieces, jewelry, and pottery made locally and abroad. It will soon offer art kits, and even works by student artists.

The Katzen Museum Store is inside the Katzen Arts Center near the entrance of the American University Museum and beside the Katzen Café. The store is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday through Sunday.

The American University Museum is a three-story public museum and sculpture garden located within the university’s Katzen Arts Center. The region’s largest university facility for exhibiting art, the museum has a permanent collection that highlights the donors’ holdings and AU’s Watkins collection.  Rotating exhibitions emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. 

The Katzen Arts Center, named for Washington-area benefactors Dr. and Mrs. Cyrus Katzen, brings all the visual and performing arts programs at AU into one space.  Designed to foster interdisciplinary collaboration in the arts, the Katzen includes the museum, the Abramson Family Recital Hall, the Studio Theatre, a dance studio, an electronics studio, artists’ studios, rehearsal space, and classrooms.