You are here: Arts & Culture

Attendees sit at tables during the screening of 12

Arts ·

Truth and Consequences: Nikita Mikhalkov’s 12 at the Russian Embassy

Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History Hosts Film Screening of Academy Award Nominated Courtroom Drama
Full Story

Halevi: A Choral Symphony, performers at the National Presbyterian Church

Arts ·

AU Delivers Dramatic North American Premiere

In one of American University’s most ambitious musical performances, more than 200 artists took the stage yesterday in front of 800 audience members for the North American premiere of Arnold Saltzman’s A Choral Symphony: Halevi.
Full Story

Halevi: A Choral Symphony poster with text on a dark blue background with musical notes.

Arts ·

AU Presents Extraordinary Premiere Musical Performance

In one of American University’s most ambitious musical performances, more than 200 artists will come together on stage at National Presbyterian Church on February 24 to perform the North American premiere of Arnold Saltzman’s A Choral Symphony: Halevi.
Full Story

A crowd gets catering at the Embassy.

Arts ·

Love and Loss: Anna Karenina – Vronsky’s Story at the Russian Embassy

On November 28, American University’s Carmel Institute of Russian Culture & History screened Shakhnazarov’s sweeping romantic epic to a full house of cinema enthusiasts at the Russian Embassy’s Tunlaw Theater.
Full Story

A man gives a presentation to a crowd sitting in a conference room.

Humanities ·

The Carmel Institute Symposium Explores “Armistice and Revolution – Russia and the World in 1918”

Historical experts examine connections between war, peace, and political upheaval in conjunction with World War I armistice anniversary.
Full Story

An audience watches an orchestra in pews at a traditional looking cathedral.

Humanities ·

A Requiem Resurrected: Alexander Kastalsky’s Commemoration for Fallen Brothers

Carmel Institute offers consortium students tickets to special WWI armistice centennial concert at the Washington National Cathedral.
Full Story

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.
Full Story

Pink, blue and white striped flag

Humanities ·

AU to Host Second Biennial Trans Philosophy Conference

The conference aims to define philosophy’s place within the field of transgender studies.
Full Story

Professor reading a book, wearing a grey sweatshirt.

Literature ·

Life and Energy: Kyle Dargan on Poetry and his New Book

The AU literature professor publishes his fifth collection of poems.
Full Story

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
Full Story