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John Rasmussen Director of Art Gallery & Curator Katzen Gallery

PhD, Anthropological Linguistics, American University
MA, Anthropology, American University
MA, Arts Management, American University
MFA, Painting, American University
BA, Art, Whitman College (Walla Walla, Washington)

Jack Rasmussen is the Director and Curator of the American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center. He previously held Executive Director positions at di Rosa Preserve: Art & Nature, Maryland Art Place, and Rockville Arts Place. He was the owner and director of Jack Rasmussen Gallery in Washington, DC. More information can be found on his blog.

AU News & Achievements

Sigalit Landau. Dead See, 2004. Photograph. The Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art, American University Museum. <br />

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AU Museum Receives Contemporary Israeli Art

The Rothfeld Collection of Contemporary Israeli Art chronicles Israel’s history, includes prominent artists’ works.
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Marwan Sahmarani's Nights'Hunter.

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Postwar Lebanese Art at the American University Museum

Exhibition includes nearly 50 works by 29 artists—more than a third of them women—based primarily in Beirut.
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American University Museum receives gift from alumna Carolyn Alper to support Washington Art.

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AU Museum Receives Gift to Support Washington Art

Alumna and art advocate Carolyn Alper’s gift will establish the Alper Initiative for Washington Art.
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Japanese Woodblock Print

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Japanese and Washington, D.C., Art Blend Together This Spring

New exhibits at the American University Museum celebrate the National Cherry Blossom Festival and D.C artist Lou Stovall
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Image of Tom Green's

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Legendary D.C. Artist Tom Green’s Work at the Katzen

Exhibition offering in-depth retrospective will launch 2010 Katzen Museum season.   
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likhachev foundation fellows

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Likhachev Fellows to Explore Russian Art, Culture

Jack Rasmussen and Gail Humphries Mardirosian are two of four Likhachev Fellows from American University over the past two years.
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Podesta Collection, Rosskam Exhibits at the AU Museum

Other opening exhibits include a tribute to 9/11 and an exploration of underground space.
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El Ultimo Grito; Mico multi-purpose object, 2006. Produced by Magis.

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Groundbreaking Spanish Design at AU Museum

New, site-specific art by Sam Gilliam, student works and art documenting cultural history of Tenleytown also on display. 
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