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American University Museum at the Katzen

Free and open to the public, the AU Museum hosts rotating exhibitions of contemporary art from around the globe and the Alper Initiative, a dedicated research and display space for the art history of Washington, DC.

Summer 2018 Exhibitions On View June 16-August 12


Ralph Steadman: A Retrospective



FIGURES: Kiley Ames, Janice Nowinski, Kyle Staver, Jo Weiss


Things Unseen: The Fluency of Abstraction


Latitude: The Washington Women's Arts Center

Sponsored by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art


Alper Initiative

The Alper Initiative for Washington Art, housed in the AU Museum, promotes an understanding and appreciation of the art and artists of the Washington Metropolitan Area. We encourage Washington artists to submit their work on an ongoing basis for exhibition consideration.


Museum Membership

The American University Museum at the Katzen presents work that is exciting, challenging, and relevant. When you become an AU Museum member, your membership dues directly support our contemporary programs. Members enjoy exclusive benefits, including invitations to exhibition openings and museum events, opportunities to meet exhibiting artists, discounts at the museum store, and special tours.

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Visiting & Directions

The Museum is located at 4400 Massachusetts Ave, NW, inside the multi-disciplinary Katzen Arts Center. The three-story public museum and sculpture garden is free with regular hours Tuesday through Sunday, 11–4.

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