American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center Dedicated to local, international, and political art. Tuesday-Sunday 11:00AM-4:00PM. Closed for certain holidays and during installation. Check our homepage for our operating status: american.edu/museum

Housed in the dynamic and multidisciplinary Katzen Arts Center, the American University Museum builds its programming on the strengths of a great college and great university. We focus on international art because American University has a global commitment. We show political art because the university is committed to human rights, social justice, and political engagement. We support the artists i

Housed in the dynamic and multidisciplinary Katzen Arts Center, the American University Museum builds its programming on the strengths of a great college and great university. We focus on international art because American University has a global commitment. We show political art because the university is committed to human rights, social justice, and political engagement. We support the artists i

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We’re loving the harvest season vibes in this still life with its vivid brushstrokes and warm colors by artist Monica Be...
09/24/2021

We’re loving the harvest season vibes in this still life with its vivid brushstrokes and warm colors by artist Monica Bernier. “Six Packs and Vegetables” is currently featured in “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio.”
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Plan your visit at: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/inside-out.cfm
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Monica Bernier, “Six Packs and Vegetables” 1976. Oil on panel, 10 1/2 × 11 1/4 in. David Lloyd Kreeger Award for Painting, 1976.1.1.

We’re loving the harvest season vibes in this still life with its vivid brushstrokes and warm colors by artist Monica Bernier. “Six Packs and Vegetables” is currently featured in “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio.”
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Plan your visit at: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/inside-out.cfm
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Monica Bernier, “Six Packs and Vegetables” 1976. Oil on panel, 10 1/2 × 11 1/4 in. David Lloyd Kreeger Award for Painting, 1976.1.1.

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, and we’ll be featuring artists and works that celebrate Hispanic heritage...
09/23/2021

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, and we’ll be featuring artists and works that celebrate Hispanic heritage from our current exhibitions and permanent collection.
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Kicking off this celebration is this work by Amber Robles-Gordon. Robles-Gordon is a mixed media visual artist whose Puerto Rican and West Indian heritage infuses “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism.”
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“Robles-Gordon incorporates evocative symbols into her works, prevalent in both subtle and overt ways. Symbols include the black and white Puerto Rican flag found in “Puerto Rico Political” (2021), a tangible representation of the island’s resistance movement. The resistance focuses on policies like The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (instituted in 2016). Many Puerto Ricans deem this act a failure that exacerbated the island’s debt crisis. The black and white flag appears on the island of Puerto Rico as a symbol of defiance, and Robles-Gordon poetically introduces it to her audience.” - Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator.
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Learn more about “Successions” and plan your visit to see Robles-Gordon’s work in person: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/successions.cfm
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Amber Robles-Gordon “Puerto Rico Political (Front)”, 2021. Mixed media on quilt, 104 x 90 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Hispanic Heritage Month began on September 15, and we’ll be featuring artists and works that celebrate Hispanic heritage from our current exhibitions and permanent collection.
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Kicking off this celebration is this work by Amber Robles-Gordon. Robles-Gordon is a mixed media visual artist whose Puerto Rican and West Indian heritage infuses “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism.”
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“Robles-Gordon incorporates evocative symbols into her works, prevalent in both subtle and overt ways. Symbols include the black and white Puerto Rican flag found in “Puerto Rico Political” (2021), a tangible representation of the island’s resistance movement. The resistance focuses on policies like The Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (instituted in 2016). Many Puerto Ricans deem this act a failure that exacerbated the island’s debt crisis. The black and white flag appears on the island of Puerto Rico as a symbol of defiance, and Robles-Gordon poetically introduces it to her audience.” - Larry Ossei-Mensah, Curator.
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Learn more about “Successions” and plan your visit to see Robles-Gordon’s work in person: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/successions.cfm
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Amber Robles-Gordon “Puerto Rico Political (Front)”, 2021. Mixed media on quilt, 104 x 90 in. Courtesy of the artist.

Today at 12PM, DASER Experiments from Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) presents a virtual p...
09/23/2021
DASER Experiments

Today at 12PM, DASER Experiments from Cultural Programs of the National Academy of Sciences (CPNAS) presents a virtual panel: "Art, Empathy, and Climate Change" featuring photographer James Balog, artist Diane Burko (featured in our current exhibition "Seeing Climate Change," and American University Professors Kiho Kim and Maggie Burnette Stogner.
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From extreme, record-breaking high temperatures to deadly flooding, evidence of a warming climate is everywhere. What role can empathy play in combatting climate change? Join a group of scientists, artists, and filmmakers as they discuss why empathy is important for motivating individuals to take action as well as for forming effective interdisciplinary collaborations to address complex issues related to climate change. They will share approaches and tools they use that help create empathy.
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Free and open to the public. Registration required: http://www.cpnas.org/events/daser-09162021.html

From extreme, record-breaking high temperatures to deadly flooding, evidence of a warming climate is everywhere. What role can empathy play in combatting climate change? Join a group of scientists, artists, and filmmakers as they discuss why empathy is important for motivating individuals to take ac...

Erica K. Brockmeier covers Rebecca Kamen's "Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery," for Penn Today. "Revea...
09/21/2021
Reimagining scientific discovery through the lens of an artist | Penn Today

Erica K. Brockmeier covers Rebecca Kamen's "Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery," for Penn Today. "Reveal" is on view in our Alper Space through December 12.

Brockmeier writes: "Kamen chronicles her own artistic process while providing a space for self-reflection that enables viewers to see the relationship between science, art, and their own creativity."

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The latest exhibition by Rebecca Kamen, Penn artist-in-residence and visiting scholar, at the American University Katzen Art Center explores curiosity and the creative process across art and science.

Feminist scholarship on art history is infused into our current exhibition, “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio.” Curator...
09/19/2021

Feminist scholarship on art history is infused into our current exhibition, “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio.” Curator Sarah Leary has brought together works from our permanent collection to illustrate a look into the practice and thought process of women artists.
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Next weekend, the American University Art History program will host the virtual 2021 Feminist Art History Conference, September 24-26. A keynote address by Dorothy Ko,
Barnard College, Columbia University: “Melt: The Female Body and the Ecology of
Creative Destruction in China” will kick off a weekend of virtual panels on a range of topics from leading feminist art historians and experts in the field.
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To learn more and purchase tickets for this virtual event visit: https://www.american.edu/cas/art-history/femconf/
“Inside Out: Artists in the Studio” is on display at the American University Museum through December 12, 2021. Plan your visit: ​​https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/reopening.cfm
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Regina DeLuise, “Rolled Brides (paintings on paper), Florence, Italy,” 1984. Platinum palladium print, image: 10 x 8 in. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Mr. Mitchell Story and Dr. Douglas Favero), 2018.15.787.

Feminist scholarship on art history is infused into our current exhibition, “Inside Out: Artists in the Studio.” Curator Sarah Leary has brought together works from our permanent collection to illustrate a look into the practice and thought process of women artists.
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Next weekend, the American University Art History program will host the virtual 2021 Feminist Art History Conference, September 24-26. A keynote address by Dorothy Ko,
Barnard College, Columbia University: “Melt: The Female Body and the Ecology of
Creative Destruction in China” will kick off a weekend of virtual panels on a range of topics from leading feminist art historians and experts in the field.
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To learn more and purchase tickets for this virtual event visit: https://www.american.edu/cas/art-history/femconf/
“Inside Out: Artists in the Studio” is on display at the American University Museum through December 12, 2021. Plan your visit: ​​https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/reopening.cfm
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Regina DeLuise, “Rolled Brides (paintings on paper), Florence, Italy,” 1984. Platinum palladium print, image: 10 x 8 in. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Mr. Mitchell Story and Dr. Douglas Favero), 2018.15.787.

Today, our team is remembering Raya Bodnarchuk, whose exhibition "This is a True Picture of How it Was" graced our Alper...
09/18/2021

Today, our team is remembering Raya Bodnarchuk, whose exhibition "This is a True Picture of How it Was" graced our Alper space this summer. Raya was a longtime DC artist and former Corcoran professor who influenced a generation of students, and was a light to her family and to her many friends.

Raya inspired us and reminded us of the importance of creativity in our lives each and every day. We are so grateful to have known her. Our thoughts are with Raya’s family.

- The AU Museum Team

Photo credit: Rhoda Baer

Today, our team is remembering Raya Bodnarchuk, whose exhibition "This is a True Picture of How it Was" graced our Alper space this summer. Raya was a longtime DC artist and former Corcoran professor who influenced a generation of students, and was a light to her family and to her many friends.

Raya inspired us and reminded us of the importance of creativity in our lives each and every day. We are so grateful to have known her. Our thoughts are with Raya’s family.

- The AU Museum Team

Photo credit: Rhoda Baer

Artist Rebecca Kamen, the creative mind behind our current exhibition “Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discove...
09/16/2021

Artist Rebecca Kamen, the creative mind behind our current exhibition “Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery,” was recently featured in the WERA 96.7 FM “Choose to be Curious” podcast. Check out Kamen’s illuminating conversation with host Lynn Borton about the curiosity that inspired her work currently on display in “Reveal”.
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https://lynnborton.com/2021/09/01/reveal-the-art-of-reimagining-scientific-discovery-with-rebecca-kamen/
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Plan your visit to see Kamen’s work on display through December 11. Friday–Sunday only, 11AM–4PM. https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/reopening.cfm.

Artist Rebecca Kamen, the creative mind behind our current exhibition “Reveal: The Art of Reimagining Scientific Discovery,” was recently featured in the WERA 96.7 FM “Choose to be Curious” podcast. Check out Kamen’s illuminating conversation with host Lynn Borton about the curiosity that inspired her work currently on display in “Reveal”.
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https://lynnborton.com/2021/09/01/reveal-the-art-of-reimagining-scientific-discovery-with-rebecca-kamen/
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Plan your visit to see Kamen’s work on display through December 11. Friday–Sunday only, 11AM–4PM. https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/reopening.cfm.

Hear from DC artist Amber Robles-Gordon as she discusses her mixed-media work in “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism...
09/14/2021

Hear from DC artist Amber Robles-Gordon as she discusses her mixed-media work in “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism" with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah in tonight's virtual gallery talk at 6PM. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259
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“My exhibition 'Successions: Traversing US Colonialism' seeks to challenge viewers to consider what legacy our generation bequeaths to the next. For how much longer will people of the global majority allow themselves to be divided into singular silos and remain collectively conquered? I attempt to emphasize the inadequate treatment of US territories and consecutively highlight their global connective tissue, shared existence, and cultural resilience, for ‘no man (or woman) is an island entire of itself’” (John Donne, 1642). - Amber Robles-Gordon
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Amber Robles-Gordon, “USVI Spiritual, Moko Jumbie: Walk Tall and Heal Forward (Back)”. 2021. Mixed media on quilt, 90 x 86 in. Courtesy of the artist.
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Hear from DC artist Amber Robles-Gordon as she discusses her mixed-media work in “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism" with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah in tonight's virtual gallery talk at 6PM. Sign up at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259
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“My exhibition 'Successions: Traversing US Colonialism' seeks to challenge viewers to consider what legacy our generation bequeaths to the next. For how much longer will people of the global majority allow themselves to be divided into singular silos and remain collectively conquered? I attempt to emphasize the inadequate treatment of US territories and consecutively highlight their global connective tissue, shared existence, and cultural resilience, for ‘no man (or woman) is an island entire of itself’” (John Donne, 1642). - Amber Robles-Gordon
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Amber Robles-Gordon, “USVI Spiritual, Moko Jumbie: Walk Tall and Heal Forward (Back)”. 2021. Mixed media on quilt, 90 x 86 in. Courtesy of the artist.
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09/13/2021
Amber Robles-Gordon's "Successions: Traversing US Colonialism"

Amber Robles-Gordon invites you to “Successions: Traversing US Colonialism” and to join our 9/14 virtual gallery talk with curator Larry Ossei-Mensah.

Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259
Plan Your Visit: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/reopening.cfm
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“Successions” interrogates past and current US policies within its federal district (Washington, DC) and territories (including the US Virgin Islands, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Northern Mariana Islands) that it controls. By highlighting nuances related to US governance in its federal districts and territories, Robles-Gordon seeks to question who has access to resources, citizenship, and the right to sovereignty.

More studio snapshots from our artist takeover with Amber Robles-Gordon on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/aumuseum...
09/12/2021

More studio snapshots from our artist takeover with Amber Robles-Gordon on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/aumuseum_katzen/
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Don't forget to sign up for our virtual gallery talk on September 14 with Amber and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to hear more about the inspirations and process behind "Successions" https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259
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More studio snapshots from our artist takeover with Amber Robles-Gordon on Instagram! https://www.instagram.com/aumuseum_katzen/
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Don't forget to sign up for our virtual gallery talk on September 14 with Amber and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah to hear more about the inspirations and process behind "Successions" https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259
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We’re celebrating Maryland photographer Joan Cassis’s birthday today with this work from our Corcoran Legacy Collection....
09/10/2021

We’re celebrating Maryland photographer Joan Cassis’s birthday today with this work from our Corcoran Legacy Collection. Best known for her portraiture and black and white photography, “Untitled” features a young girl wearing an oversized pair of high heels and lounging, while another child’s face peeks through a wall in the background.
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To see more photography, come visit our current exhibition “Philip Brookman: In the Light of Memory, 1969–2021.” Learn more and plan your visit: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/philip-brookman.cfm
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Joan D. Cassis (1952-1996), “Untitled,” 1972-1978. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Victoria Cassis in memory of her daughter Joan Cassis), CGA.2018.15.1544.

We’re celebrating Maryland photographer Joan Cassis’s birthday today with this work from our Corcoran Legacy Collection. Best known for her portraiture and black and white photography, “Untitled” features a young girl wearing an oversized pair of high heels and lounging, while another child’s face peeks through a wall in the background.
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To see more photography, come visit our current exhibition “Philip Brookman: In the Light of Memory, 1969–2021.” Learn more and plan your visit: https://www.american.edu/cas/museum/2021/philip-brookman.cfm
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Joan D. Cassis (1952-1996), “Untitled,” 1972-1978. Gelatin silver print, 9 7/8 x 6 3/4 in. Gift from the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art (Gift of Victoria Cassis in memory of her daughter Joan Cassis), CGA.2018.15.1544.

Artist takeover alert! Amber Robles-Gordon is taking over our Instagram account! ✨ Follow along: https://www.instagram.c...
09/09/2021

Artist takeover alert! Amber Robles-Gordon is taking over our Instagram account! ✨ Follow along: https://www.instagram.com/aumuseum_katzen/
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Ahead of our Tuesday, September 14 virtual gallery talk featuring Amber and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, Amber will share glimpses behind the scenes at her process and inspiration.
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Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259

Artist takeover alert! Amber Robles-Gordon is taking over our Instagram account! ✨ Follow along: https://www.instagram.com/aumuseum_katzen/
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Ahead of our Tuesday, September 14 virtual gallery talk featuring Amber and curator Larry Ossei-Mensah, Amber will share glimpses behind the scenes at her process and inspiration.
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Register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gallery-talk-successions-traversing-us-colonialism-tickets-163405503259

Amber Robles-Gordon's "Successions: Traversing US Colonialism"
09/08/2021
Amber Robles-Gordon's "Successions: Traversing US Colonialism"

Amber Robles-Gordon's "Successions: Traversing US Colonialism"

Images (top-bottom): Amber Robles-Gordon, y mi bandera vuela mas alto que la tuya, and my flag flies higher than yours, 2020. Mixed media collage on canvas, 18 x 24 in. Courtesy of the artist. Installation view of Successions: Traversing US Colonialism. Courtesy of Greg Staley.  Ossei-Mensah heads...

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