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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. Located on American University’s main campus at the Katzen Arts Center.

Mithili Wanambi, Wuyal at Yanawal. From the Madayin exhibition.

Spring Exhibitions & EventsFebruary 4 through May 21, 11:00–4:00


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  • Gallery Talk: The Draw (& Drawbacks) of Family Connections for Women Artists & Their Art
    March 25, 2:00
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  • James Renwick Alliance Distinguished Artist Series:
    Jack Mauch and Morgan Hill

    March 26, 2:00
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Image credit: Mithili Wanambi, Wuyal at Yanawal. From the Madayin exhibition.

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Carolyn Alper, Untitled, n.d. Acrylic on canvas

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Carter, Duck (detail).

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