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AU Arts

The arts have a prominent role at ѿý. Rotating exhibitions at the AU Museum in the state-of-the-art Katzen Arts Center emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. The Department of Performing Arts, comprised of Arts Management, Audio Technology, Dance, Music, and Theatre/Musical Theatre, provides dynamic, connected, expressive, and fulfilling experiences for all of our majors, minors, and participating students. The Department of Art encompasses Studio Art, Art History, Photography, and Graphic Design.

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Questions? Call 202-885-ARTS or email us.

AU Arts Events

Jack Boul, C&O Canal II, 1972. Oil on canvas, 14.25 x 11.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

Summer at the AU Museum

Learn more about current exhibitions and see the museum event calendar.

  • Jack Boul: Perceptual Painting

    Jack Boul, Artist
    Jack Rasmussen, Curator

Renee Butler: Travelin’ Light

A Project Space Exhibition

Renee Butler, Artist
Jack Rasmussen, Curator


  • Dickson Carroll, Retrospective, 1973 to 2023

    Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

    Dickson Carroll, Artist
    Chris Addison, Curator

  • The Human Flood
    Ellyn Weiss, Artist
    Sondra N. Arkin, Artist
    Laura Roulet, Curator
  • Image: Jack Boul, C&O Canal II, 1972. Oil on canvas, 14.25 x 11.25 inches. Courtesy of the artist.

In the AU Arts Community

Andres Izquierdo seated in front of his paintings in his studio

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Trading Law Books for Paintbrushes: MFA Student Andres Izquierdo Follows Creative Calling

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Marie B Gauthiez drawing

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Studio Art MFAs Present Thesis Exhibition “SURFACE TENSION”

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Student actors practice fight choreography

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Student Actors Raise Their Swords

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