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Events Hosted by American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

  1. April 6 through April 18, 2013
    Admission is free.

    American University's Department of Art presents a diverse assortment of work by 1st year MFA students.

    Please see more at Flavor of the Month exhibition page.

    Image: Randall Lear, Still Twisted Dwelling, 2012.


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  2. Lee Haner: Mischief
    April 6 through May 26, 2013.
    Recent mixed-media works by a reclusive master. Balanced between representation and abstraction, painting and sculpture, the exhibition is inspired by the land and first peoples of the American Southwest.

    Painting Borges: Art Interpreting Literature
    April 6 through May 26, 2013.
    Argentinean Jorge Luis Borges is one of the most prominent and …more

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  3. Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision: Forty-Five Years
    April 6 through May 26, 2013
    Timothy App's signature style of geometric abstraction reveals a concise and considered understanding of the nature of painting, visual tension, and persistence. The exhibition brings together various aspects of the artist's evolution and growth into one of the regions most important living abstract painters.…more

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  4. Join Timothy App in a gallery talk about his exhibition "Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision: Forty-Five Years," on display through May 26.

    Timothy App: The Aesthetics of Precision: Forty-Five Years
    Timothy App's signature style of geometric abstraction reveals a concise and considered understanding of the nature of painting, visual tension, and persistence. The exhibition brings together …more

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  5. Join artists and curators for the 2013 spring Artists' Reception from 6-9 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. The night will include a gallery talk by Timothy App at 5 p.m. Admission is free.

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Coming Soon

  1. Museum Members are invited to preview the Winter Exhibitions early, including an intimate tour with Czech artist Katerina Vincourová and curator Karina Kottová to explore Arteria’s exposition of consumeristic culture through spatial installations.

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  2. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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  3. Frank DiPerna  Retrospective is a comprehensive survey of the artist’s photographic work over more than forty years. Comprised of multiple bodies of work beginning in 1974 continuing through today; each project was accomplished through using the most advanced technology of the time -- from black and white to color film to the classic Polaroid SX-70 to the possibility of digital color …more

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  4. Czech artist Katerina Vincourová focuses on the fragile nuances of interpersonal relations and at the same time abstracts such notions into an examination of networks and shifts in time and space. The exhibition Arteria thus becomes a holistic system, a large-scale spatial drawing, rather than a collection of individual art works. Personal is political for Vincourová, who intersects her …more

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  5. Downing’s distinctive geometrically organized canvases, executed during the height of the “Washington Color School,” that glorious moment in American painting born in Washington, DC in the late 1950s and 1960s, constitute a singular and important body of work in twentieth century art. With the perspective of hindsight, Downing’s elegant “circle/dot” …more

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  6. Abel Tilahun, a multidisciplinary artist from Ethiopia, explores universal human experience through the manifold meanings we associate with the human body, its parts, its sustenance, and its loftiest ambitions in Vital Signs. The exhibition reflects the artist’s skill in sculptural installation, video art, painting, and drawing, linked by a common thread of semiotic concerns and an …more

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  7. Brian Dailey’s multi-screen video installation WORDS is the artist’s investigation into the relationship between language, culture, and national identity and the challenges we face in our efforts to communicate key concepts across linguistic boundaries and national borders in the age of globalization. His virtual Tower of Babel is a contemporary turn on the canonical story explaining …more

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  8. Artist Abel Tilahun and curator Meskerem Assegued lead a tour of this immersive exhibition Vital Signs. Free and open to the public.

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  9. Mix and mingle with fellow museum patrons and meet the artists and curators behind the six new Winter Exhibitions at the Opening Reception. Free and open to all.

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  10. This exhibition features a series of new paintings by American artist Erik Thor Sandberg within the context of selected earlier works. Sandberg is known internationally for pushing the skillful illusionism of master oil painting to the current edge of Magic Realism on three-dimensional wood panels of his own design. Grounded in humanism, Sandberg’s paintings present a compelling …more

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