With over 25 shows a year, the American University Museum always has something new and provocative scheduled, including Artists' Receptions, Gallery Talks, panel discussion, Kids@Katzen, guided tours, Yoga in the Galleries, concert series, and more!
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Mingle with artists and curators of new exhibitions six Saturdays a year in the Early Fall, Late Fall, Winter, Early Spring, Late Spring and Summer. Saturday openings are free and open to the public. Museum members enjoy access to exclusive exhibition previews on Friday evenings. Learn more about the benefits of membership below.
Gallery talks with artists and curators are held each season. These events are free and open to the public. See the events calendar or individual exhibition pages for upcoming talks. Unless otherwise noted, gallery talks are held in the museum.
Yoga in the Galleries
Each Wednesday (excluding holidays and closures) at 10 am, join Eva Blutinger for a peaceful, restorative Kripalu yoga class in the museum. Classes are $10 a session, $5 for museum members, and free for museum members at the Associate's Level and above. Please bring your own mat. All levels welcome. Learn more about Yoga in the Galleries and view the latest schedule here.
Kids @ Katzen
Our Family Day Kids @ Katzen program offers children from ages 5-12 and their parents a unique opportunity to engage with current exhibitions and each create their own works of art in a hands-on experience. These bi-monthly art classes are held at 1 pm on Sunday directly outside of the museum entrance, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $20 per family of four per class and $5 for each additional child. Advanced online registration is suggested. Cash and check accepted prior to class. View updated schedule here.
WEEKLY GALLERY TOURS
Explore the galleries each Friday at the new time of 11:30 am with knowledgeable volunteer docents. Guided tours highlight current exhibitions and cover a new subject every week. Come to learn or just for fun! Tours run every Friday the museum is open, please check the schedule here. Tours are free and open to the public. Learn more about tours here.
Connected: Music in the Museum
The AU Museum has partnered with the new music collective INTERFERENCE/Intermedia new music collective to create CONNECTED: MUSIC in the MUSEUM concert series to bring new music and new media to AU campus. INTERFERENCE is the Ensemble-in-Residence for the CONNECTED series. Formed at AU in 2015 by Steve Antosca, composer and Curator for New Music-in-Residence, William Brent, computer music specialist, and Nancy Jo Snider, cellist and Music Program Director. The concerts focus on the use of technology in composition and performance utilizing a computer controlled multi-channel sound system to exploit the sonically unique and visually rich performance environment of the museum. These "Ambulatory Concert Experiences" encourage audience members to wander through and explore the museum during performances.
The next Music in the Museum concert is Thursday, February 9, 2017, followed by the annual Washington Landscape concert on March 9, 2017. Both concerts begin at 7:30 pm. In addition to the AU Museum concerts this season, Antosca and Brent will present elements for solo cello and computer, with Tobias Werner, cello, at UMBC School of Music on February 25 at 8 pm.
Concerts are free and open to the public and are presented in partnership with the Contemporary Music Forum, American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center, The Randy Hostetler Living Room Music Fund, and the Cultural Services of the Embassy of France.