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    4400 Massachusetts Ave NW
    Washington, DC 20016

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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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Artists' Receptions

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

Gallery talks with artists and curators are held each season. These events are free and open to the public. See schedule for upcoming talks. Unless otherwise noted, gallery talks are held in the museum.

Yoga in the Galleries

Yoga at AU Museum.

Each Wednesday (excluding holidays and museum closures) at 10 am, join Eva Blutinger for a peaceful, restorative yoga class in the museum. Classes are $10 a session and free for museum members. Learn more about Yoga in the Galleries and view the latest schedule here.

Kids @ Katzen

Kids at Katzen

Since 2008, the Kids @ Katzen program offers children from ages 5-12 a unique opportunity to engage in the current exhibitions and participate in a hands-on art experience. These bi-monthly art classes are held at 1 pm on Sunday directly outside of the museum entrance, unless otherwise noted. Cost is $10 per child per class. Advanced online registration is suggested. Cash and check accepted prior to class. 


Explore the galleries each Friday at 12:30 pm 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.

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Blue Parrot Tulip Hybrid 3 College of Arts and Sciences Dean Peter Starr gives College Dean's Award to Myrtle Katzen. Photo: Jeff Watts.
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