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The sixth exhibition in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art features Washington photographer Joe Cameron in an exhibition of the artists black and white photographs.
To talk about Joe Cameron’s art is to talk about several arts. Few photographers have ever been more interested in drawing and design, or more steeped in imagery whose analogues are poetic, musical and phenomenological. Despite …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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What if we could better understand our own human social systems—the means by which we communicate with each other, the patterns that govern our interdependence, and the minutiae that form those larger structures?  And what if we could appreciate the infinitely more complex systems that thrive in our natural world?  Perhaps we, as humans, could then see how we fit into a larger universal system …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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This exhibition presents a survey sample of the early Color Field paintings of Howard Mehring (1931-1978). Building on the late 1950s breakthrough stain paintings of Morris Louis and Ken Noland, Mehring was prominent amongst the artists of the loosely-defined Washington Color School. These initial Color Field pictures were made of continuous area of dappled zones of subtle colors; in the …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Towers and Monuments presents sculptures and paintings that incorporate the artist’s career-long fascination with grid-patterning and perpendicular stacking techniques, selected from a body of work created by the artist beginning in the early 1970s to the present. This exhibition highlights Shaffer’s inventive combination of styles of Minimalism, Pop and Conceptual art and rooted in an empirical …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell
New Ruins explores the tactile, perceptual, and temporal dimensions of surface and form among a resonant grouping of abstract works. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating, combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter’s mark, altering perception of time and presence. …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Explore the galleries with a free, guided tour by our volunteer docents during the Winter exhibitions. Topics vary each week. Tours last 45-1 hour. All levels welcome! Winter tours run Fridays, February 3–March 10.

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Music by Richard RodgersBook and Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein IIDirected by Karl Kippola
A small-town doctor tries to follow in his father’s footsteps—but is tempted by fortune, fame, and the big city. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most innovative and contemporary musical explores the challenges facing an ordinary person in a chaotic modern world. ALLEGRO is presented through special arrangement with …more

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Host: Performing Arts

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The sixth exhibition in the Alper Initiative for Washington Art features Washington photographer Joe Cameron in an exhibition of the artists black and white photographs.
To talk about Joe Cameron’s art is to talk about several arts. Few photographers have ever been more interested in drawing and design, or more steeped in imagery whose analogues are poetic, musical and phenomenological. Despite …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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What if we could better understand our own human social systems—the means by which we communicate with each other, the patterns that govern our interdependence, and the minutiae that form those larger structures?  And what if we could appreciate the infinitely more complex systems that thrive in our natural world?  Perhaps we, as humans, could then see how we fit into a larger universal system …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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This exhibition presents a survey sample of the early Color Field paintings of Howard Mehring (1931-1978). Building on the late 1950s breakthrough stain paintings of Morris Louis and Ken Noland, Mehring was prominent amongst the artists of the loosely-defined Washington Color School. These initial Color Field pictures were made of continuous area of dappled zones of subtle colors; in the …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Towers and Monuments presents sculptures and paintings that incorporate the artist’s career-long fascination with grid-patterning and perpendicular stacking techniques, selected from a body of work created by the artist beginning in the early 1970s to the present. This exhibition highlights Shaffer’s inventive combination of styles of Minimalism, Pop and Conceptual art and rooted in an empirical …more

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Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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Curated by Danielle Mysliwiec and Natalie Campbell
New Ruins explores the tactile, perceptual, and temporal dimensions of surface and form among a resonant grouping of abstract works. Physical processes such as rubbing, layering, building, wearing away and, on occasion, obliterating, combine to offer an alternative to the traditional painter’s mark, altering perception of time and presence. …more

Type: Arts and Entertainment

Host: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center

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