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Home of AU's performing, visual, literary, and media-based arts.

AU Arts

The visual and performing arts have a prominent role at American University. Rotating exhibitions at the AU Museum within the state-of-the-art Katzen Art Center emphasize regional, national, and international contemporary art. The Department of the 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.

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Questions? Call 202-885-ARTS or email

At the AU Museum

Five new exhibitions run in spring 2022

In the AU Arts Community

AU Design Show 2021

AU Design Show 2021

Annual celebration featuring ⭐️ students in all class levels: 29 projects from 16 designers chosen by a local and international design panel.

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Free Punch & Pie

Free Punch & Pie: MFA Thesis Show

View an exhibit of work from MFA Studio Art 2021 graduates

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Quanice G. Floyd

Alumni ·

Alumna Appointed Executive Director of National Guild for Community Arts Education

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Dancers in the Katzen Arts Center