Plan your visit Our spring hours and health and safety protocols

Jae Ko, 流 (Flow), 2021

We are pleased to announce our spring hours of operation!

We are open: January 29–May 22
Friday–Sunday only, 11AM–4PM

Reservations are not required for your visit. Admission is always free. Groups may email to schedule a tour outside of regular operating hours (15 people maximum).

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Image: Jae Ko, 流 (Flow), 2018. Recycled rolled paper, dimensions variable. Courtesy of the artist. Photo courtesy of Wavelength. Featured in Fields and Formations.

Health & Safety Guidelines

To enter the museum, visitors must agree to the terms in our visitor form, which includes:

  • Proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test: Visitors aged 5 and older must show proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR test taken within 48 hours prior to visiting. Each visitor must present these documents upon entry.
  • Masks and social distancing: Regardless of vaccination status, all visitors aged 2 and older must wear a mask over their face and mouth and maintain six feet of social distance from other visitors and museum staff at all times. The number of visitors allowed in each exhibition space is capped to ensure that social distancing is possible.
  • Contract tracing: Visitors must provide their contact information for contact tracing purposes only.

The form can be filled out either upon entry or on the same day prior to your visit. Only one form is required per household. Preview the form and/or submit it in advance:

View the form

Please do not bring:

  • Open food or drink.
  • Large personal belongings including backpacks and suitcases. We cannot hold these items for you, and they are not permitted in the museum.

These protocols may change as American University continues to monitor local and national guidelines. This webpage will be updated with the latest information. For more resources, visit AU's COVID-19 webpage.

What's on view?

Paper Light
Works by Claudia Smigrod
Curated by Wendy Grossman
January 29-May 22, 2022
Presented by the Alper Initiative for Washington Art

Positive Fragmentation: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Organized by the National Museum of Women in the Arts
January 29-May 22, 2022

Fields and Formations
Organized by The Delaware Contemporary’s inaugural Curator-in-Residence Kristen Hileman
January 29-May 22, 2022

In Place of a Missing Place
Curated by Noam Segal
January 29-April 8, 2022

Two Places on Earth
Works by Chan Chao
January 29-May 22, 2022
Presented by the AU Museum Project Space


Parking is available in the Katzen Arts Center garage. Parking is $2 per hour on weekdays and free on weekends. The museum is accessible by bus from the Tenleytown-AU Metro Station. Learn more about getting to the museum.

American University shuttles are reserved for AU students, faculty, and staff during the spring 2022 semester.

No, the museum store has not reopened. However, current exhibition catalogs will be available for purchase during your visit. Email to order past exhibition catalogs.