Housed in the dynamic and multidisciplinary Katzen Arts Center, the American University Museum builds its programming on the strengths of a great college and great university. It focuses on international art because American University has a global commitment. The museum shows political art because the university is committed to human rights, social justice, and political engagement. Further, it also supports the artists in the community because the university takes an active and responsible role in the formation of contemporary art and culture. The American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center present exhibitions that mirror American University’s aspirations to be the premier Washington-based, global university. Its programming puts the best art of the DC region in a national and international context.