The Katzen Arts Center will feature more than 130,000
square feet of space, including light-filled gallery
space to exhibit the university's art collections, as
well as work by American University faculty and students;
much needed performance space; studio and educational
areas; and new classrooms.
By merging all the arts into one specially designed
space, American University hopes to encourage the growth
of interdisciplinary collaboration, allowing students
and faculty in all arts to inspire and learn from each
other, explore, experiment, and continue the exciting
excellent work for which American University has become
well known around the world.
The Katzen Arts Center will stand as a clear statement
to the community that at the heart of the city, there
exists a place where the arts are honored as the heart
of higher education. That place is American University.