A few years back I presented 54 works in an exhibition entitled 'and those who were dancing were thought to be insane by those would could not here the music' at the American University Museum. The works dealt with international human rights issues and the law and the disturbing nature of governmental actions in regards to basic and fundamental human rights. Nothing has really changed since, but highlighting these issues in subversive ways felt like the only thing to do.
You should certainly visit this beautiful space when you're in the neighborhood. They've put on many interesting exhibitions, including Yoko Ono's caskets and Fernando Botero's Abu Ghraib paintings.