A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering

Events

Saturday, October 15

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
15 Oct

Chakaia Booker is renowned for her artistic practice that pushes the limits of abstraction through the use of her signature material—discarded rubber tires...

Ervin Scholars: Honor the Legacy
15 Oct

The John B. Ervin Scholars Program honors the memory of a nationally renowned educator and community leader who believed in giving students a first-rate...

Intersections: Black and Indigenous Sound in the Early Atlantic World
15 Oct

Organized by Miguel Valerio, assistant professor of Spanish, Department of Romance Languages & Literatures, Washington University, and colleagues from...

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 12:00 AM
Virtual Event
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
15 Oct

Leaving China is an exhibition of work by accomplished artist James McMullan that focuses on watercolor paintings about his childhood during World War II....

Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste Land
15 Oct

The Waste Land by St. Louis native TS Eliot was published in 1922 and forever changed literature. The Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste...

Ron King, Hick, Hack, Hock, 1995. Julian and Hope Edison Collection, Washington University Libraries
15 Oct

The Miniature Museum is a new series of exhibitions in which books are displayed as sculptural objects in a custom-built dollhouse museum. The first...

Stories From World War II
15 Oct

The "Stories From World War II" exhibition brings together stories from the Second World War told through special collections. A variety of personal accounts...

Valuable Dregs: Research in the William Gaddis Papers
15 Oct

Novelist William Gaddis famously shunned the spotlight and dismissed attempts to tie his private life to his creative work. However, Gaddis also kept an...

Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols: Selections from the Collection of Tim Huskey
15 Oct

Tim Huskey has been collecting Cardinals baseball memorabilia since he was five years old, when he stood in line to get an autograph from his favorite...

Through the Scope: A Small History of Microscopy
15 Oct

The invention of the microscope revealed the invisible and enabled new fields of biomedical research. Explore a small history of microscopy, from Robert...

Book Making Workshop: Movable Cards (AM Session)
15 Oct

Get ready for the upcoming holidays by learning to make your own cards with moving elements. Attendees will make a simple pop-up and a volvelle, a circular...

Saturday Science Lecture on the Compton Effect at 100
15 Oct

In 1922, Arthur Compton carried out seminal x-ray scattering experiments in the basement of Eads Hall at Washington University in St. Louis. The results of...

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
15 Oct

This installation prompts the question of how the visual culture of marketing and markets influences our lives. Bringing together modern and contemporary...

Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
15 Oct

Katharina Grosse is internationally celebrated for her large-scale, on-site works that she paints across built and natural environments. To date, less focus...

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
15 Oct

The renowned contemporary artist Katharina Grosse, whose exhibition Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions is on view...

Book Making Workshop: Movable Cards (PM Session)
15 Oct

Get ready for the upcoming holidays by learning to make your own cards with moving elements. Attendees will make a simple pop-up and a volvelle, a circular...

Book Making Workshop: Movable Cards (PM Session)
15 Oct

Get ready for the upcoming holidays by learning to make your own cards with moving elements. Attendees will make a simple pop-up and a volvelle, a circular...

Public Tour: Materials and Methods
15 Oct

Student educators lead interactive tours of works in the permanent collection that incorporate various artistic methods and materials, including experimental...

Saturday, October 15, 2022 | 2:00 PM

Saturday, October 15