A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering


Saturday, October 22

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
22 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
22 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...

Into The Woods
22 Oct

Inspired by the fairytales of the Brothers Grimm, composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim and book writer James Lapine upend the "Happily Ever After" trope to...

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 12:00 AM
Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
22 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....

Lest We Forget
22 Oct

On view October 20–November 6 in Ann and Andrew Tisch Park of Washington University, this exhibition by German-Italian photographer and filmmaker Luigi...

Life in St. Louis 1888-1905: T.S. Eliot’s First Waste Land
22 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
22 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
22 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
22 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...

William Gaddis Centenary Conference
22 Oct

Join us for a conference on novelist William Gaddis (1922-1998) on October 20–22, in celebration of his centenary year. Gaddis’ legacy and influence will be...

Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols: Selections from the Collection of Tim Huskey
22 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...

Saturday Science Lecture on Compton and WWII: the Manhattan Project
22 Oct

Arthur Holly Compton played a key role in the development of atomic weapons by the United States during World War II. Although the history of the Manhattan...

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Volleyball vs. Earlham
22 Oct

Come and support our WashU Volleyball team as they take on Earlham!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 10:30 AM
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
22 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
22 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 22, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
22 Oct

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

Volleyball vs. Grinnell
22 Oct

Come out and support our WashU Volleyball team as they take on Grinnell!

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 1:00 PM
Department of Music Showcase
22 Oct

In celebration of "Parent & Family Weekend" WUSTL MUSIC students will perform solo and chamber works. Livestream Digital Program ...

Saturday, October 22, 2022 | 3:00 PM

Saturday, October 22