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Assembly Series

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McKelvey School of Engineering

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Monday, October 31

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
31 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...

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31 Oct

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Ervin Scholars: Honor the Legacy
31 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...

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
31 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
31 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
31 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
31 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
31 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
31 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
31 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...

Foundations of an Inclusive Workplace: Mindfulness
31 Oct

Awareness of ourselves is often the first step on the journey of equity and inclusion. In this 90-minute collaborative learning session, participants will...

Monday, October 31 | 9:00 AM
Virtual Event
Glaser Gallery Exhibit: 'How did we get hear? Historic hearing devices, 1800-2000'
31 Oct

The hearing aids we are familiar with today are both tiny and mighty, but they weren’t always that way. This exhibit highlights the long history of hearing...

Pause @ Graham Chapel
31 Oct

The Office for Religious, Spiritual, and Ethical Life will be holding space in Graham Chapel. The Chapel will be open for reflection, prayer or a moment of...

Monday, October 31 | 9:00 AM
Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
31 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
31 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...

Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
31 Oct

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

A line of dried yellow roses, interspersed with artificial roses made using hearing aids and rose stems, resting on a white cloth, with yellow petals and green leaves scattered around.
31 Oct

(Book talk with Michele Friedner) Michele Ilana Friedner (University of Chicago, Department of Comparative Human Development) is a medical anthropologist...

Monday, October 31 | 11:00 AM
Virtual Event
Jihad and the Negotiation of Gender and Religious Difference
31 Oct

Asma Afsaruddin is a professor of Middle Eastern Languages and Cultures at Indiana University Bloomington. Visiting scholar Asma Afsaruddin, an expert on...

Monday, October 31 | 4:00 PM
Halloween Humanities Mocktails
31 Oct

We’ll be hosting our annual Humanities “Mocktails” Party soon! We’ll gather at the Danforth University Center (DUC) in the Goldberg Formal Lounge on Monday,...

Monday, October 31