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Friday, December 16

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
16 Dec

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

Seymour Chwast, End Bad Breath, 1967. D.B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library
16 Dec

In the late 1940s and 50s, mainstream illustration was dominated by the simulated small-town charm of Norman Rockwell and the slick but false assurances of...

Holiday Lights Recycling 2022-2023
16 Dec

Wondering what to do with your old or unworkable holiday lights? You can recycle them! The annual Holiday Lights Recycling Drive returns to Washington...

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
16 Dec

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
16 Dec

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
16 Dec

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...

Valuable Dregs: Research in the William Gaddis Papers
16 Dec

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
16 Dec

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...

Glaser Gallery Exhibit: 'How did we get hear? Historic hearing devices, 1800-2000'
16 Dec

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...

Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
16 Dec

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
16 Dec

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

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
16 Dec

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

The Importance of Indigenous Land Acknowledgements and What Comes Next
16 Dec

Land acknowledgements honor a place’s Indigenous people – past and present – and recognize the history that brought us to where we are today. The practice of...

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 11:30 AM
Virtual Event
Cycle Express
16 Dec

Join BearFIT Instructor Meghann in The Dark Room for this 30 min cycle class! We will get a quick sweat on and feel like we packed in 50 mins of work! ...

St. Louis Astronomical Society Meeting: Getting into Astrophotography One Step at a Time
16 Dec

Alan Dyer will give a presentation at the December meeting of the Saint Louis Astronomical Society. Photographing the night sky has become hugely popular,...

Friday, December 16, 2022 | 7:30 PM
McDonnel Hall, 162
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Friday, December 16