A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

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Events

Sunday, December 4

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
04 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
04 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...

Leaving China: An Artist Paints His World War II Childhood
04 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
04 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
04 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...

Stories From World War II
04 Dec

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
04 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...

Washington University Dance Theatre: 'This is Temporary'
04 Dec

The annual dance concert features diverse artwork by resident and guest choreographers, performed by student dancers of the Performing Arts Department. As...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 12:00 AM
Yadier Molina and Albert Pujols: Selections from the Collection of Tim Huskey
04 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'
04 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
04 Dec

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

Chamber Music Division Recital
04 Dec

WashU music students will perform in small ensembles.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
04 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...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
04 Dec

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

Piano Division Recital
04 Dec

THE NOVEMBER 5, 2022 RECITAL HAS BEEN CANCELED.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 1:30 PM
Guitar Gala
04 Dec

Program: TBA

Guitar Gala
04 Dec

Students in the WashU guitar studios will perform a concert of solos and ensembles.

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 3:00 PM
Alumni and Parent Book Discussion: 'Razorblade Tears'
04 Dec

Welcome, WashU readers! Throughout the year, we will hold Alumni and Parent book discussions that aim to foster dialogue, learning and listening as the...

Sunday, December 4, 2022 | 7:00 PM
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Sunday, December 4