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Thursday, December 8

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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
08 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'
08 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...

Pause @ Graham Chapel
08 Dec

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...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 9:00 AM
Digital Transformation Coffee Hour
08 Dec

Curious about WashU's new Digital Transformation initiative? Have ideas? Want to get involved? Every Thursday, you can join Philip R.O. Payne, Digital...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 9:30 AM
Abstract DNA illustration (image: Shutterstock)
08 Dec

The Synthetic Biology Young Speaker Series (SynBYSS) is a yearlong, weekly, virtual seminar series. The series is organized and chaired by Tae Seok Moon,...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 10:00 AM
Virtual Event
WUSM Farmers Market
08 Dec

The Office of Sustainability, Operations & Facilities Management Department, and Human Resources are excited to announce the return of The School of Medicine...

Ambivalent Pleasures: Advertiser Content in American Art
08 Dec

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

A two toned, red map marker indicates a location.
08 Dec

All WashU staff and faculty are invited to take part in this 90-minute interactive session. Participants will interact with the University mission, goals,...

Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings, 1988–2022: Returns, Revisions, Inventions
08 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...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 11:00 AM
Katharina Grosse: On the Edge of Something Else
08 Dec

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

Online Discussion with Sana de Courcelles: Representing France at the World Health Organization*
08 Dec

Sana de Courcelles is executive director of the Sciences Po School of Public Affairs in France and an affiliated professor in the areas of public innovation...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
Tim Colonius
08 Dec

Tim Colonius, the Frank and Ora Lee Marble Professor of Mechanical Engineering; Cecil and Sally Drinkward Leadership Chair, Department of Mechanical & Civil...

Native Foods, Native Peoples, Native Pollinators: An Initiative to Support Pollinators, Native Americans and the Environment
08 Dec

Living Earth Collaborative/Evolution, Ecology & Population Biology seminars are hybrid. Those who wish to join virtually can watch the livestream on YouTube.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 4:00 PM
WU Cinema Presents: Student Film Showcase
08 Dec

Watch short films by Wash U students in this annual showcase, presented by WU Cinema and the Program in Film & Media Studies.

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 6:30 PM
Singer-Songwriter Cabaret
08 Dec
WU Cinema Presents: DIAL CODE SANTA CLAUS
08 Dec

Director: René Manzor 1989 | 87 mins 4K DCP Previously only available via VHS bootlegs and a huge audience slayer since its debut at Fantastic Fest, DIAL...

Thursday, December 8, 2022 | 9:00 PM

Thursday, December 8