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Sunday, October 1

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
01 Oct

“What is your name?” “Where are you from?” “How did you end up here?” “Can you feel it?” “Does it hurt?” With these and other questions, the American artist...

Chris Jackson and Chrystal Jackson: 'Somewhere in the Stars'
01 Oct

Washington University in St. Louis alumnus (1981) Chris Jackson authored and produced numerous musical shows and productions in St. Louis, the Midwest, and...

Domesticated Pulp: Archie Publications and the Comics Code
01 Oct

For over 50 years, the Comics Code Authority enforced its Seal of Approval, a set of self-imposed guidelines used to judge comics as appropriate for all...

Long shalt thou live, if these well be done: Food, Drink and Health
01 Oct

You are what you eat! From medieval humoral theory using food to balance one's complexion to American homesteading recipes on making meals that best aid...

MADness Unleashed: The World of MAD Magazine
01 Oct

The MADness Unleashed exhibition is an overview of MAD Magazine and its place within American culture. The exhibition is highlighted by original art and...

Secret Sciences: The Hidden Arts of Alchemy
01 Oct

In the popular imagination, alchemy is often synonymous with the transmutation of lead into gold. But while this was certainly one of the alchemists’ goals,...

The Assembled Playwright: Harley Hammerman’s Eugene O’Neill Collection
01 Oct

The Assembled Playwright exhibition presents highlights from the Harley Hammerman Collection on Eugene O’Neill. The exhibition includes manuscripts,...

Fire & Freedom: 'Food and Enslavement in Early America'
01 Oct

The traveling exhibition from the NLM explore ways in which meals can tell us how power is exchanged between and among different peoples, races, genders and...

The lithograph displays a big heart with different icons including a prison cell, baby, diapeprs, hospitals, home, person with luggage, chained and being lifted out of a river. Inside the river there is a steam boat with a sign "Help us!". Above is a tidal wave made up from rising statistics, and a person with visible lungs breathing in particles from the wave. To the right is a person running through the river, with their organs exposed, above whom a plane flies with a "Patriots" label and a flying N-95 mask next to it. In the foreground is a school bus, and a yellow duck wearing a face mask.
01 Oct

No question that COVID-19 transformed the world. From masking and isolation to mass casualties and lingering harm to physical and mental health, the...

Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
01 Oct

Over the past two decades, several philosophers, art theorists, and cultural critics have turned their attention to the study of matter. Philosopher Jane...

CDI NDW Tens Across the Board Watch Party
01 Oct

Join us and Maven Logik Lee, Founder of Tens the Experience as we watch the documentary Tens Across the Board. If you attended or participated in the Future...

Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 12:30 PM
Kingsbury Ensemble: From Vienna to Prague
01 Oct

Ticketed Event: (On-sale 9/5) $20 – General Admission $15 – WU Faculty/Staff $5 – Student FREE – WU Student (with WU ID) (Edison Box Office -...

Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 4:00 PM
Quarterly Alumni and Parent Book Discussions: 'Demon Copperhead'
01 Oct

Welcome, WashU readers! These book discussions are offered on a quarterly basis throughout the year and are hosted by WashU alumni and parents. Connect and...

Sunday, October 1, 2023 | 7:00 PM
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Sunday, October 1