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Saturday, October 14

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
14 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'
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 Oct

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

WashU Black Alumni Weekend 2023
14 Oct

Join us for WashU’s Black Alumni Weekend! Reconnect with the university community and explore St. Louis, all while celebrating the powerful legacy of Black...

Fire & Freedom: 'Food and Enslavement in Early America'
14 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...

Partial solar eclipse. Credit: NASA
14 Oct

During the Oct. 14 partial solar eclipse, the moon will cover about two-thirds of the sun, as visible from our vantage in St. Louis, MO. Faculty in the...

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 10:30 AM
Book Arts Workshop with WORK/PLAY
14 Oct

WashU students are invited to join us for a two-hour workshop on experimental book arts organized in conjunction with the exhibition Adam Pendleton: To...

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
14 Oct

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

Tour de Museo: Spanish-Language Tour
14 Oct

Join José Garza, museum academic programs coordinator, for a Spanish-language tour of select artworks in the special exhibition Adam Pendleton: To Divide By....

Saturday, October 14, 2023 | 1:00 PM

Saturday, October 14