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Saturday, October 21

Adam Pendleton: To Divide By
21 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'
21 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
21 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...

MADness Unleashed: The World of MAD Magazine
21 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
21 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
21 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'
21 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...

Two people admiring a hand bag while thrift shopping.
21 Oct

Amidst an era of rampant consumerism, thrifting has surfaced as a promising remedy for our ongoing environmental crisis. It is a vital contributor to a more...

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 11:00 AM
Disorderly Materials / Contingent Objects
21 Oct

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

ASL Tour: 'Adam Pendleton: To Divide By'
21 Oct

Join Deaf artist and community advocate Devon Whitmore for an American Sign Language (ASL) tour of the special exhibition Adam Pendleton: To Divide By. The...

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 2:00 PM
Philippine Flag 4:3 Ratio
21 Oct

October is Filipino American History Month. Join members of the WashU and St. Louis community in a special screening of "Migrant Women Rise: Stories of...

Saturday, October 21, 2023 | 5:00 PM

Saturday, October 21