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Events

Monday, May 1

Credit: Katherine Simone Reynolds
01 May

In 2021 the Washington University Libraries acquired the literary papers of Aaron Coleman. Coleman, a poet and translator, received his Master of Fine Arts...

 This image is an illustration by Stanley Galli that was painted for a Weyerhaeuser advertisement. The illustration can be found in Washington University in St. Louis’ Walter Reed Illustrative Archive within the Modern Graphic History Library Collection.
01 May

The Artifacts & Fictions exhibition presents selected works from the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration and Visual Culture (MFA-IVC) students as a part of...

Beauty in Enormous Bleakness: The Design Legacy of the Interned Generation of Japanese Americans
01 May

"The Beauty in Enormous Bleakness: The Design Legacy of the Interned Generation of Japanese Americans" explores architecture’s relationship to issues of...

Chakaia Booker: 'Shaved Portions'
01 May

Chakaia Booker is renowned for her artistic practice that pushes the limits of abstraction through the use of her signature material—discarded rubber tires...

Inherent Vice: Preserving Vulnerable Collections
01 May

Libraries and archives are stewards to immense collections threatened by building leaks, pest infestations, and their own inherent vices. The Inherent Vice...

Shakespeare in Hand
01 May

Shakespeare’s words have become so famous that there is a quote for just about every circumstance or occasion. Though many miniature books feature an entire...

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, and tragedies, 1685
01 May

"The Play’s the Thing" exhibition celebrates the 400-year anniversary of the first folio—the first time William Shakespeare’s collected works were printed....

'Killing the Buddha': Reconstructing Zen
01 May

“If you meet the Buddha on the road, kill him.” So said a Zen master in an iconoclastic koan—a paradoxical statement to provoke a disciple into...

African Modernism in America
01 May

Organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Fisk University Galleries, African Modernism in America is the first major traveling exhibition to...

Honors Thesis Presentations
01 May

Our students contribute to the field of WGSS and everyday practices Description: Committed to transformative scholarship, our students contribute to the...

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 11:00 AM
The Air that Inhabits: 2023 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
01 May

I would like to be the air that inhabits you for a moment only. I would like to be that unnoticed & that necessary. – Margaret Atwood The air that inhabits...

Torkwase Dyson: Bird and Lava
01 May

Torkwase Dyson’s artwork engages urgent issues regarding architecture, infrastructure, and the social and political impacts of the climate crisis—bringing...

BME Day Faculty Presentation: Alexandra Rutz
01 May

Presenting on "Soft, Hydrated, and 3D Bioelectronic Interfaces." Alexandra Rutz, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, will present at 11:15 a.m....

WashU Employee Onsite Biometric Screening Event
01 May

Knowing your numbers is key in detecting disease early and we offer three ways for all WashU benefits eligible employees to complete their annual screening...

Frank C. P. and Grace C. Yin Distinguished Lecture in Biomedical Engineering: Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD
01 May

Presenting on "Why hearing loss can sabotage communication in lively social settings" As part of BME Day, Barbara Shinn-Cunningham, PhD, Frank C. P. and...

Save the Date | James E. McLeod Honors & Awards Program
01 May

Join us to recognize students who have demonstrated a commitment to celebrating Black culture and improving the quality of life for Black people. The...

Monday, May 1, 2023 | 3:00 PM

Monday, May 1