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Friday, May 12

Credit: Katherine Simone Reynolds
12 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.
12 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
12 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'
12 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
12 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
12 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
12 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....

Reception for Romance Languages and Literatures 2023 Graduates
12 May

Join us at Ridgely 107 to celebrate our graduates! Friends and family welcome.

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 10:30 AM
'Killing the Buddha': Reconstructing Zen
12 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
12 May

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

The Air that Inhabits: 2023 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
12 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
12 May

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

2023 Handprint Ceremony for Graduating PAD Students
12 May

Be sure to join us for our annual Handprint Ceremony. Family and friends are welcome as our students commemorate their participation with the PAD. Since...

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 12:00 PM
Graduate Hooding & Recognition Ceremony
12 May

Each May our master's and doctoral degree recipients gather with their family, faculty, and peers in a heartfelt celebration of achievement. The next Arts &...

Friday, May 12, 2023 | 3:00 PM

Friday, May 12