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Sunday, May 14

Credit: Katherine Simone Reynolds
14 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.
14 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
14 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'
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 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
14 May

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

The Maid of McMillan Screening
14 May

Come enjoy a film screening of The Maid of McMillan, a 15-minute silent film written and produced by Washington University in St. Louis students in the...

Sunday, May 14, 2023 | 2:00 PM

Sunday, May 14