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Wednesday, May 17

Credit: Katherine Simone Reynolds
17 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.
17 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
17 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'
17 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
17 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
17 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
17 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....

Donuts with the Vice Dean
17 May

Come to the Office of Grad Studies Suite and have coffee and donuts with Director of Grad Student Affairs, Andy Wiegert and Vice Dean of Graduate Education,...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 8:30 AM
TRIADS Design Workshop: From Ideas to Action
17 May

“The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” – Linus Pauling Bring your boldest ideas to a brainstorming process of inspiration, ideation,...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 8:30 AM
'Killing the Buddha': Reconstructing Zen
17 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...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 11:00 AM
African Modernism in America
17 May

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 11:00 AM
The Air that Inhabits: 2023 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
17 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
17 May

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

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 11:00 AM
WashU Employee Onsite Biometric Screening Event
17 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...

Danforth Campus Toastmasters Club Returns February 1
17 May

WUSTL Speaks, the Danforth Campus Toastmasters club since 2014, meets every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, with the occasional 5 Wednsday being a socail meeting off...

Wednesday, May 17, 2023 | 12:00 PM
Simon Hall, 113
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Wednesday, May 17