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Friday, February 23

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
23 Feb

One of the most iconic images in the American memory is John Trumbull’s Declaration of Independence. The painting was commissioned by Congress in 1817 and...

Map of the Missouri Compromise, Library of Congress
23 Feb

The famous Black abolitionist William Wells Brown once remarked, “No part of our slave-holding country is more noted for the barbarity of its inhabitants...

Harry Beckhoff illustration for the fiction story "The Day's Work," Collier's, May 1948. From the Walt Reed Illustration Archive.
23 Feb

The Bend it Like Beckhoff exhibition explores the work of Harry Beckhoff. Beckhoff nearly became an accountant instead of an illustrator after being told in...

A Declaration of Independence medal, image credit belonging to Daniel Frank Sedwick
23 Feb

Drawing from the Washington University Wulfing Collection of ancient coins and from private collectors, the Coins Across Time exhibition examines aspects of...

Fifth Biennial Graduate Student Art History Symposium: Practicing Survival in Global Art History
23 Feb

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Art History and Archaeology will host its fifth biennial Graduate Student Art History Symposium (GSAHS)...

Photo from the Missouri Historical Society.
23 Feb

The Louisiana Purchase Exposition, also known as the St. Louis World’s Fair, opened its doors to the public on April 30, 1904. By the time it concluded in...

Legacy of Fandom: Introducing the Levey Family Collection on Sports and Culture
23 Feb

Lewis Levey (MBA ’67) has collected sports memorabilia all his life. His passion began with personal keepsakes from sporting events he attended as a child...

Big Little Books, Dowd Illustration Research Archive
23 Feb

Explore the small and smaller books in the Little Libris exhibition displayed as a miniature library. The miniature library display contains books from...

Images for Pasted Youth are courtesy of Andrew Krivine.
23 Feb

Pasted Youth is an exhibition of posters, flyers, fanzines, handbills, record sleeves, badges, and other punk ephemera from the collection of Andrew Krivine....

The CIPE wants to hear from your clinical team!
23 Feb

Are you part of a strong interprofessional clinical team? The Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (CIPE) wants to spotlight your work during...

Virtual Event
Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
23 Feb

Featured artists include Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Arleene Correa Valencia, Zlatko Ćosić, Mee Jey, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, Kiki Salem, Rafael Soldi, and...

Friday, February 23 | 9:00 AM
FAIR or FOUL: An Introduction to Good Documentation
23 Feb

Join us to learn best practices for documenting data, documentation tools, and work on documentation of a dataset. Free and open to all, registration...

Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
23 Feb

Featured artists include Janna Añonuevo Langholz, Arleene Correa Valencia, Zlatko Ćosić, Mee Jey, Amanda Phingbodhipakkiya, Kiki Salem, Rafael Soldi, and...

Friday, February 23 | 10:00 AM
Amrita Roy Chowdhury
23 Feb

Amrita Roy Chowdhury CRA/CCC CIFellow University of California – San Diego Data is today generated on smart devices at the edge, shaping a decentralized...

Erich T. Hester, Ph.D., P.E.
23 Feb

Erich T. Hester, Ph.D., P.E. AAAS Fellow, Water Power Technologies Office, U.S. Dept. of Energy Associate Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering,...

The Body in Pieces
23 Feb

In her 1994 text The Body in Pieces, art historian Linda Nochlin proposes the fragment as a metaphor for modernity. She argues that artists’ impulse to...

Tragic Depictions: Negative Emotions in the Visual Arts
23 Feb

This exhibition explores the puzzle of why we seek out and enjoy negative emotions caused by our engagement with art, such as the sadness we feel when we...

Global Afterlives of America’s First Red Scare: Political Deportees and Transnational Radicalism between the World Wars
23 Feb

Between 1917 and 1925, the United States deported more than 1,000 foreign-born leftwing radicals in the largest expulsion of political dissidents in US...

Friday, February 23 | 12:00 PM
Save the Dates: Workshop in Politics, Ethics and Society (WPES)
23 Feb

Save these dates for our upcoming Workshop on Politics, Ethics and Society series: February 9th, 12pm-1:30pm in the Weidenbaum CenterFebruary 16th,...

Friday, February 23 | 12:00 PM
Black History Month: The Influence of the 'Divine 9'
23 Feb

This exhibit focuses on members of the "Divine 9" who helped create a culture of change and resistance that impacted the Civil Rights Movement in America....

Friday, February 23 | 2:00 PM
Women & Engineering: WE Day
23 Feb

The Women & Engineering Center presents WE Day During this inaugural event, we will gather with students, alums, faculty and friends to hear short,...

Department Research Roundtable
23 Feb

The Washington University Department of English welcomes you to the Hurst Lounge for a series of brief research presentations, conducted by English Dept....

Friday, February 23 | 3:00 PM
Medline via PubMed: A Fantastic, Free Health Database
23 Feb

Learn how to effectively search Medline via PubMed for public health, psychological, and therapeutic information. Covers MeSH searching, applying limits,...

Friday, February 23 | 3:00 PM
Sports & Society: Legacy of Fandom
23 Feb

On Friday, February 23 at 3 p.m., the Sports & Society Reading Group will gather in Olin Library to observe and discuss the new exhibit, Legacy of Fandom:...

Dimensions of Emotion: Voice and Animation in 1990s Japanese Adventure Games
23 Feb

The introduction of CD-ROM media allowed for an extensive use of recorded voice and dialogue in video games, which in turn led to an explosion of...

Friday, February 23 | 4:00 PM
Imagined Communities: Myth, Memory, and the Temple of St. Andrew at Old St. Peter’s
23 Feb

About the year 500 the bishop of Rome Symmachus converted an ancient rotunda standing beside the Vatican Basilica of St. Peter into a memorial shrine. He...

Friday, February 23 | 4:00 PM
Spring 2024 Architecture | Urban Design | Landscape Architecture Career Fair
23 Feb

The Career Center and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Art will host top architecture firms during the annual Architecture | Urban Design | Landscape...

Friday, February 23 | 4:00 PM
Member and WashU Preview: Spring Exhibitions
23 Feb

Kemper Art Museum members and WashU faculty, staff, and students are invited to be among the first to view the spring exhibitions Kahlil Robert Irving:...

Q&A with Kahlil Robert Irving
23 Feb

As part of the opening celebrations for Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present, artist Kahlil Robert Irving will be in conversation with Hamza...

Islamic History Through Muslim Narrative: From Africa to America
23 Feb

Join AFAS Professor, El Hadji Diallo, as he explores how Islam has spread throughout Africa and the relationship between Black history and Islam. This event...

Friday, February 23 | 6:00 PM
Lunar New Year Celebration: Student Showcase
23 Feb

Immerse yourself in the vibrant spirit of the Lunar New Year Celebration: Student Showcase! Experience a dazzling array of cultural performances featuring...

Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present
23 Feb

The St. Louis–based artist Kahlil Robert Irving creates assemblages made of layered images and sculptures composed of replicas of everyday objects. Mainly...

Public Opening: Spring Exhibitions
23 Feb

Join the Kemper Art Museum in celebrating the opening of the spring exhibitions. Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present features the artwork of...

Santiago Sierra: 52 Canvases Exposed to Mexico City’s Air
23 Feb

The Madrid-based artist Santiago Sierra presents 52 Canvases Exposed to Mexico City’s Air (2019) in the Saligman Family Atrium. Known for his provocative...

Space Mapping: Video Art Series
23 Feb

In coordination with the exhibition Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present, the artist Kahlil Robert Irving selected a series of contemporary video...

The Winter's Tale
23 Feb

Once upon a time . . . King Leontes of Sicilia accused his childhood friend King Polixenes of Bohemia of seducing his wife. His jealousy was groundless and...

Friday, February 23 | 7:30 PM

Friday, February 23