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Saturday, February 24

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
24 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
24 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.
24 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
24 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
24 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.
24 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
24 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
24 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.
24 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 Cultural Lives of Science and Technology in the Sinosphere: From the Late Qing to the Present
24 Feb

Please direct inquires to conference organizer, Kevin Gao, PhD candidate Chinese in Language and Literature Check the event website for agenda. Sponsored...

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

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

Saturday, February 24 | 9:00 AM
Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
24 Feb

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

Saturday, February 24 | 10:00 AM
Saturday Science Lecture with Francesc Ferrer on The eclipse that made Einstein world-famous
24 Feb

In 1905 Einstein published four papers that changed our understanding of space-time and laid the ground for the quantum theory of light. In the following...

Saturday, February 24 | 10:00 AM
Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present
24 Feb

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

Santiago Sierra: 52 Canvases Exposed to Mexico City’s Air
24 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
24 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 Body in Pieces
24 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
24 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...

Curatorial Tour: 'The Body in Pieces'
24 Feb

Assistant Curator Dana Ostrander leads an interactive tour of The Body in Pieces. This exhibition draws on the Kemper Art Museum’s significant modern art...

Dimensions of Emotion: Voice and Animation in 1990s Japanese Adventure Games
24 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...

Saturday, February 24 | 4:00 PM
ASA Fashion Show: Baiwa 2024
24 Feb

Fashion and entertainment celebrating the diversity of African culture. The annual African Students Association Fashion show, "Baiwa: Unveiling Africa's...

Saturday, February 24 | 7:00 PM
The Winter's Tale
24 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...

Saturday, February 24 | 7:30 PM

Saturday, February 24