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Wednesday, February 7

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
07 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
07 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.
07 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
07 Feb

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

Photo from the Missouri Historical Society.
07 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
07 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
07 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.
07 Feb

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

TRIADS Training Series: Introduction to Python
07 Feb

This six-session course will provide participants with a basic foundation in the Python programming language that can be built upon through more specialized...

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

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

Wednesday, February 7 | 9:00 AM
Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
07 Feb

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

Wednesday, February 7 | 10:00 AM
Tragic Depictions: Negative Emotions in the Visual Arts
07 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...

Brown School Admissions & Recruitment | Opportunities Outside of the Classroom
07 Feb

As a student at the Brown School, you’ll find an abundance of opportunities beyond the classroom that will further shape your graduate school experience....

Wednesday, February 7 | 12:00 PM
Virtual Event
The Pangdatsang Trading Firm: Politics, Currency Exchange, and Trans-Tibet Business during WWII
07 Feb

This talk introduces the Pangdatsangs, one of the wealthiest and most powerful Tibetan families of the mid-20th century. In the decades leading up to WWII,...

Wednesday, February 7 | 12:00 PM
Physics Colloquium on A Novel Dark Matter Search Experiment
07 Feb

Neutrinos make up a quarter of the elementary particle map in the Standard Model of particle physics. They, however, do not behave as the Standard Model...

Wednesday, February 7 | 3:00 PM
Curtis Chin: Everything I Learned, I Learned in a Chinese Restaurant
07 Feb

Please join us for a reading and reception with filmmaker and co-founder of the Asian American Writers' Workshop, Curtis Chin. His memoir, Everything I...

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:00 PM
When Hands Speak As Loud as Words: Insights from Gesture and Sign Language Concerning the Cognitive and Neural Mechanisms of Learning
07 Feb

Gestures—meaningful hand movements—are often produced with speech, conveying complementary information visually. Similarly, signs can convey information...

Wednesday, February 7 | 4:00 PM
New Perspectives Talk: Hung Liu's Re-presentations of Historical Photographs
07 Feb

In “Toward a ‘Bent Ornamentalitism’: Hung Liu's Re-presentations of Historical Photographs,” Zihan Feng, PhD student in the Department of East Asian...

An Evening with Nnedi Okorafor
07 Feb

Award-winning author, Nnedi Okorafor, will be coming to Washington University in St. Louis to talk about her writing journey within the Sci-Fi genre. This...

Wednesday, February 7 | 6:00 PM
An Evening with Local Author: Rebecca Copeland
07 Feb

Join us for a visit from local author Rebecca Copeland, as she reads from and discusses her book, "The Kimono Tattoo."

Wednesday, February 7