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Monday, March 18

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
18 Mar

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...

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

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
18 Mar

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.
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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.
18 Mar

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

Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
18 Mar

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

Monday, March 18 | 9:00 AM
Moving Stories in the Making: An Exhibition of Migration Narratives
18 Mar

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

Monday, March 18 | 10:00 AM
Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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
18 Mar

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...

Dr. Mikhail Kats, University of Wisconsin-Madison
18 Mar

Dr. Mikhail A. Kats, Jack St. Clair Kilby Associate Professor at the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of...

An anecdotic topography of chance: Una topografía anecdótica del azar
18 Mar

¿Cuáles son las historias que se esconden en los objetos cotidianos? ¿Por qué importa pensarlas al escribir? Este breve taller te invita a explorar las...

'Well-Being Science:  4 Decades of Progress and New Frontiers'
18 Mar

Abstract: Psychologists began to examine well-being in earnest in the 1980s. Over the last 4 decades, many debates on measurement, heritability and the role...

Monday, March 18 | 4:00 PM
EALC Lecture Series: Territorial Sovereignty and Socialist Landscape Paintings
18 Mar

This presentation is a chapter of Pang’s forthcoming book One and All: The Logic of Chinese Sovereignty (Stanford University Press, April 2024). In this...

Monday, March 18 | 4:00 PM
The Making of Victory: Triumphal Arches and Their Representation in Roman Art
18 Mar

Arches are among the most widespread monuments of the Roman empire. This talk will present and discuss their main features: their links to...

Monday, March 18 | 4:00 PM
Mutual Aid Liberation Center, Atlanta, GA (image courtesy of Atelier Cory Henry
18 Mar

Cory Henry founded the eponymous interdisciplinary design studio Atelier Cory Henry following 14 years working with renowned architects, including Michael...

Monday, March 18