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Wednesday, April 3

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
03 Apr

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.
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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.
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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.
03 Apr

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

The Novel Nineteenth Century: Trends, Treatments, and Technologies in Nineteenth Century American Medicine
03 Apr

This Glaser Gallery exhibit, "The Novel Nineteenth Century: Trends, Treatments, and Technologies in Nineteenth-Century American Medicine," is on display on...

Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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
03 Apr

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...

Open Access in the Humanities
03 Apr

Please join the Washington University Libraries, the Center for the Humanities, and the Program in Public Scholarship for a brown bag discussion about the...

Wednesday, April 3 | 12:00 PM
Physics Colloquium on Addressing Challenges in Modeling and Understanding Neural Connectivity with Generalized Linear Models
03 Apr

Exposing meaningful and interpretable neural connectivity is critical to understanding neural circuits. In this talk, I will discuss two key challenges in...

Wednesday, April 3 | 3:00 PM
The Outlook for the U.S. Economy and Monetary Policy: A Conversation with Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, Adriana D. Kugler
03 Apr

This event will be a lecture with Governor of the Federal Reserve Board, Adriana D. Kugler, followed by a question and answer session. The event will be...

Dinner & Dialogue: 'Riches and Rags: Is Inequality Wrong?'
03 Apr

What kinds of inequality are incompatible with social equity? In what ways is wealth inequality a bad thing? What limits to property rights may be imposed...

J.S.G. Boggs: Money as Performance Art
03 Apr

J.S.G. Boggs (1955-2017) was an American performance artist who created hand-drawn replicas of U.S. currency in exchange for goods and services. In doing so,...

Wednesday, April 3 | 5:00 PM
Installation view, Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present, Walker Art Center, 2023. Photo by Kameron Herndon. Courtesy of Walker Art Center, Minneapolis.
03 Apr

The artist Kahlil Robert Irving will be in conversation with Andrea Achi, Mary and Michael Jaharis Associate Curator of Byzantine Art at the Metropolitan...

Wednesday, April 3