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Friday, May 17

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
17 May

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.
17 May

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
17 May

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

Big Little Books, Dowd Illustration Research Archive
17 May

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

Nuclear Theory for New Physics
17 May

The Washington University in St. Louis Department of Physics and the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences invite you to the Nuclear Theory for New Physics...

Friday, May 17 | 12:00 AM
Images for Pasted Youth are courtesy of Andrew Krivine.
17 May

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

Re-Drawn: Pictures, Plots & Portrayals from Special Collections
17 May

The Re-Drawn exhibition presents materials curated by the Master of Fine Arts in Illustration and Visual Culture (MFA-IVC) students as a part of their...

STL DataFest 2024
17 May

We are excited to announce STL DataFest 2024, an event designed to unite professionals across diverse sectors, including universities, government,...

The Novel Nineteenth Century: Trends, Treatments, and Technologies in Nineteenth Century American Medicine
17 May

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

Woman wearing helmet carrying bike down stairs to a Metrolink station.
17 May

Stop by any of these Bike to Work Day Hospitality stations hosted by Metro Transit, Great Rivers Greenway, WashU and Trailnet on Friday, May 17 between 7 and...

Kahlil Robert Irving: Archaeology of the Present
17 May

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
17 May

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...

Slingshot: 2024 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition
17 May

Slingshot: 2024 MFA in Visual Art Thesis Exhibition features thesis projects by the Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art candidates in the 2024 graduating class...

Space Mapping: Video Art Series
17 May

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

Tragic Depictions: Negative Emotions in the Visual Arts
17 May

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...

BME Dissertation Defense: 'Optical Imaging to Investigate Neurovascular Injury, Repair and Disease'
17 May

Ryan Bowen, PhD candidate, will defend their dissertation Friday, May 17, 2024, at 3:00pm CST, FLTC Moore Auditorium. Please contact Ryan Bowen for Zoom...

CTCN Public Lecture on minds and machines
17 May

The Center for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience at WashU is delighted to present its inaugural annual public lecture on Minds and Machines. In this...

Art Night Out
17 May

Art Night Out is an evening of social gathering with conversational programs on topics related to modern and contemporary art taking place at multiple...

Understanding the Dark Universe with the Vera Rubin Observatory: St. Louis Astronomical Society May Meeting
17 May

Atop Cerro Pachon, at the southern reach of the Atacama Desert, scientists and engineers are building the largest machine ever conceived for astrophysics –...

The Black Rep presents 'Timbuktu!'
17 May

With the addition of a West African setting and a score featuring such Broadway hits as “Stranger in Paradise” and “This is My Beloved,” this musical...

Friday, May 17 | 8:00 PM

Friday, May 17