A guide to events on our campuses.

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Events

Monday, May 20

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
20 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.
20 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
20 May

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

First Summer Session Begins
20 May
Big Little Books, Dowd Illustration Research Archive
20 May

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.
20 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
20 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...

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

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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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
20 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...

Monday, May 20