A guide to events on our campuses.

Assembly Series

A tradition of convening thought leaders since 1953

McKelvey School of Engineering

Brown School

Events

Monday, May 6

'Medals of Independence' exhibit
06 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.
06 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
06 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
06 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.
06 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
06 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...

Reading and Exams
06 May

Fall reading and exams.

The Novel Nineteenth Century: Trends, Treatments, and Technologies in Nineteenth Century American Medicine
06 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
06 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
06 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
06 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
06 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
06 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...

Assembly Series and Fireside Chat with Jennifer Pahlka
06 May

Code for America founder and former US Deputy Chief Technology Officer under President Obama, Jennifer Pahlka, delivers an Assembly Series address, followed...

TIME/LOCATION CHANGE: Assembly Series and Fireside Chat with Jennifer Pahlka
06 May

NOTE: There is a new time and location for this event. Find more details here.

Timothy Morton: 'This Is Hell, It's Not the End of the World'
06 May

Organized in conjunction with the exhibition Santiago Sierra: 52 Canvases Exposed to Mexico City’s Air, Timothy Morton, Rita Shea Guffey Chair in English at...

Monday, May 6