Art & Architecture

Ai Weiwei
Acclaimed Chinese dissident artist and activist Ai Weiwei joined Sabine Eckmann, William T. Kemper Director and Chief Curator of the Kemper Art Museum, for a conversation on Ai’s wide-ranging and critical practice. The newly expanded Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in …
Antony Shugaar

Author and translator

The 2020-2021 Paul and Silvia Rava lecture titled "Families of Worlds" featured Antony Shugaar. The prolific Antony Shugaar has translated more than 40 books from Italian, including several award-winning modern novels. His translation of Gianni Rodari’s Telephone Tales (Enchanted Lion Books) …
Christiane Gruber's research interests span medieval Islamic art to contemporary visual culture and predominantly focus on Islamic book arts, paintings of the Prophet Muhammad, and Islamic ascension texts and images. In her talk, "The Praiseworthy One: Devotional Images of the Prophet Muhammad in Islamic Traditions," Gruber will explore the ways in which, within a variety of Islamic expressive cultures, artists and viewers alike used pictorial language to express devotion to the Prophet Muhammad.
Daniel Libeskind assembly series
Daniel Libeskind, one of the most celebrated architects working today, will discuss “The Future of Cities” as part of the Assembly Series at Washington University in St. Louis. His presentation, sponsored by the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and the Architecture Student Council, will begin at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in Graham Chapel.
Drone image for AS spring 16
Three WashU experts explore how drone technology is changing our world in a discussion that promises to bring intriguing insights. “Technology, Ethics, and Laws” featuring Humberto Gonzalez, Neil Richards, and Meredith Malone, at 5:30 p.m. March 31 in Steinberg Auditorium. At 5 p.m. please join us for a reception and viewing of the exhibition on which the discussion will be based: “To See Without Being Seen: Contemporary Art and Drone Warfare,” in the Kemper Art Museum.
Ian Bogost

Professor and director of film & media studies; professor of computer science & engineering, Washington University in St. Louis

Noted media studies scholar and game designer, Ian Bogost, presented three talks exploring the theory and concepts of play and games under the auspices of the 2021 Humanities Series. This event was sponsored by the Interdisciplinary Project in the Humanities, Arts & …
Joy Williams

Short-story writer and novelist

The Washington University Libraries and English Department hosted legendary writer Joy Williams for a special reading and conversation about Williams’ first novel in 20 years, Harrow. The event also celebrated her literary papers and the "Joy Williams: Honored Guest" exhibition in Olin Library …
At 4 p.m. Thursday, April 11, Kathleen Coleman will give an Assembly Series talk that paints a real picture of the Roman arena spectacle, explaining Roman penal theory and practice regarding Christian martyrdom in the context of the expectations and attitudes of both the Roman authorities and audiences. Coleman’s talk, the annual John and Penelope Biggs Lecture in the Classics, will be held in Steinberg Hall Auditorium on Washington University’s Danforth Campus; it is free and open to the public.
Stefan Merrill Block
Just two years after graduating from Washington University,Stefan Merrill Block found himself with a rough and extraordinarily large first draft of a manuscript. He sent it to Bill Clegg, at the time with the William Morris Agency, who agreed to take on the project. After an intensive …
One of the many research interests of Sue Vice, who teaches contemporary literature, literary theory, culture, and film at the University of Sheffield, is the representation of the Holocaust. As this year’s Holocaust Memorial Lecturer, Vice will draw on her extensive knowledge of the varied …