Ai Weiwei

Ai Weiwei

By Chris Amelung on December 4, 2019 in Art & Architecture, Current Global Issues, Fall 2019

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 St. Louis reopened to the public on Sept. 28, 2019 with […]

Sue Vice

By WashU on September 7, 2018 in Art & Architecture, Fall 2018, Humanities

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 forms of Holocaust literature and film that have entered the […]

Stefan Merrill Block

Stefan Merrill Block

By WashU on January 23, 2018 in Art & Architecture, Spring 2018

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 reworking of the novel, it was sent to […]

Drone image for AS spring 16

Humberto Gonzalez, Meredith Malone, Neil Richards: Panel on Drones in Society

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.

Daniel Libeskind assembly series

Daniel Libeskind

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Art & Architecture, Spring 2013 / No Comments

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.

Kathleen Coleman

By Barbara Rea on February 10, 2016 in Art & Architecture, Humanities, Spring 2013 / No Comments

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.

Christiane Gruber

By Barbara Rea on December 9, 2015 in Art & Architecture, Humanities, Spring 2016 / No Comments

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.

kevin ray assembly series

Kevin P. Ray

By Barbara Rea on December 7, 2015 in Art & Architecture, Spring 2016 / No Comments

As Kevin Ray, a legal expert in the field of cultural assets, notes, there’s a popular saying that bad artists imitate, but great artists steal. In the contemporary art world, the act of using some or all of another artist’s (or musician’s or author’s) work in the process of making your own new work is […]

Nasrine Seraji

By Sayan Patra on April 5, 2015 in Art & Architecture, Fall 2014 / No Comments

On November 7, 2014 internationally distinguished architect, Nasrine Seraji delivered the keynote address for the School of Architecture’s symposium on “Women in Architecture: 1974-2014.” The title of her talk was “As a Woman I Have No Country, as a Woman My Country is the World of Architecture.”