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  • Sep 24 – Oct 21, 2016
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library (interior case)

  Professor Jeff Pike’s Strategies: Working on Site, Spring 2016 Projects will be on view in our interior case through October 21, 2016. While studying abroad in Florence, Italy, students designed and created these printed, bound books which are an analysis of a place, event or an activity.

  • September 27, 2016 • 10 AM – 7:30 PM
  • West Campus, Brown Hall and Steinberg Auditorium

Chancellor Mark S. Wrighton announces the Dedication of the Douglas B. Dowd Modern Graphic History Library, a division of Special Collections. Made possible by an endowing gift from Ken and Nancy Kranzberg. Douglas B. Dowd joined the faculty of Washington University in St. Louis in 1992. His work as an illustrator, critic and curator has […]

  • September 29, 2016 • 7 PM
  • Lee Auditorium, Missouri History Museum

Join us for a free screening presented by the Washington University Libraries, the Missouri History Museum, and the St. Louis LGBT History Project as part of the Henry Hampton Film Series. The screening will be followed by a discussion featuring Steve Brawley of the St. Louis LGBT History Project and performers Leon Braxton (aka Dieta Pepsi) […]

  • Sep 30 – Oct 7, 2016
  • Olin Library

Washington University Libraries will host the exhibit 50 x 50 Missouri from Friday, September 30, 2016, through Friday, October 7, 2016. The opening will be from 4 to 6 p.m on Friday, September 30. This project was student initiated and is supported by Washington University Libraries. 50 x 50 Missouri is part of a national initiative […]

  • October 4, 2016 • 4 PM
  • Formal Lounge of the Ann M. Olin Women’s Building

On Tuesday, October 4, 2016, Jim Neal, university librarian emeritus at Columbia University and president-elect of the American Library Association, will present the lecture “Library Virtuality, Virtuosity, and Virtuousness: Do Students and Researchers Still Need Libraries?” This talk is part of the Jack E. & Debbie T. Thomas Endowed Lecture Series. The lecture will take […]

  • October 24, 2016 • 6:30 PM
  • Steinberg Hall

An active designer throughout his entire life, Seymour Chwast is known for his unique illustrative style, which has been featured in publications such as The New York Times, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair, as well as in posters, advertising, and children’s books. Chwast often combines social issues and comical illustrations to create engaging design. […]

  • November 4, 2016 • 7:30 PM – 10 PM
  • Brown Hall

In the 2014 documentary “Agents of Change,” filmmakers Abby Ginzberg and Frank Dawson examine the racial conditions in the late 1960s on college campuses and in the country that led to protests for a more relevant education, including demands for black and ethnic studies programs. Today, more than 45 years later, many of the same demands are surfacing […]

  • November 6, 2016 • 7 PM
  • KDHX, 3524 Washington Avenue

The Washington University Libraries presents Rawstock, a FREE archival screening night celebrating the educational films of yesteryear. With special guest Tyler Bequette. This screening is part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. For any questions, contact the Film & Media Archive at or 314-935-8679.

  • November 9, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Ritenour Auditorium, Ritenour High School, 9100 St. Charles Rock Road

This free screening of Maya Angelou: And Still I Rise, the first feature documentary about the world-renowned writer, performer, and activist, is co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries and presented as part of the St. Louis International Film Festival. The screening will be followed by a Q & A with co-directors Rita Coburn Whack and Bob […]

  • November 11, 2016 • 7:30 PM
  • Pillsbury Theatre, 560 Music Center

In 1904, all eyes and ears turned to the city of St. Louis, host of the Louisiana Purchase Exposition. Music publishers in St. Louis and across the United States printed songs and music in all styles inspired by the fair, its exhibits, and its attendees. Hear the sounds of the fair as preserved by the […]

  • Mar 31 – Apr 1, 2017
  • Touhill Performing Arts Center

Washington University Libraries is excited to announce its participation in “Freedom,” an innovative arts collaboration with the award-winning Modern American Dance Company (MADCO), the professional dance company in residence at the Touhill Performing Arts Center. MADCO is known for its high energy, athleticism, entertaining style and commitment to work that impacts artists, audiences and communities. […]