TOC01: Some Books – The Open Collection exhibit series

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  • Jan 27 – Mar 10, 2017
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library - interior case

  The Open Collection The Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library Special Collections is a unique repository for rare and hard-to-find art and architecture publications. From limited edition series to out-of-print volumes, the Art Special Collections holdings offer unique access to over 3000 media artifacts. In an effort to make this collection more accessible and visible, […]

  • Feb 2 – Mar 15, 2017
  • St. Louis Holocaust Museum and Learning Center, 12 Millstone Campus Dr., St. Louis, MO

This exhibit offers reflections and images from Washington University students, faculty, and staff who traveled across Germany, Poland, and Lithuania in May 2016. The trip took place after a year of intensive study in 2015-2016 as part of the FOCUS program “The History, Memory, and Representation of the Holocaust.” The exhibit encompasses critical perspectives on […]

  • February 27, 2017 • 7:30 PM – 9 PM
  • Ibby's

Find out if you’re smarter than a librarian at this free trivia night sponsored by the Student Engagement Committee of Washington University Libraries. No registration is necessary. Just grab some friends, show up, and compete in 10 rounds of 10 questions in various categories.

  • Mar 3 – Aug 26, 2017
  • The Sheldon Art Galleries, 3648 Washington Boulevard

This multimedia exhibition, conceived by photographer Jennifer Colten, includes 50 large-scale, color landscape photographs by Colten, as well as video and oral histories by Denise Ward-Brown, historical land documentation, historical narrative panels and an art installation by Dail Chambers, which together provide an overview of the history and issues surrounding this historically African-American cemetery. Washington […]

  • March 9, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

In Hymns for the Fallen, Todd Decker listens closely to 40 years of Hollywood combat films produced after Vietnam. Ever a noisy genre, post-Vietnam war films have deployed music and sound to place the audience in the midst of battle and to provoke reflection on the experience of combat. Considering landmark movies—such as Apocalypse Now, Saving […]

  • March 28, 2017 • 3 PM – 7 PM
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library

Join us for a communal updating of Wikipedia entries on subjects related to art and feminism. We will provide guidance for the beginner Wikipedian, as well as reference materials and refreshments. A limited number of computers are available, and we recommend you bring your laptop and power cord, in addition to ideas for entries that […]

  • March 30, 2017 • 4 PM – 5 PM
  • Room 214, Wilson Hall

Jack E. & Debbie T. Thomas Endowed Lecture Series Sarah Pritchard, Dean of Libraries and Charles Deering McCormick University Librarian at Northwestern University Thursday, March 30 4:00 p.m. Room 214, Wilson Hall. A reception will immediately follow the lecture. “Linking Libraries to Promote and Preserve a City’s History: Creating the Chicago Collections Consortium” Over 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. […]

  • April 19, 2017 • 7 PM
  • Missouri History Museum, Lee Auditorium

Jon Else, filmmaker and North Gate Chair in Journalism at the University of California, Berkeley, will be the featured guest for the Henry Hampton Film Series, co-sponsored by Washington University Libraries, the Missouri History Museum and Cinema St. Louis. Else will discuss his new book, “True South: Henry Hampton and ‘Eyes on the Prize,’ the […]

  • April 20, 2017 • 4:30 PM – 6 PM
  • Olin Library, Room 142

Sowande’ Mustakeem’s Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage (University of Illinois Press) reveals for the first time how slavery took critical shape at sea. Expanding the gaze even more deeply, the book centers how the oceanic transport of human cargoes—infamously known as the Middle Passage—comprised a violently regulated process foundational to the […]