TOC01: Some Books – The Open Collection exhibit series

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Events + Workshops

  • Jan 27 – Apr 9, 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, […]

  • 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 […]

  • Mar 6 – Apr 28, 2017
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library - hall case

Come see student work from Nathaniel Elberfeld’s Fall 2016 course, ARCH 326K Digital Evolutions: Parametric Design for a Fabricated Species. Digital Evolutions introduced digital modeling, parametric work-flow, and fabrication techniques in a variety of two and three-dimensional media to document the imagined development of a hypothetical animal species. Students began with an analysis of drawings […]

  • Mar 27 – Apr 9, 2017
  • Kranzberg Art & Architecture Library - hall cases

3D Character Mash-Ups, from Associate Professor John Hendrix’s Spring 2017 Illustration Concepts & Media course, are now on display in two of our hall exhibit cases through April 9, 2017. In this project, students chose a character and world to mash up.

  • 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 14, 2017 • 9 AM – 4:30 PM
  • Rudolph Hall, Room 308

#DataRescueWU is a hackathon focused on preserving at-risk federal data and webpages. All levels of technical experience welcome. It is an opportunity for programmers, scientists, archivists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back-up, and help preserve federal data resources. Join us for a few hours or a full day of civic technology and […]

  • 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 […]