The Monster Challenge was a contest sponsored by the Frankenstein Bicentennial. The challenge encapsulated Washington University’s ongoing celebration of Mary Shelley’s novel and its enduring legacy.
Students created sculptures, paintings, books, musical compositions, and works of fiction that reimagined Frankenstein’s monster for the 21st century. Their work was displayed in an exhibition in Olin Library’s Gingko Room.
Sponsored by the Center for the Humanities, the Monster Challenge contest judges were Patricia Olynyk, director of the Graduate School of Art; Buzz Spector, professor of art, Jan Tumlir, lecturer, both at the Sam Fox School; and David Schuman, director of Creative Writing in the English Department.