‘No Boundaries’ MFA dance concert in Edison Theatre
Choreographers Kendra Key and Erin Morris will debut new work in Edison Theatre March 25 as part of “No Boundaries,” the 2022 MFA Student Dance Concert, presented by the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences.
Architect Francis Kéré to speak April 1
Internationally acclaimed architect Francis Kéré, winner of the 2022 Pritzker Prize, will discuss his work for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts April 1. The first African architect to win the Pritzker, Kéré is known for inventive civic projects, particularly schools, that employ local labor and indigenous materials.
Pianist Emanuel Ax performs March 26
Acclaimed pianist Emanuel Ax, who plays with “with youthful brio, incisive rhythm, bountiful imagination” (New York Times) will perform music of Schubert and Liszt March 26 as part of the Department of Music in Arts & Sciences’ 2023 Great Artists Series.
African Film Festival to highlight top films, shorts and animated features
The 17th annual African Film Festival at Washington University invites St. Louisans to see Africa’s most acclaimed films on the big screen. This year’s showcase, to be held March 24-26, includes six films and a youth matinee.
‘Torkwase Dyson: Bird and Lava’
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present “Torkwase Dyson: Bird and Lava” March 22 to July 10. Anchored by a newly acquired work, the display spans painting, drawing, sculpture and animation — along with architectural models relating to Dyson’s new commission for St. Louis’ citywide public art triennial Counterpublic.
Students Baba, Seger win Fashion Scholarship Fund honors
Olivia Baba and Connor Seger, both seniors pursuing a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, each will receive awards as part of the 2023 Fashion Scholarship Fund competition.
The Last Sanctuary
“The Last Sanctuary” is a story of devastation, survival, and hope. Set in the near future, devastation occurs when climate-change-induced disasters trigger a nuclear war that kills most of the Earth’s population. A small group of survivors, having planned for the possibility of such an event by building an ark as a mobile repository housing the DNA of the world’s plant and animal species, searches for a new home in a world that has been nearly destroyed.
Genevra Sforza and the Bentivoglio
Family, Politics, Gender and Reputation in (and beyond) Renaissance Bologna
Genevra Sforza (ca. 1441-1507) lived her long life near the apex of Italian Renaissance society, as wife of two successive de facto rulers of Bologna: Sante Bentivoglio then Giovanni II Bentivoglio. This book explores both her life story and misogynistic legends about the supposed destruction of Bologna and the Bentivoglio.
Stadiums don’t save cities
Large-scale redevelopment is often pitched as a strategy for reviving struggling downtowns. Yet such projects — with their acres of asphalt and tenuous connections to surrounding environs — are usually poor substitutes for the organic neighborhoods they displace, argues Patty Heyda, an associate professor of urban design at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts.
Academy of St Martin in the Fields with cellist Gary Hoffman
England’s legendary Academy of St Martin in the Fields, known for its “delectable mix of drive and vibrant coloring” (Baltimore Sun), will perform music of Schubert, Schumann, Sallinen and Tchaikovsky March 4 as part of the Department of Music’s 2023 Great Artists Series.