Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum names Ostrander assistant curator
Dana Ostrander has been appointed assistant curator of modern art at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum at Washington University in St. Louis. She will begin March 13.
If the shoe fits …
Kristina Grimm, BArch ’06, uses her architecture degree to cobble together a career at Reebok.
Kemper Art Museum awarded NEH conservation grant
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has received a $10,000 Preservation Assistance Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
Hendrix installed as Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art
John Hendrix, a professor and founding chair of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts’ MFA in Illustration & Visual Culture program, was installed Jan. 26 as the Kenneth E. Hudson Professor of Art.
Picture books authors from Washington University
The writers and illustrators of many beloved picture books are from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.
What’s ahead for 2023
What changes and trends could we see this year? WashU experts in areas from artificial intelligence to climate to fashion share their insights.
Sam Fox School spring Public Lecture Series begins Jan. 19
Celebrated sculptor Chakaia Booker will launch the Sam Fox School’s spring Public Lecture Series with a free talk Jan. 19. Subsequent speakers will range from Pritzker Prize-winning architect Francis Kéré to author and illustrator Deb J.J. Lee, avant-garde stage director Robert Wilson and fashion technologist Anouk Wipprecht.
Kemper Art Museum acquires Ai Weiwei’s ‘Illumination’
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has acquired a major recent work by artist and activist Ai Weiwei. Titled “Illumination” (2019), the piece reconstructs, in colorful Lego blocks, an iconic selfie the artist took during his 2009 arrest in Chengdu, China.
Video: ‘Katharina Grosse Studio Paintings’
“Color can appear anywhere,” says Katharina Grosse. “It is independent from any location.” In this video, Grosse, one of Germany’s most celebrated artists, explores the nature of color, the visceral reactions it prompts and its power to override pictorial relationships and hierarchies.
Media Advisory: Holocaust exhibit preview with artist Luigi Toscano
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will host a preview of “Lest We Forget,” a large-scale public art installation featuring monumental portraits of Holocaust survivors, beginning at 3:15pm Thursday, Oct. 20. The exhibition will include 12 portraits of survivors now living in the St. Louis area.