Pledges of Allegiance

The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will fly “Untitled (Dividing Time),” a flag created by artist Robert Longo, as part of “Pledges of Allegiance,” a national public art series organized by Creative Time in New York.

WashU Expert: DACA and Houston

Rescinding DACA will deprive Houston of a substantial workforce at the very moment the city needs that workforce most, argues water management expert Derek Hoeferlin, associate professor of architecture in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis.

‘Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection’

With its fine slashing lines and dark, inky shadows, Rembrandt’s “The Three Crosses” is mournful, majestic, and exemplifies the artist’s experimental approach to printmaking. This fall, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present the historic etching, and more than 100 other prints, as part of “Renaissance and Baroque Prints: Investigating the Collection.”

Mindy Fullilove on community ‘root shock’

How does environment impact mental health? And how does stress affect one’s emotional ecosystem? On Sept. 14, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch is fall Public Lecture Series with a free talk by psychiatrist and urban policy expert Mindy Fullilove. In all, the series will feature 11 presentations by nationally known artists, architects, curators and designers.

Starting up in St. Louis

Business Insider recently reported that St. Louis is the best city for Millennials due to its low cost of living and lifestyle. Zoë Scharf, BFA ’11, co-founder of the start up Greetabl, wants to add one more reason to the list: the city’s great start-up scene.

Video: ‘A new approach’

Concrete is the most widely used construction material in the world. Billions of tons are produced annually. But for the 2017 Solar Decathlon, Team WashU wanted to demonstrate a new and more sustainable approach.

‘Kader Attia: Reason’s Oxymorons’

What is the nature of the self? How do conceptions differ in Western and non-Western cultures? Can individual and collective traumas ever be “fixed,” or do certain wounds defy the notion of repair? In “Reason’s Oxymorons,” French-Algerian artist Kader Attia surveys how different cultures, societies and disciplines grapple with questions of loss and damage.

PXSTL community design projects announced

The Pulitzer Arts Foundation, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts and Chicago-based artists Amanda Williams and Andres L. Hernandez have awarded four grants to support community design initiatives as part of the PXSTL project “A Way, Away (Listen While I Say).”
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