Eugene Mackey III. (Photo: Mackey Mitchell Architects)

Eugene Mackey III, 77

Eugene J. Mackey III, founder of Mackey Mitchell Architects, died Sunday, Nov. 27, after a long battle with cancer. He was 77.
Ralph J. Nagel and Carmon Colangelo celebrate Colangelo's installation Nov. 18 as the Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. (Photos: Joe Angeles/Washington University)

Colangelo named first Ralph J. Nagel Dean

Carmon Colangelo has been installed as the inaugural Ralph J. Nagel Dean of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts. The newly endowed position was established thanks to a $5 million commitment from Washington University Trustee Ralph Nagel, BS ’67, MArch, ’69, and his wife, Trish Nagel, JD ’74. A formal ceremony was held Nov. 18 in Steinberg Hall.
Carmon Colangelo, "Mauve Sensing Green" (left) and "Remote Sensing" (right). Monotype relief prints, 47" x 35" each, both 2016.

‘Here Be Dragons’

With “Here Be Dragons,” his new exhibition at the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery in New Orleans, Sam Fox School dean Carmon Colangelo examines the limits of knowledge and the precarious social and political states that define our contemporary moment.
Shimon Attie, "LAND LORD." two on-location light boxes, looking onto the Israeli settlement Har Homa from the Palestinian Village Umm Tuba, annexed by Israel in 1967, 2014. Digital c-print. 49 1/8 × 73 1/8 × 2 1/8 inches. ©Shimon Attie. Courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery.

Shimon Attie named 2016-17 Freund Teaching Fellow

Shimon Attie, who has earned an international reputation for exploring themes of place, memory and communal trauma, will serve as the 2016-17 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow. The fellowship, which is jointly organized by the Saint Louis Art Museum and Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis, consists of two monthlong residencies, during which recipients lead studios in the Sam Fox School while preparing an exhibition for the museum’s Currents series.

Election 2016 from Washington University’s view

At a transformative moment in our nation’s history, when America’s “Brexit vote” came to pass, where better than Washington University to bring together the thought leaders and experts from disparate fields covering the littered landscape that was, is and forever will be Election 2016?
The campus is slowly transforming into a different place. Artist: Kat Bourek

Debate Diary

More than 65 million people tuned in to the Oct. 9 debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. Watching at home, it can be hard to appreciate the scale of the endeavor, but a group of students from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, working behind the scenes, sought to document the energy and intimacy of life at ground level.
Erik L. Peterson (BFA in sculpture 2004). “Neon Pigeon,” 2014. Taxidermy pigeon, neon and transformer. (Photo: Jerry Naunheim Jr./Washington University)

The Ontology of Influence

More than three dozen alumni of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts have contributed works to “Ontology of Influence,” an exhibition paying homage to sculptor Ron Leax, the Halsey C. Ives Professor of Art.

Beauty, danger and cake

Cakes typically evoke birthday parties and celebrations. But a recent project by Ebony G. Patterson — a 2006 alumna of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts — transformed the idea of the cake into something entirely more serious.
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