Good to be bad

Kristin Bauer Van Straten, BFA ’88, is best known for playing the fashionable, no-nonsense vampire Pam De Beaufort on HBO’s True Blood. But when she was younger, she was interested in another art, painting, which led her to Washington University.

Bornstein named 2017-18 Freund Teaching Fellow

The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis have selected Jennifer Bornstein as their 2017-18 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow. Bornstein will lead studios in the Sam Fox School and prepare a museum exhibition.

Celebrating 20 years of Hand Print Workshop

Over the last two decades, printmaker Dennis O’Neil has collaborated with artists from around the world while helping to expand the limits of screen print technology. Beginning Oct. 5, the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will present “Process & Innovation: 20 Years of Partnerships in Print at Hand Print Workshop International.”

‘Topographic Memory’

In “Topographic Memory,” architect Bruce Lindsey, of the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, explores how we interpret both photography and the natural world.

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.