Making visual stories

The Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts will launch a new master of fine arts degree in illustration and visual culture in fall 2019. The program — the first of its kind in the Midwest — will combine intensive studio practice with an emphasis on scholarly and theoretical analysis.

The Divided City 2022 wins $1 million grant

Over the past four years, The Divided City, an urban humanities initiative at Washington University in St. Louis, has supported dozens of projects exploring the effects of spatial segregation. This fall, the university will launch a second phase, The Divided City 2022, thanks to a $1 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

Dave Hullfish Bailey named 2018-19 Freund Teaching Fellow

The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis welcome Dave Hullfish Bailey as their 2018-19 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow. Designed to promote the creation and exhibition of contemporary art as well as the teaching of contemporary art principles, the fellowship consists of two month-long residencies, during which Bailey will lead studios in the Sam Fox School while preparing an exhibition for the museum’s Currents series.

‘The Cabinet of Ordinary Affairs’

In “The Cabinet of Ordinary Affairs,” the Sam Fox School’s Cheryl Wassenaar and Stephanie Ellis Schlaifer explore the ways our distinct inner voices combine to create a “bureaucracy of the mind.”

Artist Diana Al-Hadid to discuss work Sept. 5

Celebrated artist Diana Al-Hadid will discuss her work Wednesday, Sept. 5, for the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis. The free talk will launch the school’s fall Public Lecture Series, which will feature seven presentations by nationally and internationally known artists, architects, curators and designers.
Andrea Godshalk

Courage in the face of climate change

Thirty years ago this month, the term global warming became part of our popular conversation. Doctoral candidate Andrea Godshalk from the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts reflects on the recent Saint Louis Climate Summit and the challenge of re-imagining key infrastructure, systems and values.