Connection between craft, war and national identity explored

Allison Smith creates large-scale multimedia installations that critically engage popular forms of historical re-enactment — including sculpture, fabrics, ceramics and other traditional crafts — to redo, restage and refigure our sense of collective memory. Beginning Friday, Feb. 5, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will showcase the artist’s most recent project: the re-creation of European and American gas masks from World War I and World War II.

Scholar Christopher Browning talks on Holocaust Denial in the Courtroom for the Assembly Series

Historian Christopher Browning will touch on his experience as an expert witness in recent famous court cases involving Holocaust deniers in his Holocaust Memorial Lecture for the Assembly Series at 11 a.m. on November 9. How ordinary Germans came to accept the wholesale massacre of Jews is a central theme in Browning’s pioneering scholarship of the Holocaust.