Washington University in St. Louis

The Record Happenings

Thursday, March 2, 2023

‘African Modernism in America’ opens March 10

‘African Modernism in America’ opens March 10

This spring, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present “African Modernism in America,” the first traveling survey to examine the diverse aesthetic strategies, and complex relationships, between African artists and American artists, scholars, patrons and cultural organizations. The exhibit will open at the Kemper Art Museum on Friday, March 10, and remain on view through Aug. 6.

Upcoming events



NCAA Tournament: WashU vs. Coe College

6:55 p.m. Friday, March 3

The Bears men’s basketball team will host the first round of the NCAA Division III tournament against Coe College. If the Bears win, the team will play again Saturday, March 4. Athletic Complex.



Talk on Missouri’s overdose crisis

Noon Tuesday, March 7

The Brown School welcomes Rachel Winograd, of the University of Missouri-St. Louis, for a talk on the recent landscape of drug use and overdose in Missouri as part of the Public Health Speaker Series. Brown Hall Lounge, with a virtual option.



Leadership Perspectives: ‘She Suite’

5–7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 8

In honor of International Women’s Day, Olin Business School celebrates the impact of professional women with a panel including women that exemplify talent, drive and leadership in the workplace. Knight Hall, Emerson Auditorium.

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Looking ahead



Olin Africa Business Forum

10 a.m.–Noon Thursday, March 9



Meet the Makers panel: Opera Theatre of St. Louis

7 p.m. Thursday, March 9



Libraries virtual book club: ‘The Book of Madness and Cures’

3 p.m. Wednesday, March 15

Exhibits and ongoing events

‘Commit Series’ for faculty, staff explores equity, inclusion

The Academy for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion welcomes all WashU faculty and staff for a seven-class series designed for individuals to participate at their own pace. The first class in the series, “Community Commitments,” will look at WashU’s pursuit of equity and inclusion and the responsibilities that each of us hold. The classes are available on multiple days in March and are presented both virtually and in person.




Save the Date

African Film Festival

Friday, March 24– Sunday, March 26