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Lecture: Ai Weiwei: Between Mao and Warhol

Wed., Oct. 23, 6:30 p.m.

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In this lecture, John J. Curley, associate professor of modern and contemporary art at Wake Forest University, will discuss the hybridity of Ai Weiwei’s artistic practice. In many of his works, Ai emulates Western exemplars like Andy Warhol and Marcel Duchamp but infuses these models with techniques learned from communist propaganda during the Chinese Cultural Revolution. Ai’s practice thus transforms Duchamp’s and Warhol’s postures of critical ambiguity into clear political statements, allowing his works to be read as both works of contemporary art and social activism. Free and open to the public. 314-935-5490

Radical Love in James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk

Thu., Oct. 24, 2-4 p.m.

Columbia University Professor Dr. Farah Griffin will deliver the UMSL Common Read Signature Lecture, titled “Radical Love in James Baldwin’s 'If Beale Street Could Talk.'” This featured program is part of a yearlong series of events supporting the UMSL Common Read, an initiative launched to spark a wide-ranging conversation about diversity and inclusion in our community and on our campus. A reception for Griffin will immediately follow the lecture. For more information about the Common Read and its related programming, please visit https://www.umsl.edu/divisions/artscience/common-read/home.html 314-516-5501

Terry Virts: A View from Above

Fri., Nov. 1, 7:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Ticketssingle ticket prices start at $32 | VIP tickets are available

Join former NASA astronaut and pilot of the space shuttle. Terry Virts and get a whole new perspective of space and the planets. Mr. Virts will share captivating imagery and stories from the International Space Station (ISS) where he spent more than 200 days. Many of the images were later used in the National Geographic book View From Above and the IMAX film A Beautiful Planet. But to hear Virts tell it, no photo can truly capture the perfect shade of blue from a sunrise viewed from outer space. 314-516-4100

Pursuing the Spirit in Contemporary Art: A Celebration of Terrence Dempsey, S.J.

Sun., Nov. 10, 2-4 p.m.

MOCRA honors its Founding Director as he retires from Saint Louis University after nearly three decades of teaching and museum leadership. We welcome special guest Dr. Aaron Rosen, who will reflect on the intersection of art, faith and spirituality, in a talk titled “Brushes with Faith: Encounters in Contemporary Art.” The program takes place in Boileau Hall on the Saint Louis University campus. The program will be followed by a reception at MOCRA. 314-977-7170

An Evening with Mike Roberts

Tue., Nov. 12, 7-8:45 p.m.

@ Franciscan Sisters of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Tau Center, 335 S. Kirkwood Road
Please join us for An Evening with Mike Roberts in Kirkwood. Mike will speak on “Climate Change – From the Vatican to the Pentagon.” Many of you will recognize Mike for his 37-year career in television as a meteorologist. From 1996 to 2016, you could always spot him on KSDK-TV 5 where he won four Emmy awards. From 2004 to 2016, he also served as an adjunct faculty member for the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at Saint Louis University. In addition, Mike has been a hospice volunteer for many years. 314-965-3700

How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know

Sat., Nov. 16, 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
St. Louis Community College-Meramec 11333 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood Kirkwood

Buy Tickets$39

Saturday, November 16. 8:00am—12:00pm. The St. Louis Publishers Association presents "How to Publish Your Own Book: What You Need to Know". A four-hour workshop on the realities of independent book publishing, including editing, design, print options, sales, eBooks and marketing. Cost is $39. Registration required. STLCC-Meramec Campus. 11333 Big Bend Rd. Kirkwood, 63122. Course code WRIT-704 F05. https://www.stlouispublishers.org/event-3513607 https://applications.stlcc.edu/Continuing-Education/classes/index.asp?Cat=XWRT 314-984-7500

Humanities Awards Featuring David Grann

Sat., Nov. 16, 5:45-8:50 p.m.

Buy Tickets$60

Join Missouri Humanities for an evening at the Missouri Botanical Garden to celebrate the work of individuals and organizations throughout our state. The night will include a silent auction, light dinner buffet, followed by video award presentations, and a keynote lecture by David Grann. We will conclude with a book signing. All ticket purchases include a copy of David Grann's book, "Killers of the Flower Moon." For more information regarding the 2019 Humanities Awards, visit: https://www.mohumanities.org/2019-humanities-awards-info/ 314-577-9400

Truths & Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice

Mon., Dec. 2, 5:30 p.m.

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Geoff Ward, associate professor and associate chair in the Department of African & African-American Studies in Arts & Sciences, will discuss his Teaching Gallery exhibition, Truths and Reckonings: The Art of Transformative Racial Justice. Through a selection of artworks from the Museum's collection and objects from the Washington University Libraries, the exhibition considers how art and its presentation can bear witness to difficult truths–colonialism, enslavement, lynching–and the need to reckon with injustice and contribute to repair. Free and open to the public. 314-935-5490

Steve Winter: On the Trail of Big Cats

Fri., Jan. 31, 7:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy Ticketssingle ticket starts at $32 | VIP and Family Four Packs are available

Join award-winning National Geographic photographer Steve Winter for a thrilling journey into the world of the big cats. Winter’s mission is to share the beauty of these animals while reinvigorating efforts to save them. From trekking high in India’s Himalaya in search of rare snow leopards to stalking the elusive jaguar in Latin American jungles, this determined explorer comes face to face with his subjects. Spend an evening daringly close to the big cats– through the unforgettable stories and images of Steve Winter. 314-516-4100

Dr. Kara Cooney: When Women Ruled the Earth

Fri., March 6, 7:30 p.m.
Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy North St. Louis County

Buy TicketsSingle ticket starts at $32 | VIP and Family Four Packs are available

Join Doctor Kara Cooney, professor of Egyptology, for a look at a time in ancient history when women ruled the world. Often neglected in the history books, these powerful women were considered exceptions to the rule, political pawns in a patriarchal society. But their power and influence is undeniable and Dr. Cooney shares illuminating insights on what we can learn from how women like Cleopatra and Neferusobek ruled and earned their place in history. 314-516-4100

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