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Washington University School of Medicine recently teamed up with the Saint Louis Art Museum and the university’s Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum to scan some very unusual patients: three Egyptian mummies.


Clarinetist Nicolas del Grazia and St. Louis Symphony violinist Jooyeon Kong will join Washington University in St. Louis pianist Seth Carlin for works by Johann Sebastian Bach, Robert Schumann, Sergey Prokofiev and Igor Stravinksky Oct. 26.


You know the voice but do you know the dance moves? On Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 1 and 2, Ira Glass, host and executive producer of “This American Life,” will join Monica Bill Barnes & Company for “Three Acts, Two Dancers, One Radio Host” at Edison Theatre.

Architects from across the country converged on the Danforth Campus Oct. 6 and 7 to install “Sukkah City STL 2014: Between Absence and Presence.” The design competition challenged participants to reimagine the traditional Jewish Sukkah through the lens of contemporary art and architecture. On view through Oct. 12.MORE
The Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has brought “How to Build a Universe that Falls Apart Two Days Later” (2014), by Danish artist Jakob Kolding, to the Skinker MetroLink station. The piece has been installed at the southwest entrance of the staton at the corner of Skinker Blvd. and Forest Park Parkway. It explores the gaps between how architectural spaces are planned and how they’re actually used, consists of protest-style posters, pasted to the wall in variable configurations.MORE

This year marks the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, in which thousands of volunteers helped register African-American voters in Mississippi, and of John Coltrane's landmark album “A Love Supreme.” On Thursday, Oct. 9, Washington University will celebrate both anniversaries with a free Jazz at Holmes concert.


Over the last century, nearly 1,900 square miles of Louisiana wetlands — an area approximately the size of Delaware — have disappeared. Now the Sam Fox School's John Hoal is leading STUDIO MISI-ZIBBI, one of three finalist teams in the international competition "Changing Course: Navigating the Future of the Lower Mississippi River Delta."

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