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Winston Churchill was a dedicated painter. At home, on holiday and even on the battlefield, his oils were rarely far from hand. This fall, the National Churchill Museum and the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum will present “The Paintings of Sir Winston Churchill," one of the most significant exhibitions of Churchill’s work ever in North America.


Voice messages sound in a lonely apartment. Robert is turning 35. “Happy birthday,” intone his friends. “You don’t look it.” Stephen Sondheim’s “Company,” presented Oct. 9-18 by the Performing Arts Department in Arts & Sciences, examines the nature of marriage and commitment through eyes of an aging lothario — the last dangerously unattached member of his social circle.​​​

Johannesburg is a modern global city, the second-largest in Africa, yet the legacy of apartheid has left it a city of spatial segregation. This summer, graduate students in the Sam Fox School's Global Urbanism Studio, including Melisa Betts, traveled to Johannesburg to study Corridors of Freedom, an ambitious urban design program that aims to improve transportation throughout the region. MORE
With “Boîte-en-valise,” Marcel Duchamp created an artistic retrospective the size of a salesman's sample case. Now the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum has acquired for its permanent collection an early example of this important work by one of the 20th century's most influential artists.MORE

The Saint Louis Art Museum and the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts at Washington University in St. Louis have selected Andréa Stanislav as the 2015-16 Henry L. and Natalie E. Freund Teaching Fellow.


In response to the Syrian refugee crisis, many in St. Louis have called for the city to increase its acceptance of Syrian refugees. Architectural historian Michael Allen says that St. Louis has a long history of welcoming, and benefiting from, waves of immigrants — and that the existing housing stock could easily accommodate thousands of new residents.


A play is a text but also a performance. Dance is a discipline but also a communication. To be truly understood, both must be experienced live. For its 2015-16 season, the Performing Arts Department will present classic comedy and contemporary drama as well as original works by faculty and students.

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