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Transformative Visions: Washington University’s East End, Then and Now

Exhibit: Transformative Visions: Washington University’s East End, Then and Now  Friday, February 2 – Monday, May 21, 2018
Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Washington University

This exhibition opens with a special reception from 7 to 9 p.m.,  followed by a gallery talk Saturday, February 3 at 1 p.m. The exhibit examines the history of architectural planning and design for the east end of Washington University’s Skinker campus (originally called the Hilltop Campus, it is now known as the Danforth Campus). The east end has served as a gateway from the surrounding city to the academic space of the campus, reaching back to the end of the 19th century and the work of Olmsted, Olmsted & Eliot. Through archival photographs, architectural drawings, and models, the exhibition explores the complex relationship between planning and design as well as the broad range of theories and design strategies architects have used to shape this part of the campus.

For the Friday reception, valet parking will be available during the reception on the south side of Steinberg Hall on Forsyth Boulevard for $5 (free to gallery members). Free parking is available after 5 p.m. in the garage under the Danforth University Center west of the Edison Theater. The Kemper is regularly open 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. except Tuesdays and university holidays. At the conclusion of this exhibit, the Kemper will close until the fall of 2019 to accommodate construction of an addition.

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