For the love of melanin: ‘Deana Lawson’ at CAM

Deana Lawson’s photographs in the newly-opened exhibition, “Deana Lawson,” at Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis resonate with grace and power and beauty.

Frieda Curtis | Staff Writer

Art Council, Sam Fox bring student art to debate-dominated campus

It was impossible not to notice the swarms of media groups covering campus this weekend. But between the madness of students and reporters alike are seven politically informed art installations.

Frieda Curtis | Contributing Writer

The debate gets creative: Political art installations set to go up on campus

Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts students have been working in conjunction with Art Council to set up a series of political art installations around campus in the lead up to Sunday’s debate.

| Contributing Reporter

Administration wants you to talk about ‘Swamp Creature Friends with your real friends

The Student Life Editorial Board assesses the benefits and problems with the Art on Campus Policy and it’s newest addition to campus—”Swamp Creature Friends.”

New sculpture elicits mixed reactions from returning students

Students who have long met at the Bunny or the Clocktower now have a third option around which to congregate: Swamp Creature Friends.

The sculpture, conceptualized and created by Washington University alumnus Tom Friedman and commissioned through the Art on Campus program, made its debut on the South 40 this fall.

| Associate Editor

Art in the Lou: ‘Hotline Bling’ at the Kemper

Just yesterday, the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum completed installing its cell phone tour. It was created specifically to broaden accessibility and spread information about all of the art around campus owned by the Kemper (both paintings located indoors and outdoor sculptures).

| Art Editor

Julian Rosefeldt: The man, the myth, the legend

After months of reading about his work and watching the film “American Night” (2009) on my laptop at home through Vimeo, I finally got the chance to sit down with artist Julian Rosefeldt. The Berlin-based contemporary artist, filmmaker and professor visited last Friday to deliver a lecture at Washington University in conjunction with the opening of his exhibition at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

| Art Editor

Art in the Lou: Jill Downen inhabits Bruno David Gallery

In 2001, Jill Downen received her Master of Fine Arts from Washington University as a Danforth Scholar, and, since then, her work has focused on the relationship between architecture and the human body through installations, models and drawings. While her current show, “As If You Are Here,” at Bruno David Gallery, still explores themes of the body within constructed spaces, Downen’s newer pieces are shrunken down to dollhouse-size.

| Art Editor

Danielle’s ARTicles: ‘A Decade of Collecting’

To celebrate the acquisition of over 700 works on paper by the Saint Louis Art Museum in the past 10 years, a carefully curated and exciting show entitled “A Decade of Collecting Prints, Drawings and Photographs” is now on view in galleries 234 and 235.

| Staff Writer

Danielle’s ARTicles: Brooding over ‘The Brood’

Last Friday, the seniors majoring in studio art at the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts were granted a surprise afternoon field trip to the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (CAM) and received a tour of the current exhibition, “Lisa Yuskavage: The Brood.”

| Staff Reporter