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Frankenstein-Themed Study Room Display

  • Washington University in St. Louis Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum, Room 104 (map)

PARENTS & FAMILY WEEKEND EVENT + OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Continue the discussion around this year’s Common Read, Frankenstein, at the Mildred Lane Kemper Art Museum.

Stop by to view a selection of artworks from the Museum’s permanent collection that speak to selected themes from the novel. Works on view include Ed Bereal’s Self-Portrait from S.M.S No. 6 (1968), in which the artist inserts an image of himself into a still from the 1939 movie Son of Frankenstein, engaging with the novel’s critical reflections on identity and otherness. Additional works address the role of science in the contemporary world, such as Catherine Wagner’s Ultra High Vacuum Chamber (1992), a photograph of high-tech machines from her Frankenstein series.