Life at the Sam Fox School
What’s it really like to be a Sam Fox School student? Scroll down to get a glimpse of studio life, meet our students, and see what’s happening right now on our side of campus.
Freund Fellow Crystal Z Campbell’s class took a private tour of the Urban Archaeology: Lost Buildings of St. Louis exhibition at the Pulitzer Arts Foundation with exhibition curator Michael Allen.
“Make Art/Work” opened at the Des Lee Gallery on November 10. The exhibition highlights the diverse creative practices that our staff explore outside of work at the Sam Fox School.
The Distinguished Faculty Award recognizes outstanding commitment to the intellectual and personal development of students. Watch his video profile.
Charles Johnson—award-winning writer, philosopher, educator, and cartoonist—gave the conference’s keynote address on damaging racial stereotypes in comics and historical Black cartoonists.
Master of Urban Design students worked with guests James Rojas (Place It!) and John Kamp (Prairieform) at the annual Informal Cities workshop, opening with a walking tour of STL’s Cherokee St.
Artist William Villalongo and data scientist Shraddha Ramani visited Island Press to conduct local research and work with students on a portfolio of new prints for their ongoing project.
Ezra Kong, BS ’16, is a community-based facilitator and practitioner, and head of the Design Futures Forum. They led a discussion and workshop on design and social justice for students on Oct. 20.
Illustrator Sam Kalda visited campus and conducted one-on-one reviews with MFA-IVC students during midterms.
First-year architecture students took a guided trip to the Missouri Botanical Garden to study how architecture intersects with environment at the St. Louis institution.
David Samuel Stern, MFA ‘06, conducted studio reviews with MFA-VA students during his trip to campus to mark the unveiling of his Weil Project Wall piece, Unknown (American), 2023.
Artist Marie Lorenz—whose work is rooted in the exploration of narrative of New York City’s waterfronts—visited campus to deliver a lecture and conduct studio visits with MFA-VA students.
2023-09-14 – MFA-VA 2nd year students exhibited summer project work at the Des Lee Gallery, September 14–October 13, 2023.
Students and faculty gathered outdoors on Jordan Plaza to celebrate the start of another academic year with yard games, t-shirts, and ice cream sandwiches.
Undergraduate students spent the summer studying architecture, art, and design in Florence, Italy. The annual program takes advantage of Florence’s deep artistic and architectural history.
Faculty Amy Auman and Audra Hubbell taught a summer course on design thinking for the inaugural Rural Scholars Academy, part of WashU’s Heartland Initiative to support rural students from the Midwest.
High school students interested in art, architecture, and design spent several weeks on campus learning about their chosen disciplines, experiencing campus life, and seeing the sights of St. Louis.
The school’s annual summer program, Alberti: Architecture for Young People, returned to in-person instruction in June 2023.
Congratulations, Class of 2023! The Sam Fox School’s Recognition Ceremony took place on May 14, followed by WashU’s Commencement on May 15. Livestreams and photos from both events are available.
Tour our campus
We’re located in an ideal spot on the East End of the Danforth Campus, right across from beautiful Forest Park.
Jorge Rios’ work transcends the flatness of ordinary visual language, reaching the subtlety, ambivalence, and complexity that we perceive more clearly in other art forms such as music or poetry.
Bob Peniel Inapanuri reflected on the scope of his practice, thesis project, and time at WashU.
Danielle Ridolfi reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Alex Rosborough Davis reflected on the scope of their practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Megan Kenyon reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Seulki Seo reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Jamie Lee Harris reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Karen Yung reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Samantha Slone reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Allena Marie Brazier reflected on the scope of her practice, time at WashU, and thesis project leading up to the MFA in Visual Art thesis exhibition.
Students have numerous opportunities to make their mark on campus—including through student groups and student chapters of professional organizations based out of the Sam Fox School.
Take a Fox Fridays Workshop
Fox Fridays is a weekly, no-stress workshop series where students from across campus can learn new tools, techniques, and processes.
Dec 14, 5 – 7pm • Des Lee Gallery, 1627 Washington Ave.
Afraid of the Dark
Join us for the pop-up exhibition of Afraid of the Dark, the culmination of a semester of playing with light. Twelve students have spent months rapidly prototyping ideas using digital fabrication technology. Now, they present the results of that experimentation. The lighted pieces range from the elegant, to the dramatic, to the downright zany. They seek to explore the space-transforming properties of illumination, to challenge how we traditionally interact with lamps, and to model usable products. Most of all, each piece represents the creator’s unique take on the power of light. Welcome, and prepare to be dazzled.