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Photography professor's solo exhibition examines personal anxiety and collective unease

Lilly McElroy’s exhibition at Studios Inc. in Kansas City, Sept. 8–Oct. 21, includes looped videos and photographic prints made from physically manipulated color negatives. McElroy also has work in KU's Spencer Museum of Art as part of their exhibition “Reading the World.”

Announcing the Fall 2023 Architecture Lecture Series

This fall, the Architecture Lecture Series features practitioners who have worked on the leading edge of multidisciplinary architectural practice for decades – Stephen J. Cavanaugh (Sept. 15), John C. Guenther (Oct. 20), and Mack Scogin and Merrill Elam (Nov. 3).

Center for Design Research News: CDR studies infection mitigation at KU Hospital

Gregory Thomas, director of the Center for Design Research (CDR) at the University of Kansas School of Architecture & Design, recently conducted a research study at the University of Kansas Health System.

Photography professor featured in exhibition at Spencer Museum of Art

Lilly McElroy, assistant teaching professor of photography, is featured in a new exhibition at the Spencer Museum of Art. 'Reading the World' explores artistic investigations into forces of nature. Exhibition opens on Aug. 26th and will be on view through Jan. 7.

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