Influential Japanese architect and theorist Kengo Kuma will close out the spring 2016 Public Lecture Series on May 4.

Tumbleweeds drift past clapboard buildings. A lone rider crosses dusty mountains. A woman waits by a cabin door. In American Night (2009), which opens March 4 at the Kemper Art Museum, German artist Julian Rosefeldt turns an amused yet critical eye to the motifs and conventions of the Western film.

An international cohort of designers, engineers, hydrologists, planners, and other professionals—along with a handful of Washington University faculty, students, and young alumni—have won a global competition charged with developing a 100-year plan for stabilizing the Mississippi River delta.

Kenneth and Nancy Kranzberg's gift includes $950,000 for the Modern Graphic History Library, in honor of professor Douglas Dowd, its faculty director.

The Alberti Program: Architecture for Young People is the 2016 honoree of the AIA Diversity Recognition Program, which celebrates architects, AIA chapters, educational institutions, and organizations that are actively committed to increasing diversity and inclusion in architecture.