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Practice arts where arts are practiced.

Discovery lies at the heart of our enterprise. Our faculty collaborate across disciplinary boundaries, catalyze creativity in the classroom, cultivate artistic excellence in the studio, illuminate in their writings how art makes meaning, and contribute to the cultural vitality of our world. Arts faculty, with the active participation of our graduate and undergraduate students, continuously expand the frontiers of knowledge through their creative productions and scholarly research. Nationally and internationally acclaimed, our award-winning faculty also collaborate with local and regional artists and cultural organizations, helping to make Seattle a place where the arts are widely practiced. With over a hundred distinguished artists and scholars, the Arts’ faculty possesses a remarkable range of expertise, connections, and experiences, collectively offering students exceptional access to the breadth, depth, and dynamism of the arts.

Highlighted Faculty

Music

Ted Poor

A+AH+D

Sonal Khullar

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Mark Zirpel

DXARTS

Juan Pampin

Music

Huck Hodge

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Doug Jeck

Music

Cristina Valdés

Henry

Claire Kenney

Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants $1 million to support collaborative conservation across three UW organizations

The University of Washington has received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote shared conservation services.

UW News

Steve Martin’s banjo and other music played from coronavirus isolation show how the arts connect us

Ellen Dissanayake, an affiliate professor of music education, explains how music can help foster human interaction during coronavirus-related…

The Conversation

A conversation with Ted Poor, UW faculty, jazz drummer, with new album out, ‘You Already Know’

Ted Poor, assistant professor of drums in the School of Music, discusses his new album "You Already Know."

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Drama

Artist Activist Valerie Curtis-Newton Holds Sacred the

Dance

Drew Callipare receives Dean's Medal

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Design Student Projects Recognized

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Aug. 6

Free First Thursday

Admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. Get closer to the daily work happening in the Burke Museum’s visible collections storage,…

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Oct. 2, 2020

CIRCA

In Sacre , the first-ever circus setting of Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring , Australia’s groundbreaking contemporary circus company Circa weaves together world-class acrobatics with dark humor and rich

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Oct. 15 - Oct. 17, 2020

Mark Morris Dance Group & Music Ensemble

Mark Morris’ joyful and sublime Mozart Dances is a masterpiece of movement and music. Set to three exquisite Mozart piano works, the choreography is buoyant and exhilarating, exemplifying why Morris

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