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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


Nikki Yeboah


Bonnie Whiting


Annabelle Gould & Whitney Lynn


Ted Poor


Mark Zirpel


Juan Pampin


Huck Hodge


Doug Jeck


Cristina Valdés


Claire Kenney

Your guide to in-person classes

Catherine Cole, the divisional dean of the arts and a professor of English and dance, discusses her teaching philosophy as the UW returns to in…

The Daily

ArtSci Roundup: Lux Aeterna, A Gee’s Bend Quilt, and More

This week at the UW, attend Lux Aeterna, watch recorded events, and more.

UW News

‘Sonolocations’ intersects audio art and storytelling of the pandemic

New exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, Sonolocations, gives "insight into the sounds and statuses of nature" through audio works.

The Daily

Our Stories


The Benefits of Support


Divisional Dean of Arts Catherine Cole's book receives


Curating Contemporary Art

Upcoming Events

Aerial drone view of the liberal arts quadrangle (facing north)

Oct. 26 - Nov. 3, 2021

Exhibition – Just an Ordinary Day: 3D4M 2nd Year MFA Summer Works

The exhibition is open by appointment only, Monday – Friday. Email to make an appointment. Proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative…

Ceramic And Metal Arts Building (CMA) More Info Learn More


Anne Gould Hauberg Artist Images Series promo image

Oct. 28

Anne Gould Hauberg Artist Images Series featuring Juan Alonso-Rodríguez

Artist Juan Alonso-Rodríguez will discuss his work in an interview by Vivian Phillips, experienced communications professional focused on the PNW arts community. This event is made possible…

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Wind Ensemble

Oct. 31, 2021

Wind Ensemble Chamber Winds

Members of the UW Wind Ensemble perform wind music arranged for small ensembles.    Program Detail Bohuslav Martinů: Sextet for Piano and WindsKay…

Brechemin Auditorium More Info