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Arts in the News

NFTs are great for artists, bad for the environment

Seattle’s Sam Clover is a digital sculptor, known as Planttdaddii, who was struggling to pay her bills as a working artist. But in October, she…

Kiro Radio

Seattle and Atlanta theaters team up to connect Black theaters, nurture Black playwrights

Valerie Curtis-Newton misses live theater. The head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington School of Drama and the founding…

The Seattle Times

Student uplifting spirits with coffee messages

Jared Mace, a design student at the UW, is uplifting spirits by including an inspirational message with each coffee purchase at a cafe in Edmonds.


Jazz Appreciation Month: Defining a music genre that's always changing

Jazz is a music based on improvisation, and evolution. Moving through Dixieland, swing, bebop, free jazz, fusion and beyond can make describing what…


The Unmitigated Chaos of America’s Attempt at Color-Coded Covid Guidance

Many states use color-coded tiers to signal coronavirus restrictions. Why are they all wildly different? Karen Cheng, professor of visual…

The New York Times

ArtSci Roundup: Joff Hanauer Honors Lecture Series, Museums on a Mission?, and More

This week at the UW, attend talks about museum curation and the history of the Pacific Northwest, visit the Burke Museum, and more.

UW News

Print artist’s work focuses on bugs that fascinate and frighten us

Curt Labitzke, chairman of the Printmaking Program, is featured in this article about his recent work.

Herald Net

Art Mailbox: Wa Na Wari's New Artist Residency, Brandi Carlile Wins a Grammy, I Want to Play an Evolano

School of Art + Art History + Design instructor Rafael Soldi has led a new installation on 12th and E Pike featuring work from students in the UW…

The Stranger

Upgrade on the horizon for Art and Music Buildings

The art and music buildings will be undergoing renovations beginning in early 2022.

The Daily

Seattle artist behind viral ‘Kitty Cat Dance’ meme turns to crypto art market after years of ripoffs

Steve Ibsen, who studied art at the University of Washington and created the 'Kitty Cat Dance' meme, now makes crypto art.


Singing your pandemic heart out, whatever it takes

Each week, the UW chorale practices for a half-hour in a parking garage, standing 6 feet apart while wearing masks. The story includes audio of the…


Lifelong Fascination Inspires Gift

Paul Fritts, whose company built the UW's Littlefield Organ three decades ago, has now made a major gift to the School of Music.

UW College of Arts & Sciences News