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When you experience the arts, you experience the world differently.

Check out our quarterly digest of rare and extraordinary arts opportunities on campus and beyond. To see more arts opportunities, visit ArtsUW Events.

Whirling Meditation Workshop With Tawhida Tanya of Niyaz

Feb. 27, 2020

Whirling Meditation Workshop With Tawhida Tanya of Niyaz

Join us for a FREE Sufi whirling meditation, or sema, workshop with Tawhida Tanya Evanson of Niyaz. Sema is a fusion of mystic audition, sacred music, poetry and movement.

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artist marisa williamson infront of a mural

Jan. 28 - Feb. 28, 2020

Marisa Williamson: 2020 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency Exhibition

Featuring work created during the 2020 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency. Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist whose work explores themes of history, race, feminism, and technology.

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Woman standing with arms out in front of a cathedral

Feb. 28, 2020

Niyaz: The Fourth Light Project

Electro-acoustic trance music, Persian folk songs and immersive projections create a shared experience, both sensual and devotional, in this musical tribute to the first female Sufi poet.

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Painted portrait of Beethoven writing music

Feb. 29, 2020

Beethoven Piano Trios: Craig Sheppard, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, and Rachel Lee Priday

School of Music faculty trio Craig Sheppard, Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir, and Rachel Lee Priday traverse the master’s complete cycle of piano trios over three Meany Hall performances.

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Students painting with many paint bottles on a table

Mar. 4, 2020

Opening Reception for As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes

As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes is an incomplete historical survey of work created by African American graphic designers over the last century, curated by Jerome Harris.

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book titled the reign of narcissism

Jan. 9 - Mar. 12, 2020

Critical Issues Lecture Series: Thursdays at 7pm

Sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art.

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Trio Meridian playing percussive instruments on a stage

Mar. 11 - Mar. 12, 2020

Concert and Master Class: Trio Meridian

Percussion trio Meridian's approach to music explores acoustic phenomena, rather than rhythm, gesture, or technique. Discover first-hand March 11 (concert) and 12 (free master class).

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Woman holding a pillow in the spotlight of a stage

Mar. 5 - Mar. 15, 2020

The Women of Lockerbie

A group of women fight the U.S. government to accomplish a stunningly simple, humane goal: washing the clothing of the victims of an airplane bombing and getting it back to their families.

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Student looking at paintings on a wall

Mar. 5 - Mar. 26, 2020

As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes

As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes is an incomplete historical survey of work created by African American graphic designers over the last century, curated by Jerome Harris.

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Promotional image for In Plain Sight - angelic figure standing on hill above a city

Nov. 22 - Apr. 26, 2020

In Plain Sight

This museum-wide exhibition engages artists whose work addresses narratives, communities, and histories that are typically hidden or invisible in our public space.

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Collage promo for the recitals

Nov. 19 - May 22, 2020

Lecture-Recitals: Bach Cello Suites: Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir

Faculty cellist Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir presents six Tuesday afternoon lecture-recitals in 2019-20—one for each of the six cello suites of J.S. Bach. She performs the complete works at Meany Hall over…

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Person sitting in dark gallery space

Jan. 1, 2025

Arts Perks and Discounts

From free entrance to the Burke Museum to $10 at Meany Center, there are plenty of art perks on campus.

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