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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


Ted Poor


Sonal Khullar


Mark Zirpel


Juan Pampin


Huck Hodge


Doug Jeck


Cristina Valdés


Claire Kenney

ArtsUW Roundup: the Paco de Lucia Project, CabLab, Jenny Odell at Town Hall, and more

This week in the arts , view local artist’s work at the Center for Urban Horticulture, learn about Dakota Sioux artist Mary Sully, and more.

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ArtsUW Roundup: Visit the Burke Museum, attend a Sankai Juku performance, and more.

This week in the arts, attend a Washin Kai recital in classical Japanese, listen to the musical musings of Indigo Mist, converse over coffee, and…

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American Sabor wins Best History in the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections (ARSC) Awards for Excellence

College of Arts & Sciences faculty won the Best History in the 2019 Association for Recorded Sound Collections Awards of Excellence for their…

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Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency




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Upcoming Events


Aerial drone view looking down on Red Square

Nov. 14, 2019

Lecture – Candidate for Kollar Endowed Chair in American Art

A lecture by the first candidate for this faculty position. The candidate name and lecture topic will be available on flyers posted in the Art…

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

Nov. 14, 2019

Visiting Artist Lecture – Alex Hibbitt

Alex Hibbitt is a conceptual ceramist who teaches at Ohio University's College of Fine Arts.She gained her MFA in 2001 from Alfred University and…

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

Nov. 14 - Nov. 16, 2019

Pre-show Talk: Pilobolus

Arrive early and learn more about the performance. Join us at 7:10 p.m. in the Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater for an engaging and informative discussion with the artistic staff of Pilobolus. Pre-

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater More Info