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Where the Arts are Created, Practiced, Researched, and Performed.

In the Arts at UW, our facilities expand from a lab to research the intersection of neuroscience and digital arts, to the United States’ first theater in the round. Take a look at a collection of some of our facilities where the arts are created, practiced, researched, and performed.

    Two people sitting back to back while wearing EEG caps

    Art & Brain Lab

    DXARTS’ Art + Brain Lab enables students and faculty, from both arts and sciences, to conduct hands-on research, fostering artistic collaborations arising from investigations at the intersection of neuroscience and digital art.  Learn more about this facility

    Exterior of Ballard Fab Lab

    Ballard Fab Lab

    DXARTS’ Fab Lab includes a wood shop, machine shop, electronics lab, CAD workstations, and more. The lab provides advanced computer-aided design, manufacturing and prototyping machines as well as traditional power tools and hand tools. Learn more about this facility.

    View of seating at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

    Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

    Originally a storehouse and remodeled into a theater in 1930, the Jones Playhouse was the very first state-sponsored theater in the nation and was home to Works Progress Administration projects and the Negro Federal Theater Projects.  It has a thrust stage and seats 210. Learn more about this facility.

    View of seating inside Hughes Penthouse Theater

    Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre

    Built in 1940, the Penthouse was the first Theatre in the Round (arena) in the United States. This 160 seat theater was completely renovated in 1991 when it was moved from its original south campus location. Learn more about this facility.

    Exterior view of Hutchinson Hall

    Hutchinson Hall

    The home of the School of Drama on campus, Hutchinson Hall houses three black box performance spaces, a costume shop, scene shop, design studios, a light lab, a drama library, and more. Learn more about this facility.

    View of gallery space inside Sandpoint Gallery

    Sandpoint Gallery

    The Gallery is a space for exhibitions, installations, performances, forums, lectures, and media presentations that are curated, organized, and presented by the School of Art + Art History + Design’s faculty, graduate students or undergraduate students. Learn more about this facility.

    Exterior view of Ceramic and Metal Arts Building (CMA)

    Ceramic and Metal Arts Building (CMA)

    CMA houses the 3D4M: ceramics + glass + sculpture Studio, where there are extensive facilities for ceramics, glass, wood and metal fabrication. The CMA also houses a foundry, digital imaging center, and two galleries. Learn more about this facility.

    Interior view of Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    Named after one of the School of Art + Art History + Design’s most renowned faculty members, the gallery is a space for exhibitions; a vital center for social interaction and dialog; and a critical para-educational resource for students and faculty. Learn more about this facility.

    Exterior view of Henry Art Gallery

    Henry Art Gallery

    The Henry is internationally-recognized for bold and challenging exhibitions, for pushing the boundaries of contemporary art and culture, and for being the first to premiere new works by established and emerging artists. Learn more about this facility.

    Artists rendition of updated (2019) facade of Burke museum

    Burke Museum

    The Burke is a research-and collections-based museum with over 16 million objects. Opening in fall 2019, the New Burke will be a flagship facility for the Washington State Museum of Natural History and Culture. With 12 visible labs and an artists’ workshop, the New Burke will turn the museum “inside-out,” breaking down traditional museum barriers and inviting visitors to be part of a working research facility.Learn more about this facility.  

    View of Meany Hall from center stage

    Meany Hall for the Performing Arts

    The Hall includes the 1,206 seat Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater, the 238 seat Meany Studio Theatre, where most Meany Center performances take place, as well as performances from the Department of Dance, School of Drama, School of Music, and the Center for Digital Arts & Experimental Media. Learn more about this facility.