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Welcome to the Arts at the University of Washington!

We take pride in being the front porch of the University of Washington. Here you can partake in a wide range of rich artistic experiences side-by-side with students, faculty, and staff -- every single day.

Resources for Visitors

Visit Museums and Galleries:

    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. Explore the Burke

    Exterior 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. Visit Henry Art Gallery

    Interior of Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    The Jacob Lawrence Gallery isan exhibition space within the UW School of Art + Art History + Design, committed to education, social justice, and experimentation. Visit the Jacob Lawrence Gallery

    Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center - Exterior View

    Samuel E. Kelly Ethnic Cultural Center

    Founded upon student activism and empowerment, ECC is the largest and longest-standing cultural center on a college campus in the nation. Visit ECC

    View of Meany Hall seating from stage

    Meany Center for the Performing Arts

    Through innovative performances, Meany Center advances public engagement, cultural exchange, creative research, and learning through the arts. Visit Meany Center

Upcoming Events

UW Voice Student

Feb. 25, 2020

Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper, Kari Ragan, and Cyndia Sieden perform art songs and arias from France, Germany, Italy, and beyond in this “happy hour”…

Brechemin Auditorium More Info
Photo of the School of Art Building

Feb. 25, 2020

3D4M Open House

This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP to help us estimate attendance. Join us for the 3D4M Open House! Explore the facilities of our 3D4M…

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


Music of Today: DXARTS, Until Spring

Feb. 25, 2020

Music of Today: DXARTS: Winter Listening

The Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media and the School of Music present a program of holographic sound works.

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater More Info

500 Years of Innovation

Leonardo DaVinci’s legacy continues to draw interest at the intersection of art and science.

UW College of Arts & Sciences News

Faculty/staff honors: Awards in architecture education, biomaterials research; nursing, cloud computing fellowships; and drama leader named among most Seattle’s most influential

School of Drama Professor Valerie Curtis-Newton is featured in this round-up of UW faculty who've recently won honors and awards.

UW News

ArtsUW Roundup: a Valentine’s Day concert with Mark and Maggie O’Connor, Money can’t buy you HYGGE Presented by Kristian Næsby, and more

This week at UW, see art ranging in topics from Valentine's Day to jazz, both on and off-campus.

UW News