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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

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    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

Promotional image of Garrick Ohlsson showing person playing a piano

Oct. 1, 2019

Garrick Ohlsson

Seattle favorite Garrick Ohlsson returns to Meany Center with a program of Brahms and Chopin. In the decades since his legendary win at the International Chopin Competition,…

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater Learn More Buy Tickets
Promo image for Falling

Oct. 10 - Oct. 13, 2019

Chamber Dance Company

José Limón based his technique on the natural rhythms of and dynamism between fall and recovery, underlining the idea that movement itself can create emotion and meaning. This season’s repertoire…

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater Learn More Buy Tickets
Promo image for Sankai Juku showing dancers.

Oct. 17 - Oct. 19, 2019

Sankai Juku

Declared “one of the most original and startling dance theater groups to be seen” by The New York Times, Sankai Juku is renowned as Japan’s finest example of contemporary Butoh…

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater Learn More Buy Tickets

Native American Food Truck Off the Rez Plans Permanent Outpost at New Burke Museum

Off the Rez food truck — which has been serving acclaimed Native American cuisine around the city since 2011 — will open a permanent location at the…

Eater

Mayor's Arts Awards

Department of Dance Professor Dani Tirrell receives the 2019 Mayor's Arts Award from the Office of Arts & Culture Seattle.

City of Seattle

New Burke Museum will have a striking and symbolic work of art

As the grand opening of the new Burke Museum gets closer, workers have been busy installing a large mural in the new natural-history museum.

The Seattle Times