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We recognize that the situation with COVID-19 is an evolving one, and that it may impact your plans for participating in events.
Many events have been canceled - from the ArtsUW calendar, please click through to the event page for the most up-to-date information.

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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

Aerial drone view of the walking paths in the liberal arts quadrangle

Mar. 30, 2020

Zoom for Students

An introduction to Zoom software for students in School of Art + Art History + Design classes taught by staff member Doug Manelski. Access UW Zoom,…

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

Mar. 31, 2020

Zoom for Students

An introduction to Zoom software for students in School of Art + Art History + Design classes taught by staff member Doug Manelski. Access UW Zoom,…

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Close up of petals on partially open flower

Mar. 31, 2020

CANCELED – Opening Reception – Graduation Exhibition 1

All in-gallery graduation exhibitions have been canceled. We are working on alternative options for these exhibitions and will make an announcement…

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Provost Mark Richards: A Scientist with the Soul of a Musician

Provost Mark Richards, a scientist by trade with a fascination for music, is profiled in this article about his relationship with the LA Master…

Meany Center

Look Ahead: The hottest Seattle events for March 2020

Jacob Lawrence Gallery's “As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes” and other UW events are featured on this list of Seattle's hottest events in March.

Seattle Times

ArtsUW Roundup: Ted Poor debut album release show, The Women of Lockerbie opens, and more

This week at the UW, see art ranging from jazz and classical music to visual arts and drama all around campus.

UW News