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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 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…

Art Building (ART) More Info RSVP
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

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…

UW News

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…

Simpson Center for the Humanities