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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.

Visitors

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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

Jun. 4 - Jun. 7, 2020

ONLINE – Print Sale

Support emerging artists during the pandemic! This student-organized event will include prints and printed items, but students working in other media…

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Free

Burke Museum exterior

Jun. 4

Free First Thursday

Admission to the Burke Museum is FREE and the museum is open until 8 pm on the first Thursday of every month. Get closer to the daily work happening in the Burke Museum’s visible collections storage,…

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Photo of Drumheller Fountain

Jun. 1 - Jun. 5, 2020

ONLINE – Interdisciplinary Visual Arts Open House

The students in several spring quarter Interdisciplinary Visual Arts (IVA) classes are sharing their work with you through a virtual open house. IVA…

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Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grants $1 million to support collaborative conservation across three UW organizations

The University of Washington has received a generous grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to promote shared conservation services.

UW News

Steve Martin’s banjo and other music played from coronavirus isolation show how the arts connect us

Ellen Dissanayake, an affiliate professor of music education, explains how music can help foster human interaction during coronavirus-related…

The Conversation

A conversation with Ted Poor, UW faculty, jazz drummer, with new album out, ‘You Already Know’

Ted Poor, assistant professor of drums in the School of Music, discusses his new album "You Already Know."

UW News