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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


Students at undergraduate graduation exhibition

Apr. 2 - Jun. 6, 2019

Undergraduate Graduation Exhibitions

Each year we celebrate graduating Art and Design undergraduate students with a series of exhibitions in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Jacob Lawrence Gallery Learn More
Promo image for Romeo and Jules

Apr. 13 - Apr. 28, 2019

Romeo and Jules

Romeo and JulesAn adaptation of William Shakespeare's Romeo and JulietAdapted and directed by Geoff Korf, UW Drama faculty, Associate DirectorApril 17 – 28, 2019Previews April 13 …

Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse Learn More Buy Ticket


Beautiful Violin Closeup

Apr. 24, 2019

Fourth Wednesday Concert Series

Students from the UW School of Music strings program will perform in in the Allen Library North lobby. This free monthly lunchtime concert series is co-hosted by the School of Music and UW Libraries

Allen Library Learn More

With ‘Nina Simone: Four Women,’ director Valerie Curtis-Newton wants audiences to see the work of black women

Valerie Curtis-Newton, head of directing program in the School of Drama, is the director of "Nina Simone: Four Women" at the Seattle Repertory…

The Seattle Times

ArtsUW Roundup: Romeo and Jules, Seattle Symphony: Mozart Symphony No. 40, Performing with the Brain, and more!

This week, attend opening night of “Romeo and Jules”, witness musicians perform with their brains, drop in at the library for a lunchtime concert . …

UW News

Inspiring Arts Exploration

ArtsUW, the University of Washington's website for campus arts events, now also features information about arts courses, workshops, majors, and other…

UW College of Arts & Sciences News