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Many upcoming events are being held/hosted online. Please visit museum and gallery websites for updates and visitor guidelines.

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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

Free

A right-up-triangular-shaped work  sits in the foreground of a concrete gray gallery space.

Sep. 30, 2021

Artist Talk with Diana Al-Hadid

Please join us in welcome Diana Al-Hadid for an in-person, evening talk in anticipation of her exhibition Archive of Longings, opening at the Henry on October 2.

Henry Art Gallery Learn More Register

Free

Photo of Drumheller Fountain

Sep. 30, 2021

ONLINE – Lecture by Audrey Desjardins

Interaction Design Assistant Professor Audrey Desjardins gives a lecture titled "Data Imaginaries: Between Home, People and Technology" as part of…

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Free

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

Sep. 30, 2021

ONLINE – Lecture by Audrey Desjardins

Interaction Design Assistant Professor Audrey Desjardins gives a lecture titled "Data Imaginaries: Between Home, People and Technology" as part of…

More Info RSVP

Your guide to in-person classes

Catherine Cole, the divisional dean of the arts and a professor of English and dance, discusses her teaching philosophy as the UW returns to in…

The Daily

ArtSci Roundup: Lux Aeterna, A Gee’s Bend Quilt, and More

This week at the UW, attend Lux Aeterna, watch recorded events, and more.

UW News

‘Sonolocations’ intersects audio art and storytelling of the pandemic

New exhibit at the Henry Art Gallery, Sonolocations, gives "insight into the sounds and statuses of nature" through audio works.

The Daily