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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

Robyn Orlin: And so you see…

Sep. 30 - Oct. 1, 2022

Robyn Orlin

A journey through the seven deadly sins in a “requiem for humanity”

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Four performers stand with their string instruments in a hallway

Oct. 6, 2022

Cuarteto Latinoamericano

Exploring connections in Mexican visual art, history, culture and music

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater More Info
The musician looks away from the camera in front of a natural background

Oct. 7, 2022

Gabriel Kahane

One of the finest, most searching songwriters of the day

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Celebrating Pride Month

Celebrate Pride Month and the history, progress and power of the LGBTQIA+ community through a collection of works by College of Arts & Sciences…

UW College of Arts & Sciences News

A Fresh Voice in Theater

Despite the pandemic, Darby Sherwood (BA, Drama; Political Science minor, 2022) graduated with a robust resume that includes directing, acting, and…

UW College of Arts & Sciences News

Singing through the pandemic: UW Choirs celebrate a year back from the pandemic

The UW Choirs celebrated graduating seniors and finished their final concert of the first fully in-person performance year since the start of the…

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