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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

    With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe. 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


UW Voice students perform quarterly studio recitals.

Nov. 22, 2022

Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper and Carrie Shaw perform art songs and arias in a variety of languages and styles. DIRECTOR BIOS

Brechemin Auditorium More Info
Photo of Drumheller Fountain

Oct. 27 - Nov. 24, 2022

Exhibition – Miha Sarani: Amends

The reception is on Wednesday, November 2, 5–8pm.The exhibition is viewable Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm.The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is pleased to host…

Art Building (ART) More Info Learn More
Close up of petals on partially open flower

Nov. 29 - Dec. 7, 2022

Exhibition – Low Fidelity II

Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm.New work created by UW student artists.

Art Building (ART) More Info Learn More

ArtSci Roundup: Miha Sarani exhibition opening, U.S. Deputy Secretary of State Wendy R. Sherman conversation, and more

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! Highlights of current and upcoming exhibitions:  Until October 29 …

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ArtSci Roundup: Grammy winner Morris Robinson, Washington State Poet Laureate Rena Priest, and more!

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! October 17, 1:30 PM | Guest Artist Interview – Morris Robinson,…

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Chamber Dance Company shifts focus, reimagines repertoire in return to stage

Comprised of University of Washington graduate students, the Chamber Dance Company works to perform, record and archive dance works of artistic and…

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