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Upcoming Events

Upcoming events are being held both in-person and online. Requirements for masking and proof of vaccination vary by venue and program. Please check specific event webpages for visitor guidelines and requirements.  Review our general Covid Protocols page for more information and/or updates.

In-person events and exhibitions may also have special visitor guidelines and Covid protocols. Please visit museum, gallery, or event specific webpages for any additional visitor guidelines or requirements.

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

A dancer in a spider-like costume against a dark background

May 12 - May 14, 2022

MOMIX

Surreal and fantastic worlds with light, shadow, props and the human body

Meany Hall—Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater More Info Buy Tickets
Photo of Drumheller Fountain

May 4 - May 15, 2022

Graduation Exhibition 3

Opening: Tuesday, May 3, 5–8pmJacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 1–5pm.A graduation exhibition for students…

Jacob Lawrence Gallery More Info Learn More

Free

Young man singing

May 17, 2022

Rescheduled: Voice Division Recital

Students of Thomas Harper and Carrie Shaw perform works from the vocal repertoire. Masks are recommended in all indoor spaces. Proof of vaccination…

Brechemin Auditorium More Info

Gabriel Solis Named Divisional Dean of the Arts

Dianne Harris, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences, announced that Gabriel Solis will become the next Divisional Dean of the Arts, effective…

UW College of Arts & Sciences News

Seattle music producer brings home the Grammys

Seattle musicians had a couple of nominations but not many wins at last weekend’s Grammys. One producer who did bring home a Grammy is Steve Rodby,…

KUOW

What you need to know about mask, vaccine rules at Seattle-area arts and music events

JeeSook Kutz, director of finance and administration at the UW's Henry Art Museum, explains how COVID restrictions will impact visitors at the Henry…

The Seattle Times