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Fall Quarter Events

All upcoming events will be held/hosted online through the end of the autumn quarter. 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

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

Photo of Drumheller Fountain

Oct. 28 - Nov. 15, 2020

Notes on the Unseen: 2nd Year MFA Exhibition

Appointments are required to visit and masks must be worn; learn more.Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–5pm, and Saturday, 1–5pm…

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So Far So Good

Oct. 29 - Nov. 1, 2020

Online - So Far So Good

What is the experience of living in America today? It’s a question most of us are asking ourselves constantly these days, as we look out over an…

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Close up of petals on partially open flower

Oct. 29, 2020

ONLINE – Visiting Designer Lecture – Maurice Woods: Founder, Inneract Project

Registration is required to receive the Zoom link.The University of Washington Division of Design is delighted to present alum Maurice “Mo” Woods (UW…

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ArtSci Roundup: So Far So Good, Conversation with Jorge Ramos, and Emily Levesque in Conversation with KUOW’s Ross Reynolds

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming…

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What to Do in Seattle This Week

From the University of Washington’s Jacob Lawrence Gallery comes a new exhibit of art created by nine graduate students from the School of Art + Art…

Seattle Met


What are the archival powers of the arts? How do the art archives decenter pasts and presents, and imagine more just futures? This article examines…

South Seattle Emerald