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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

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Apr. 23, 2021

ONLINE – adrienne maree brown + Prem Krishnamurthy

Presented via Zoom; register now. Multidisciplinary creators and community builders adrienne maree brown (Emergent Strategy, Pleasure Activism) and…

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Takacs Quartet

Apr. 16 - Apr. 23, 2021

ONLINE — Takács Quartet

Meany On Screen: Feature Performance

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Wangechi Mutu, All the way up, all the way out, 2012. Collage on linoleum. Collection of John and Shari Behnke. Photo: Robert Wedemeyer, courtesy of the artist and Vielmetter Los Angeles.

Apr. 27

Art Reflection and Writing Workshop with Brittney Frantece

What are the many conversations a work of art can incite? What do we experience when we sink into the red hues of Brittney Leeanne Williams’s Our Horizon (2019), and what do we feel when witnessing…

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NFTs are great for artists, bad for the environment

Seattle’s Sam Clover is a digital sculptor, known as Planttdaddii, who was struggling to pay her bills as a working artist. But in October, she…

Kiro Radio

Student uplifting spirits with coffee messages

Jared Mace, a design student at the UW, is uplifting spirits by including an inspirational message with each coffee purchase at a cafe in Edmonds.


Seattle and Atlanta theaters team up to connect Black theaters, nurture Black playwrights

Valerie Curtis-Newton misses live theater. The head of directing and playwriting at the University of Washington School of Drama and the founding…

The Seattle Times