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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

Aerial drone view of the walking paths in the liberal arts quadrangle

Jul. 29 - Aug. 29, 2021

Exhibition – Lux Aeterna

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

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A set of two fabricated golden metal earrings with bright teal blue inlay in the shape of peacocks.

Jul. 29, 2021

Unpacking Form and Function: Jewelry

Join Associate Curator of Collections Dr. Ann Poulson and Julia Harrison, a studio artist and anthropologist specializing in sculpture, jewelry, and carving, to take a close look at some fine…

Henry Art Gallery Learn More Register


Image containing pink grain outlines on a white background. Outlines depict three people standing in the foreground with tiled letters "Q," "W," "'," "?," "B," and "X" clearly. Other letters unclear.

Jul. 17 - Aug. 7, 2021

Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger

In Everlasting Stranger, New York-based choreographer and writer Will Rawls (b. 1978, Boston, MA) activates relationships between language, dance, and image through the fragmentary medium of stop…

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Dianne Harris named dean of UW College of Arts & Sciences

University of Washington Provost Mark A. Richards today announced Dianne Harris will become dean of the College of Arts & Sciences, beginning Sept. 1.

UW News

UW student fights back against hate by creating video game

Chanhee Choi, a doctoral student in digital arts and experimental media at the UW, started work on her video game "Pandemic" after being verbally…

King 5 News

UW alum George Tsutakawa’s art on display at Seattle Art Museum

The paintings and sculpture of George Tsutakawa, UW alum, will be at the Seattle Art Museum.

The Daily