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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



Jan. 27, 2021

Set In Motion - Artist Panel

Set in Motion is the Henry’s first city-wide public art exhibition, organized by Shamim M. Momin, Director of Curatorial Affairs. This multi-artist project asks what it looks like to mobilize art and…

Henry Art Gallery Set in Motion - Artist Panel Register
Photo of Drumheller Fountain

Jan. 28 - Feb. 24, 2021

Exhibition – Ariel René Jackson: Descendance

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

Jacob Lawrence Gallery More Info Learn More
Close up of petals on partially open flower

Jan. 14 - Jan. 29, 2021

Exhibition – Works in Progress

Viewable by appointment only. Email to make an appointment. An exhibition of recent work created by the first-year Master of Fine Arts students in…

Sand Point Gallery More Info Learn More

How can art and creativity brighten the winter months?

School of Art + Art History + Design teaching professor Timea Tihanyi and Victoria Aukland, a senior majoring in sociology and dance explain how art…

The Daily

DANCE 345 emphasizes the plurality of dance history

DANCE 345: “Boogie, Break, Blues: American Popular & Social Dance Histories” explores the history of social dance movements.

The Daily

The Value of a Non-STEM Major, with Dean Stacey

College of Arts & Sciences Dean Stacey explains that there is an important civic, political, social, and cultural element to an education and that…