Even as the UW gears up for a new school year, interesting arts events are cropping up across campus. The Henry Art Gallery and Jacob Lawrence Gallery have new exhibits and the Burke Museum offers buggy weekend activities.
Exhibit: “Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880-1930,” through Jan. 5, 2014. Japan’s emergence from a period of isolation in the mid-19th century coincided with the development of photography and was affected by the new technology. This exhibit in the Henry Art Gallery’s North Galleries includes hand-colored souvenirs albumen prints and delicate glass lantern shades and a selection of portrait photography from the same time period.
Also at the Henry:
- Paul Laffoley’s “Premonitions of the Bauharoque,” in the East Gallery, ends Sept. 15.
“Focus on New Zealand,” 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Sept. 14. The Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture offers a family-friendly look at Maori culture and traditions with music and crafts. Te Tini A Maui (the many descendants of Maui) will present a Haka, or war dance, and traditional songs. Visiting Maori carver Caine Tauwhare will demonstrate carving methods and discuss symbolism and imagery in his work. Tauwhare is in town for the opening of the Washington Arboretum’s 2-acre New Zealand Forest taking place the same day from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Burke event is free for members and UW faculty and staff.
Also at the Burke:
- The exhibit “Empowering Women: Artisan Cooperatives that Transform Communities” runs through Oct. 27.
- Weekend activities: Insects and arachnoids, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Sept. 14.
- “Eat a Bug” book talk and edible insect buffet with author David Gordon,
7 p.m., Sept. 18.
Exhibit: Handmade tiles, through Oct. 28. A display of tiles by the group Artisan Tile Northwest, in the Elisabeth C. Miller Library. Free public reception 5 to 7 p.m., Sept. 13. All tiles will be for sale with a portion of the proceeds benefiting the library.
Exhibit: Kristine Matthews, Sept. 18 – Oct. 4. Matthews, an assistant professor of visual communication design, shows her work as part of the tenure and promotion process in the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. Reception 4-7 p.m. Oct. 1. Matthews will give a lecture about her design work at 6 p.m. Sept. 26, in the Henry Art Gallery Auditorium.
- This is my final Arts Roundup. Starting Sept. 19, the weekly roundup will be compiled for UW Today by Arts UW.