UW Today

Arts and entertainment


December 3, 2014

Music meets history in three-concert series on World War I

Robin McCabe

The creative spirit “does not hunker down or hide” in difficult times, Robin McCabe, UW professor of piano, was reminded as she researched the three-concert series she organized, “Music from the War to End All Wars.” The School of Music presents this series starting Dec. 7 and continuing March 8 and May 3, 2015.


Arts Roundup: Lectures, music — and UW Symphony and Opera Theater

mladen_stilinovic__artist_at_work__1977

This week there are lots of events to keep students, staff and faculty busy before finals. Don’t miss “Idleness,” the second Factory Showroom exhibit at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, or the UW Symphony and UW Opera Theater performing a version of Puccini’s opera “Gianni Schicci.”


November 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak with Barbara Ciega

Kwakwaka’wakw transformation mask that inspired the Seahawks' logo

The holiday season is officially upon us and the arts host a lineup of events to get you in the festive spirit. The School of Music paves the way with performances ranging from the Percussion Ensemble to CarolFest. If you’re looking for an exhibition to explore, the Burke Museum’s recently opened “Here & Now: Native Artists Inspired” will be the perfect option after the Thanksgiving bustle.


November 19, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, dance — and ‘The Picture of Dorian Gray’

RADAR LA David Rousseve/Reality STARDUST 9-21-2013

Have you ever considered the implications of privacy around art and cultural institutions? Then don’t miss the three-day symposium “Surveillance and Privacy: Art, Law and Social Practice” hosted by the Henry Art Gallery and the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media (DXARTS).


November 12, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, film — and ‘Meet the Mammals’

Jon Kimura Parker

It’s a packed week in the arts, with a diverse array of options to suit any fancy. The UW World Series has a music-themed weekend with Jon Kimura Parker on Friday night and Touré-Raichel Collective the next. Also, don’t miss the last film in the Climate Change and Nuclear Risks: A Speaker & Film Series presented by the Burke.


November 5, 2014

Arts Roundup: Art, music — and ‘Sweet Charity’

The Musical Theater Program debuts "Sweet Charity," Nov. 14-23, Meany Studio Theater

This week in the arts features an array of film, exhibitions, music and musical theater to enjoy—one of the highlights being “Sweet Charity,” the debut production of the new Musical Theater program.


October 29, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music — and ArtBreak

Music_Percussion_270

Music and exhibitions lead this week in the arts as David Alexander Rahbee conducts the UW Symphony and the School of Music presents the annual Halloween Organ Concert featuring spooky classics.


October 22, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and Noche Flamenca

UWSymphonydetail

Drama, lectures, dance and exhibitions fill this especially busy week in the arts. From the closing of the Mad Campus exhibition to the start of the UW World Series collaboration with Noche Flamenca on a new work, “Antigona,” there’s plenty to see and do.


October 16, 2014

‘Antigona’ retells Greek tragedy through flamenco dance, music

Soledad Barrio in the Noche Flamenca production of "Antigona," presented by the UW World Series.

The UW World Series presents Soledad Barrio and Noche Flamenca’s production of “Antigona” — a world premiere — October 23 to 25 in Meany Hall.


October 15, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, drama — and the Jacob Lawrence Gallery reopens

Noche Flamenca

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery opens its first exhibit of the year, “Industry,” and the School of Drama opens the year’s first production “Cold Empty Terrible” — plus lectures, the World Series and more.


October 13, 2014

Northwest artists, writers, arts advocates in ‘Mary Randlett Portraits’

"Mary Randlett Portraits" was published by UW Press in September.

Frances McCue discusses “Mary Randlett Portraits,” a new book from University of Washington Press she created with the well-known Northwest photographer.


October 8, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, music — and Anne Hamilton’s ‘The Common S E N S E’

Ann Hamilton

Fall is a busy time for the arts on campus, with a dizzying array of performances and exhibitions to take advantage of.


Renowned dances meticulously restaged for Chamber Dance Company’s ‘On the Edge’

OntheEdge_featurephoto

The UW Chamber Dance Company presents restaging of well-known dances by choreographers Nacho Duato, Susan Marshall, Danial Shapiro and Joanie Smith in “On the Edge,” Oct. 9-12 in Meany Hall.


October 1, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, The Big Draw — and Chamber Dance Company

Maria Adams

Fall quarter has started, which means the weekly arts roundup is back in action. This week, the Burke is hosting The Big Draw and Grammy Award-winning saxophonist Branford Marsalis performs at Meany Hall on Oct. 4.


September 23, 2014

‘Celebrity and its Discontents’: The 2014 Performing Arts Lecture Series

LectureSeries_400x400_web

Celebrities have fascinated the public for centuries — but why? And how does the spotlight affect those on whom it shines? This year’s Performing Arts Lecture Series, presented by the School of Drama, explores the power of celebrity from unique perspectives in three evening lectures.


September 12, 2014

‘Mad Campus’: Art here, there, everywhere

MadCampusWeb_400x400

The University of Washington is being transformed into a vast art gallery for a six-week exhibition called “Mad Campus.”


August 29, 2014

Revisit 1990s HUB, U District as missing-student mystery unfolds

Shelves of books and head shot of author

Nick DiMartino, employee at University Book Store for 44 years, sets his latest novel at the University of Washington in the early 1990s.


August 26, 2014

Russian children’s books explored in new Special Collections exhibit

A satiric poster by Vladimir Vladimirovich Mayakovsky, text, and Aleksandra Mikhailovich Rodchenko, image. 1923.

Sandra Kroupa had to learn a lot about Russian children’s literature in a hurry to curate the exhibit now on display in UW Libraries Special Collections. But it wasn’t meant to be that way. Kroupa is the longtime book arts and rare book curator for UW Libraries. The exhibit is “From the Lowly Lubok to…


July 28, 2014

UW alum, Bremerton native wins global architecture award

headshot of Steven Holl

World-renowned architect and UW alumnus Steven Holl recently received a 2014 Praemium Imperiale International Arts Award in architecture, joining the likes of I.M. Pei, Frank Gehry and Rem Koolhaas.


July 9, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, theater and Burke’s Summer Festival

Girl on the shoreline with mountain in background.

Summer is here and with that comes a vibrant local arts scene. In this special issue, we highlight events not only on the UW’s Seattle campus but also events in the community that involve our talented students, faculty and alumni.


June 27, 2014

Portland’s 1990s bookmobile stars in staffer’s mystery series

Cover for the mystery book "Corpse of Discovery." UW Libraries staffer Barbara Cantwell writes these Portland Bookmobile Mysteries with her husband, Brian Cantwell, under the pen name B.B. Cantwell.

Barbara Cantwell, a UW Libraries staff member, is the co-author of “Corpse of Discovery,” the second book in a series of mysteries featuring “fiery-haired librarian Hester Freelove McGarrigle” and Portland’s old library bookmobile.


June 11, 2014

Arts Roundup: Year-end student exhibitions abound

roundup_Henry_head

Though graduation and summer are approaching, there is still a lot to see on campus, including exhibitions at the Henry Art Gallery and Odegaard Undergraduate Library.


June 4, 2014

Back home again: UW ethnomusicologists return heritage music to its roots

Participants in the Association for Cultural Equity's music October 2013 repatriation ceremony perform and parade. The event, called the "All Our Friends Hill Country Blues Celebration," was held in Tate and Panola counties in Mississippi.

The UW School of Music’s Ethnomusicology Program is helping to bring roots and hill music collected decades ago by folklorist Alan Lomax back to its place of origin, with teaching materials and local ceremonies.


Arts Roundup: Drama, art — and University Symphony

university-chorale

As spring quarter comes to a close and summer quickly approaches, we encourage you to take advantage of some of the final arts events until next fall. Highlighting the week are a variety of performances from the School of Music, School of Drama’s “The Workroom” and the Undergraduate Theater Society’s “Dog Sees God.”


May 28, 2014

Arts Roundup: Drama, Gospel — and the Burke trivia night

Dog Sees God

Rounding out spring quarter is a variety of events to keep you entertained. From the Undergraduate Theater Society’s production of “Dog Sees God” to various music performances presented by the School of Music at Meany Theater, prepare yourself for the rest of spring quarter because it’s looking bright!


May 27, 2014

Graduate student art, design projects exhibited at Henry Art Gallery

Merly_cropped

With autobiographical oil paintings, informational graphics, a wall-sized photomontage and sculptures resembling inside-out cameras, the annual spring exhibition of graduate student art at the Henry Art Gallery offers a lot for the visitor — as it does every year.


May 22, 2014

Moves from a master: UW student dancers work with choreographer Robert Moses for new piece

Moses_featuredphoto

UW undergraduate and alumni dancers work with with famed choreographer Robert Moses to create the piece “Draft,” one of five pieces to be performed by Robert Moses’ Kin May 29-31 in the Meany Studio Theatre. Read the story and watch a film by UWVideo.


May 21, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance – and ‘The Workroom’

'Wax on Paper'

As we head into a long weekend, take the time to indulge in some of the innovative performances and exhibits happening on campus.


May 16, 2014

Filmmaker Werner Herzog examined in new book of interviews

"Werner Herzog: Interviews," edited by the UW's Eric Ames, was published by University Press of Mississippi.

Eric Ames, UW professor of Germanics and editor of the new book, “Werner Herzog: Interviews,” discusses the work.


May 14, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dance, opera – and the University District Street Fair

Semele

Dance, opera, exhibition openings and the Roethke Reading fill this especially busy week in the arts. From the MFA Dance Concert to School of Music and Pacific MusicWorks’ production of G.F. Handel’s “Semele,” there’s plenty to see and do on the main stages.


May 7, 2014

Arts Roundup: Dance, music – and IMPFest

MFA Dance Concert 2013

This week, enjoy a bevy of events that range from the Painting + Drawing exhibition at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery to IMPFest at the Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse.


May 2, 2014

Healing art at Hall Health

Bajorek_Joan_Falling Leaf

What began as an effort to “make the walls look pretty” after renovations has become an eclectic permanent collection of art by students, staff and faculty at UW Medicine’s Hall Health Center.

And a couple of times a year, Mark Shaw, the center’s director of health promotion, arranges exactly that. The next Hall Health Art Walk will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m., May 6.


May 1, 2014

Todd London named new executive director of UW School of Drama

Todd London, new executive director of the UW School of Drama

Todd London, artistic director of New Dramatists, a playwriting center in New York, has been named the new executive director of the University of Washington School of Drama.


April 30, 2014

Arts Roundup: Lectures, music– and Alonzo King LINES Ballet

LINES Ballet Writing Ground

The forecast is looking bright not only in relation to the weather but also for the arts on campus!


April 23, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibitions, music – and the Kollar American Art Lecture

"Aurora Borealis"

As we step into spring it’s a busy week for the arts on campus and we encourage you to take advantage of the many performances, exhibitions and lectures now happening.


April 22, 2014

Doug Underwood scouts border between fiction, journalism in new book

Cover of The Undeclared War Between Journalism and Fiction by Doug Underwood, UW professor of communication

Doug Underwood, UW professor of communication, discusses his latest book, “The Undeclared War between Fiction and Journalism: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History.”


April 16, 2014

Arts Roundup: Film, University Symphony – and ‘The Beggar’s Opera’

The Beggar's Opera

There’s much to see and do this week in the arts. Join the Burke Museum this Saturday for Native Arts and Artists Day or Head to the Jones Playhouse for the debut of “The Beggar’s Opera” presented by the UW School of Drama.


April 9, 2014

Arts Roundup: Exhibits, lectures – and Music of Today

Soweto Gospel Choir

From the Burke’s new exhibit “Imagine That.,” highlighting some of the interesting objects they have amassed over the years, to an intimate Music of Today performance presented by the Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media and the School of Music, don’t miss out on these exciting events!


April 7, 2014

Hundreds turn out for Ellen

Taping "The Ellen DeGeneres Show" at UW.

The Ellen Show made a surprise visit to the University of Washington Monday, and hundreds of students turned out for a shot at appearing on national TV.


April 2, 2014

Arts Roundup: Music, dance – and exhibit openings

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève

With the start of spring quarter brings a fresh lineup of exciting events to attend on the Seattle campus.



Previous page Next page