UW Professional and Continuing Education marked its 100th birthday in grand style today (June 10) with the announcement of an extraordinary glass sculpture from a UW alumnus who is also among the biggest names in art: Dale Chihuly.
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Even as spring quarter winds down, there’s lots to see. The Burke Museum has a new exhibit, the School of Music presents its combined bands with the University Symphony, and two plays at the School of Drama conclude their runs.
In 1936, when Jesse Owens made headlines by winning Olympic gold in front of Adolf Hitler, nine University of Washington rowers improbably did the same in competition that had been dominated by Germany. An upcoming book vividly tells the tale.
Late spring is perhaps the busiest time for arts at the UW. This week, ongoing productions and exhibits, plus a production of “The 39 Steps” and lots of music — including the powerful, 100-voice UW Gospel Choir.
“The Return,” a dreamlike account of a Native woman and her baby, is an allegory for passing environmental health values to the next generation.
Spring is a great time for the arts at the UW, with the School of Music, School of Drama and School of Art all offering shows or exhibits — and a lot more.
A new half-hour documentary about a UW research expedition to Axial Seamount, an underwater volcano off the Washington coast, airs tonight at 9:30 p.m. on UWTV.
Dance and drama talents lead a busy week in UW arts with the annual MFA Dance Concert, the 50th annual Theodore Roethke Poetry Reading and more.
This week there’s experimental music, a string quartet, photos about food, a health-minded art walk, student exhibits and the combined talents of the Dance Program and School of Drama.
Herbert Blau, who died on May 3, will be remembered as a theater innovator and scholar who introduced American audiences to avant-garde playwrights such as Samuel Beckett and Harold Pinter.