Arts and entertainment
November 5, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
Fall is a busy time for the arts on campus, with a dizzying array of performances and exhibitions to take advantage of.
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
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
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
The University of Washington is being transformed into a vast art gallery for a six-week exhibition called “Mad Campus.”
August 29, 2014
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Eric Ames, UW professor of Germanics and editor of the new book, “Werner Herzog: Interviews,” discusses the work.
May 14, 2014
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
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
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, 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
The forecast is looking bright not only in relation to the weather but also for the arts on campus!
April 23, 2014
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, 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
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
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
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
With the start of spring quarter brings a fresh lineup of exciting events to attend on the Seattle campus.
March 31, 2014
Longtime School of Music Professor Tom Collier celebrates 60 years of performing with a concert on April 2 in the Meany Studio Theater.
March 28, 2014
A waiter in a logging camp, Mexican migrant trying to cross into the U.S, and observer during an attack on an Iraqi village are examples of roles played by Scott Magelssen, a UW associate professor of drama, and described in his new book about simulated experiences.
March 26, 2014
Rounding out spring break there is a variety of events to keep you entertained. From the School of Art Distinguished Artist Lecture featuring Mel Chin to Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève presented by the UW World Series, prepare yourself for spring quarter because it’s looking bright!
March 24, 2014
Beethoven, Brahms, Handel, Tchaikovsky, Wagner, Gershwin — the names alone are enough to quicken the pulse of any classical music lover. Those greats and many more are represented in a gift of rare classical music scores to the University of Washington Music Library.
March 19, 2014
Winter quarter ends this week but the campus has plenty of events to keep you entertained over spring break — from a film screening at the Henry Art Gallery to an Australian cirque group at Meany Hall. And while you’re at it, enjoy the cherry blossoms that are almost in full bloom.
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