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December 11, 2013

Arts Roundup: Exhibits at the Henry and Burke Museum

This week we’re wrapping up the end of fall quarter — and the last Arts Roundup of 2013 — with a nice bow. During the roundup’s winter hiatus, we encourage you to check out some of the ongoing exhibits on campus before they also come to a close.

David Hartt

David Hartt. Award Room. 2011. Archival pigment print mounted to Dibond. Collection Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, gift of the artist.

“David Hartt: Stray Light”
Through Jan. 5, 2014 | Henry Art Gallery
An exhibit of photographs, and a film, about the Johnson Publishing Company in Chicago, the purpose-built headquarters of the African-American-owned magazines Jet and Ebony. More info.

“The Photographs of Ray K. Metzker”
Through Jan. 5, 2014 | Henry Art Gallery
An overview of the five-decade career of this American artist whose photographs are known for their high contrast and selective focus. More info.

“Jason Dodge: What We Have Done”
Through Jan. 26, 2014 | Henry Art Gallery
Dodge is a sculptor who draws objects from everyday life to explore their narrative potential. In this solo exhibition, he continues his exploration of matter, imagination, space and time in the Henry’s Stroum Gallery. A publication will be produced in conjunction with this exhibition. More info.

Untitled portrait from the Henry Art Gallery's exhibit, "Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930."

Untitled portrait from the Henry Art Gallery’s exhibit, “Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930.”

“Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880-1930”
Through Jan. 5, 2014 | Henry Art Gallery
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’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. More info.

Haegue Yang: Anachronistic Layers of Dispersion
Through Feb. 9, 2014 | Henry Art Gallery
In her solo exhibition, Korean-born artist Yang takes over the museum’s East Gallery to present “Towers on String – Variant Dispersed” (2012) and “Field of Teleportation” (2011). More info.

Elwha: A River Reborn
Through March 9, 2014 | Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture
This exhibit takes you into the Northwest’s legendary Elwha River Valley to discover the people, places and history behind the world’s largest dam removal project. Based on the book by Seattle Times reporter Lynda Mapes and photographer Steve Ringman, the Elwha: A River Reborn exhibit sheds light on this essential part of Washington State’s history through stories, photographs, and Burke collection — from fish to cultural objects from the Elwha region. More info.