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March 26, 2014

Arts Roundup: Ballet, lectures — and ‘Sixty Years Behind Bars’

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!

Tom Collier

Tom Collier, performing on April 2, was age 5 when he made his first public musical appearance.

Incite | Insight: Lecture with Pablo Helguera
March 27 | Henry Art Gallery
New York-based artist Helguera works with installations, sculptures, photography, drawing, socially engaged art and performance. His work focuses on a variety of topics ranging from history, sociolinguistics, memory and the absurd, in formats that are widely varied including the lecture, museum display strategies, musical performances and written fiction. More info. 

Mallethead Series: “Sixty Years Behind Bars”
April 2 | Meany Studio Theater
Faculty artist Tom Collier celebrates 60 years in the music business with a concert featuring some very special friends, including guitarist Larry Coryell, clarinetist Bill Smith, pianist Marc Seales, bassist Dan Dean and percussionist Emil Richards. More info.

“School Photos and their Afterlives: A Comparative Jewish Perspective”
7:30 p.m., March 31 and April 2 | Kane Hall 220
Photography’s role in nationalism and Jewish identity from the 19th century through World War II is the subject of the 2014 Samuel and Althea Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies. This year’s speakers are  Marianne Hirsch of Columbia University and Leo Spitzer of Dartmouth College. Both receptions are free and open to the public, followed by a kosher reception. More info.

  • March 31, “School Photos in the Era of Assimilation: Jews, Indians, and Blacks”
  • April 2, “Framing Children: The Holocaust and After.”
Geneva Ballet

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève performs April 3-5 at Meany HallVincent Lepresle

Ballet du Grand Théâtre de Genève
April 3–5 | Meany Theater
Appearing in Seattle for the first time, Ballet Genève will perform the evening-length Preludes et Fugues by acclaimed Israeli choreographer Emanuel Gat, a reflection on human interaction set to Bach’s Well-Tempered Clavier performed to live, solo piano. More info.

Distinguished Artist Lecture: Mel Chin
April 2 | Kane Hall, Room 130
The School of Art hosts Chin, an internationally known artist who insinuates art into unlikely places, including destroyed homes, toxic landfills and even popular television, investigating how art can provoke greater social awareness and responsibility. Learn more on his website and at this post. Register for the lecture here. 

April 3 | Henry Art Gallery
Join the Henry Art Gallery on the first Thursday of every month for a midday concert series featuring performances from solo and chamber musicians from the University of Washington School of Music. More info.