UW News

May 6, 2015

Arts Roundup: Art, artifacts — and ‘The Magic Flute’

College of Arts & Sciences

May starts strong, bursting with arts events for the community to enjoy. The School of Art + Art History + Design begins the month with the Painting + Drawing BFA graduation show, followed by the Kollar American Art Lecture featuring Kenneth Haltman.  The School of Music starts its run of “The Magic Flute,” co-presented with Pacific MusicWorks, and the Burke Museum hosts the annual Artifact ID Day.

UW Music and Pacific MusicWorks: W.A. Mozart, “The Magic Flute”

UW Music and Pacific MusicWorks: W.A. Mozart, “The Magic Flute.”

Machinations Musical, Divers and Sundry 
May 7 | Good Shepherd Center
Current and past students from the University of Washington School of Music and DXARTS join forces to present an evening of experimental music and performance. More info.

Painting + Drawing BFA Show
Through May 9 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery
The graduation exhibition features the work of students receiving Bachelor of Fine Art degrees from the Painting and Drawing Program. More info.

UW Music and Pacific MusicWorks: W.A. Mozart, “The Magic Flute”
Through May 8, 9, 10 | Meany Theater
One of Mozart’s crowning achievements, this opera is a potent alchemical mixture of popular music and theater with a depth of meaning that is still mysterious and controversial. This production will combine entirely new staging by stage director Dan Wallace Mille with new dialogue by Karen Hartman. It will feature one of the reigning Queens of the Night of our time, Cyndia Sieden. Hear Mozart’s beloved opera, conducted by Stephen Stubbs, performed in the Northwest’s first historically informed performance with a classical orchestra. More info.

Burke Museum Artifact ID Day

Visitors to the Burke Museum study an item in a recent Artifact ID Day.

Artifact ID Day
1-3 p.m., May 9 | Burke Museum
Whether you’ve got a handwoven basket, a jade sculpture, or a mysterious object unearthed in your yard, Burke experts can help you delve more into the objects that matter to you. Past Artifact ID Days have uncovered such rare items as a 5,000-year-old stone tool, a twined basketry doll made by a Tlingit weaver, and a drinking cup made from a walrus tusk. More info.

MFA Dance Concert
May 13-17 | Meany Studio Theatre
The Dance Program’s world-class MFA candidates have created original choreography for this concert, working with highly trained dance students. Always exceedingly imaginative and thought-provoking, the MFA Dance Concert is a perfect way to end the Dance Program’s concert season. More info.

Kollar American Art Lecture
7 p.m., May 13 | Gowen, room 201
The Division of Art History in the School of Art + Art History + Design is pleased to host Kenneth Haltman, H. Russell Pitman Professor of Art History at the University of Oklahoma, who will present material from his forthcoming book “Artists and Hunters: Figures of Predatory Looking in Nineteenth-Century American Art.” This event is one of the Allan and Mary Kollar Lectures on American Art and Artists. More info.

May 14-16 | Meany Theater
Named after a barnyard fungus that propels its spores with extraordinary speed, accuracy, and strength, the dance company Pilobolus returns to Seattle for its eighth UW World Series appearance. Through diverse collaborations, the company breaks down barriers between disciplines and challenges the way we think about dance. Pilobolus maintains its own singular style and enjoys a fervent and ever-expanding following. More info.

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