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February 13, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Jacob Lawrence Gallery 25th Anniversary, For the Love of Swedish Cinema, and more!

This week in the arts, take a trip to the Nordic Museum on Valentine’s Day for a lecture on Swedish cinema history, attend artist talks about “Creating Survivance: Art and Indigenous Wellness”, celebrate 25 years of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery with DJ sets by SassyBlack, Felisha Ledesma, and dos leches + Eve Defy, and more!


Scandinavian 30: For the Love of Swedish Cinema! ❤️
February 14, 7:00 pm| Nordic Museum

This Valentine’s Day, take a look at Swedish cinema history through scenes from its greatest love stories, silent era to present, with University of Washington Scandinavian Studies Department Professor Amanda Doxtater. Bring your sweetheart or meet one in the museum!

Short, snappy, entertaining: Scandinavian 30 is a series of free, 30-minute monthly lectures by UW Scandinavian Studies faculty at the Nordic Museum.

Creating Survivance: Art and Indigenous Wellness

February 14 to 15 | Programs will take place at UW Bothell and UW Seattle

The artist talks will engage audiences across the university on Thursday, February 14, culminating in an opening event on February 15 for Lakota Emergence, a powerful contemporary art exhibit that exemplifies Lakota self-representation contributing to vital, self-determined understandings of Lakota presence and futurity. Visiting artists will speak to the creative collaboration behind Lakota Emergence and the role of contemporary Lakota art in pursuing community wellness. Artists include Dyani White Hawk (Sičangu Lakota), Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota), and Micheal Two Bulls (Oglala Lakota).

Two symposia on Friday, Feb. 15, 2019, explore new scholarship on art and Indigenous wellness (1-2:30 pm) and the future of American Indian and Indigenous Studies at the University of Washington (3-4:30pm). Panelists include Danica Miller (UW Tacoma), Dian Million (UW Seattle), Chadwick Allen (UW Seattle), and Craig Howe (Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies).

Filippo Gorini

February 15, 7:30 pm | Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Italian pianist Filippo Gorini is praised for his rare intellect, temperament and vivid imagination. In 2015, he received first prize at the Telekom-Beethoven Competition in Bonn. For his Seattle debut, Gorini takes the listener on a journey from Beethoven’s harmonious Sonata, Op. 110 through the folk-like melodies of Bartók’s Sonata, across the cerebral landscape of Stockhausen’s Klavierstück IX, and ultimately to the heights of Beethoven’s last piano sonata. This is “brave, original playing for a musician of any age” (The Guardian).

$10 tickets for UW students when you show your Husky ID in advance at the ArtsUW Ticket Office or on the night of the show at the Box Office at Meany Hall. | More Info

Jacob Lawrence Gallery 25th Anniversary Celebration

February 16, 7:00 pm | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Jacob Lawrence Gallery with the theme of playfulness as resistance, featuring DJ sets by SassyBlack, Felisha Ledesma (S1 Portland), and dos leches + Eve Defy (TUF Collective, Seattle); a ball pit by Colleen Louise Barry; a temporary tattoo by Claire Cowie; the launch of MONDAY (Vol. 3); cocktails created by Timothy Rysdyke; donuts from General Porpoise; an installation by Disco Nap; inflatables by Seattle Design Nerds; and much more!
Tickets are $15 general / $5 UW students | More Info

Whitney Davis: Pictorial Art and Global Psychological Modernity

February 19, 7:00 pm | Kane Hall

Pictorial art has often been seen as one of the hallmarks of anatomically and cognitively modern, or what might be called “psychologically modern,” human beings. The lecture re-evaluates this notion in light of new findings in prehistoric studies and new arguments in the history and theory of art. How did pictorial art emerge and what does it do for the human species?

Whitney Davis is George C. and Helen N. Pardee Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art at the University of California at Berkeley and Honorary Visiting Professor of Art History at the University of York.

This program is a part of the Katz Distinguished Lectures in the Humanities. The gallery space will have an exhibition of work by undergraduates in Painting + Drawing.

Free | More Info