UW News

September 12, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Hugo House documentary, exhibition opening at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, concert in the library, and more!

In the arts, attend a film screening about Hugo House produced by Frances McCue and directed by Ryan K. Adams, go to an exhibition opening at Jacob Lawrence Gallery, buy tickets for the New Burke Opening, and more!

Hugo House documentary “Where the House Was”

September 21, 7:30 pm | Northwest Film Form

For almost two decades, Hugo House has been a place for writers in Seattle. Now, a new documentary about the literary venue’s history — and the demolition of its original Capitol Hill home — is ready to make its public debut. “Where the House Was” is a 58-minute feature-length film, four years in the making, produced by Frances McCue, a University of Washington senior lecturer in English, and directed by Ryan K. Adams, a filmmaker with Continuum College. Read more about this film in UW News.

Tickets are $13 for GA and $10 for students | More info

Exhibition: Composite Gestures

Opening Reception: September 25, 5 – 7 pm /September 26 – October 12 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

This exhibition features the recent work of three faculty members in the University of Washington Division of Design: Jason Germany, Assistant Professor of Industrial Design; Annabelle Gould, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design; and Axel Roesler, Associate Professor, Interaction Design. Together, their work invites viewers to explore the impact of design on everyday life through key areas of industrial design, publication design, and interaction design.

Free | More info

Fourth Wednesday Concert Series: Harriet Wong (piano)

September 25, 12:30 pm | North Allen Library Lobby

UW Music student Harriet Wong, piano, performs in this lunchtime concert series co-hosted by UW Music and UW Libraries.

Free | More info

New Burke Opening October 12th

Ticket sales open on September 3rd for the New Burke Museum Grand Opening Weekend. Celebrate with multicultural music and dance performances, family-friendly activities, and food trucks.

Off The Rez food truck will open it’s first brick-and-mortar location in the new Burke café space.

Tickets are $0 – $22 | More info

Exhibition | The Quest for the Beautiful Book: William Morris and the Kelmscott Press

July 8 – October 25 | Allen Library South Basement

Immerse yourself in the influences on Morris and his creative artistic work in textiles, stained glass, furniture, wallpaper, ceramics and ultimately type designing and letterpress printing. Morris’ extensive output of poems, heroic stories and essays will be featured. His influences include medieval manuscripts, historic architecture, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, socialism, John Ruskin, early literary sources, nature, and his complex personal and public life. In his 62 years, Morris amassed a large body of artistic work.

This exhibit complements and coincides with Seattle Art Museum’s Victorian Radicals From the Pre-Raphaelites to the Arts and Crafts Movement, closing Sept 8. Curated by Sandra Kroupa, Book Arts and Rare Book Curator, this is the first time the Libraries has exhibited on William Morris since 1995.

Free | More info