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September 27, 2019

ArtsUW Roundup: Lecture with Art History professors, dance performance, South Asian film symposium, and more

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Start Fall Quarter artfully by attending a welcome back dance party, purchasing your tickets for Burke Opening Weekend, attending a concert, and more.

Concert: Garrick Ohlsson

October 1, 7:30 pm | Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Seattle favorite Garrick Ohlsson returns to Meany Center with a program of Brahms and Chopin.  Regarded as a leading exponent of the music of Frédéric Chopin, he commands an enormous repertoire ranging over the entire piano literature. Ohlsson’s program highlights his well-earned reputation for bringing piano masterworks to life with virtuosic firepower and subtle interpretations.

Tickets are $51 – $59 | More info

Baroque Visuality between Perspective and the Photograph

October 3, 4 – 5 pm | Art Building

Professor of Art History Estelle Lingo continues the Colloquia Series highlighting pan-European experiments with Caravaggism in the seventeenth century. These experiments produced a new type of image that operated outside the conventions of linear perspective and invoked widespread critical attack. The rapid foreclosure of Caravaggism thus constitutes a significant and revealing episode for probing the historical investments of the Western artistic tradition.

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Art, Migration, and Identity: From the Horn of Africa to America

October 3, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm | Communications Building

Jackson School of International Studies presents, Seattle-based artist Yeggy Michael who will reflect on how the experience of migration has shaped his art and identity. Yeggy raises questions about how an immigrant’s multiple transitions — economic, political, cultural, and spiritual — can ultimately serve as a foundation for dialogue.

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School of Art + Art History + Design Faculty Lectures

Six faculty members will each give presentations during autumn quarter as part of the promotion process. They are listed below in order of date. All lectures take place in the Art Building.

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Type A to Type B (with 12,899 Steps in Between)
Annabelle Gould
, Associate Professor, Visual Communication Design
October 3, 5 pm | Room 227/229

South Asian Films and the Rise of Nationalism

October 4, 4 – 6 pm | Communications Building

This symposium brings together some of South Asia’s leading filmmakers, academics, and political activists who will together meditate on the rise of right wing nationalism in South Asia.

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Fall for Dance, A Welcome-Back Party

October 4, 7 pm | Meany Hall – Studio 267

The UW Department of Dance invites all UW affiliated fans of dance to a welcome-back dance party. Mix and mingle with new and familiar faces in the department, play games, win prizes, and snap a picture at our photo booth.

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Property of Opaqueness: A Performance by Takahiro Yamamoto

October 6, 7:30 – 8:30 pm | Velocity Dance Center

In partnership with Velocity Dance Center on the occasion of the Henry’s exhibition Carrie Yamaoka: recto/verso, this performance from Takahiro Yamamoto is the first iteration of a multi-year project investigating visibility and the effects we experience when engaged in acts of looking.

Tickers are $7 – $15 | More info

Katja Petrowskaja: A Family Story Between Memory and Forgetting

October 7, 6 – 8 pm | Communications Building

In conversation with Assistant Professor Sasha Senderovich (Slavic, Jewish Studies), Katja Petrowskaja will discuss her 2013 literary memoir, recently translated from German into English. In the stories of her travels to Russia, Ukraine, Germany, Poland, and the United States, Petrowskaja reflects on a fragmented and traumatized century and brings to light family figures who threaten to drift into obscurity.

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New Burke Opening Weekend: October 12th – 14th

Ticket sales are open for the New Burke Museum Grand Opening Weekend! During Grand Opening Weekend, the new Burke Yard outdoor space will be transformed into a festival 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