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January 3, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: welcome 2020 with a celebration of Asian American writers, kick-off the Critical Issues Lecture Series, and more

This week in the arts, attend several screenings with the 2020 Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival, visit museums on campus for free with your Husky card, and more!


Shawn Wong & Tara Fickle
January 9, 7:00 pm | The Elliott Bay Book Company

Come celebrate the publication of the Third Edition of Aiiieeeee! An Anthology of Asian American Writers (published by University of Washington Press) with UW Professor of English, Shawn Wong, and literary scholar, Tara Fickle. This groundbreaking collection of writing by Asian Americans, was originally published in 1974 by Howard University Press. Forty-five years later the radical collection continues to spark controversy. Now back in print with a new foreword by Tara Fickle, this third edition reminds us how Asian Americans fought for—and seized—their place in the American literary canon.

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Critical Issues Lecture Series

Thursdays at 7 pm during winter quarter | Henry Art Gallery auditorium

The 2020 Critical Issues Lecture Series takes place on Thursday evenings during winter quarter. It is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to sit alongside degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. In addition to the public lectures, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in ART 361/561 interface with the speakers in the classroom and studio.

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Dora Budor
January 9, 7 pm | More info


SEAxSEA: The 2020 Southeast Asia x Seattle Film Festival

January 9 and 10, 5:00 – 7:30 pm | Thompson Hall 101

This year’s film lineup focuses on the many issues the Southeast Asia region faces today, which may initially seem isolated and disparate. But if we look close enough, we may find that they are deeply connected with each other, as if they were many heads of the same entity. What does it mean to be a woman and refugee at a time of ecological crisis? How does modernity and development impact traditional community practices? Only when we envision the “many-headed” nature of this demon can we deign to start thinking of ways forward.

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Exhibit: Low Brow/High Culture

January 13 – April 24 | Allen Library South Basement

Low Brow/High Culture traces the line of lowbrow art from its origins in hot rod and custom motorcycle culture to the art movement it is today. Showcasing materials from all areas of Special Collections, Low Brow/High Culture focuses on zines, comics, flyers and other methods of DIY culture.

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Dino Day

Burke Museum
Daily 10 am – 5 pm

Experience natural and cultural collections at the Burke Museum. The Burke brings research and collections out from behind the scenes so you can bring your perspective and your passions forward.  We can use them to learn about the past, connect to the world around us, and create a better future together.

Present your Husky Card for free entry | More Info


Henry Art Gallery

Wednesday – Sunday 11 am – 4 pm, extended hours until 9 pm on Thursdays

Explore contemporary art, artists and ideas at the Henry Art Gallery.

In Plain Sight is a group exhibition that engages artists whose work addresses narratives, communities, and histories that are typically hidden or invisible in our public space (both conceptually and literally defined).

These Are Their Stories by Samantha Scherer is an ongoing series of black watercolor drawings on small squares of lightly tinted paper depicting victims from the television crime drama Law & Order.

Present your Husky Card for free entry | More Info

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