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January 9, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: Low Brow/High Culture exhibit opens in the Allen Library, guest pianist Conor Hanick performs, and more

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This week in the arts, attend a film screening at SAM, visit museums on campus for free with your Husky card, and more!

Guest Artist Recital: Conor Hanick, piano
January 13, 7:30 pm | Brechemin Auditorium

Brooklyn-based concert pianist Conor Hanick performs works of Galina Ustvolskaya and Morton Feldman on Monday evening and leads a free master class with UW piano students on Tuesday.

Hanick is regarded as one of his generation’s most inquisitive interpreters of music old and new. With a unique adeptness for contemporary music reinforced by a commitment to music of all ages, Hanick’s interpretations demonstrate a “technical refinement, color, crispness and wondrous variety of articulation that benefit works by any master.” (Anthony Tommasini, New York Times)

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Film: “Edo Avant Garde: How Japan Invented Modern Art” with filmmaker Linda Hoaglund

January 20, 1:00 – 4:00 pm | Seattle Art Museum

Visit the Seattle Art Museum for a screening with director Linda HoaglundEdo Avant-Garde is a feature documentary film that tells the untold story of the vital role Japanese artists of the Edo era (1603 – 1868) played in pioneering “modern art.” During the Edo era, Japan prospered in peaceful isolation from Western powers, while audacious artists innovated abstraction, minimalism, surrealism and the illusion of 3-D. Their originality is most striking in images of the natural world depicted with gold leaf on large-scale folding screens that anticipate 20th-century installation art.

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Off-Campus Concert: Indigo Mist

January 13, 7:00 pm | The Royal Room

Initially the brainchild of electro acoustic pioneer/composer and School of Music professors Richard Karpen and Cuong Vu, Indigo Mist has become a vehicle for the musical musings of a group of forward reaching artists with tendencies towards experimentation. Having crossed paths over the years as University of Washington music faculty, the group is currently comprised Vu, Karpen, electro-acoustic composer and DXArts director Juan PampinTed Poor, whose prodigious drumming has recently been enlisted by Chris Thile and Andrew Bird, and 15 time Grammy winner, bassist/producer Steve Rodby.

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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