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February 28, 2020

ArtsUW Roundup: Ted Poor debut album release show, The Women of Lockerbie opens, and more

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This week in the arts, Art History professor Foong Ping discusses the reconceptualizing of the Seattle Asian Art Museum, four Native American Huskies share what “home” means to them, the exhibition As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes opens at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, and more! To learn about more events taking place, visit ArtsUW.

Concert  Hélène Grimaud

March 4, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

French pianist Hélène Grimaud brings a virtuosic program to Meany Center, performing music from her 2018 recording, Memory. In exploring music’s ability to bring the past to life, she stirs profound emotions through the elegant simplicity of miniatures by Chopin, Debussy, Satie and Silvestrov which, in the pianist’s own words, “conjure atmospheres of fragile reflection, a mirage of what was — or what could have been.”

Discounts available for UW staff, faculty and students More Info and Tickets

Colloquia Series – Foong Ping; An Asian Art Museum Transformed

March 4, 4:00 – 5:00 PM | Art Building 

The Seattle Asian Art Museum has reopened after extensive modernization of its historic facility, and the original Art Deco architecture and interiors are renewed. These physical changes spurred a new curatorial direction that reenvisions how the permanent collection of Asian art is presented and interpreted. Foong Ping will discuss some concepts and processes behind this rare opportunity to reconceptualize the museum’s significant collections and the experiences it offers.

Foong Ping is the Foster Foundation Curator of Chinese Art at the Seattle Art Museum and Affiliate Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Washington. She received her Ph.D. from Princeton University.

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Exhibition Opening – As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes

March 4, 5:00 – 8:00 pm | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

As, Not For: Dethroning Our Absolutes is an incomplete historical survey of work created by African-American graphic designers over the last century. These practitioners are absent in too many classroom lectures, and their methods are mostly invisible or uncredited in the field. This exhibition aims to promote the inclusion of neglected Black designers and their developed methodologies and challenge the ubiquity of White and anti-Black aesthetics in our designed world.

The exhibition is on view at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery and Non-Breaking Space in Pioneer Square:

Jacob Lawrence Gallery
March 5 – 26, 2020
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 4, 5–8pm
Workshop with curator Jerome Harris: Saturday, March 7, noon

Non-Breaking Space
March 5 – April 23, 2020
Opening Reception: Thursday, March 5, 6-8pm
Design Lecture Series: Friday, March 6, 7pm (sold out)

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Short Talks: Home 

March 5, 7:30 PM | KEXP Gathering Space

Finding place in your ancestral lands, your family, wherever you are. In celebration of the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, four Native American Huskies share their personal stories of what “home” means to them.

Apps and drinks included. Doors open at 7 p.m.; program begins at 7:30 p.m. with reception immediately following.

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UW Drama Presents: The Women of Lockerbie

March 3, 7:30 PM to March 15, 2:00 PM | Glenn Hughes Penthouse Theatre

In 1988, Pan Am flight 103 was bombed mid-flight, and the fiery pieces rained down on the peaceful town of Lockerbie, Scotland. Two-hundred-and-seventy people lost their lives that day: 243 passengers, 16 crew members, and 11 people on the ground. The Women of Lockerbie tells the story of a group of women fighting U.S. government bureaucracy to accomplish a stunningly simple, humane goal: washing and returning the clothes of the crash victims to their families. Playwright Deborah Brevoort uses the structure of Greek tragedy to tell this story of grieving and healing, powerlessness and control, joy and darkness. Second-year MFA director Kristie Post Wallace directs.

Tickets are $10 – $20 ($5 with TeenTix| More Info and Tickets


Press Corps Pop-Up at UW Drama for Teens

The TeenTix Press Corps is presenting a free Theater Criticism Workshop at UW Drama! This workshop is a two-day experience with meetings on March 7 and 8, 2020. Students will learn the basics of theater criticism, attend a performance of The Women of Lockerbie, and try their hand at writing reviews.

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Ted Poor “You Already Know” Album Release

March 7, 8:00 PM | Columbia City Theater

Join School of Music faculty and acclaimed drummer Ted Poor in celebrating his debut album! This release show features Cuong Vu on trumpet and video projection by Abigail Portner.

From Earshot Jazz: Ted Poor—“a trustworthy engine in countless modern-jazz settings” (New York Times)—isn’t your typical jazz drummer’s recording, almost defiantly so. But if you’re at all familiar with the Seattle-based Poor’s explorative career this should come as no surprise.

Tickets are $10 – $21 | More Info and Tickets