UW News

June 5, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: School of Art + Art History + Design graduation exhibitions, [Here/Now] interview series, and more

During this time of uncertainty and isolation, find solace in digital opportunities to connect, share, and engage. Each week, we will share upcoming events that bring the UW, and the greater community, together online. 

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT


School of Art + Art History + Design Graduation Exhibitions

Online June 12 | Virtual gallery

Each year the School of Art + Art History + Design celebrates graduating Art and Design students—both undergraduate and graduate—with a series of exhibitions. Join us in celebrating our 2020 grads online!
The Jacob Lawrence Gallery is creating a website to represent the work of all students selected for the originally planned in-gallery exhibitions. Each student will have a page that includes an artist statement, artist biography, and documentation of one to two pieces.

Free | Access the virtual gallery

Drop-in Session: Tools for Self-Compassion

June 8, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online via Zoom

This session, hosted by Shayla Collins and sponsored by the Center for Child and Family Well-being, will guide participants in collectively exploring tools for self-compassion that can support us and remind us that we are in this together.

Free | Register and More Info

[Here/Now] Interview Series

Ongoing | Online streaming

The School of Drama‘s new series of quarantine interviews, [Here/Now], kicks off with MFA directing student Kristie Post Wallace and 2020 MFA acting grad Alyssa Franks talking about the School of Drama’s production of The Women of Lockerbie, which opened and closed on the same day due to COVID-19. Join us for this intimate, illuminating discussion about the experience of making the show and grieving its abrupt closing, and how the lessons of the play are showing up in unexpected ways during the quarantine.

Free | Watch and More Info

Crossing North Podcast

Ongoing | Online streaming

Sponsored by the Department of Scandinavian StudiesCrossing North is a podcast about Nordic and Baltic society and culture, featuring interviews with authors, performers, and leaders from Scandinavia and the Baltic, as well as discussions with faculty in the Scandinavian Studies Department and Baltic Studies Program. In the most recent episode, “In a World That’s Ever-Changing,” postdoctoral research fellow Toni Lahtinen discusses recent trends in Finnish eco-dystopian literature, and the role literature plays in exploring our anxieties about the future as well as our guilt about the past and present.

Free | Listen and More Info

Henry Art Gallery Digital Collections

Ongoing | Virtual gallery

Although the Henry Art Gallery may be physically closed to the public, its massive digitized collection remains open and accessible throughout COVID-19 closures. This massive online collection contains contemporary art, photography and prints, and costumes and textiles, among other types of art.

Free | Access the virtual gallery


#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

Every Friday, 7:00 PM | Virtual Event

Join the Burke Museum online on Fridays at 7 PM for #BurkeFromHome Trivia. The popular Burke Trivia Night is back—this time online to practice social distancing while having loads of fun! Get your nerd on with natural history and culture-themed trivia.

BYOB, snacks, and slippers!

Free, please register for access | Register & More Info



Community Highlight! Stay Home with SAM

Free and ongoing | Website

Although the Seattle Art Museum is currently temporarily closed to visitors, it’s still sharing virtual content through the Stay Home with SAM blog, which has a variety of multimedia opportunities to engage with art online.

Looking for more?

Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.