UW News

June 11, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Re/Frame with Henry Art Gallery, Mindfulness practices, 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

Re/frame: Order & Chaos

Online June 18, 12:00 PM and 6:30 PM | Zoom

Join Ann Poulson, the Henry’s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the museum’s collection.

We often find satisfaction in symmetry and stimulation in the untamed. What about when both are combined in a single work of art? Join us as we explore works in the Henry’s permanent collection that play with the duality of and intrinsic connection between order and chaos.

Re/frame is a recurring program that delves into the Henry’s extensive collection, highlighting a different group of objects each month. Join us for group discussions and the opportunity to see art rarely on public view.

Free | Register for 12:00 PM Session | Register for 6:30 PM Session


Practices for Wise Mind

June 15, 9:00 – 10:00 AM | Zoom

Megan Kennedy, Director of the UW Resilience Lab, will guide participants to practice mindfulness practices designed to build awareness and connection to one’s intuition. These practices support us in responding to situations and making decisions in more balanced and truthful ways.

Free | Register and More Info

School of Art + Art History + Design Graduate Showcase Website

On view until June 21 | Online

The 2020 Graduate Showcase website serves as a catalog for the MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition, and it documents the Division of Art History students who completed MA and PhD degrees during the 2019–2020 academic year.

Reflecting on four years of the arts on campus

Ongoing | UW Daily

UW Daily writer Grace Harmon shares memories from the last four years and the thriving art scene we have on campus:

As spring quarter comes to a close, we can reflect on the many moments of the last four years that have defined the arts and on-campus events for this year’s graduating class. In that time we have seen comedy shows, drama performances, art exhibits, festivals, annual celebrations, and more. Let’s look at a few that happened during each school year.

Read more here

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


#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


Looking for more?

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