UW News

June 18, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Meany Center sets the stage, Henry Art Gallery’s Viewpoints closes soon, 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

Drop-in Session: Cultivating Gratitude in Challenging Time

June 22, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Zoom

Noticing what we are grateful for and cultivating practices of gratitude can ease anxiety and increase our feelings of connection. This session, hosted by Becca Calhoun, MPH, will include a guided gratitude meditation, a discussion of the benefits of gratitude and an introduction of several gratitude practices that can be used throughout our daily lives.

Free | Register and More Info


Henry Art Gallery Viewpoints: A Dialogue Between Jean-François Millet and Jeanne Dunning

Live until June 28 | Online

Viewpoints is a rotating series that highlights works from the Henry’s collection, paired with commentary and insights from University of Washington faculty.

This iteration features representations of women and domestic labor in nineteenth-century prints by Jean-François Millet (France, 1814-1875) and the video Icing (1996) by Jeanne Dunning (U.S., born 1960). Faculty contributions include professors Juliet McMains in the Department of Dance, and Priti Ramamurthy in the Department of Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies. Visit the online exhibition here before it closes on Sunday, June 28th.

#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

Meany Center – Grupo Corpo Strike Timelapse

View at your leisure | Meany Center’s YouTube Channel

Have you wondered what the work looks like in setting the stage for Meany performances? Check out this timelapse from April when the Grupo Corpo tech team and Meany Center Tech team took out and loaded the truck so Grupo Corpo could do to their next venue.

The Ellison Center’s Podcast Archive

View at your leisure | Online

Did you know the The Ellison Center for Russian, East European and Central Asian Studies  has an archive of podcasts covering interviews and lectures over the last several years? The center’s goal is to promote in-depth interdisciplinary study of all major post-communist subregions – Eastern and Central Europe, the Baltic region, the Caucasus and Central Asia, and Russia – in order to understand the legacies of the imperial and communist past as well as to analyze the emerging institutions and identities that will shape Eurasia’s future.

Podcast: The Hell Creek and Back; The Story of the Tufts-Love T. rex

View at your leisure | Online

A world of blistering heat and dirt, a biosphere where 20-foot-tall dinosaurs roamed. Home to cretaceous creatures that could rip apart their prey with 6-inch serrated teeth! Venture into this landscape to learn how a group of researchers and school teachers tracked down the elusive Tyrannosaurus Rex in the sweltering badlands on Montana.  Follow how the last-minute discovery of a small protrusion of ribs led to the extraction of the savage toothed king! You’ll be on the ground in an active paleontological field research site examining fossils from millions of years ago. You’ll even discover out what it takes to bring a prized scientific discovery into the forefront of research.

Looking for more?

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