UW News

July 13, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Burke Museum Online Mini-Exhibits, “Literature, Language, and Culture” Dialogue 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

Burke Museum Online Mini-Exhibits: Uncovering Pacific Past

View at your leisure | Online

Archaeology can help us better understand our world, but it is also impactful to community. This Burke Museum mini-exhibit considers people, relationships, and the interconnected histories of belongings, new and ancient. It highlights the culture of the Eastern Highlands and the UW anthropologists who surveyed the area in 1966-67 as part of the Micro-evolution Project.

“Literature, Language, and Culture” Dialogue Series

View at your leisure | Online

The Department of English is proud to announce its new “Literature, Language, Culture” Dialogue Series. These video and podcast episodes share faculty research and teaching, including the ways our work contributes to how we experience and seek to understand this time of global crisis. The first two episodes currently released feature Professors Jesse Oak Taylor and Michelle S. Liu.


Drop-In Session: Practices for Savoring the Moment

July 20th, 6:00 PM | Zoom

In this session, hosted by the Center for Child and Family Well-Being and presented by Shayla Collins, she will share a variety of practices, including gratitude, that can help us pause and connect with what we have in this very moment. She will also discuss simple ways to allow positive experiences to fill our senses and awareness. Research shows that cultivating gratitude and savoring positive experiences can strengthen habits that build resilience and balance. Join the Collins for an interactive session to explore how to weave these practices into our days for lasting joy.

Marisa Williamson: Angel of History Lecture and Performance

View at your leisure | Online

Marisa Williamson, the 2020 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the School of Art + Art History + Design, presents her newly commissioned work in the exhibition Angel of History.

This exhibition endeavors to show the past, not necessarily “the way it really was” but, as Walter Benjamin describes, “…as it flashes up in a moment of danger.” Angel of History looks backward. It awakens the dead in Seattle using a modular and collaborative strategy. Measuring progress, sometimes playfully, the work aims to provide insight not only into how history is understood but how it is felt.

(Re)Defining American Labor Lecture Archive

View at your leisure | Online

The UWT Labor Solidarity Project presents recordings of a past weekly seminar that adopted an intersectional approach while exploring the recent histories of the regional, national, and global labor movements. Each recording features a presentation and discussion facilitated by a leading voice in mapping the trajectory of labor activism and scholarship.

Tacoma Art Museum: eMuseum Collections                                    

View at your leisure | Online

Made possible by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, Tacoma Art Museum’s eMuseum project was designed to make the museum’s entire collection available online, and accessible for free.

Looking for more?

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