UW News

August 10, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Re/frame Series, Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, #BurkeFromHome Trivia Night, 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: Still Life

August 20, 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM and 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Online

Join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Gallery‘s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the museum’s collection. While the term “still life” may bring to mind Netherlandish paintings of bouquets and breakfast tables, the genre existed long before it reached those dizzying heights, and has been used as fertile ground for experimentation for artists since. There are plenty of variations on this theme in the Henry’s collection for us to explore.

Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair

August – September | Online

In an innovative show of collective effort, a group of over 40 Seattle art galleries, nonprofits, and art institutions have come together to reconstruct the traditional art fair with a community-led effort. Alum Greg Kucera, who sparked the idea for SDAF, and his colleagues did this not just for the support of our small businesses, but also for the artists in the community who have worked hard to create artwork for the official Seattle Art Fair that was canceled due to the pandemic. Its closure left a palpable void in the visual arts world, one which the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair is filling.

BJ Cummings with James Rasmussen & Paulina Lopez
August 20, 7:30 PM | Online

In this live-streamed conversation with Duwamish Tribal member James Rasmussen and Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition Executive Director Paulina Lopez, BJ Cummings talks about her own story and what drew her to the river’s history. She draws from her book, recently published in the UW PressThe River That Made Seattle: A Human and Natural History of the Duwamish to show both historical and contemporary photos of the river, and create a compelling narrative portraying the people and conflicts that shaped the culture and natural environment.
Free – $15Register and More Info

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

August 20, 8:00 PM | Online

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.

Join the Burke Museum online on the third Thursday of every month at 8:00 PM for #BurkeFromHome Trivia. This month will welcome guest hosts from the Holocaust Center for Humanity.

Free | Register and More Info

Logo for podcast "Crossng North," by UW Dept of Scandinavian StudiesCrossing North Podcast

View at your leisure | Online

Crossing North is a podcast about Nordic and Baltic society and culture. Episodes feature 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 ProgramCrossing North is produced and hosted by Colin Gioia Connors, lecturer of Scandinavian Studies, with Kristian Næsby, visiting lecturer of Danish.

MOHAI’s Rainy Day History Podcast                           

View at your leisure | Online

What is Seattle’s story? Who does it belong to? How did we get to where we are now?

Welcome to Rainy Day Historya podcast by the Museum of History and Industry’s Youth Advisors. Seattle is famous for its coffee beans and digital machines, but it hasn’t always been that way. We’re diving into history to uncover what it means to be a Seattleite both in the past and the present. This isn’t your everyday museum podcast—it’s completely teen-researched, written, and produced!

Looking for more?

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