UW News

September 8, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Re/frame at the Henry, Coexisting with COVID-19, 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: Tell Me a Tale/Show Me a Story

September 17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM, 6:30 – 7:30 PM | Online via Zoom

Join Ann Poulson, the Henry Art Museum’s Associate Curator of Collections, for an interactive online session to take a closer look at objects in the museum’s collection.
We all love a good story, and have heard that a picture is worth a thousand words. However, it takes a particular skill to represent a narrative effectively in a single, static image. Often this relies on the viewer’s familiarity with the subject matter. In some cases, however, the artist turns everything on its head by creating an image highly evocative of a narrative, but one unknown even to them, allowing the viewer to construct a story all their own.

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Coexisting with COVID-19: Are We There Yet?

September 17, 6:30 PM | Online

Every day, COVID-19 requires us to weigh the risks we are willing to take to maintain a sense of normalcy. Should you wear a mask or not? Is heading out to get a pedicure an ‘essential’ trip? Ready to sit in a restaurant for your anniversary? Or maybe you just want to stay home, hide under the covers, and wait until this is all over. This week the Office of Public Lectures will talk with experts who can help us better understand decision making in these uncertain times. Featuring moderator Hanson Hosein and faculty guests Linda Ko, Susan Joslyn, and Nidhi Agrawal.

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Performance: MELTED RIOT: CMYK

September 19, 7:00 – 8:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Fox Whitney’s ongoing interdisciplinary performance and research project, MELTED RIOT, moves to the online photography and print collection of the Henry Art Gallery. CMYK is the culmination of a weeklong investigation into works in the Henry’s collection, and the second of three live-streamed MELTED RIOT performances with the Henry. CMYK makes reference to the four-color printmaking process. It’s a method that uses a combination of tiny translucent dots in four ink colors: cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. The artworks selected for investigation and dialogue are inspired by the CMYK color process, which will be actively contemplated during the event.

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#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night

September 17, 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 National Nordic Musuem.

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The Jacob Lawrence Gallery Journal: MONDAY

View at your leisure | Online

MONDAY presents experiments in arts writing that invite readers to imagine future forms of criticism. The contributing writers have in common a playful approach to their writing. Their subjects extend beyond fine arts to include performance, style, manifestos — all manner of cultural expression. Published by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the School of Art + Art History + Design, MONDAY seeks to be both accessible and rigorous, and above all to remind us that our approach to cultural criticism can be as heterogeneous as the themes it addresses. 

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.


Looking for more?

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