UW News

December 7, 2020

ArtSci Roundup: Re/frame: All Together Now, This Is Beethoven, 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: All Together Now

December 17, 12:00 – 1:00 PM and 6:30-7:30 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.
The cozy winter nights of the festive season are traditionally a time for gathering with those you love. For most of us, 2020 has been a year unlike any in living memory. While some have enjoyed/endured intense family time, many others have experienced prolonged isolation and separation. Whatever your experience, you will probably look on these images of families, friends, and colleagues gathered together with changed eyes.

This Is Beethoven

December 16 – 19 | Online

This is Beethoven is a collaboration uniting seventeen multi-disciplinary arts organizations, including the Department of Dance and Schools of Music and Drama, in a city-wide festival demonstrating the power of arts to articulate our society’s moment in time. Centered around the 250th birthday anniversary of the revolutionary composer Ludwig Van Beethoven, this festival symbolically pays homage to the composer while making current the same pioneering spirit he represented during his time.

#BurkeFromHome Trivia Night 

December 17, 8:00 PM | Online

Join the Burke Museum for #BurkeFromHome Trivia! The top three winners at the end of the game will each win a pair of free tickets to the Burke Museum so you can come visit the museum when it reopens. The first place player also wins a gift card to Optimism Brewing.

Free | Register and More Info

Free Them All: Portraits from La Resistencia

Fall 2020 – Winter 2021 | Henry Art Gallery Front Entrance

This installation is presented by the Henry Art Gallery in partnership with La Resistencia and University of Washington faculty organizers of Art at the Borders of the Political.

La Resistencia’s #FreeThemAll campaign shares visual and narrative portraits of people detained within the Tacoma ICE Processing Center. The Henry presents a selection of screen-printed portraits from #FreeThemAll in the museum’s front windows and along the adjacent exterior wall. The four portraits reproduced on paper represent individuals currently detained inside the Tacoma ICE Processing Center who are working with La Resistencia to highlight the urgency of their cases and the terrible conditions at the detention center.

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‘Neither Free Nor Fair’ Podcast

Ongoing | Online

Associate Professor of Political Science James Long has started a podcast focused on election security, “Neither Free Nor Fair?”, featuring experts from the UW and elsewhere, and building on the audience of the UW Political Economy Forum’s podcast. In the most recent episode, Sara Curran, Professor of International Studies, joins Long for this episode “Census: Counting Folks & Counting Votes.” They discuss what a census is and its importance to elections and democracy; why the Framers wrote the census into the Constitution; how censuses work in the US and other countries (including Malaysia, Kenya, and Myanmar); why censuses often become so politicized; and the importance of counting people to respond to the Covid crisis.

Free | Listen and More Info

Looking for more?

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