UW News

January 27, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Meany On Screen: Cuarteto Latinoamericano, Maria Gaspar: Disappearance Landscape, 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

Outpost: Words and Music

February 1, 5:30 PM PST | Online

Carrie Shaw, UW School of Music faculty member and Mellon Faculty Fellow, will premier three commissions she initiated as part of her Mellon project, Expanding Repertoire and Research in Vocal Music with New Accompanied Technologies, at the Great Northern Festival. 

Tickets are $15 | Register and More Info

History Lecture Series: Arming the Police and the ‘Social Source of Our Distresses’

February 3, 6:00 – 7:00 PM | Online

In this lecture, Associate Professor of History Bruce Hevly will investigate the use of handguns by American police officers beginning with Teddy Roosevelt’s tenure on the New York City Police Commission in the 1890s.

Next in the series:

  • February 10, 6:00 – 7:00 PM: Digital Discontents, from the Age of the Mainframe to the Era of Big Tech

Free | Register and More Info

Meany On Screen: Cuarteto Latinoamericano

February 5 – 12 | Online

The world-renowned Cuarteto Latinoamericano has been on a mission to present great works of the Latin American chamber repertoire since its founding in Mexico in 1982. In a beautiful virtual performance hosted by the Meany Center, Cuarteto Latinoamericano features three Latin American musical luminaries. And, Cuarteto Latinoamericano: A Search for Musical Language, takes a deeper look at the composers presented by Cuarteto Latinoamericano in this creative process conversation between composer Gabriela Ortiz, first violinist Saúl Bitrán, Professor of Cinema and Media Studies and of Spanish and Portuguese Studies Anthony Geist, and Meany Center Executive and Artistic Director Michelle Witt.

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Maria Gaspar: Disappearance Landscape

February 6, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM & 1:30 – 3:00 PM | Online

Disappearance Landscape, hosted by the Henry Art Gallery, is a virtual workshop that uses the body to interrogate and intervene highly contested sites. Using green screen strategies, participants will examine jails, prisons, border walls, conflict zones, and other places of power in order to mediate, flip, dissect, transpose, or dismantle forms of oppression and confinement.

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2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Hồng-Ân Trương

February 5, 12:00 PM | Online

In the 2021 Critical Issues Lecture Series is presented by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. On February 5th, the lecture will be presented by Hồng-Ân Trương, who uses photography, sound, video, and performance to examine histories of war and immigrant and refugee narratives through a decolonial framework.

Next in the series:

  • February 12, 2:30pm: Ariel René Jackson
  • February 19, 12pm: Eva Barto

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Making Amends Podcast


“Making Amends,” a podcast by Professor of Law, Societies, and Justice Steve Herbert provides an opportunity to hear voices too commonly ignored in conversations about our criminal justice policy. It also challenges listeners to consider how we might better ensure greater accountability for those who commit wrongs. It asks: If we wish to see as many prisoners as possible pursue genuine accountability, do our current practices of punishment help us achieve that goal?

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Looking for more?

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