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June 7, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Author Carol Anderson discusses her book, ‘The Second,’ with Prof. Christopher Parker, The Engine Room Residencies: Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets, and more

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend a conversation with a UW political science professor and author, a gallery exhibition, and more.

Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT

Carol Anderson, “The Second” Book Event with Christopher Sebastian Parker

June 16, 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Online 

As a part of Juneteenth Week with the Northwest African American Museum, Award-winning author and Emory University professor, historian Carol Anderson discusses her timely new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America (Bloomsbury USA). She is to be joined here in conversation with University of Washington political science professor and author Christopher Sebastian Parker.

Queer Imagination

Through July 8 | Jacob Lawrence Gallery

The Jacob Lawrence Gallery proudly presents Queer Imagination, a group exhibition curated by Brittney Frantece, recipient of the gallery’s 2021 Curatorial Fellowship for BIPOC Graduate Students. Queer Imagination asks, how can creative works distort material realities and build a world that explores new ways of being, thinking, and knowing?

The exhibition features works by Portland-based set designer August Oaks and four University of Washington artists and scholars: writer and English graduate student Rasheena Fountain, poet Nanya Jhingran, who graduated in 2019 with an MA in English, photographer Berette S Macaulay, and illustrator and painter Meshell Sturgis. Together they offer insights into a world governed by violent logic and contemplate ways to radically warp, shift, redesign, or altogether burn that world to the ground.

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The Engine Room Residencies: Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets

June 26, 1:00 – 5:00 PM | Henry Art Gallery

Known as one of the preeminent visionaries of hip-hop of the last quarter century, Seattle-based emcee and producer Ishmael Butler and collaborators will be bringing his brand of abstract and experimental songcraft to the Henry.

Free for UW Staff, Students, Faculty & Retirees | Reserve Tickets and More Info

ArtsUW: On Demand


Engage with the arts at the University of Washington from the comfort of your own home, in your own time. This archive of events offers you the opportunity to watch the latest virtual lectures and performances, and see recent digital exhibitions. In addition, visit ArtsUW Events to see all that is coming up.

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