UW News

June 15, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Elaine Cameron-Weir: STAR CLUB REDEMPTION BOOTH, Cruisin’ Around Washington, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! In addition to celebrating our graduates this week, attend several museum exhibitions, watch recorded events through ArtsUW On Demand, and more. While you’re enjoying summer break, connect with campus through UW live webcams of Red Square and the quad.

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

Cruisin’ Around Washington

Through October 31 | The Burke Museum

This bite-sized exhibit takes you on a tour around Washington state as fossils come to life through the art of scientific surrealist Ray Troll. Peculiar-looking fish, gigantic fearsome salmon, and one very unlucky rhino all make an appearance. Utilizing brand new art, as well as old favorites, we are thrilled to be able to offer this compact extension of Troll’s work complete with specimens from Burke collections.

Free for UW students, faculty, staff, and retirees | Tickets and More Info

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.

Free | Reserve Tickets and More Info

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


Through September 12 | Henry Art Gallery

In her sculpture work, Elaine Cameron-Weir (b. 1985, Red Deer, Canada) grapples with questions of individual and collective human survival, while also considering the potential for renewal and transformation in states of being and forms of knowledge. For her exhibition at the Henry, Cameron-Weir has created new work conceived in conversation with dynamic double-height volume of the museum’s lower level. 

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.

Free | More Info

Looking for more?

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