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September 21, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Henry Art Gallery Public Opening, Dawg Daze, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, watch recorded events, 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

Faculty lecture: Audrey Desjardins, “Data Imaginaries: Between Home, People and Technology”

September 30, 5:30pm | Online via Zoom

Celebrate the opening of Data Imaginaries at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery with an online artist lecture! Audrey Desjardins, Assistant Professor of Interaction Design and featured artist, will discuss reimagining how we live with technology and data at home. Her most recent work focuses on reimagining Internet of Things (IoT) data encounters, as home technology relies heavily on data collection, aggregation and analysis, while remaining opaque to home dwellers.

Free | More info and register

Work by Desjardins is on view in Audrey Desjardins: Digital Imaginaries through October 9 at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery. The gallery is open from Tuesday to Thursday from 10am to 5pm (limited to 20 people at a time), Fridays and Saturdays by appointment.

Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings

October 2 – February 6 | Henry Art Gallery
See this exhibition in person at the public opening celebration on October 2. Details below – hope to see you there!

Diana Al-Hadid’s work explores the interplay between the female body and the European art canon; Syrian, Muslim, and immigrant histories and mythologies; and architectural icons and the natural world. Born in 1981 in Aleppo, Syria, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, Al-Hadid creates artworks that speak to her interest in the melding of cultures and the translation of disparate narratives. This monographic exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery will consist of a selection of 13 sculptural works made between 2010 and 2021 brought into interpretive grouping for the first time. Together the sculptures identify the artist’s investigation of historical, mythological, and biblical narratives of women as a fundamental through-line of her practice.

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Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas

October 2 – May 1 | Henry Art Gallery
See this exhibition in person at the public opening celebration on October 2. Details below – hope to see you there!

Packaged Black at the Henry Art Gallery brings together the work of artists Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD) and Barbara Earl Thomas (b. 1948, Seattle, WA) in a collaborative, multi-media installation developed from their shared dialogue about representation, Black identity, and practices of cultural resistance. This exhibition is a synthesis of a multi-year, intergenerational, and cross-country exchange between New York-based Adams and Seattle-based Thomas that began after the two artists exhibited work alongside each other in a group show at the Savannah College of Art and Design in 2017.

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Back to Campus Events

As we return to in-person learning, check out these on-campus events for a great way to celebrate the return to campus.

Dawg Daze

September 23 – October 3 | UW Campus

Get excited for Dawg Daze 2021! Come back to campus with the longest-standing tradition of the University of Washington. Dawg Daze features more than 250 events, from more than 60 UW departments and student organizations, representing a diverse array of resources and opportunities. Follow Dawg Daze on Instagram @uwdawgdaze.

Check out can’t miss recommendations from the College of Arts and Sciences here.

Free | More Info

Henry Art Gallery Public Opening

October 2, 1 – 4 PM | Henry Art Gallery

Join the Henry Art Gallery to celebrate the opening of Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas and Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings.

The exhibitions will open to the public on October 2, with a celebration from 1 – 4 PM, to be held in conjunction with the U District Partnership’s festival and the opening of the new light rail station at 44th Avenue and Brooklyn Avenue. 

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U District Light Rail Station Opening 


The U District Light Rail station will be opening on October 2nd. Located on Brooklyn Avenue Northeast between Northeast 45th and Northeast 43rd streets, it serves University Way Northeast (“The Ave”) retail and businesses, nearby residents and the west side of the University of Washington campus. Two entrances along Brooklyn Avenue Northeast connect passengers to the platform, about 80 feet below ground. 

Travel time from the U District Light Rail Station to a Mariners’ game is only 15 minutes!

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Looking for more?

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