UW News

September 28, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Fossil Costume Contest, Packaged Black, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, attend gallery exhibitions, lectures, and more.

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

Fossil Costume Contest

October 2 – 31 | Burke Museum

Celebrate the 12th anniversary of National Fossil Day with the Burke Museum’s Fossil Costume Contest! Draw your costume inspiration from the museum’s collection, or the National Park Service National Fossil Day site.

Check out the link below for full details and instructions on how to enter! Don’t forget to share your photos by tagging @burkemuseum and #BurkeFossilFashion.

Free | More info

A Conversation with Congressman Adam Smith on China

October 8, 4:30 – 6:00 PM | Online via Zoom

Join Jackson School of International Studies for a virtual talk on China and U.S. foreign policy with Congressman Adam Smith from Washington’s 9th Congressional District.

This event is sponsored by Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies in partnership with the East Asia Center, China Studies Program and Center for Global Studies at the University of Washington.

Free | RSVP and More Info

Packaged Black

October 2 – May 1 | Henry Art Gallery

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.

Free | Visit and More Info


Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash

October 10, 9:00 AM | UW Campus

The UWAA’s signature fun run to support student scholarships returns to the Seattle campus with an in-person, 5K-only edition this October!

Dawg Dashers all receive a Brooks Running long-sleeved tech shirt and their choice of a participant medal or limited-edition drawstring bag with their registration fee.

Have a loyal furry companion? Dog registration is back with an exclusive dogdanna to help them look sharp on the trail.

Alaska Airlines Dawg Dash is a great way to gather safely with the pack. After the race, take a quick lap through the Post-Dash Bash and enjoy treats for Dawgs and dogs, fun photo ops, great giveaways and more.

Free | More Info

Henry Teen Art Collective ’21-’22: Call for Applications

Henry Art Gallery

How can you make an impact through art? Find out by joining the Henry Teen Art Collective! Apply here by October 14, 2021. The Henry Teen Art Collective is a group of young thinkers, makers, and leaders who propose new ideas and build community around contemporary art. Collective members gather weekly to meet artists, explore exhibitions, and collaborate on projects aimed at supporting youth voices through art. Look for limited editions of their zines, Barriers Between Us (2017),  Teen Survival Guide (2018), and Navigating the Pandemic (2021) at the Henry and around town! 

Free | More Info

Looking for more?

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