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October 4, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Math Bass: a picture stuck in the mirror, The World of Noh Drama with Takeda Munenori, 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

Math Bass: a picture stuck in the mirror

October 16 – March 6 | Henry Art Gallery

Los Angeles-based artist Math Bass (b. 1981, New York, NY) will create a site-specific installation at the Henry Art Gallery featuring a series of recent oil paintings (a new medium for the artist), a kinetic wall work, sculpture, and large-scale wall applications. Immerse yourself in this exciting exhibit inside the galleries and out with an external mural “painting” in vinyl. The exhibition will open in October with a performance by the artist that highlights the relationship of the seen and unseen in the work.

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Danish String Quartet

October 15, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Fierce friends as well as colleagues, the Danish String Quartet is celebrated not only for their integrated sound and impeccable intonation, but for the infectious joy they bring to music making. The quartet, which has been playing together since childhood, returns to the Meany Center stage with an imaginative program of Purcell as arranged by Britten, a suite of dances by composers spanning continents and centuries, and the quartet’s own unique arrangements of traditional Nordic folk music.

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Book Launch: Angels in Ancient Jewish Culture- Mika Ahuvia

October 14, 4:00 – 5:15 PM | Online

Mika Ahuvia’s new book on angels in ancient Jewish culture examines a common element of Jewish practice that is often overlooked or dismissed — angels, the invisible beings who serve as intermediaries, guardians and role models for humans.

In a conversation with author Sigal Samuel, Ahuvia will explain how angels have extended humans’ experience of the divine beyond scriptures and synagogue walls across time, and how related practices — including magical invocations — illustrate the many ways in which people have practiced Judaism and Jewishness throughout history. Learn more about the book.

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The World of Noh Drama with Takeda Munenori

October 13, 7:00 – 8:30 PM | Online

Takeda Munenori, the world-renowned Noh performer and his ensemble of actors and musicians will present selected scenes from a number of Noh performances from Tokyo, Japan, with commentary from Professor Paul Atkins

This event will also feature a demonstration of tools and materials used in Noh drama and will be followed by a live Q&A with Master Takeda Munenori from Tokyo and Professor Paul Atkins, moderated by Professor Stephen Sumida.

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Conrad Tao

October 13, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall – Katharyn Alvord Gerlich Theater

Conrad Tao has appeared worldwide as both a pianist and composer. He has been praised as a musician of “probing intellect and open-hearted vision” by The New York Times. A recipient of the prestigious Avery Fisher Career Grant, Tao has emerged as a thought-provoking artist and a galvanizing leader among the new generation of classical musicians. For his anticipated Meany Center debut, Tao takes the listener on a journey through the sonic worlds of compositional voices from the past and the immediate present, including a newly commissioned piece from the pianist himself.

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Nyle DiMarco – Living Out Loud

October 12, 6:30 PM | Meany Performing Arts Center

Audiences are moved as Nyle DiMarco discusses and demonstrates the value of non-verbal communication and embracing one’s true identity. As he shares firsthand experiences from his life and career, he piques curiosity among listeners as they gain a deeper understanding of the deaf community. In his powerfully emotive presentations, Nyle reveals his triumphs, challenges, fears and dreams, and encourages others to live their own lives authentically and define their own versions of success. Listeners walk away enlightened and empowered to discount societal pressures, embrace diversity and appreciate and harness personal strengths.

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W Day

October 15 | Red Square

The UW was founded on Nov. 4, 1861. In 2011, W Day was established to commemorate the University’s 150th anniversary. Now, the W Day tradition lives on as a campus and community-wide celebration of the UW’s birthday, coinciding with Homecoming.

Top four reasons not to miss the W Day celebration on Red Square, Oct. 15:

4. It’s the perfect way to kick off Homecoming weekend.

3. There’ll be T-shirts, music and more.
2. You get to show the world why you heartheartheart the UW.
1. Being back on campus together = AWESOME!

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Looking for more?

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