UW News

December 9, 2021

ArtSci Roundup: Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings, Burke Museum Exhibitions, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! Relax toward the end of the quarter by visiting on-campus museums and watching recorded events.

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

Diana Al-Hadid: Archive of Longings

Through February 6 | Henry Art Gallery

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.

Free for UW faculty, staff, & students | More info

dinosaur bonesBurke Museum Exhibitions

Ongoing | Burke Museum

The Burke Museum cares for and shares natural and cultural collections so all people can learn, be inspired, generate knowledge, feel joy, and heal.

With working labs you can see into, one-of-a-kind objects all around you, and galleries filled with curiosity and conversation, at the Burke, you see—and feel—a world alive. The Burke Museum is located on the University of Washington campus in Seattle with a focus on dinosaurs, fossils, Northwest Native art, plant and animal collections, and cultural pieces from across the globe.  

Free for UW faculty, staff, & students | More info

Jacob Lawrence Gallery — MONDAY


Published by the Jacob Lawrence Gallery at the University of Washington, MONDAY presents experiments in arts writing that invite readers to imagine future forms of criticism. In a range of accessible and rigorous forms, its contributors dig into subjects that extend from fine arts to all manner of cultural expression, reminding us that approaches to cultural criticism can be as heterogeneous as the themes they address.

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Packaged Black: Derrick Adams and Barbara Earl Thomas

Through May 1 | Henry Art Gallery

Packaged Black 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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Livestream: Bonnie Whiting Album Release Celebration: “Perishable Structures”


University of Washington Percussion Studies chair Bonnie Whiting celebrates the release of her new album “Perishable Structures” (New Focus Recording) in this recorded performance from the School of Music’s Brechemin Auditorium.

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