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January 27, 2022

ArtSci Roundup: UW Symphony, Photograph 51, and More

Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week!

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

UW Symphony

February 4, 7:30 PM | Meany Hall

David Alexander Rahbee leads the University Symphony in a program of music by Klengel, Mahler, Pärt, and Schubert. With graduate student conductors Daren Weissfisch and Rylan Virnig.

$10 | Buy tickets & more info

2022 History Lecture Series: Capitalism in Action: The Jaffa Orange: Commodity, Empire, Nation, Land

February 2, 6:00 PM | Online

Liora Halperin, Rebecca and Jack Benaroya Chair in Israel Studies, gives this lecture in the 2022 History Lecture Series. A journey through the many transformations of Palestine and Israel through the land’s most iconic commodity. The Jaffa orange propelled Palestine into the world economy in the 19th century, generated a new Palestinian middle class, and sustained some of the most important Jewish agricultural colonies, laying the foundation for ongoing Zionist settlement. Even after its economic heyday, it has remained a multifaceted symbol of nation, land, and nostalgia and is used for a variety of political and cultural ends, both in Israeli culture and within the large displaced Palestinian diaspora.

Free | More info

2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series: Catalina Ouyang

February 4, 12:00 PM | Online

The 2022 Critical Issues Lecture Series is organized by the School of Art + Art History + Design in collaboration with the Henry Art Gallery. The general public is invited to join degree-seeking individuals studying fine art in order to share ideas and raise questions about contemporary art. In addition to the public lectures, undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in ART 361/561 interface with the speakers in additional sessions.

This week’s speaker, Catalina Ouyang’s work engages object-making, interdisciplinary environments, and time-based projects to indicate counternarratives around representation and self-definition.

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

Photograph 51

February 2 – 6 | Floyd and Delores Jones Playhouse

In 1951, chemist Rosalind Franklin works relentlessly in her King’s College London lab, closing in on a major discovery that could unlock the mysteries of the DNA molecule. Undermined by her colleague Maurice Wilkins, she struggles to compete with rival team Watson and Crick as pressure intensifies to produce results. Anna Zeigler’s “rich, complex, and moving” (The Chicago Tribune) play honors the monumental contribution of one scientist with two X chromosomes whom history nearly left behind. Second-year MFA director Amanda Rountree makes her UW Drama mainstage debut.


Guitar Studio Recital: ¡Danza!

February 4, 7:30 PM | Brechemin Auditorium

Guitar students of Michael Partington present ¡Danza! featuring music from Russia, Europe and Latin America by Poulenc, Granados, Koshkin, Matos Rodriguez, and others.  Free | More info

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