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February 9, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: History Lecture Series, Brechemin Piano Series, Thick as Mud, and more

Attend lectures, performances, and more!

January 18 – February 15, 7:30 PM |History Lecture Series: Medieval Made Modern, Kane Hall

The medieval period has always occupied a paradoxical position in our cultural memory. An age of fantasy unimaginably distant from historical reality, it is also an era onto which writers and artists—and now moviemakers and gamers—have long projected their fears and desires. Why do cultures remake certain figures from the past—but not others–in their own image?

Join Professor Emerita Robin Stacey for this five-lecture series where she looks at the present’s relationship with the past through the lens of the making and remaking of important historical figures—some real, some fictional, and some the creatures of myth.

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February 16, 7:30 PM |Brechemin Piano Series , Brechemin Auditorium

Students from the UW Keyboard Program perform in this quarterly presentation of works from the piano repertoire.

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New Exhibition: Thick as Mud (February 4 – May 7), Henry Art Gallery

February 3, 7 – 9 pm | Public Opening

Thick as Mud explores how mud animates relationships between people and place, with works by an international roster of artists. Across multiple geographies and a range of aesthetic approaches—from figurative clay sculpture to audio recordings of the swamp—these artists engage mud as a material or subject that shapes personal and collective histories, memory, and imagination.

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February 22, 7:30 PM | DXARTS Winter Concert, Meany Hall

2023 marks the 75th year of musique concrète with the premiere of Pierre Schaeffer’s Cinq études de bruits (Five Studies of Noises), composed and premiered in 1948. In celebration, the Department of Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) is pleased to host Annette Vande Gorne, who will present a program of recent work from the pioneers of this art of spatial sound crafted for an orchestra of loudspeakers.

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Have an event that you would like to see featured in the ArtSci Roundup? Connect with Lauren Zondag (zondagld@uw.edu).