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December 6, 2023

ArtSci Roundup: Pints for Puget Sound, Many Messiahs music performance, Native Art Markets, and more

This week, roam the Burke Museum galleries at night to check out their special exhibit We Are Puget Sound, enjoy the Many Messiahs performance by talented musicians, check out the Native Art Markets, and more.

December 11, 7:00 pm | Degree Recital: Chiao-Yu Wu, piano, Brechemin Auditorium

The School of Music presents a degree recital from Chiao-Yu Wu. Wu is a Taiwanese pianist in her second year of Doctor of Musical Art in Piano Performance at the UW. She will perform Rachmaninoff: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor Op. 18 and Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op.37 with pianists Cicy Lee and Ian Huh.

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December 15 – 17 | Native Art Markets, Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center

The Native Art Market, located at the Daybreak Star Indian Cultural Center, showcases authentic and unique work by a wide variety of Native artists and makers. Through items such as clothing, jewelry, woodworking, drums, art prints, and more, the market is a great opportunity to learn more about the Indigenous people living in Washington. The Native Art Market is a component of United Indians of All Tribes Foundation’s many programs and services dedicated to uplifting Native peoples’ in the Puget Sound region and beyond.

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December 16, 7:30 pm | Many Messiahs | Co-presented with Early Music Seattle, Meany Hall

What happens when artists/activists from wildly different backgrounds and musical worlds unite around the fight for racial justice? And what if they link their original songs together by sampling and quoting a piece of classical music that’s almost 300 years old? Riffing on Handel’s masterpiece, Messiah, these musicians transform an ancient tale of a savior into an urgent call to action. The way the musicians frame it, anyone can be the Many Messiahs who build a better world together, starting now.

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December 16, 7:00 – 10:00 pm | Pints for Puget Sound, Burke Museum

An evening of Salish Sea trivia, salmon-safe beer, crafts, advocacy, and snacks. Pints for Puget Sound is a 21+ party in partnership with Braided River, Washington Conservation Action, and Washington Wild. Roam the galleries at night and have a chance to check out the Burke Museum’s special exhibit, We Are Puget Sound, before it closes at the end of the year.

We Are Puget Sound highlights people working to protect and restore this region. This special exhibit brings their stories to life with stunning photography, new insights, and the Burke Museum’s expansive collections.

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“Ways of Knowing” Podcast: Episode 8

“Ways of Knowing” is an eight-episode podcast connecting humanities research with current events and issues. In this final episode, Maya Angela Smith, associate professor of French at the UW, introduces translation studies through the lens of the song Ne Me Quitte Pas. Originally recorded by Jacques Brel — a French-speaking Belgian man — the song has been covered multiple times, including by American artist Nina Simone. Smith discusses how the artists “bring different identity markers” to the piece, so each version of the same song highlights distinct political, social, and cultural narratives.

This season featured faculty from the UW College of Arts & Sciences as they explore race, immigration, history, the natural world—even comic books. Each episode analyzed a work, or an idea, and provides additional resources for learning more.

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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)