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January 4, 2024

ArtSci Roundup: History Lecture Series, Dorothy Roberts Lecture, Gallery Exhibits, and more

Start the new year at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery for an exhibition, spend an evening listening to Dr. Dorothy Roberts’ lecture, attend the History Lecture Series, and more.

Henry Art Galleries Events

January 4, 5:30 – 7:00pm | A/political Rocks and Indigenous Relations to Land: A Lecture with Prof. Christopher Teuton, Auditorium

January 11, 5:30 – 7:00 pm | In Conversation: Sophia Al-Maria and Arbella Bet-Shlimon, Auditorium

January 12, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Being a Career Artist: A conversation with Sophia Al-Maria, Education Studio

January 13, 3:00 – 4:00 pm | Teen ArtVenture: Collage Construction with Sophia Al-Maria, Education Studio

Through January 14 | Sophia Al-Maria: Not My Bag, Upper Level Galleries

Through January 14 | A/political Rocks, Upper Level Galleries

Full Henry Art Gallery calendar

January 9, 6:30 – 7:30 pm | An Evening with Alice Wong, Disabled Activist & Writer, Online

The Department of Comparative History of Ideas invites Alice Wong, disabled activist and writer, to address topics on raising the visibility of disabled people through her book: “Year of the Tiger: An Activist’s Life.”

Alice Wong (she/her) is a disabled activist, writer, media maker, and consultant. She is the founder and director of the Disability Visibility Project, an online community dedicated to creating, sharing, and amplifying disability media and culture created in 2014.

Free | More info & Registration

January 9 – 27 | Glow in the Dark, Jacob Lawrence Gallery

Here in the dark weeks, the School of Art + Art History + Design has invited a mix of artists to bring some light in. Through animation and lightbox, by mechanical means and historical exploration, the Jacob Lawrence Gallery will be hosting several beacons to visit with while the days start growing longer again.

Free | More info

January 9, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert: Ted Poor, drums, Meany Hall

Faculty artist Ted Poor continues his exploration of the drum set with an evening of solo performances. This concert will show the drum’s versatility.

Buy Tickets | More info & Tickets

January 10, 7:30 pm | Dorothy Roberts on “The Urgency of Reproductive Justice After Dobbs” | A Reproductive Cultures and Politics in Global and Historical Perspective Lecture, Husky Union Building

The Simpson Center for the Humanities invites Dorothy Roberts to discuss the implications of the Supreme Court’s decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health. 

Dorothy Roberts is the George A. Weiss University Professor of Law & Sociology at the University of Pennsylvania, with joint appointments in the Departments of Africana Studies and Sociology and the Law School, where she is the inaugural Raymond Pace and Sadie Tanner Mossell Alexander Professor of Civil Rights. She is also founding director of the Penn Program on Race, Science & Society.

Free | More info

HISTORY LECTURE SERIES | Seattle and the Salish Sea: Building and Belonging 

January 10, 7:00 pm | City and Citizens: Seattleites and Their Rights, 1850-2000: John Findlay, Kane Hall

January 17, 7:00 pm | Constellations of Kin: Strategies of Belonging for the Snohomish Indian Nation: Josh Reid, Kane Hall

January 24, 7:00 pm | Mediterranean Imprints and Erasures in Seattle: Devin Naar, Kane Hall

January 31, 7:00 pm | Russian-American Encounters in Seattle: Elena Campbell, Kane Hall

February 7, 7:00 pm | Homes for Some: Seattle’s History of Housing and Racial Exclusion, Kane Hall

All lectures will be recorded and made available in the Department of History’s YouTube channel.

Full description of the History Lecture Series  

January 11, 3:00 – 6:00 pm | Panel with Dr. Roberts: “Torn Apart: Anti-Blackness and Broken Systems”, Husky Union Building Lyceum

Join the Center for Anti-Racism & Community Health for an interdisciplinary panel discussion with Professor Dorothy Roberts. Panelists will discuss the impacts of Roberts’ scholarship across law, public policy, medical ethics, nursing, and sociology.

Free | More info

January 12, 7:30 pm | Faculty Concert: Tekla Cunningham with Sheila Weidendorf, Meany Hall

Artist-in-Residence Tekla Cunningham and guest pianist Sheila Weidendorf presents “Between Heaven and Earth: A Year with Brahms,” a performance of the Brahms violin sonatas. 

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January 13, 8:00 am – 9:00 pm | Reckoning with the Black Radical Tradition: A Conference in Honor of Jack O’Dell, Husky Union Building

The one-day conference, consciously scheduled for the Saturday before MLK Day, will begin with a series of roundtables and panels featuring scholars and activists to present on and discuss the Black Radical Tradition in honor of Jack O’Dell’s life and work.

Jack O’Dell (1923-2019) was a visionary intellectual and an astute organizer who helped shape the course of the Black freedom movement in the second half of the twentieth century.

Free | More info 

January 15, 10:00 am – 5:00 pm | MLK Day at the Northwest African American Museum: Interrupting Privilege Museum Exhibition, Northwest African American Museum

The Center for Communication, Difference, and Equity (CCDE) will host its first Interrupting Privilege Museum Exhibition featuring an immersive mixed-media exhibit. Attendees will learn the history and methodology of Interrupting Privilege and get the unique opportunity to listen to recorded dialogues from the Interrupting Privilege catalog to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

Free | More info 

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