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What's Coming in Arts & Sciences

Looking for something to do in the next few weeks? Check out some of the College's upcoming events! You can find more events at ArtsUW.


Artist Marisa Williamson, Jacob Lawrence Resident

Marisa Williamson is the 2020 Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery (JLG) in the School of Art + Art History + Design. In this artist talk, Williamson will discuss her newly commissioned work for the JLG exhibition Angel of History. An exhibition reception in the gallery will follow the talk.
Date: February 7
Time: 6 pm
Location: Art Building, room 227/229
Free, but please RSVP here.


Puerto Rico's Recovery from Debt, Hurricanes, and Colonialism

Oscar López Rivera, a leading figure in the struggle for Puerto Rico independence, was Puerto Rico's longest held political prisoner. Since his release in 2017, he has resumed his role as an organizer. López Rivera will speak about "Resistance and Resilience - Puerto Rico's Recovery from Debt, Hurricanes, and Colonialism."
Date: February 18
Time: 2 pm
Location: Henry Art Gallery Auditorium
Free, but please RSVP here.


cartoon of people holding newspapers that say "fake news"
Communication Breakdown: The Crisis of Public (Dis)information

Good information is essential for good government. But are citizens and policymakers getting the information they need? Are they using it to guide their decisions? What can be done to promote more informed policy choices? Join Communication professors Lance Bennett and Matt Powers, and Political Science professors Mark Smith and Becca Thorpe, for a wide-ranging discussion.
Date: February 25
Time: 4:45 pm
Location: Johnson Hall, room 102
Free, but please RSVP here.


Katz Distinguished Lecture: Anna Tsing

Anthropologist Anna Tsing (UC-Santa Cruz, Aarhus University) is known for her work in the environmental humanities and ethnography, exploring how the Anthropocene extinguishes life but also gives way to new modes of living. Her Katz lecture, “Feral Atlas and the More-than-Human Anthropocene,” will explore how digital visualization and storytelling might create a new community of resisters in this more-than-human Anthropocene.
Date: February 25
Time: 7 pm
Location: Kane Hall, room 210 


Beethoven Piano Trios

School of Music faculty Craig Sheppard (piano), Sæunn Thorsteinsdóttir (cello), and  Rachel Lee Priday (violin) present the second part of a three-concert performance of the complete Beethoven piano trio cycle.
Date: February 29
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: Meany Center
$20 general, $10 students/seniors


Short Talks: Home

In celebration of the five-year anniversary of wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ – Intellectual House, four Native American Huskies share their personal stories of what “home” means to them. Presented by Intellectual House and the UW Alumni Association, with a reception immediately following.
Date: March 5
Time: 7:30 pm
Location: KEXP Gathering Space, 472 First Ave N., Seattle
$10 general admission, $7 for UWAA members. Register here.