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Opportunities to Explore

Explore performances, lectures, and other Arts & Sciences events online this month. If you're looking for an on-campus experience, the Burke Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and Jacob Lawrence Gallery are open! (Check their websites for up-to-date guidelines for visitors.)

Here’s a small sampling of what’s happening in the coming month. Events are free and online except as noted.


poster for Asian American Women Rising event
Asian American Women Rising: NOT the Model Minority 

May 22
10:30 am – 12:30 pm

Celebrate Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month with this online presentation hosted by UW Honors Scholar-in-Residence and former Washington Representative Velma Veloria. Topics includes “Virtual Tour of AAPI History," "Model Minority and Hate Crimes," "Misogyny and AAPI Women," "Asian American Student Activism," and “Asian Americans and Civic Engagement."


Reading Jewish Texts in an Age of Climate Change

May 25, 4:00 pm
May 27, 4:00 pm

Stroum Lectures in Jewish Studies presents Julia Watts Belser, Georgetown University, who will use classic rabbinic Jewish texts on political violence, imperialism, and disaster to grapple with pressing contemporary questions in two lectures: “Grappling with Risk, Reimagining Hope” (May 25) and “The Afterlives of Noah’s Ark - Gender, Disability & the Politics of Survival” (May 27).


MFA Dance Concert

May 28 - June 13
Available for streaming

Treat yourself to a performance with original choreography created by our world-class MFA candidates, all of whom have had 8+ years of professional performance experience. Stream the performance of new work online, on your own time.


MFA + MDes Thesis Exhibition

May 29 - June 27
Henry Art Gallery

The work of Master of Fine Arts and Master of Design students graduating in 2021, plus some graduates from 2020, will be featured in this exhibition at the Henry Art Gallery. View the Henry's hours and visiting protocols.


Short Talks: Power

June 3
6:30 pm

Curated by representatives from the UW Alumni Association’s Multicultural Alumni Partnership (MAP), four storytellers use their voices to heal, transform, and celebrate the collective power of our BIPOC communities. $5; free for UWAA and UWRA members.


Meany on Screen

Available for streaming

Meany Center continues to bring world-class artists to audiences online, for free, allowing access to the art and the artists in ways that would be impossible in Meany Hall.


Looking for more events?

Visit the UW Alumni Association website. Students can also visit the HUB’s Student Events & Activities listings for opportunities to connect with other Huskies. And check out @UWArtSci’s weekly event roundup on Instagram!