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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 MuseumHenry 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.

Ishmael Butler seated on a hill.

Ishmael Butler will be in residence at the Henry Art Gallery through The Engine Room Residencies. Media credit: Patrick O’Brien-Smith

The Engine Room Residencies: Ishmael Butler of Shabazz Palaces and Digable Planets 

June 26, 1:00 - 5:00 pm: In-gallery public residency
July 3, 6:00 pm: Live Performance on YouTube
Henry Art Gallery

Known as a visionary of hip-hop of the last quarter century, Seattle-based emcee and producer Ishmael Butler and collaborators bring his brand of abstract and experimental songcraft to the Henry. Experience Butler’s process while he rehearses, writes, and experiments at the Henry (you can sign up for a free timed ticket in advance), and/or enjoy a live online performance on the Henry Gallery’s YouTube channel.


Queer Imagination

Through July 8
Jacob Lawrence Gallery, Art Building

Queer Imagination at the Jacob Lawrence Gallery asks how can creative works distort material realities and build a world that explores new ways of being, thinking, and knowing. The group exhibition is curated by graduate student Brittney Frantece. See the Jacob Lawrence Gallery website for guidelines for visitors.


Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America

June 16
5:00 pm, Online

As a part of Juneteenth Week with the Northwest African American Museum, historian Carol Anderson (Emory University) discusses her new book, The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America, in conversation with Christopher Sebastian Parker, UW professor of political science.


ArtsUW: On Demand


Engage with the arts at the University of Washington from the comfort of your own home, on your own schedule. This archive of events offers you the opportunity to watch the latest virtual lectures and performances, and see recent digital exhibitions.


Looking for more events?

Visit the UW Alumni Association website