Arts and Entertainment

  • UW announces 2024 Awards of Excellence recipients

    The UW is delighted to announce the recipients of the 54th annual University of Washington Awards of Excellence! The awards honor outstanding alumni, faculty, staff, students and retirees who contribute to the richness and diversity of our University community.

    06/15/2024 | University of Washington
  • 'Vietnam is more than just a war': How Kieu Chinh helped evolve the Hollywood war machine propaganda

    From "Hamburger Hill" to "The Sympathizer," veteran actor Kieu Chinh discusses how her career shaped Vietnam War memories. Linh Thủy Nguyễn, assistant professor of American ethnic studies at the UW, is quoted.
    06/10/2024 | Salon
  • Celebrating Contemporary Indigenous Music

    Markus Teuton, a musician and citizen of Cherokee Nation, explores contemporary Indigenous music through his academic work and as host of “Indigenous Jazz,” a radio show.

    June 2024 Perspectives
  • NPR Live Sessions: I Catch on Fire

    Doctoral student Lorin Green (flute) was featured recently on NPR's Live Sessions in a video performance from Classical King’s “Northwest Focus Live” with host Sean MacLean, performing "I Catch On Fire," by Jake Heggie, with mezzo Myah Rose Paden, and pianist Joe Williams.

    NPR Music
  • Caitlin Sarwono discusses starring in The Fifth Avenue Theatre’s new production of ‘Spring Awakening’

    Music Education alumna Caitlin Sarwono's ('23 BM, Music Ed) passion for musical theater and her involvement with the UW Stage Notes theater student organization has led her to professional stage roles at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theater. 

    The Daily
  • Seattle performing musicians balance creativity and 'portfolio careers'

    Though the economic reality of being a professional musician has long necessitated that they work side jobs, the loss of performance opportunities during the pandemic shutdown made portfolio careers even more necessary for artists. Percussion Studies Chair Bonnie Whiting and alumna Leanna Keith ('17 MM, Woodwinds) are featured in this article from Seattle public radio station KNKX.

    KNKX NPR
  • UW piano students perform concertos with Northwest Sinfonietta

    Tacoma-based chamber orchestra Northwest Sinfonietta performed a variety of concerto excerpts with UW piano students April 12, conducted by senior artist in residence David Rahbee. The UW School of Music is mentioned.

    The Daily
  • Jacob Lawrence Legacy Resident Simon Benjamin’s “A Bolt from the Blue” is a living space of contemplation

    Every January, the Jacob Lawrence Legacy Residency program invites an up-and-coming Black artist to exhibit new work and carry on the legacy of the late Jacob Lawrence. This year, the exhibition showcases Simon Benjamin, a Jamaican multidisciplinary artist and filmmaker based in New York. The School of Art + Art History + Design is mentioned.

    The Daily
  • How streaming, mergers and other major changes are upending Hollywood

    Nearly a year after the Hollywood writers' strike started, the entertainment industry remains in flux. Daniel Bessner, assistant professor of international studies at the UW, says TV and film writers are feeling the brunt of the changes.
    NPR
  • Latest News in Black Art: New University Museum Directors, Infiniti Award for Photog Renell ...

    Jordan Jones has been appointed as the next Director and Curator of the Jacob Lawrence Gallery, to begin in April 2024. In her role as Director and Curator, Jones will provide curatorial, programming, and administrative leadership and oversight in a newly renovated state-of-the-art exhibition space within the School of Art + Art History + Design at the UW Seattle campus. 

    Culture Type
  • Sitting down with Jordan Jones

    “For me, art has always been, more than anything, a container for conversation … I want [this gallery] to be a space where folks can meet and have a really vital, productive kind of social experience," said Jordan Jones. Getting to know Jacob Lawrence Gallery’s new director and curator. 

    The Daily
  • ArtSci Roundup: Center for Environmental Politics talk, ‘What Makes a Good Art Critic?’, Yefim Bronfman at Meany Hall and more

    This week, head to Meany Hall for multiple Grammy Awards recipient Yefim Bronfman’s performance, learn from panelists during “What Makes a Good Art Critic?”, explore “The Imperative Challenges of Sustainability for the Forgotten” during the Center for Environmental Politics’ talk, and more. April 15, 3:30 – 5:00 pm | TALK | ‘Silver Democracy: Youth Representation...
    UW News
  • OPINION | Beyond the Score: Funding the Future of Arts Education in Washington

    While music is often praised for enhancing academic performance, its role in health is far more important, especially given the recent uptick in youth mental health issues. Beyond music therapy, research indicates that music participation and education supports the development of children’s emotional intelligence, creativity, and physical and mental health. A guest editorial by School of Music master's student Nicole Stankovic.

    South Seattle Emerald
  • Magnuson Park’s ‘Fin Project’ makes whales, not war, out of old weapons

    The piece called “The Fin Project: From Swords into Plowshares” was created in 1998 by artist John T. Young, professor and chair of the UW School of Art's sculpture program.
    The Seattle Times
  • Bending genres, breaking rules

    E.J. Koh’s debut novel affirms her place among powerful American storytellers. Shawn Wong, professor of English, is mentioned.

    University of Washington Magazine