Through public events and exhibitions, connect with the UW community every week! This week, watch a UW alum on NBC’s Making It, attend a discussion hosted by the Henry Art Gallery, and more. While you’re enjoying summer break, connect with campus through UW live webcams of Red Square and the quad.
Many of these online opportunities are streamed through Zoom. All UW faculty, staff, and students have access to Zoom Pro via UW-IT.
Serious Tings: Wayne Chen in Conversation with Steve “Urchin” Wilson & Special Guest Maxine Walters
July 7, 5:00 – 6:30 PM | Online
On the occasion of Gary Simmons: The Engine Room, the Henry Art Gallery hosts Serious Tings, a panel discussion presented by Black Cinema Collective as part of their series, Black Spatial Elegance: New Cinematic Language of Global Black Music. Held in community with Wa Na Wari, LANGSTON, Seattle International Film Festival, and the Henry, the inaugural gathering of Black Spatial Elegance recognizes and celebrates Black Music Month in Seattle, foregrounding the influence of Black music through the visual and cinematic legacies of videos, films, art direction + design produced by Black storytellers throughout the diaspora.
Free | Reserve Tickets and More Info
Thursdays, 5:00 PM PST | NBC
Adam Kingman (BDes 2014) is one of the makers on season 3 of Making It, an NBC show. Check out his YouTube design drawing playlist to see more of his work.
On Making It, the best makers from around the country take on a series of handmade projects they must complete in their own unique way. As the competition goes on, the challenges become increasingly difficult, and the least successful maker is eliminated each week. The show culminates in a final craft-off between the last two makers. Taking place in a serene outdoor setting, the positivity, character and camaraderie of handmade culture shines through as the comedic hosts and judges provide encouragement, guidance and lots of laughs.
Free with NBC access | Watch online
Sonolocations: A Sound Works Series
June – August | Online
Free | More Info
Will Rawls: Everlasting Stranger
July 17 – August 15 | Henry Art Gallery
Free for UW Staff, Students, Faculty & Retirees | Reserve Tickets and More Info
On Your Own Time
Looking for more ways to connect with the UW? Check out this recorded and asynchronous content that can be accessed anytime.
ArtsUW: On Demand
Engage with the arts at the University of Washington from the comfort of your own home, in your own time. This archive of events offers you the opportunity to watch the latest virtual lectures and performances, and see recent digital exhibitions. In addition, visit ArtsUW Events to see all that is coming up.
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Indigenous Walking Tour
Owen Oliver, who graduated from the University of Washington with a double major in American Indian Studies and Political Science in Spring 2021, has created a walking tour of the University of Washington Seattle campus, highlighting the Indigenous presence on campus. His senior year, with support from the Husky Seed Fund and Center for American Indian and Indigenous Studies, he researched and drafted the tour.
The 40-page, full color booklet tells the story of Indigenous places through an Indigenous community member’s eyes across seven stops on campus. Stops include the Burke Museum, wǝɫǝbʔaltxʷ [Intellectual House], Indigenous artworks, the Medicinal Herb Garden, the Ethnic Cultural Center, the Husky Union Building (HUB) — where one of his father’s works is on display — and Union Bay Natural Area. The booklet, with physical copies available at University libraries and other campus buildings beginning Autumn 2021.
Free | More Info
Looking for more?
Check out UWAA’s Stronger Together web page for more digital engagement opportunities.