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Since his breakthrough at age 13 on The Ed Sullivan Show , Itzhak Perlman has reigned as the leading violinist of our time, captivating audiences throughout the world and earning accolades from Grammy and Emmy awards to the President’s Medal of Freedom. Acclaimed for his exceptional talent...

Soprano Kathleen Battle’s luminous voice has been called “…without qualification, one of the very few most beautiful in the world” ( The Washington Post ). Yet what distinguishes her most is her almost magical ability to create an unwavering bond with her audience...

A Seattle favorite returns to Meany Center. In the four decades since his legendary win at the International Chopin Competition, Garrick Ohlsson has blazed a clear path as one of the greatest pianists of our time. Praised both for his virtuosic firepower and subtle interpretations, Ohlsson’s...

LANCE: PRETTY AKA THE ESCAPE ARTIST (Program B) Based on an oral history Jones conducted with his nephew, Lance T. Briggs, this work is a tragic, yet humorous journey through the sex trade, drug use and excess during the 1980s. The repertory of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Company is recognized as...

AMBROS: THE EMIGRANT (Program C) This final program in Analogy is based on Ambros Adelwarth, a German valet to adissipated, young scion of a wealthy Jewish family, from W. G. Sebald’s celebrated historical novel, The Emigrants . Ambros is an exploration of how trauma can go underground in the...

Organized in celebration of the centennial of the birth of revered American artist and University of Washington professor Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000), this exhibition features a suite of silkscreen prints that tell the Genesis narrative of creation through the artist’s recollected memories of...

Professional Night : Thursday, Jun. 8, 5–8pm Family + Friends Night (open to the public) : Friday, Jun. 9, 5-8pm Jacob Lawrence Gallery hours are Tue–Fri, 10am–5pm, and Sat, 1–5pm. The graduation show for students receiving Bachelor of Design degrees from the Division of...

Opening reception : Friday, Jun. 2, 7-9pm Henry Art Gallery hours and admission information is here . The graduation show for students receiving master's degrees from the Division of Art and Division of Design.

Take a walk through the Henry and make a game! Families will think about how they navigate the world and take mini-expeditions into the galleries and nearby outdoor spaces. Do all maps lead somewhere? Are mazes really about escaping? We’ll think about these ideas as we build sculptural board...

This upcoming iteration of Viewpoints features four drawings by Brian Jungen (British Columbia, born 1970) that raise questions about the perception and representation of Native identity in a context where traditional First Nations culture overlaps with contemporary globalism.

The Henry has teamed up with Hugo House to offer two sessions of their popular Scribes Summer Writing Camps at the museum. Open to middle and high school students of all skill levels, Scribes is an opportunity for teens to engage intensely with creative writing under the guidance of accomplished...

The first retrospective of artist Doris Totten Chase (U.S., 1923 - 2008), this exhibition will include a selection of works created between 1956 and 2000 including paintings, drawings, sculptures, and videos. More prominently known in Seattle for her large kinetic public sculptures, Chase is also...

Painting + Drawing Professor Zhi Lin has refocused attention on the forgotten yet vital history of the Chinese laborers from an iconic moment in American history. Lin’s paintings carry significant resonance in our region. Through his works, learn more about the legacy of contentious labor...

Untold Passage presents the work of artists recovering the unwritten histories of immigrant communities shown alongside the work of contemporary poets representing the unquantifiable aspects of those experiences. It takes up the politics of narrative that structure the representations of our world...

By Lynn Nottage Directed by Tim Bond, UW Drama faculty It’s The Golden Age of Hollywood, and the streets of Los Angeles teem with aspiring starlets. When Vera Stark—maid to “America’s Sweetie Pie,” Gloria Mitchell—lands a groundbreaking role in an antebellum epic...

By Lucy Thurber Directed by Samie Spring Detzer, guest director Presented in partnership with Washington Ensemble Theatre When Tierney and Patrick’s resistance-leading parents are murdered, the siblings are conscripted into a teenage fascist training camp run by their parents’ killer...

By Charles L. Mee Based on the works of Euripides and Berlioz Directed by Cody Holliday Haefner, 2nd year MFA director Playwright Charles L. Mee recruits “shards of our contemporary world to lie, as in a bed of ruins, within the frame of the classical world.” In his brutal, lusty...

By Caridad Svich Directed by Amanda Friou, 2nd year MFA director Part of Seattle Celebrates Shakespeare Festival In a neo-Elizabethan Appalachia, Ophelia rises out of the water, dreaming of Pop-Tarts and imagining how things might have gone differently for her. Hamlet is here, as Rude Boy. Gertrude...

By Tony Kushner Directed by Mark Valdez, guest director Part two of Tony Kushner’s epic tale of AIDS in 1980s America begins in a ruined place where the old orders are splintering and everything—and everyone—has come apart. Prior Walter is a prophet, and now the “great work...

As champions of social and artistic change throughout the 20th Century, the choreographers featured in this concert tackled such hot button issues as equal rights, homelessness, politics, African American repression and more. Ranging from Isadora Duncan to Crystal Pite, these innovative...

By Karen Hartman, Senior Artist-in-Residence Directed by Allison Narver, guest director Max, a single lesbian, just gave birth. She’s unemployed, with a house that’s falling apart, an ex on the loose, and no clue how to nurse her newborn. Can Goldie, an Orthodox Jewish lactation...

The UW Department of Dance presents its annual Faculty Dance Concert, showcasing original work by nationally and internationally recognized faculty members Rachael Lincoln, Bruce McCormick and Dr. Juliet McMains, plus musical quartet Torch, and costume designer Michelle Lesniak. This year's concert...

This concert features new works from seven undergraduate 
choreographers. Join us for an eclectic and honest exploration of how today’s youth experiences the world. These creators aim to challenge your perspective of reality, and inspire you to reassess how we treat each other and...

Six MFA candidates in dance invite you to participate in the premiere of six conceptually and aesthetically diverse works. Drawing from jazz, performance art, improvisational practices and contemporary dance, these new works grapple with time, underwater ecosystems, identity, vulnerability and the...

Directed by Kelsey Thorgalsen Music Directed by Jordyn Meeker Choreographed by Steven Sofia All aboard the S.S. American! You’re in for rollicking good time on the high seas, complete with love, deception, celebrity-chasing, and probably even a glimpse of stocking (shocking!) Many of Cole...

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