September 21, 2020

Future facing

A sculpture by Kenyan-American artist Wangechi Mutu will move to its new home at the UW in front of the plaza of the Hans Rosling Center for Population Health.

August 21, 2020

Make fine art with a UW professor, from his kitchen to yours

The chair of UW’s Printmaking Program designed a popular new class during the pandemic, stamping out doubt about how effective remote learning can be.

June 10, 2020

The Wright eye

Virginia Bloedel Wright, 1929-2020, brought the Broken Obelisk to the UW and funded countless shows at the Henry Art Gallery.

Meet the photographer: Jackie Russo

A portrait photographer in Mexico City photographed eight UW teachers for our June 2020 issue.

May 4, 2020

A brush with depth

Jake Prendez, ’00, knows what it's like to feel like an outsider. Now he offers fellow Latinx artists a place to showcase their work.

March 13, 2020

A life study

A devastating fire makes painter Grace Flott struggle for control of her body—and her life.

March 5, 2020

Wonder of Warashina

The Smithsonian honors Patti Warashina, ’62, ’64, whose humor and innovative perspectives on the human condition put a new face on ceramics.

June 2, 2019

Northwest dressed

From timber territory to tech hub, the Northwest passion for fashion has flourished.

May 24, 2018

Meet the artist: Miha Sarani

The painter behind our June 2018 cover is a UW master's student.

October 19, 2017

Painting labor

Arely Morales, '17, took inspiration from Latino artists and a poet in developing her style.

March 1, 2016

KEXP rocks its new digs

KEXP and its predecessor KCMU have been a staple of the Seattle music community for four decades. With new digs at the Seattle Center and a 30-year cooperative agreement with the UW, the station enters its next phase as an independent nonprofit.

September 1, 2015

25 years of dance

The UW's unique master's program influences dance education across the country.

March 1, 2015

‘I am art'’

“I am not a painter or a sculptor or a glass artist. I am art.” Anyone familiar with the work of American Indian Studies professor Marvin Oliver understands that this is not an egotistical statement, but a reflection of a vision that embraces an astonishing range of materials, styles and techniques.

September 1, 2014

Prey for the senses

Ann Hamilton delves again into the world of animal-human relationships in her upcoming show at the Henry Art Gallery.

September 1, 2013

The inspiration inquiry

Expanding the boundaries of knowledge in dance, theater and other performing arts requires research of a different stripe.

September 1, 2012

Passion for nature

In their new book, nature artist Tony Angell and UW professor of wildlife science John Marzluff disabuse the notion that the family of birds known as corvids—crows, jays, magpies—possess mere “bird brains.”

March 1, 2012

'Arts den mother'

It’s easy to feel like Nancy Guppy, ’82, is a personal friend even if you have never met her.

June 1, 2011

Maestro steps aside

Matt Krashan, the UW’s maestro of music, dance and more, will retire in September from his position as director of the UW World Series, a program that is recognized nationally for its excellence and innovation in the performing arts.

December 1, 2010

Market man

Ben Franz-Knight, '96, is executive director of the Pike Place Market Preservation & Development Authority, the organization that oversees the 103-year-old Seattle institution.

March 1, 2009

Just call her a scholar

Ellen Dissanayake is working in a field she invented: evolutionary aesthetics, the study of art-making as an innate human behavior that helps us survive.

Evolution of art

Ellen Dissanayake came up with a paradigm-changing theory: Art-making evolved as a behavior that contained advantages for human survival-and those advantages went far beyond what Charles Darwin ever imagined.

The healing arts

Last fall, the UW School of Medicine and the Henry Art Gallery teamed up to offer a new course to help medical students develop their diagnostic skills by visiting art museums.

December 1, 2007

UW ceramic arts program is in good hands with Patti Warashina

The UW’s ceramic arts program is ranked among the top five in the nation. Ceramic artist Patti Warashina, ’62, ’64, is one of the reasons why.

March 1, 2006

The mountain mover

From the Vietnam Veterans Memorial to her new topographical installations at the Henry, Maya Lin has permanently altered the landscape—and the way we look at it.

September 1, 2005

High-tech art

When the UW’s Center for Digital Arts and Experimental Media (DXARTS) started four years ago, it set the standard for digital arts education and became the envy of other institutions around the world.

June 1, 2005

Dream weaver

From Lever House to the White House, from Fallingwater to the Louvre, Jack Lenor Larsen’s fabrics have graced the world’s most inspiring spaces.

Magic carpet

When Meany Hall opened its doors in 1996, there was plenty of drama in the lobby as well as on stage. The carpet was extraordinarily beautiful.

March 1, 2002

Making it work

He transformed an obscure theater group into a legend; he nurtured three Pulitzer Prize-winning plays; he may even masquerade as a female playwright—but drama professor Jon Jory insists it's all in a day's work.

September 1, 2001

The magic realist

After childhood abandonment and heartbreak, Alfredo Arreguin became one of the foremost Mexican-American painters of his generation.

December 1, 2000

Tift retrospective

Mary Dreher Tift's vision of taking family objects—cut glass bowls, cigar boxes, carafes—and turning them into works of art will be on display in an exhibit.

Stepping out

It isn't just her personality that makes Hannah Wiley ideally suited to run the UW's summer arts festival. It's her choices in the earlier chapters of her life.

September 1, 1998

Touchable art

Georgia Gerber, '82, who has become one of the most well-known and sought-after bronze sculptors in America.

March 1, 1998

George Tsutakawa, 1910-1998

George Tsutakawa was a longtime art professor at the University of Washington who was one of the Pacific Northwest's most talented and prolific artists.

June 1, 1997

Art and resilience

The 1997 UW Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus and pioneer in photorealism survived a spinal blood clot to paint again.

March 1, 1997

Artistic expansion

The Henry will take a major step forward as the familiar red brick building is joined with a new, modernist three-level structure.

December 1, 1994

George stands tall

For 18 years of humiliation at the University of Washington, the Father of Our Country had his feet in the mud.

June 1, 1993

Chihuly’s world of glass

For his distinguished career in the arts, Dale Chihuly, '65, is the 1993 UW Alumnus Summa Laude Dignatus.