The Week Ahead @ The Henry

You can feel the energy ramping up around us, as the UW campus readies for students to return for a new academic year. The official first day of school is September 25th, and to orient and prepare students for college life, the UW is throwing “Dawg Daze,” ten days of fun and informative events and workshops all over campus.

At the Henry, we are holding our special Dawg Daze event, the Fall Fête, on Friday, September 20th from 6-8 pm. New and returning UW students are invited to the Henry for an evening of live music, dancing, food, and activities inspired by our current exhibitions. Walk through the museum’s galleries, explore the Study Center, and sample delicious food from Molly’s Cafe. It’s FREE and we’re going to have root beer floats (also free).


Hope the good weather continues this week as we are planning to hold Thursday’s Mindfulness Meditation session in the James Turrell Skyspace. You can gaze through the aperture and let your mind take you wherever it wants to go. Please check in at the front desk; the meditation begins at 12:30.

Upcoming Artist Lectures

Besides the David Hartt artist lecture on September 19th, the UW School of Art Faculty Lecture Series begins on September 26th. The two best things about this series (besides the content, of course)? It’s FREE and open to the public! But you have to reserve a seat, so get moving and lock in your ticket for the first lecture by Kristine Matthews, Assistant Professor of Visual Communications Design, now!

Camera Nipponica is open!

Camera Nipponica: Photographs from Japan, 1880–1930 includes examples of souvenir albumen prints and delicate glass lantern slides from the Meiji (1868–1912) and Taishō (1912–1926) eras. The exhibition also highlights a larger selection of vernacular portrait photography taken mostly by unknown Japanese photographers during the same time period. Guest Curator Catherine Roche will be speaking on “Prints and Photographs of Meiji Japan” on December 5th.

Camera Nipponica
Installation view of Camera Nipponica. Image: Henry Art Gallery

What Happened Yesterday at the Henry: ArtVENTURE!

Artist Carolina Silva led a tour through Paul Laffoley: Premonitions of the Bauhauroque and then encourage them to create their own a large scale art piece to celebrates our own personal narrative with the physical world. If you have kids or may sometime need to entertain kids, join us the second Sunday of the month at 2 pm for an ArtVENTURE at the Henry.

Girl at ArtVENTURE
A young guest creates her own art during her ArtVENTURE. Image: Henry Art Gallery.

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