Henry Behind the Scenes: Museum Education & the UW Community

This morning, the Henry welcomed students from the UW Bothell campus for a tour of our external art installation Sanctum.

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Museum Education Coordinator Feney Perez gives a talk on Sanctum to UW Bothell students.

Museum Education Coordinator Feney Perez led the tour and discussion about Sanctum for UW Bothell School of Interdisciplinary Arts and Science Professor Carrie Bodle’s course BISIA 374: Video Art.

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Feney explains the how Sanctum was installed inside the museum’s front entrance.

“Part of the course asks these students to examine new art forms and new art experiences in relationship to body and electric technology,” Feney explained. “Sanctum was a perfect opportunity to tie in these questions alongside a larger discussion about building a narrative, developing processes from concept to completion.”

Sanctum employs surveillance systems to generate cinematic narratives with social media content that matches the demographic profile of passers-by. The artists James Coupe and Juan Pampin are both associate professors in UW’s DXARTS program, an interdisciplinary degree-granting center designed to support the emergence of a new generation of hybrid artists. The installation opened this past May.

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A view of the students from behind a Sanctum monitor

Following their visit to the Henry, the UW Bothell students will develop and create their own media-based project for class.

“By unpacking the art themes that are central to Sanctum, we also discussed the install and the proposal processes that began back in 2010,” said Feney. “This gives [the students] a professional development perspective, along with inspiration for their own research and representation of new ideas.”


Would you like to bring your class or group for a tour of the Henry? We offer guided tours for groups of all ages. Please contact Feney Perez at tours@henryart.org or by visiting our online application http://www.henryart.org/tours.

Public drop-in tours are held every first Thursday at 7 pm and every Saturday at 2 pm.  Join us!

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